March 23, 2002
Don't Leave Us, Jimmy!

PejmanPundit can think of one good reason to want Jimmy Carter around -- to keep him from screwing things up abroad:

JIMMY CARTER WANTS TO SUCK UP TO YET ANOTHER DICTATOR The former president has been given an invitation to go to Cuba to visit Fidel Castro, who no doubt will follow the tactics of Kim Il Sung and Radovan Karadzic, and make Carter his stooge, puppet and mouthpiece through charm and bluster. Given that Carter has an unerring capacity to allow himself to be used and manipulated by the slime of humanity, he will no doubt comply with Castro's efforts, and issue statements that will only serve to prop up Castro's corrupt regime, while discomfiting the Bush Administration. The Administration should slam the brakes on this visit. Pronto.

PejmanPundit doesn't suggest any particular method for slamming the brakes. I would like to see a president who would enforce the Logan Act and tell Jimmy Carter and Jesse Jackson and Ramsey Clark to stay the Hell out of Cuba and Libya and Iraq and all other members and supporters of the Axis of Evil. Tell them, and then arrest them if they fail to comply. If a judge in Puerto Rico can throw Al Sharpton in the slammer for trespassing, surely the president of the United States can enforce a law that's been on the books since 1799.

Of course, I'd also like to see a president who will declare and put into practice unilateral free trade, and there's not much chance of that happening either. Well, maybe totally free trade isn't quite what we need. How about no tariffs at all, and we import anything except slaves and narcotics? (Libertarians may disagree on this one -- the narcotics, I mean, not the slaves.) And we export anything except narcotics (fair is fair), plus military hardware and the kind of technology that facilitates its use (e.g. supercomputers)? Have I missed anything?

Posted by Dr. Weevil at March 23, 2002 10:30 PM