Charlie Rangel is known far and wide for saying outrageous things, it's become sort of his trademark. When he does , we usually treat him deferentially, like an elderly uncle who's not all there, and politely move on to other subjects. But occasionally he offers up something so over the top that we just have to address it.
On Meet the Press last Sunday Charley Rangel stated "Americans don't want their children to die for other peoples freedom."
Excercising their hubris Rangel, as most Democrats, love to speak as the singular unified voice of America. It's always self serving, but this time his assertion is really ludicrous. We fought for the freedoms of the South Korea, France, Belgium, Kuwait and Afghanistan just to name a few. Last century, the US fought for the freedom of others far more than for the defence of our own. Now after a century of glorious generosity King Charles decrees: no more, we shall not fight for the Liberty of others, I speak for the American people.
Rangel doesn't choose to acknowledge that the American people have already made their feelings known on this subject. The majority of the Americans on Nov 2nd said we will continue our long tradition of protecting the oppressed and battling for their liberty, for the cause is just and the ideal noble.
Charlie, when making ridiculous statements, speak for yourself.