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The Cuba “embargo”–American grass-roots constitutionalism at its finest

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Let's see, among Cuba embargo opponents we find (as pictured above:)

The Council on Foreign Relations.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The United Nations.
The Organization of American States.
The Carlyle Group.
Archer-Daniels-Midland.
The Brookings Institute.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The New York Times.
The Wall Street Journal.
Hollywood.
Practically the entire Beltway-based media.

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On the other side, as proponents, we find:

U.S. citizens voting at the grass-roots level for their legislators.

The first group relentlessly lobbies the U.S. executive branch to circumvent the legislative branch and lift the sanctions against Castro's Cuba by executive fiat. (i.e. to further install and Imperial Presidency.)

The second group exercises its constitutional rights and votes for its choice of legislators.
The Cuba embargo thus remains in place, as codified into law by those very elected legislators.

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Imagine if you will.....a place where Cuba embargo opponents (the first group) are portrayed in the media as grass-roots populists and the second group (Cuba embargo proponents) as a powerful, secret, influential and sinister cabal....welcome to the Cuba embargo zone.

1 comment to The Cuba “embargo”–American grass-roots constitutionalism at its finest

  • […] The problem is obvious: the media/Cuba "expert" mantra on this issue portrays rapacious "right-wing" Cuban-American scoundrels devoting their money and political muscle to maintaining the embargo. When in fact the smoking gun shows rapacious Cuban-American Democratic donors and friends of Hillary doing the string-pulling. The pressure on Clinton came from the apolitical billionaire Cuban-American Fanjul clan (traditional big-time political contributors to Clinton campaigns)-- and the pressure favors an END to the so-called embargo. This turns the Media/Cuba "expert" mantra on it's head. Highly embarassing...highly discomfiting for the real string-pullers. Hence the hush-hush. […]

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