Saint Maxine

Maxine Waters never loses an opportunity to urge her followers to keep up their harassment of members of the Trump Administration.

Last week, she took aim at the president again.  “Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booted out of restaurants,” she crowed as the crowd erupted, “who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep!’”

She went on, “We’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions (she blames the attorney general for enforcing immigration law) and others, you really don’t know the Bible…God is on OUR Side! On the side of the children, on the side of what’s right!”

Waters has never been shy about using God, the church or little children to rabble rouse in order to increase her name recognition, her coffers or advance one of her pet projects, the latest being open borders. Continue reading “Saint Maxine”

Clinton Crimes in Haiti

My husband and I share something in common with Bill and Hillary Clinton.    We spent our honeymoon in Haiti.  It was on that trip that we first encountered real poverty, the likes of which most U.S. citizens have never seen or even imagined.

After the overthrow of the Duvalier regime, we had great hope for the country but, alas, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was elected democratically in 1990, turned into one of the most brutal dictators in Haiti’s history.  Bill Clinton often claimed that he “restored democracy to Haiti.”  In truth, by forcing Aristide back on these people in 1994, the country was left worse off than ever before.    Continue reading “Clinton Crimes in Haiti”

The Truth about Haiti

The devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 13, has produced nonstop coverage of this tiny impoverished nation.  However, many of the pundits who have been presented to the public as experts on the poorest country in our hemisphere have shown their ignorance.

Since 1990, Haiti has received more than $6 billion dollars in aide, $3 billion from the U.S. alone.  Add to that another $1 ½ billion it has borrowed from international sources (the debt has now been forgiven). Some said that is tantamount to pouring money down a rat hole.

How is it that this poor country that is within spiting distance from our shores  is still unable to help itself?

Is Haiti a lost cause?  Hardly.   Continue reading “The Truth about Haiti”

Supporting Democracy — Only when it suits Us

The U.S. has gone halfway around the world to spread democracy.  Too bad, we don’t practice what we preach a little closer to home.

It is unconscionable that freedom loving Americans could be standing toe to toe with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Castro brothers in the effort to undermine the people of Honduras as they fight to keep their country free.

It is incredulous that we are insisting that this poor country reinstate Manuel Zelaya, who was forcibly removed from power on June 29, after he attempted to subvert the constitution and hold a referendum to make himself president for life. Continue reading “Supporting Democracy — Only when it suits Us”

Re-evaluating Clinton’s Haiti

When ticking off his foreign policy accomplishments, President Clinton always has listed “restored democracy to Haiti,” at or near the top. However, in this year’s State of the Union address, which was his longest ever, he failed to mention Haiti for the very first time since he invaded that tiny country on Sept. 19, 1994, to force defrocked priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide back on his people. Was it an oversight? Continue reading “Re-evaluating Clinton’s Haiti”

The Death of Democracy in Haiti

It’s official!   Democracy is dead in Haiti.  It had been on life support for the last 21 months but President Renee Preval officially pulled the plug shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Monday January 11 by following through with his threat to dissolved parliament, setting up what should be a confrontation with the United States and the international community. Continue reading “The Death of Democracy in Haiti”

The Price of Haitian Lies III

In 1962, in the thick of the Cold War, the late Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier effectively blackmailed  the United States into supporting his government in a speech in which he said this: “Today there are two poles of attraction in the world; if we are not drawn to one, we will gravitate to the other.”

History has a funny way of repeating itself. Continue reading “The Price of Haitian Lies III”

The Price of Haitian Lies II

As the poor get poorer in Haiti, the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful.  In fact, power has equaled riches in Haiti and no one is richer than Jean Bertrand Aristide, the former priest who took a vow of poverty before he was elected president.

Aristide’s presidential salary was approximate $120,000 U.S. dollars.  If he had saved every penny of that money during the five years he was in office he could have accumulated no more that $600,000.   There was no official accounting of Aristide’s net worth when he left office, which is required by the Haitian constitution.  However, it is now estimated to be between $35 and 55 million. Continue reading “The Price of Haitian Lies II”

The Price of Haitian Lies

Our president lies to protect himself from past mistakes and misdeeds.  Some argue that he lies merely about personal matters.  Therefore, his lies are of little or no importance.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  For example, Mr. Clinton likes to brag about how he has restored democracy to Haiti.  By clinging to that lie, he not only is presiding over the dawn of a new dictatorship in Haiti,  he has opened up a new avenue for drug trafficking into the United States and has given communism an opportunity to gain another foothold just miles from our shore. Continue reading “The Price of Haitian Lies”