(OR: When in Rome do not do as the Romans do.)
It is time to support Tom Cotton and the other 46 Senators who wrote directly to Iran about Obama’s solo negotiations on nuclear proliferation. If you are not up to speed, certainly you must be aware of the Israeli Prime Minister’s recent desperate plea to the Senate and House. The voices of the 47 and Bibi are not alone. Many leaders around the world are shocked at Obama’s attempt to give Iran an open playing field while he violates our Constitution, (Traitorous). If you still are wondering what all the fuss is about, maybe you do not understand the meaning of “Martyr” in the world of Islamic fanaticism. Tourists in Tunisia learned today.
The support of the 47 runs to the very core of our Republic. Each of them had the courage to stand firm and say “Hell-no- we-won’t-go.” Here is the deal. Our Constitution clearly says that all treaties with foreign governments must be approved by the Senate.
Article 2, section 2, clause 2 (222) describes and limits the powers of the President.
“He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur…”
Obama has declared, he alone has the power to work out a deal with Iran. This is what shocked Bibi and many in the Senate. It is true, Executive power has expanded beyond the simple grants of the Constitution, but somewhere a line has to be drawn. The 47 did just that. Our Republic is at stake, and Israel believes its existence is at stake. That is why Netanyahu was just re-elected with good margins. This is why he, like the 47, brushed aside Obama and went to the Senate and House. This is why the 47 had the courage to stand up and be counted.
In the year 44 Before Christ (BC) the Roman Republic Senate went through the same deal. Then the Roman Republic was having problems of weakness, which seem to infiltrate every democracy. A strong man stepped in with the vow to save it. Once he was established he demanded the Senate give him power for life. He had the support of enough progressives that he got it. In Italian the term is, “Dictator Perpetuo” This man was Gaius Julius Caesar a warrior by trade. Many Senators realized Caesar had lied to them, and was destroying the Republic, by turning it into his personal playground. . They stepped up to the plate. In those days using a knife was not a big deal. Several of them surrounded Caesar near a Theater, and killed him. They did the deed on the 15th of March. Today that was just a few days ago. Maybe you have heard of the Ides of March. One of the Senators was his longtime friend, Marcus Brutus. Shakespeare latter wrote a play, “Julius Caesar” where he pretended Caesar, said “ Et Tu Brute” during the attack. This phrase is translated as “and you Brutus”. There is no evidence he actually said those words but the symbolism is left for we thinkers to ponder on.
Now killing Caesar could have saved the Republic. It did not. Why? The soul of the Republic had been stolen by progressivism. Those who wanted a dictator and those who did not began a civil war which destroyed what was left of the Republic. The result was a string of Caesars for 100s of years. Except for a few, most of the “protectors”, allowed corruption and decline which hastened the end of Roman rule. The world then entered the dark ages.
Our hope for a better result, is the utter weakness of Obama. He is not a strong man, like Caesar. He is not a man who can muster any favor beyond the normal 1/3 of inmates who will follow even the devil across the river Styx. Obama’s only chance for control is to take advantage of chaos, by executive order hoping for a weak response. Pray our economy holds together until he is either impeached or otherwise leaves Washington D. C. for good.
The 47 have done what they could. They are heroes. Now it is your turn.
PROTEST: FLY THE BETSY ROSS FLAG. It is the one flag where all the States supported the Constitution.
Rooster Bradford, gives up all rights to this article and seeks no compensation for its use. 2015