That’s Right Nate

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Obama Warned to Brace for Terror Attack

with 12 comments

From the Times Online:

“Barack Obama is being given ominous advice from leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to brace himself for an early assault from terrorists.

General Michael Hayden, director of the CIA, this week acknowledged that there were dangers during a presidential transition when new officials were coming in and getting accustomed to the challenges. But he added that no “real or artificial spike” in intercepted transmissions from terror suspects had been detected.”

We have a very serious vulnerability in this country.  President Bush himself has frequently talked about the dangers that face our country during Presidential transitions.  Both Bush and Clinton faced terrorist attacks shortly after taking office when they had new people moving into important positions.  al-qaida remains a key threat despite all that the Bush administration has accomplished in Iraq.

For our country’s safety, I have to ask is this really the time for us to be transitioning our government?  Until this war with terror is over doesn’t it make a lot more sense to keep him as President?  As soon as the war on terror is over Obama can take the next 4 years.  He’s young and the Preisidency isn’t going anywhere.  I for one would feel a lot safer knowing the Bush was still in charge.  It is time for Obama to put country first and let Bush continue his steady management.  Afterall, you don’t change drivers at 65 mph.

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Written by thatsrightnate

November 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm

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  1. You would change our constitution for that?

    Terra

    November 15, 2008 at 6:35 pm

  2. Hmmm, think maybe those folks had my crystal ball bugged or something..?
    Seriously though, Obama has a lot to be concerned with both he as well as abroad.

    patricksperry

    November 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm

  3. The Constitution is important, but security is more important than liberty. I’m sure our founding fathers would agree that protecting this country must come first.

    thatsrightnate

    November 15, 2008 at 6:58 pm

  4. That’s why they wanted us all to have guns.

    steve

    November 15, 2008 at 7:07 pm

  5. “The Constitution is important, but security is more important than liberty. I’m sure our founding fathers would agree that protecting this country must come first.”

    I am pretty sure that idea is wrong…

    The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.-George Washington

    But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. -John Adams

    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -Benjamin Franklin

    Do I need to go on?

    Terra

    November 15, 2008 at 8:45 pm

  6. First off John Adams isn’t one of our founding fathers. When he defended the British soldiers in the Boston Massacre he sold out this country.

    Nobody asked George Washington to abandon the Constitution. He’s long dead.

    There were no Islamic terrorists when Franklin was around or I’m sure he’d feel differently.

    thatsrightnate

    November 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm

  7. John Adams? Not one of our founding fathers? He is thought of by most as the most influential founding father? With a leading role in adopting the Declaration of Independence?

    http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/FATHERS.HTM

    George Washington –
    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of Liberty abused to licentiousness. (In other words with lost liberty, power is abused.)

    While, then, every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in Union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength, greater resource, proportionably greater security from external danger, a less frequent interruption of their peace by foreign nations… Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty. In this sense it is, that your Union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.

    Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

    You can believe what you like. All of our founding fathers believed that being prepared for war, and taking threats seriously were very important, but that the United States of American couldn’t and shouldn’t ever loose sight of the liberties that were paramount. There are hundreds of letters to that effect.

    Terra

    November 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm

  8. Without true liberty true security cannot exist. If John Adams was not a “Founder” then who was..?

    patricksperry

    November 16, 2008 at 10:30 am

  9. John Adams defended the British who killed innocent Americans in the Boston Massacre. As a VP he was such a pest that the senators immediately made the VP job the joke that it is today just to shut him up. He was a constant thorn in the side to Jefferson who was trying to govern this country through trying times. Saying that Adams was not a “founder” may be rough, but calling him a founding father is like calling Zeppo a Marx Brother.

    thatsrightnate

    November 16, 2008 at 11:19 am

  10. This is the last time I will argue with you on your blog, you come to way different conclusions (compared to me.) Which is fine, except for the idea that you think the founding fathers would accept our liberties being trashed in the name of national security, that was a system they were fighting, and part of the reason that our nation was founded. It goes against not only their written word, but the actions that they took.

    As for John Adams, just because a lawyer represents someone you don’t agree with doesn’t make that lawyer “bad”. If our founding fathers had that same view they wouldn’t have set up our system in the way that they did.

    So in short it is my opinion that you take what is there, and skew in in your image, which is fine I guess, but not something that most people can do and claim that logic is on their side…

    Terra

    November 16, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  11. I am not most people.

    thatsrightnate

    November 16, 2008 at 6:47 pm

  12. nate, i think this is a fine idea. if nyc Mayor Michael Bloomberg can see the need to re-elect himself for a third term due to the current financial kerfuffle, surely there is even greater justification for our president to make a minor change to the constitution in order to avert a terrorist attack on the entire nation.
    “With a Pen Stroke, Bloomberg Signs a Term Limits Bill”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/nyregion/04nyc.html?ref=nyregion

    gina

    November 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm


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