by Keith Davies political commentator
I know the headline has some of your blood boiling but I have your attention. If America can still give President Obama a 40% approval grade after all the lies and scandals that our media will not report on, then Richard Nixon the 37th president who resigned over a coverup of the Watergate breakins when his impeachment was inevitable.
In the 1970’s the media which was also liberal decided to go after President Nixon and rightly so at the time, but based on how our media operates today, Nixon would be a saint compared to the corruption, lies and deceipt of the current President and his administration.
President Nixon despite his faults made many successful decisions regarding foreign policy. His détente with China has been always regarded as a significant accomplishment. The ending of the Vietnamese war (which was a betrayal by the democratic left in Congress), but led to the long term healing of the country was also a success.
Key History on President Richard Nixon
However one of the most important foreign policy decisions that President Nixon made was his strong support of Israel. There is more than one lesson learnt from what President Nixon’s actions. The importance of educating your children in the faith and instilling pride whether A Jew or a Christian was the underlying cause of President Nixons decision to provide Israel with the necessary arms it needed to defend itself. His mother read the Bible and told him one day he would do something that would help the Jewish people. In contrast President Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger an unbelieving and secular Jew who probably never read a Bible in his life was prepared to let “Israel bleed” in its great hour of need. Fast forward today and we see our leftist Muslim President implement policies that threaten the security of both Israel and the United States and we see the Middle East in flames with millions of Christians threatened with death not seen since the holocaust of world war two. Richard Nixons’s decision was not an easy one, as the US also had many balancing interests with the Arab world especially when it came to the oil supply. As a result oil prices were rapidly increased and used as a weapon to attack the West after the decision to help Israel. President Nixon’s brave and righteous stand with Israel and with his maker was a result of what was right instead of what was politically expedient. President Truman similary had to deal with Sectretary of State and former General George Marshall who was also antagonistic to setting up the State of Israel, yet President Truman overruled him and recognized Israel which was one of the keys to Israel’s rebirth.
The second lesson we now must deduce that God has his plan for Israel and the end of days, he will raise up the necessary leaders who will fulfill his promise and will deliver us from the evil. People with faith need to stand and be a watchman, help your brethren who are being persecuted and stand with God, with Israel and against Evil.
Some may say Nixon was an anti semite, but the actions of people say more about someone than their words. Obama says he supports Israel but his actions and policies are another matter.
You are either for HIM or against HIM, God does not have a grey area, so if you are “a moderate” or indifferent it is time to get off the fence.