Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus. Friends, my brother-in-law was a professor and a speechwriter for some major politicians. The most unknowing kind of requests he received from senators or wannabe senators was this: “I have a speech on Thursday. Make sure I don’t say anything.”
What an insult.
Our current candidates have the same problem. For example, they are not saying anything about our impending demise from nuclear weapons. So this particular program will be dedicated to Concepcion Picciotto, who protested for 30 years in front of the White House with her sign:
Live by the bomb, die by the bomb.
The Washington Post called her Pennsylvania Ave outpost the “longest act of political protest in US history.” The most striking part of her display was photographs and materials, and a big banner which was behind her tent facing backwards so the people could see the sign and view the White House at the same time. It simply said: Live by the bomb, die by the bomb.
Yet despite President Obama’s declaration less than three months after taking office that he would “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” his administration plans to spend $1 trillion in the next three decades to modernize the U.S. nuclear triad. Ms. Picciotto was a great American patriot. She is gone, but her warning endures. Read More