Obama Must Convince Israel He Is Trustworthy

Copyright 2013 Susan Stamper Brown

When Air Force One touches down in Israel for meetings this week, President Barack Obama has his hands full. Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and Obama must convince Israel he is trustworthy before he can suggest to anyone that taking a preemptive strike against Iran is a lousy idea. Continue reading

No More ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Foreign Policy

©2012 Susan Stamper Brown

As truth’s brilliant light breaks through the fogginess of mistruth as to the reason behind the violent anti-American sentiment currently burning its way across the globe, one thing is for sure: An internet YouTube video is not the culprit, and those who say it is are either seriously misinformed, trying to deflect blame, delusional, lying – or a little of each. Continue reading

Obama’s Foreign Policy Communicating Wrong Message Globally

Copyright 2012 Susan Stamper Brown

Awhile back, I drove past a sun tanning salon sharing a property line with a cemetery. The salon posted a sign that, in my opinion, was positioned too close to the cemetery’s property line. The sign read: “Walk-ins Welcome.” Obviously, the owners failed to communicate the message they intended, but did their part to lighten up the normally somber atmosphere around the cemetery. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was right when he said “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place.” Continue reading

The Obama Doctrine: Placate and Cave

© Copyright 2012 Susan Stamper Brown

“…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34

It is obvious President Obama has not figured out that speaking with a forked tongue is unbecoming of the one who promised to be a different kind of politician, let alone the leader of the free world. Continue reading

Never Forget September 11, 2001

Copyright 2011 Susan Stamper Brown

Recently, I was reminded of the value of the freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C. Driving down the hill after the ceremony, my soul was stirred as my eyes caught a glimpse of the late-summer sun reflecting across the sea of white-washed stones at the adjacent Arlington National Cemetery — and wondered what it is that defines a person who is willing to give his or her life in exchange for freedom. Continue reading

Environmental Justice: Coming to a Law Near You

Copyright 2011 Susan Stamper Brown 

The United Nations’ (UN) current plan to discuss a treaty proposal granting more rights to “mother earth”  than humans is nothing more than an elaborate attempt to re-market the climate change program in a neatly wrapped package called “environmental justice.” Continue reading