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Obama as NATO Secretary General

Trump’s election hurt the the United States.

The British have a good idea; they want their ex-Prime Minister David Cameron to become the next Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Laura Hughes, the political correspondent for Telegraph.co.uk, reported in December 2016 that the former Prime Minister is seriously being considered to head the 28 member intergovernmental military alliance, NATO. Hughes quoted a Cameron supporter as saying, “We’ve got to find a role for him - he has so much to offer. We have got to get him batting for Britain again." (1)

We need to get Barack Obama battling against Trump for the people of the United States and the world again.

Trump’s election hurt the image of the United States

By now, the whole world knows how Donald Trump, on the surface level, won the last presidential election in the United States. In addition to piggybacking on the voter suppression efforts of the Republican Party, Trump became President of the United States by calling people names, telling untruths, and appealing to racism.

Right-Wing Control of the United States

What happened in the last presidential election in the United States was a right wing takeover of the United States Government. The first President of the United States George Washington predicted Trump's victory. Washington in his farewell address said,

However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” Farewell Address September 17, 1796 (2)

From an Attorney General who lied during his confirmation, to banning certain news organizations from press conferences, king Donald Trump, can get away with anything because of fear. Pope Francis issued a warning about that fear. In an interview the Pope said the following;

“Germany… was looking for a leader, someone who would give her back her identity and there was a little man named Adolf Hitler who said ‘I can do it.'”

“Hitler did not steal power,” the Pope said. “He was elected by his people and then he destroyed his people.”

"The Germans at that time also wanted to protect themselves with “walls and barbed wire so that others cannot take away their identity…” (3)

There is at least one lesson that the world can learn from history, and that is people should not remain silent in the face of injustice.

Barack Obama Should Become Secretary General of NATO

Right wing parties all over the world are using the same rhetoric that won Donald Trump the United States presidency. The world needs a leader who will not be constrained from supporting the equality of all human beings. The United States, with the election of Donald Trump, has lost any claim to moral leadership. Barack Obama has the voice, the integrity, and the intelligence to develop NATO into a global organization that stands for equality, and truth. Barack Obama is a strong man who stood up against some of the racist people in US history, a Republican Congress who refused to work with him. He has the strength and the experience to be the voice of all of the people in the world. He should become the next Secretary General of NATO.

Works Cited

  1. David Cameron could become next Nato Secretary General. www.independent.co.uk/. [Online] December 29, 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-nato-secretary-general-possible-uk-candidate-british-prime-minister-witney-a7500036.html.

  2. Washington's Farewell Address 1796. avalon.law.yale.edu. [Online] 2008. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp.

  3. Pope likens Trump to Hitler, warns of “walls and barbed wire”. www.yahoo.com/news. [Online] January 27, 2017. https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-warns-against-populism-saviours-hitler-001439301.html.
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