Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
After another embarrassing international trip to the G20 summit and to Vietnam, Joe Biden will become the first American President not to memorialize the 2,977 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on our country with an event on the mainland. He is commemorating the day at a military base in Alaska, where he just canceled oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
Biden claimed that he scrapped the leases to “meet the urgency of the climate crisis.” In contrast, he is obviously intent on making the United States energy dependent on our enemies, such as the socialist dictatorship of Venezuela. Under President Donald Trump, the United States had become energy independent for the first time in decades.
Instead of continuing Trump’s pro-energy policies, Biden launched an unprecedented attack on the oil and gas industry. On his first day in office, he ended construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and placed a moratorium on new federal drilling leases.
The results have been disastrous, contributing to the huge increase in gasoline prices and the horror show known as “Bidenomics.” Additionally, the President implemented “green energy” policies which increase costs for Americans and increase our dependence on China.
The solar panels, electric batteries and wind turbines embraced by the Biden administration are primarily manufactured in China, a country that practices genocide, destroys any semblance of freedom and basic human rights, and engages in slave labor.
Since becoming President, Biden has been subservient toward China. Nothing has been done to hold them responsible for their role in the worldwide COVID pandemic, which killed over one million Americans. They continue to flood our country with fentanyl, a major contributor to over 100,000 drug overdose deaths per year.
China paid no price for sending a massive spy balloon over this country, which certainly gathered a tremendous amount of military intelligence. Instead of penalizing China, the Biden administration is constantly kowtowing to them. In fact, during a July visit to Beijing, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen bowed three times upon greeting Chinese Vice Premier, He Lifeng. Yellen was in China as part of the Biden administration’s “apology tour.” It was to ensure that the Chinese were placated and not upset that their spy balloon was shot down.
Of course, our government should have been furious that a spy balloon was sent to gather information from our sensitive military installations. Instead, Yellen, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Special Climate Envoy John Kerry have made visits to China to smooth relations.
Despite efforts to pacify China, their dictator, Xi Jinping, has provided support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine and is working to destabilize our currency. Thus, it was noteworthy that Biden expressed such “disappointment” that Xi Jinping decided not to attend the G20 summit. At a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, Biden said that “I don’t want to contain China,” and that he wanted the country to “succeed economically.”
It is sad that our President wants our foremost enemy to do so well. As China prospers, freedom diminishes in their country. If there are any doubts, just ask people in Tibet, Hong Kong, or Xinjiang Uyghur, where over two million individuals have been forcibly detained since 2017.
China is also exploiting a massive vulnerability in our country at our southern border. Under President Trump, our border was secure, and the wall was being completed. Unfortunately, Biden immediately stopped construction of the border wall, ended the commonsense policies of the Trump administration and the result has been catastrophic.
Among the millions of individuals from 160 nations who have illegally entered the United States during the Biden administration, there have been a distributing number of Chinese “military age men.” According to U.S. Congressman Mark Green (R-TN), the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, there has been a “massive surge in Chinese nationals” crossing our southern border. This group includes “many of whom are military-age men, many with known ties to the PLA (People’s Liberation Army)” and “ties to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).”
In response, the United States is adopting a conciliatory posture. In a CBS interview, Vice President Kamala Harris said the United States is not “seeking conflict” with China. Yet, China is undoubtedly “seeking conflict” with the United States through espionage, economic tactics, and enhancing their military strength.
It is also aware that Biden has thoroughly destabilized our military. Recent reports indicate that so much military equipment has been sent to Ukraine that our munition levels are inadequate. We are also suffering from a massive decline in military recruitment.
Who can blame young recruits? Joe Biden is not a Commander-in-Chief any member of our military can be proud to serve. Due to his policies, our country is at grave risk. We must pray that we can survive as a nation until the next election, which cannot get here soon enough.