Walesa’s Warning to America

2010 February 2
by bc3b

Leaders: The champion of Polish freedom tells America it’s no longer that shining city on a hill. As it slouches toward socialism, he warns, those yearning to breathe free in the world can no longer look to the U.S. for help.

They were the giants of their age. Together, President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and a little known shipyard worker named Lech Walesa stood up to Soviet communism and brought freedom to the captive nations of Europe.

Last Friday, Walesa was in Chicago campaigning for a GOP gubernatorial candidate in the Illinois primary who happened to be Polish. Arguably the father of Polish democracy, Walesa knows a little bit about tyranny, socialism and the slippery path to both, and came to warn us about the path we’ve been on.

In a press conference, Walesa commented on an America that seemingly apologizes for everything these days, cajoles rather than confronts the thugs of the world and is embarked on a path to shackle beyond redemption the free economy that led the Free World to victory.

He no longer thinks we are the last best hope for mankind.

“The United States is only one superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it, militarily,” the Polish leader said. “They also lead economically, but they’re getting weak.

“But they don’t lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we lost that hope.”

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Hat tip: Investor’s Business Daily

Lech_Walesa.jpg picture by bc3b

“But they (the U.S.) don’t lead morally and politically anymore.”

29 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 February 2 6:33 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    I don’t view it as a slap against america but against obama. He is being called out as weak, morally bankrupt and leaderless. Too bad that the american people of today elected this POS.

    Well, at least I didn’t vote for this POS, so he is not my president.

  2. 2010 February 2 6:36 pm
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    justrand permalink

    folks, if you have not read: “The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World”…you should!

    you’ll understand even better why Walesa’s words are so tragic and telling!

    it is a marvelous read! Reagan shines forth!!

  3. 2010 February 2 6:36 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    GN –

    I partially agree, but I don’t think we are the country we were in the 1980s. But, then we have not had a real leader since the 1980s.

  4. 2010 February 2 6:38 pm
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    IBD is a solid organization. I wish they would have a daily tracking poll.

  5. 2010 February 2 6:50 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Walesa’s words should be a wake up call. Probably won’t be heeded till it is too late.

  6. 2010 February 2 6:53 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    If Walesa was exhibit A, then here is exhibit B.

  7. 2010 February 2 7:03 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    dr dog – one very important thing left off of that list – the right to own and bear arms.

    Without that one right, you are left to pitch forks, shovels, and rakes.

  8. 2010 February 2 7:13 pm
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    conservativetony permalink

    Is this the pot(head) calling the kettle ummm. . . . . black?

    President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people’s, taking a political risk by escalating criticism of the very lawmakers he’s urging to work with him.

  9. 2010 February 2 7:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    gn,

    Agreed, but the list thrust was economic, not political.

  10. 2010 February 2 7:18 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    dr dog – you can be free and then you can be free.

    Today reminds me so much of the past. I came to the conclusion some time ago that we live with a company town mentality. We own so little while owing so much more. In actuality we are slaves to the system without knowing it. We do so much live in gilded cage without recognizing it.

    To be free. That is what I strive for.

  11. 2010 February 2 7:34 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Yeah, O’Neil, they got the job done, and along the way they greased their, their children’s and their extended families palms with blood and sweat of the taxpayer. No thanks.

    That being said, I would much prefer that we take the man down in a fair political fight to the finish. Otherwise we get another ‘do it for the Teddy legacy’ thrown back at us.

  12. 2010 February 2 7:38 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    It would be nice to pick up Murtha’s seat regardless of whether the old crook recovers. Who challenged him last cycle? I read McCain won his district over Obama.

  13. 2010 February 2 7:39 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    GN,

    I agree we have a company town mindset. Or at least a great deal of the populace does. Live today! Spend more! New Car every year! McMansion! But then that is the difference between those that understand income vs wealth.

    To live free, one must first live relatively debt free. Or at least free of the stupid consumer debt most people pile on. Then of course adjust one’s lifestyle to one’s economic situation.

  14. 2010 February 2 7:40 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Jack Murtha…

    I wrote and backspaced over my comments. Nuff said.

  15. 2010 February 2 7:40 pm
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    TLS permalink

    William Russell is challenging him I believe.

  16. 2010 February 2 7:43 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    JR – I read on another blog that Murtha was the only EX – marine they knew of.

  17. 2010 February 2 7:45 pm
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    TLS permalink

  18. 2010 February 2 7:46 pm
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    justrand permalink

    yeah…Murtha went out of his way to piss on everything American (other than the time-honored tradition of political corruption, of course).

    Murtah having been a Marine just shows that not all Marines are worthy of the title. He CLEARLY wasn’t!

    his absence, for whatever reason, in the House will be a GOOD thing for America!

  19. 2010 February 2 7:48 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Australian to recind Internet Law after embarassing the Oz AG. He broke the first law of lawyering — you know the answers before you pose the question or make the statement. The AG did not.

  20. 2010 February 2 7:49 pm
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    justrand permalink

    TLS, just one more reminder that Murtha SHOULD spend his remaining “years” in prison…and should have spent the last few decades there as well!

    I was BORN in Pennsylvania…what the F**K is wrong with them that they could elect and re-elect that piece of crap NINETEEN times?????

  21. 2010 February 2 7:52 pm
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    TLS permalink

    JR, apparently they do not understand the oath of a Marine or that it transends his retirement.

  22. 2010 February 2 7:52 pm
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    mpthompson permalink

    Just finished reading Animal Farm to my 8 year old. It’s scary how many parallels can be drawn between that simple story and the aspirations of those that would enslave us under boot of Big Government in this country.

  23. 2010 February 2 7:56 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Contract from America: ‘tea party’ crafts its election manifesto

    Taking a cue from the GOP’s success in 1994, the ‘tea party’ movement is putting together a Contract from America – a platform for the 2010 elections culled from thousands of suggestions.
    So far, the “tea party” phenomenon has ridden waves of witty protest signs – “Don’t tax me, bro” – to surprise and buck the Democratic establishment in Washington on issues from healthcare reform to the federal deficit.

    But protest only goes so far. All legitimate movements need a manifesto. So now at least one group of tea partyers is turning directly to “we the people” by using technology in an unprecedented way: build a party platform from the bottom up.

    Taking cues from the “Contract with America” that led to the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994, a group known as Tea Party Patriots used a website to gather ideas for what they’re calling the Contract from America.

    Thousands of ideas

    Among the thousands of ideas submitted by more than 100,000 people so far are “Drill Here, Drill Now,” “Abolish the Department of Education,” and “Congress shall not exempt themselves.” The group will ask Americans this month to start winnowing 20 ideas down to a 10- or 12-point platform. The contract will be unveiled on Tax Day, April 15.

    The Teas are building a reform platform from the bottom up. link. You maybe able to participate in the month ahead. You know what will be next right? The Teas will go back to their respective States and demand any Pol that wants Tea support must hue to the platform.

    Gingrich will be irrelevant after this.

  24. 2010 February 2 8:00 pm
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    TLS permalink

    “Abolish the Department of Education,”

    This one is huge! We may take back the Congress in 2010, but we are only postponing socialism if we don’t take back the education system.

  25. 2010 February 2 8:16 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Ok, here is the website where you can start voting — http://www.contractfromamerica.com/Idea.aspx

    JR any chance our administratrix could make this a sidebar?

  26. 2010 February 2 9:15 pm
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    justrand permalink

    drdog…you’ll have to appeal directly to Her Awesomeness!! 🙂

    but she’s generally pretty receptive!

  27. 2010 February 3 4:41 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well, tip o’ the hat to JM. Back at the site in the morning and ‘bam’ there is already a sidebar. Thx JM!

  28. 2010 February 3 6:17 am
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    Dan coats to run against Byah. Bye, bye, Byah!!

  29. 2010 February 3 8:07 am
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    topdog permalink

    Walesa is correct –We are losing the Moral high ground!

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