On Tuesday Lindsey let out a couple of Tweets that are going to go down as historic quotes for him.
“The day America rejects that leadership role is the day we eventually lose our freedom.”
“I believe that we are destined to lead the free world. I don’t consider it a burden.”
There are very few real leaders these days. With the exception of Lindsey and John McCain, The Pink Flamingo is hard pressed to find anyone who truly cares about national security, unless it is Joe Lieberman and Rudy Giuliani.
“...Graham added that while the top priority of the U.S. is to balance its budget, he warned that economic prosperity depends on removing dictators like Gadhafi.
“There will never will be economic prosperity in America if the world is in the hands of evil people who will make it very difficult for us to travel and trade and do business,” he said.
He also said the U.S. needs to warm up to its role as the leader of the free world.
“I believe that we’re destined to lead the free world,” he said. “I don’t consider it a burden. I consider it the birthright of all Americans — not only to maintain our freedom, but to help others secure theirs.
“The day that America rejects that leadership role is the day we will eventually lose our freedom,” he added.
Graham’s remarks go well beyond rhetoric used by the Obama administration, which has not said that removing Gadhafi is a military goal of the U.N. mission. But Graham has called for Gadhafi’s removal for the past few months, and on Tuesday reiterated his belief that it would be the “end of NATO” if Gadhafi survives.
“What if NATO is no longer an organization that people throughout the world respect on the side of good, and the evil side of the ledger doesn’t care if NATO gets involved because they don’t have the will to do anything about it?” he asked….”
Is it possible, the RINO they hate the most, is the true heir to Reagan?
“The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it’s a simple answer after all. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater’s “peace through strength.” Winston Churchill said that “the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits — not animals.” And he said, “There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.” Ronald Reagan