When people talk about Mr. Obama wanting to usher in a new world order, my ears may perk up a little.
When more talk of sweeping changes by the president is coming out of the worldly meetings going on in New York City and Pittsburgh this week, I’ll take a little more notice.
People are asking the question again: are we trying to do too much too fast?
Even as we don’t have people back to work yet?
The arguments for global warming/cooling can be made by folks from both sides of the equation. The issue of health care reform has been on the table for quite some time now. The developments of nuclear armament are cropping up again, particularly with Iran marching towards becoming a full-fledged member of the global nuclear community. There is a lot going on so, yes, there is a lot to address.
However, to fully go after all of these things in rapid-fire succession with the limited amount of money and resources that we have may be both noble and overextending.
We have been arguing about health care reform for quite a number of weeks. Now, at the United Nations and perhaps at the G-20 later this week, we will begin the discussion about global warming/cooling again.
Good things to talk about, but not the two priorities of the nation: defense of our sovereignty and fostering an economic environment for jobs.
The president must not allow himself and his administration to get distracted by the temptation to improve the esteem of the United States with other world leaders while ignoring what is most important to us as a nation. Sometimes, it is easier to please the peers around you than it is to serve the people that count on you. This must not be a trap that the president falls into as he addresses issues concerning Iran’s nuclear march, global warming/cooling and how its development may impact our national energy costs and local economies during tough times, and defense tragedies in light of new threats both internal and external.
Yes, it is important that the esteem of the nation improved around the world. However, it’s not as important as national defense and security as well as job creation. Because of that, the president cannot promise more to world leaders than he is obligated to the American people for.