This being the anniversary of John Glenn’s historic flight- a few words about American greatness. Do you remember this??
President Kennedy- unlike the current occupant of the White House, understood the need for America to LEAD. President Kennedy, in a time when the very idea of space exploration was so new as to be still almost the stuff of science fiction, understood the long-term implications for defense. Although the space program costs were mind boggling- the benefits are many. Satellites for weather and communications come to mind immediately along with Tang (you have to be my age to know what that is and how it relates to the space program.) How about all the jobs created by the space program? Not just in the sciences, but in the factories that built the components, the colleges and universities- why even down to the restaurant and gift shop jobs that grew up around Cape Canaveral when excited Americans flocked to see a rocket launch.
Hope you all enjoyed it- because Obama is cutting it out of the budget.
But in his 2011 budget request issued on Monday, Mr Obama said the project was too costly, “behind schedule, and lacking in innovation”.
Instead- we will have this-
“We really like Indonesia because the State Department, the Department of Education [and] other agencies in the U.S. are reaching out to Indonesia as the largest Muslim nation in the world. We would love to establish partners there,” Bolden said.
I don’t know about you but to me this does not seem like a very good idea- especially not with Iran already launching rockets. Do a web search on Indonesia and terrorism and you will see why.
More pandering to countries that can not and will not get their terrorist jihadists under control? What is he thinking?
It seems to me that Obama and his controllers are determined to drag America down to the lowest common denominator. He goes around the world apologizing for America’s greatness like it is something of which to be ashamed. He claims to greatly admire JFK while at the same time trying to destroy the country JFK fought for so boldly.
Shame on you Mr. Obama! There is nothing wrong with being the best, with greatness, with winning! Listen to a truly great patriotic President!