As we turn tonight to our discussion of the four horses, we are watching developments coming with even greater speed than some might have anticipated. Remember that as we talked about events of this year, we told you that it would be a turbulent year. We spoke about the Jupiter opposition to our national house. And we made it known unto you that even with the opening of the Union message, it will be diametrically opposed to what will be best for the nation. And as we move early into this year, it will not be a year of peace. Instead, it will be brush fire wars and trouble. We have only been a few days into the year and we are engaged in trouble in Panama and many areas where we did not expect trouble to erupt.
We tell you that America should be ashamed that we do not have more intelligent leadership in Washington than we have tonight, when we signed the treaty before and we undertook the building of the Panama Canal outside the city where pirates once lived, and the remnant of a small and crumbling civilization existed. We carved a great pathway across a piece of jungle and we developed the Panama Canal. We brought prosperity, employment and development to Panama. Our treaty not only guaranteed the development and the prosperity of this area for 100 years, but the sovereignty of it was that either side of that canal gave us a 10-mile strip which was our territory and our property for the duration of this treaty and as long as it existed. Over this area no flag would fly but ours. No troops would march. No strength would be within it, but that of the United States.