A number of years ago, on my personal blog, I wrote that to fix America, we must do right by Cuba. I wrote about the non-interference agreement with the Soviets, the Wet Foot-Dry Foot policy, and the hypocrisy of politicians talking about support for a free Cuba, while doing nothing. The focus of that post was that current U.S. policy makes us collaborators with the regime against the Cuba people, and in violation of our founding principles. Today, I argue that our failure to do right by Cuba, by abandoning those founding principles, by allowing a tyrant to enslave our neighbor and friend, we have committed a grave injustice against the Cuban people, and in the process fashioned our own destruction.
If our rights are bestowed upon us by our creator, then the following words must be for all people, of all nations, for all time.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.”
Dr. King understood these principles and challenged us to accept our responsibility as citizens to the founding principles and freedom.
“If one of us is not free, then none of us are truly free.”
Cubans and Americans have a special relationship; our fates are uniquely bound by close proximity, history, the friendship of our people, and our shared struggles and values.
When Washington recognized the Castro government, we legitimized lawlessness and terrorism.
When our silence allowed Washington and the media to dissiminate Castro’s propaganda, and glamorize the blood-thirsty “rebels” in spite of the mass-executions and oppression taking place in Cuba, we acquiesced to the ruination of our youth and culture.
When we sent thousands of American college students to spend summers becoming “Brigadistas” in Cuba, we sponsored the training of enemy agents, and domestic terrorists.
We allowed these radicals to infiltrate every provider of information in the U.S. Our education system, news media, movies, television, the arts, and the government agencies that fund the arts. Their influence is everywhere, and generations of Americans are now indoctrinated useful idiots.
We are Washington.
Today our choice is clear. Do we vote to continue on our current path of destruction, and allow ouselves to become slaves of the state, or do we vote for the restoration of our founding principles and the preservation of our freedom?