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The article below this one mentions that Obama will not meet with his Holiness the Dalai Lama until he first talks with the Chinese. I’m not sure what he plans to talk to them about, but make it known that you do not agree with his administrations shun of His Holiness.

Students For A Free Tibet have set up an action page where you can send a fax to Obama’s office as well as your state office reps. CLICK HERE TO SEND THE LETTER! Please comment if you take action on this, I would appreciate knowing how many of you do so.

My First Dissapointment with Obama

From The Wall Street Journal

The Obama Administration may think its decision to cold shoulder the Dalai Lama on the Tibetan leader’s upcoming trip to Washington is smart politics. But if the leader of the free world doesn’t stand up for religious freedom, who will?

The news broke earlier this week when an Obama aide told the Tibetans that the President wants to meet Chinese leaders before he meets the Dalai Lama. This is par for the course for an Administration that gave only lackluster support to Iran’s democrats and has made conciliatory overtures to Putin’s Russia and Kim Jong Il’s North Korea.

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President Obama sends delegation to meet Dalai Lama in Dharamsala

From The International Campaign for Tibet

The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama today confirmed that discussions between the Dalai Lama and a senior US Government delegation took place in Dharamsala on September 13 and 14. The delegation was led by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and included Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (designated to serve concurrently as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues) and other US Government officials.

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Correction RE: Religious Rights Assumption of Obama’s Remarks

Religious Right bloggers and news agencies seem to only be quoting part of the overall statement Obama made recently, which is in it’s entirety below. We know they despise the things he stands for and the fact that he is pushing for the country to be a level playing field for everyone. We are called the “melting pot” of the World for a reason, people know they can come here and not only live peacefully but succeed if they put their all into it.

Rarely do I engage in American politics here on Precious Metal, but I am sick of the way our President is being painted by those that have screwed this country up in the first place. He’s just trying to clean up their mess and they can’t stand the fact there’s a change happening in this country. While he is no savior, President Obama is doing the best he can to freshen the air from a steaming pile of dung that was left for him. Onto the quote…

“One of the great strengths of the United States,” the President said, “is … we have a very large Christian population — we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”