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A Lesson From Our UN Ambassador For the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to Emulate

March 19, 2017 --

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as LPR noted, last posting, gave a strong statement of American resolve in her first press conference, February 16. LPR here offers one of Amb. Haley’s comments, as guidance to all members of the Trump administration, as well as congressional Republicans, how to make Americans proud of their government again:

“I am here to underscore the ironclad support of the United States for Israel. I’m here to emphasize the United States is determined to stand up to the UN’s anti-Israel bias. We will never repeat the terrible mistake of Resolution 2334 and allow one-sided Security Council resolutions to condemn Israel. Instead, we will push for action on the real threats we face in the Middle East.”

Imagine, now, a Republican congressional leadership that declared:

“We are here to underscore our ironclad support for due process of law and fundamental fairness We are here to emphasize that we members of Congress are determined to stand up to any political harassment of political groups by the IRS.

We will never repeat the terrible mistake of standing aside while the IRS singled out conservative groups for harassment and allow individuals in the bureaucracy to ignore efforts by investigators to disclose unfair treatment of any citizen.” Instead, we will push for action to protect the American people from an abusive IRS and, indeed, from all instances of abuse by bureaucrats.

Or imagine a statement from the Trump White House that declared:

The president underscores his ironclad support for the rule of law. He is here to emphasize that he is determined to stand up to political harassment of political groups by zealous prosecutors riding roughshod over principles of due process and fundamental fairness. He will never repeat the terrible mistake of accepting in silence the ruthless prosecution of political groups, as occurred in Wisconsin, that included midnight raids on the homes of conservatives. He will push for action to ensure that no political group is again subject to the abuse directed at conservatives in Wisconsin by so-called “John Doe” prosecutions.”