Friday, September 22, 2006

If I were President

I've long held the fantasy of "if I were President, what would I do?". I'm sure many of us has had that dream every once in awhile. A recurring fantasy of mine is this: surrounding the United Nations building with troops, grabbing a bull-horn and saying, "Come out with your hands up! You are under arrest for crimes against the United States. Come out peacefully, or we come in and take you out."
Oh well, guess some people are real lucky I'm not the Prez ;-)

Along those lines, here's a wonderful letter from the Ayn Rand Institute.

Dear Editor:

Last week a rag-tag group of anti-American countries held their annual "club" meeting in Cuba as they have for the last 30 years. Nobody paid them too much attention and rightly so.

This week, another rag-tag group of anti-American countries, including some that attended the Cuba meeting, held their latest "club" meeting at the United Nations. This time everyone is paying attention to them and they have the world stage.

The United Nations is one of the world's most corrupt organizations. It allowed the Iranian president, who has called for the destruction of the United States and Israel, an opportunity to address its members. It allowed the Venezualean president to call for the world to unite against America.

That such a meeting occurs on American soil, that our U.N. "ambassador" remains present throughout these speeches, that our President chooses to speak on the same stage, and that we go to this group for "approval" when it comes to defending ourselves, is disgusting.

Debi Ghate
Vice President, Academic Programs
Ayn Rand Institute

Copyright © 2006 Ayn Rand® Institute. All rights reserved.


Myrhaf said...

When I was young I used to fantasize about what I would do if I were President. Today the fantasy of an Objectivist president is so wildly detached from reality that it is a waste of time. It would be impossible for someone with radical free market ideas to get elected today. Can you imagine how the Democrats would demagogue and fear-monger in the campaign? Against social security? Wants old people to die in the streets! Against the EPA? Hates the environment? Wants to bomb Tehran? Warmonger! What they did to Goldwater in 1964 would look like a 19th century tea party in comparison.

Blair said...

I couldn't agree more, Myrhaf. The key word in my post is 'fantasy'. I do not think of this kind of stuff very often, in my old age[!] but I do suffer the occasional overwhelming urge.
Thanks for commenting!