The 20th anniversary of the demolition of the Berlin Wall is Monday. World leaders, past and present, which include Former President George H. W. Bush, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Russian President Dimitri Medvedev, Mikhail Gorbachev, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and others are expected to be in Berlin to mark the anniversary. One notable leader who will not attend U. S. President Barack Obama.
Has that sunk in yet people? The ” leader ” of the free world will not be attending the Anniversary ceremonies of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. Does that not make your flesh crawl? Put aside the obvious reasons for a few minutes and consider this. The wall was torn down because of the efforts of one of Obama’s predecessors, That being Ronald Reagan, who saw it as a symbol of oppression; which, it was. What Reagan did is something all of America should be proud of regardless of one’s political beliefs. For a sitting U. S. President to not attend is first, disrespectful to Reagan and his efforts to bring freedom to the people oppressed by communism. Second, it undermines America’s efforts to introduce freedom and liberty to people of the world that have never known it. Third, it shows the world that America is led by a man who does not hold the very core of its constitution at heart. America was forged on the principles of liberty and freedom. Obama not attending this event is a slap in the face to the people who fought and died for independence. And, not to throw this out there, these same people layed the groundwork for laws to be created so all natural born American citizens, regardless of race, creed or sex could run for and be elected President of our great country. Obama owes it to the founders and to all of America to attend this celebration of freedom.