The "Canary in the Coal Mine" refers to the practice years ago of coal miners taking caged canaries down into coal mines to warn the miners of gases that might have been present. If the canaries stopped singing and died, it was a warning to get out of there. This cliche is appropriate for the coming election here in the United States. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate is warning all of us that there are great dangers ahead for our country. Our debt now is 16 trillion dollars and continues to climb. The jobless rate is high. We are downsizing our military and reducing the number of naval aircraft, and the number of planes. We are dismissive of our allies including Israel, and the UK. With others, we have not kept our promises. In 2009 President Obama cancelled a deal which we had with Poland and the Czech Republic in which we would build an interceptor site and radar that would provide protection of the US homeland and allies from rogue ballistic missiles. Meanwhile we send billions of aid, money which we borrowed from China, to countries like Egypt who cannot keep our embassy personnel safe.
The fiasco of President Obama's misplaced foreign policy led to the burning of the embassies in many Muslim countries all over the world, and the murder of embassy personal, and an ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stephens. Two Navy Seals who died defending the embassy and saved many lives inside, we understand, was not even mentioned by President Obama's remarks when the bodies were returned to the United States. And when our embassies were burning, President Obama flew to Las Vegas for a fund raiser. President Obama spoke before the United Nations today, September 23, with no plans to have private talks with any leaders, because of "scheduling conflicts" but will have time to chat on The View tomorrow.
In past election years, if my candidate did not win, I was still assured that the candidate who did win would still have the best interests of America at heart. I do not feel that way this year and I am very worried for my children and grandchildren.
The canary's voice is getting fainter.