Politics and Religion: Defenseless

While the nation reels from our crushing national debt, the unceasing attempts to pass the environmentalist-wacko nirvana called “Cap and Trade” (which will result in skyrocketing energy costs and the largest tax hike in history), and the assault on the Constitution that is the proposed government takeover of our health care system, there is yet another “clear and present danger” to the United States. We are rendered increasingly defenseless by the naïve policies of President Obama.

It appears that Obama is not serious about defending the U.S., believing it can all be talked out based on his personal charm and popularity. He apparently feels little sense of obligation regarding our friends and allies. His cancellation of the long-range missile defense deployment to Eastern Europe doesn’t just endanger Europe, it leaves us virtually defenseless on our northeastern shores against the eventuality of ballistic nuclear missiles that Iran is undoubtedly trying to develop. The IAEA now says Iran has a nuclear capability and is far advanced in developing longer range missiles. So, illogically and counter-intuitively, Obama cancels the most effective, affordable means to counter this threat.

In a profound understatement, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona says flatly that this was a “bad idea!” Frank Gaffney, the President and Founder of the Center for Security Policy, characterizes the “Obama doctrine” as one that “undermine(s) allies; embolden(s) enemies; diminish(es) our country.” Congressman Trent Franks said “The president has disgraced this nation by breaking his word to loyal and courageous allies…” More “change.” As Commander in Chief, yes he can!

Then there is Obama’s desire to do away with Clinton’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Actually, the law says gays and lesbians are not eligible for service, and are subject to an “undesirable discharge.” Where homosexual acts are committed, those persons are subject to a “dishonorable discharge.” It has long been a goal of the gay/lesbian agenda to infiltrate the military so as to perpetuate the illusion that the gay lifestyle is normal and moral, as well as to “change” the military itself. (There’s that word again.) Social re-engineering is a dangerous and stupid thing to undertake when it runs counter to God’s commandments, social order, and moral standards. But Obama wants it changed and he’s entertaining the idea of doing it by Executive Order, which his own advisors say would be unconstitutional. (You can’t just overturn the law of the land by Executive Order, though he would surely like to.)

Then there is the lingering, vacillating indecision about what to do in Afghanistan. Obama incessantly repeated false accusations against President Bush during his presidential campaign as having taken his eye off the ball in Afghanistan—the crux of the war on terror, in Obama’s view—to focus on Iraq. Now, after Bush sent the surge and turned the tide in Iraq, Obama seems poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Afghanistan. The White House has assured us there will be no withdrawal and that is good as far as it goes. But what kind of Commander in Chief ignores history’s repeated lessons about military action without victory in mind? Is Afghanistan to become Obama’s Vietnam?

More dangerous from a spiritual perspective, as well as the geo-political one, is that Obama—who says we’re not a Christian nation, but could be called a Muslim nation— seems to be subtly turning his back on Israel. He spent months saying he wouldn’t recognize any new Israeli settlements, only to have to soften his tone when Netanyahu refused to play lap-dog. Pretty stunning hypocrisy for a man who wants to dictate to Israel where its own citizens can live, while saying we shouldn’t inject ourselves into Iran’s internal affairs in the face of an election stolen by the crazed leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has incessantly promised that Israel will soon be wiped from the face of the earth.

While pretending we are not a Christian nation and overtly ignoring the National Day of Prayer, Obama thinks Islam is worthy of celebration. Here’s what he said (in part) at his recent Ramadan celebration in the White House:   “Tonight’s iftar is a ritual that is also being carried out this Ramadan at kitchen tables and mosques in all 50 states. Islam, as we know, is part of America.  And like the broader American citizenry, the American Muslim community is one of extraordinary dynamism and diversity — with families that stretch back generations and more recent immigrants; with Muslims of countless races and ethnicities, and with roots in every corner of the world.

“Indeed, the contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country.  American Muslims are successful in business and entertainment; in the arts and athletics; in science and in medicine. Above all, they are successful parents, good neighbors and active citizens.”

(Where so, it is only because of the God-given freedoms we all enjoy here as opposed to the backward, Middle Eastern “Sharia” states. You will know them by their fruits.)

Obama continued: “So on this occasion, we celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, and we also celebrate how much Muslims have enriched America and its culture — in ways both large and small.”

Only if you buy into the falsified, revisionist history of this nation that tries to exclude God, Jesus, and the Bible from our founding and history. I know of not one Muslim that was here at the landing of the pilgrims and the writing of the Mayflower Compact, which stated that they had “undertaken (the journey) for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…,” which was and is the core purpose for the existence of America.

If Israel’s history is an example for our education, and it is, we do well to learn from it. God formed and has blessed this nation for over 200 years. However, for our nation’s leaders to continue to turn their back on God—His commandments (including blessing Israel) and the restoration of moral sanity in our nation—would be the highest act of treason, and could render us profoundly defenseless as happened more than once in ancient Israel.

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