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To the Right or to the Left?

January 31, 2017

Have you ever wondered what makes people on the left (the “liberals” or “progressives”) do or think what they do and why those on the right (the “conservatives”) do or think the way they do?

Are you to the left or to the right, politically speaking? When did “left” and “right” start being used to describe political parties or political ideologies?

The predominate thinking of left and right divisions points to the French Revolution of 1789-1799. When the seating of the National Assembly took place those who were loyal to religion (i.e., Christianity) and the king were seated to the right of the president and those who supported the revolution sat on the left.  When the National Assembly was replaced with a Legislative Assembly in 1791, the “innovators” (revolutionaries) sat on the left, the “moderates” sat in the center and the “conscientious defenders of the constitution” sat on the right.

Burke vs. Paine. The political divisions of left and right became solidified in the ongoing political pamphlet war between Edmund Burke of Britain and Thomas Paine of America during the 1790s. Burke was a conservative while Paine was considered to be more liberal.  In 1790 Burke published Reflections on the Revolution in France.  Burke was known as a great reformer and many assumed that he would embrace the French Revolution as did intellectuals, radicals and orthodox Britains.  However, in Reflections Burke revealed his disdain for the Revolution, which he proclaimed would descend into anarchy, terror and war, which it did.

Burke’s position outraged Paine, who responded with his lengthy pamphlet of 31 articles, The Rights of Man, in 1791.  The pamphlet “war” became a literary battle between Burke, the consummate intellectual with a mastery of facts and a deep understanding of the limitations of man versus Paine, known for his hatred of authority in any form, rejecting conventional wisdom and tradition in exchange for re-establishing society and government based on abstract reasoning.  While Burke was typical admired by his contemporaries for his integrity and dignity, Paine garnered little admiration, even from his followers.  Burke was considered to be the consummate conservative on the “right”, while Paine was looked upon as the ordered radical on the “left”.

The reaction of the left vs. that of the right. Have you noticed that when people on the “left” get upset when things do not go their way they seem motivated to ridicule, demean and dehumanize their opposition? When they really get upset, they vehemently protest, riot, oppose authority, destroy other people’s property and businesses and even injure the innocent or those that serve to protect.  In the extreme, they seem to go ballistic; become irrational and are driven by unreasonable and idiotic demands.

People on the “right” on the other hand, when they are upset because things do not go as they hoped for or planned, typically do not demean the opposition, riot, destroy property or threaten the well being of others. They tend not to break the law, but, rather, respect the law to do what is right and constitutional.  Their typical form of protest is through the written or spoken word, or by voicing their disappointment or disapproval via the ballot box.  They take legal channels to work for change.  This may take longer, but their methods do not disrupt or threaten the stability or well being of individuals or society.

Well, I think I have discovered the reason for this great divergence of behavior between the left and the right political and societal factions. In the Bible the wise sage, King Solomon, mused long ago that, “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left” (Ecclesiastes 10:2, NKJV).  In the NIV translation of the Bible, the same verse reads thus: “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”  The Amplified version of the Bible states the verse this way:  “A wise man’s heart turns him toward the right [which is the way of blessing], but a fool’s heart turns him toward the left [which is the way of condemnation].”

Well, there you have it. The Bible says that those who are on the left are fools, deserving condemnation, while those on the right are wise, deserving of blessing.  Oh, I know some will say I am cherry-picking one verse in the Bible to make a point.  But, wait there is more.

Sheep vs. Goats. In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, Jesus makes it clear what God’s Judgment will be like. Starting in verse 31, Jesus stated, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.  All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.  And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left” (vss. 31-33).    Prior to this chapter, Jesus used the term “sheep” to refer to those He sought to follow Him or those who were following Him.  In other words, the sheep are those who would be obedient to His calling.

Jesus’ narrative continues: “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me’” (vss. 34-36).  Jesus points out that it is those on the right that were obedient to God’s will and purpose even though they may not have known it.

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?  Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’  And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me’” (vss. 37-40).

“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (vss. 41-46).

Now you know why people on the “left” have lost their collective minds over the commanding political victories of Republicans on the “right”. The left, which has now become progressively aligned with communist, Marxist views and refuses to oppose radical Islam, no longer represents anything that resembles our Founder’s America.  The left has become unhinged, violent and literally insane in their approach to disappointment, defeat or objection to political policy.  Those on the “right” still have a strong desire to follow the U.S. Constitution so wisely laid down by America’s Founding Fathers; following legal procedures enshrined for our Republic almost two-and-a-half centuries ago.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.  Proverbs 29:2

Addendum. The preceding scripture in Matthew, as my wife so observantly pointed out after my posting, would seem to support the left’s outrage and their compassion for the “stranger” or refugee.  But are the majority on the left really concerned about the plight of the refugee?  Granted there are some on the left who have genuine compassion for those in need, but they tend to express their concerns in rational, dignified ways.  However, it would seem that the vociferous majority on the left (Democrats, progressives, liberal college students, the liberal media, Hollywood types, etc.) have gone ballistic over President Trump’s “temporary” four month ban on immigrants from hostile Mid-Eastern countries.  Is their outrage motivated by their compassion for the “refugee” (whom they clearly identify as “Muslim”) or are they motivated by their vitriol hatred of President Trump?  I believe it is clearly the latter.

Case in point #1: In 2011, President Obama instituted a similar ban on Iraqi refugees for six months and no one on the left, including our now clearly leftist media, said a peep.  No protests, no outrage; nothing.  Why is it so unreasonable to those on the left for the President of the United States to implement a temporary ban on refugees from countries that are well known hot spots of Islamic terrorists trying to get to the United States to do us harm?  Is not the first duty of the President to defend and protect the safety and well-being of the citizens of America, or are we too conditioned to eight years of a former president who could have cared less about such constitutional responsibilities?

Remember, under Obama, not only did he grant immigration waivers to senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood (known for Islamic terrorism), but he made other MB members part of his administration, including in the Department of Homeland Security.

No, those who are truly leftists are not concerned about the plight of the refugee. They are only concerned about opposing and destroying the Trump presidency.  They will be satisfied with nothing less.

Case in point #2: This past weekend in Seattle an unidentified Black Lives Matter speaker who identified herself as a “preschool teacher” (God forbid) went on a hate-filled, vulgar tirade, screaming: We need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House. The White House must die. The White House, your f—ing White House, your f—ing presidents, they must go! F— the White House.  F— white supremacy, f— the U.S. empire, f— your imperialist ass lives. That s— gotta go.

Now, if that were a white person advocating such hate and incitement to do violence during the Obama Whitehouse, she would have been immediately arrested and charged with (at the very least) with a hate crime and, perhaps, with a terroristic threat. However, under the “whiteness” of the Trump administration, the leftist media and Seattle law enforcement did not even give it a nod, but rather a wink of approval.

Case in point #3: On January 29, Jonathan Turley, a well known constitutional law professor at George Washington University School of Law (and a self-professed political liberal) was invited to appear on CNN to explain the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order on the temporary immigration ban.  Turley barely got to say a few words when CNN’s “Foreign Political Analyst” (no joke intended), Rula Jebreal, jumped down his throat, screaming at him that the “ban” was racist, white supremacy and “an instrument of tyranny.”  Apparently Ms. Jebreal had her eyes and ears closed throughout Obama’s tyrannical presidency.  The irrational, leftist Jebreal was so out of control that all Professor Turley could do was shake his head in disbelief at her tirade.  CNN host, Fareed Zakaria, of course, did nothing to try to bring her back to earth.

There are other examples far too numerous to bother with in this blog. Suffice it to say that the majority on the left have no interest or intention of meeting the needs of refugees, but, rather are only interested in causing chaos in order to bring down the Trump presidency.  I would bet the “farm” that if the ban were for “Christian” refugees you would not hear a peep from anyone on the left.

To the contrary, those on the “right” (largely represented by Christians) have two thousand years of generous, sacrificial history of reaching out to the oppressed, the poor, the stranger, the refugee.

And, a brief review and reminder: Where was the collective outrage from the left and the Obama administration when tens of thousands of Christians were (and are) being slaughtered, tortured, beheaded, thrown from buildings, etc. by Muslim terrorists?  Not a peep; not a tear; not a word of objection.

 

Has America’s Coffin Been Nailed Shut?

May 7, 2016

Our civil rulers will remember, that as piety and virtue support the honour and happiness of every community, they are peculiarly requisite in a free government.  Virtue is the spirit of a republic; for where all power is derived from the people, all depends on their good disposition.  If they are impious, factious and selfish; if they are abandoned to idleness, dissipation, luxury, and extravagance; if they are lost to the fear of God, and the love of their country, all is lost.

Rev. Samuel Cooper Sermon, October 25, 1780

The preceding excerpt is from Rev. Cooper’s sermon on the day that the U.S. Constitution was officially executed.  Has America now reached the point of Rev. Cooper’s grave concern?  Have we become a nation of factions; a me-first society; devoid  of true virtue, piety and a God-fearing morality?  Are we now content to be serfs of politicians that dole out the goodies to meet our needs as only they see fit, rather than serving those who elected them?

America has clearly lost its moral and political compass.  Of the 17 candidates to enter the Republican presidential race, only one was clearly a non-Republican; only one was clearly a non-God fearing person; only one was clearly not a fiscal or political conservative; only one clearly showed signs of being morally bankrupt; only one clearly stood with Planned Parenthood and its murderous and barbaric practices; only one showed no constraints when it came to belittling, defaming or using derogatory language to put down another; only one who demonstrated the traits of a tyrant; only one had no clear plan to deal with any of America’s issues; only one demonstrated narcissistic tendencies and complete lack of humility; only one admitted to not needing to ask for forgiveness or repent for anything; only one has a complete lack of biblical knowledge and understanding;  only one has a history of corrupt business dealings; only one is being investigated for criminal activity; only one who demonstrated racist tendencies; only one who exploits women for financial gain; and the list could go on.

So, who do “wise” Americans elect to be their standard bearer before the world?  The “only one” who fits the preceding categories and who is the least qualified; least moral; least knowledgeable in political and foreign affairs; “The Donald”, Mr. Trump.  Just like in 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Americans have once again been mesmerized and bamboozled by a political charlatan; a fraud; a deceiver and consummate liar.  There are clearly no real choices in this upcoming election.  Both leading candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties are despicable people of little or no moral character who are under criminal investigation.  Both are bombastic blowhards who will say and do anything to get a vote.  And they are presidential material?  Has America and its electoral base sunk this low?  Apparently so.

Apparently, the overwhelming majority of Americans (when you consider both Democratic and Republican electorates) have decided that being a God-fearing, moral person is no longer a criteria for the most powerful leadership position in the world.  What is so disheartening is that millions of so-called “evangelical” Christians have fallen lock-step like lemmings behind such candidates.  When such Christian leaders as Jerry Falwell, Jr., Pat Robertson, Dr. Ben Carson and a host of others fall all over themselves to endorse Trump, one has to wonder who they are looking to for America’s salvation.  As I have said many times, America’s downward spiral will continue unabated if the Church and America do not repent and return to Almighty God.  Absent a revelation miracle, it looks like most Americans are content in remaining on that slippery slope of debauchery.  With the casket nailed shut, will the funeral be far behind?

 

 

 

35 Ways to Destroy America’s Military & Defenses (from within)

September 24, 2015

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, nor a chronological listing. It is just a list that came to me. You may have your own additions. Feel free to let me know of any I missed.

It should be clear to any intelligent observer by now that President Obama has a clear objective (among many) of minimizing or even destroying America’s once great military. Here is a list of contributing factors.

    • Defund the Military & Discourage Enlistments. On March 1, 2013, “sequestration” or automatic and somewhat arbitrary federal budget cuts of $1.2 trillion over ten years were implemented as approved by Congress and President Obama. Unfortunately, the U.S. military absorbed nearly half of those cuts or about $50 billion/year. In 2014 the U.S. military turned down 71-80% of those seeking to enlist. Chuck Hagel who was the Secretary of Defense at the time stated that the goal was to reduce U.S. forces from 522,000 to 490,000 by this fall. Over the next three years, or by 2018, the military will be forced to cut its strength by another 70,000.  Virtually all active and retired military leaders agree that such reductions will be devastating for America’s military and defense.
    • Allow Sexual Perverts to Serve. I may take some heat for this one, but I’m sorry, God did create man and woman; male and female; not for the purpose of perverted sex within each gender, but for the purpose of committed procreating unity and child rearing. To allow known homosexuals to serve in the military puts an undue stress on those who do not condone such perversions.  To perhaps drive home his point, Obama recently nominated for the first time in the military an openly gay man to serve as Secretary of the Army.
    • Push for Allowing Women in Combat. Nothing against women, but the clear reality is that women are less physically and emotionally fit for bloody combat. The Marines have recently stated that the best combat units in terms of performance are those without women. I would not want to depend on the average woman (who might go 130-140 lbs.; be 5’5” or so) to drag my wounded body (with another 40-50 pounds of gear) a hundred yards under heavy fire to an area of safety or to slit the throat of my attacker if that was the only option to save my life. Yes, there are some women capable of that, but no woman should be put in such a position in either account. It is bad enough that men have to endure such hardships, tragedy and war memories. Women are nurturers and caretakers by God’s design; not murderers or ones that should have to experience the horrors of combat and war—especially in Islamic countries that have little respect for women.
    • Allow Muslims to Serve. In April, 2008 there were 3409 Muslims serving in the U.S. military. While that number has increased, no definitive estimate could be found. But Obama’s intent is clear. He would love to have more Muslims serve in the U.S. military. While most are undoubtedly patriotic Americans, the danger still exists that a Muslim could turn on his fellow soldiers for the “cause of Allah”. Remember, when former President George Bush sent the U.S. military to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq, among the first U.S. combat casualties were those killed by a U.S. Muslim soldier. Of course, there is the case of the Muslim officer serving in the U.S. military at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, Nidal Malik Hassan, murdered 13 and wounded 30 others on the base, thus making it the worst attack in history on a U.S. military post. Despite the obvious Islamic terrorist attack, to this day, the official conclusion of the Obama Whitehouse and the U.S. Military Department, was that the attack was nothing more than “workplace violence”.
    • Refuse to Clearly Identify Our Enemy & Respect Their Capability. It is now well established that President Obama and his administration refuse to identify America’s number one enemy as Muslim terrorists and by extension, the religion of Islam. Yes, the religion which teaches and advocates for Islamic domination at the expense of every other human being in the world. If you are unwilling to identify your enemy, their beliefs and strategy, you cannot begin to fight and defeat them. Obama has no intention of defeating Islamic terrorists. After all, they adhere to the religion he adores as the “religion of peace”.
    • Ignore or Modify Military Intelligence Reports to Deceive America. It was recently reported via several news outlets that in July more than 50 U.S. intelligence spies/analysts associated with U.S. Central Command filed a complaint with the Pentagon Inspector General stating that their intelligence reports on ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups are being altered by higher officials to make it look like ISIS is weaker than they really are and that the U.S. is winning, thus endangering the lives of U.S. military, our allies and Americans everywhere.
    • Glorify the Enemy. Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi, as well as Obama and his ilk have declared and even praised Islamic terrorists as “freedom fighters” fighting for justice or other such noble causes. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Remember Obama’s infamous “apology” tour to Muslim countries right after he was elected? Where he declared among other things that America was not a Christian nation and that it was one of the world’s largest Muslim nations and that it was Muslims that contributed to the founding and building of America.
    • Allow Our Enemies to Freely Patrol our Sea & Air Space. China & Russia are continually probing our shores and air space, thus our defenses and our willingness to confront them has convinced them that we have no will to fight or protect ourselves. China is freely controlling the South China Sea and creating islands in the sea for air bases and presumably military bases without so much as a whimper from Obama or Secretary of State, John Kerry. Now that Russia and Vladimir Putin know that Obama is a military wimp and did nothing after Putin invaded the Ukraine, Putin has decided to make Russia’s military presence known in volatile Syria.  And, since Obama has been uncovered as a push-over, the Chinese have decided to build a $40 billion shipping canal across Nicaragua that will out-perform the Panama Canal. This could potentially be a military nightmare for America’s national defense.
    • Flood America with Muslim Immigrants. In the next three years (2015, 2016 and 2017), Obama plans to bring into America another 255,000 Muslim immigrants from Syria. This group will likely include Muslim terrorists since the FBI has said that vetting this Muslim group or any other for Islamic terrorists is virtually impossible. Such immigration of our potential enemies is and has been a collaborative effort of the UN, the Obama administration and select Christian and Jewish organizations that are paid to help resettle Muslim “refugees” in America. These immigrants receive a refugee resettlement allowance, food stamps, subsidized housing (which often takes priority over the need of American citizens), free medical care and assorted other benefits, all paid for with your tax dollar. If you want to know the future of America, look no further than Europe. In most European countries there has been a sort of ethnic cleansing. Countries are being overrun and over-populated by Muslims. Many countries such as France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, England and others have lost control of their own destiny as Muslims are overwhelming their established social, religious, political and economic fabric. Traditional Europe, experts say, will no longer exist by 2050 as Muslims gain control through violence and a birth rate that is four times that of ethnic Europeans.The current overpowering wave of millions of mostly Syrian Muslims into Europe has ethnic European people on edge as they fear it could lead to the immigration of 35 million Muslims to Europe. The responsibility for this great migration can be laid at the feet of President Obama who refused to fully engage the ISIS terrorist group.  According to Congressman Brian Babin (TX), of the 500,000 refugees Obama brought into the U.S. in the last five years, less than 5% were Christians.  For a greater understanding of this plot to submerse America in a wave of Muslim immigrants, watch this short and very informative video by Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch (https://www.youtube.com/embed/6PzT8vEvYPg).
  • Open Our Borders Wide & Hinder the Border Patrol from Apprehending Illegal Immigrants, Criminals & Terrorists. No one in the Whitehouse previously has been so blatant as President Obama and his minions in weakening America’s defense against illegal immigration. Since Obama has been in office, 2.5 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States. During Obama’s administration it is estimated that he has released 347,000 criminal illegal immigrants within the U.S. In 2013 alone, Obama’s DHS (Department of Homeland Security) released an estimated 104,000 criminal illegal immigrants. There are now so many illegal immigrants in the U.S. that 10% of all births in the USA are to illegal immigrants.  In the government’s FY2013 disclosure it was reported that 91.4% of Middle Eastern immigrants that came to the U.S. during 2008-2013 period received food stamps; 73.1% received free medical assistance and 68.3% received cash welfare payments (Breitbart.com).The National Research Council has reported that illegal immigrants in the U.S. cost the American taxpayer $346 billion annually.There is no question, that with Obama’s “open border” policy and his deliberate importation of more and more Muslim immigrants, there has been a significant rise in Islamic terrorism in the U.S., as well as FBI and law enforcement apprehensions associated with Islamic terrorists or their sympathizers. The FBI has disclosed that it now has active ISIS terrorist group investigations in all 50 states.
  • Turn Victory into Defeat. Tuck tail and run like a cowering dog seems to be Obama’s strategy when it comes to America’s enemies. Before Obama took office U.S. military forces had basically defeated Islamic terrorists in Iraq and the Middle East. America’s military leaders strongly advised Obama to leave at least 30,000 troops in Iraq to assure stability. At the time, ISIS was non-existent. Obama ignored the prudent advice and withdrew most of the troops by the end of 2011. Shortly thereafter the Islamic terrorist group, now known as ISIS or ISIL, emerged and has grown exponentially ever since and is single-handedly responsible for the massacre of tens of thousands in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere and the mass migration of millions of terrified civilians (and likely thousands of ISIS terrorists portraying themselves as such). According to a recent survey of fleeing Muslims, one in seven sympathizes with ISIS. Thanks to Obama’s foreign and military policies, Europe will never be the same, nor likely America and the rest of the world. As I write this (Sept. 16) certain European countries are being overwhelmed with Syrian and other immigrants who are storming their borders while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” or Allah is great.
  • Prevent Chaplains from Ministering Effectively. Our soldiers serving abroad, especially in Muslim countries are deprived of Bibles, Christian ministry & prayer in the name of Christ. The typical excuse for such outrageous rules is that such religious adherence would be an offense to Muslims or to non-believers within the military. Our Christian soldiers and Christian chaplains are repeatedly harassed or punished for praying in the name of Jesus or for even quoting scriptures or leaving a Bible in plain sight. The most radical of atheistic groups that strongly oppose any semblance of the Christian faith in the military is the Military Religious Freedom Foundation headed by Michael Weinstein who apparently has an open door to the Whitehouse.
  • Disarm U.S.-based Military Installations. It has been a rule since the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 that soldiers on U.S. home bases are not permitted to carry firearms. The Chattanooga, TN massacre and the Fort Hood, TX mass shooting, both by Muslims, has raised the question of why are our soldiers at home not allowed to defend themselves.
  • Build Mosques on U.S. Military Bases.  Since 9/11 the number of mosques in the U.S. has mushroomed by 75% to well over 2,000. It has been determined by U.S. intelligence that 80% of these mosques preach jihad, the Islamic war against infidels. Mosques are also being built on U.S. military bases. While many American leaders seem to take this with a grain of salt, it is a significant development that does not bode well for America or its military. U.S. and military leaders do not understand (except for the present occupant in the Whitehouse), that when Muslims establish a mosque in a community or on a military base, to them that symbolizes a conquering of that territory for Allah.
  • Wage Politically Correct Wars & Engagements. Our military cannot defeat an enemy if the Obama administration or any other administration refuses to correctly identify that enemy, initiates a haphazard offensive that tie the hands of the military to carry common sense and militarily proven tactics to engage and defeat that enemy. A politically correct war is a recipe for greater U.S. military casualties, a strengthening of the enemy and certain defeat now and in the future.
  • Promote Islamic Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Military as “Workplace” Violence. Everyone knows that Obama and his compadres cannot stand to call out America’s enemies for who they are: Islamic terrorists.   It has already been mentioned about the Fort Hood massacre by a Muslim soldier that Obama and his minions were quick to proclaim “workplace violence”. Then a year ago there was the case of an American converted to Islam who brutally beheaded a woman at work and thus once again declared workplace violence. There are many other cases involving Muslim perpetrators that are pushed into the shadows of political correctness to avoid the true Islamic assault on America.
  • Endanger U.S. Soldier Safety & Lives With Ridiculous “Rules of Engagement”. Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, who commanded the Green Berets during his military career, has stated that military morale is at an all-time low under the current administration.   “They make it virtually impossible for them to succeed,” Boykin commented recently, “and, in many cases, even to protect themselves and the people they are responsible for.”  Instead of our military forces being allowed to do what they were trained to do, they are being hampered by ridiculous rules of engagement that put their lives at danger.  In some cases our soldiers are being prosecuted by the administration via the FBI even though a military investigation found no wrong doing.  In a number of such cases soldiers have been stripped of rank or summarily discharged without proof of wrong doing.
  • Provide Inadequate Resources for Military Training & Military Conflicts. In 2013, the recently retired U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, stated in October of the year that the U.S. Army only had two brigades (approx. 6,000-10,000 total troops) that he considered combat ready. U.S. military budget cuts under Obama have also greatly affected the combat readiness of the U.S. Air Force. Due to lack of funds, the Air force has had to reduce flying time for pilots in training and reduce aircraft maintenance. As result the Air Force is losing some of its most experienced pilots who cannot get enough air time.
  • Fire Top Military Leaders & Reduce Re-enlistment. Since being elected President Obama has fired over 200 leading military commanders and given “pink slips” to over 500 officers. At the same time Obama is pushing for illegal immigrants to enlist in the U.S. military under an amendment added to Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA.
  • Recruit & Make it Easier for New Immigrants to Enlist. In 2008, the U.S. military implemented MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) to recruit non-citizens into the U.S. military as an alternative route to U.S. citizenship. The program promises legal immigrants “naturalized citizen” status at the end of the ten week combat training program. So, while the military (which is now completely controlled by Obama) discourages enlistment and re-enlistment for true red-blooded American citizens, it is flinging the door wide open for non-citizen immigrants.
  • Carry out Weak, Ineffective Offensives Against ISIS & Islamic Terrorists. In his much publicized “war” against ISIS Obama ordered a tepid response of only half dozen or so air strikes per day. Military brass has said that this is totally ineffective. To be effective, 200-300 or as many as 500 sorties/day need to be carried out. However, Obama’s objective has never been to defeat Islamic terrorists, but rather just to give the ignorant American public the illusion that he is at war with them and defeating them.
  • Release Islamic Terrorists from GITMO. It took years to hunt down some of the world’s most notorious Islamic terrorists, imprison them at GITMO and extract life-saving information from them. From day one of taking office in the Whitehouse it has been Obama’s stated objective to close GITMO, even it meant releasing every Islamic terrorist within.
  • Coddle & Reward Deserters & Traitors. Remember Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl anyone? At least six soldiers were killed searching for him when he went AWOL and linked up with the enemy, the Taliban. Although Bergdahl is undergoing a trial now, most early observers of the evidence have declared him to be guilty of desertion and possibly treason. Obama hailed him as a hero and made no apologies for exchanging him for 5 known Muslim terrorists held at GITMO. Obama had the audacity to compare his actions with those of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of war. Once again the President has trouble with his history facts. First, Washington had deserters shot; Lincoln and Roosevelt were not alive at the end of “their” wars and were not involved in prisoner swaps.Then there is the case of Obama’s military spending $500 million of American taxpayer money to train 5 (yes, five) Syrian rebels and then have them defect or disappear.
  • Disclose Military Secrets & the Secrets of Our Allies. Remember Seal Team Six, the ones responsible for finding and killing Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011? Just two days later, on may 3, V.P. Joe Biden, against strict advice not to, disclosed that it was Seal Team 6 that was responsible for bin Laden’s death. Three months later, on August 6, a Chinook helicopter carrying 30 U.S. military, including 15 Seal Team 6, were shot down by the Taliban. All on board were lost. In March of this year the Obama administration deliberately released a 386-page “top-secret” document that disclosed Israel’s military nuclear secrets.   The excuse that it was in keeping with the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) does not hold any water since Obama has freely ignored such requests for FOIA documents when it comes to him or his administration.
  • Oppose Israel & Betray Our Allies. It is no secret that Obama has distain for Israel and their Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama is clearly the most anti-Israel president America has had since Israel’s re-establishment in 1948. Ever since taking office Obama has pushing for and supporting the “two state” solution, that is a Palestinian state at the expense of Israel’s sovereignty and security.
  • Support & Finance U.S. Enemies. How much foreign aid has the U.S. sent to Islamic countries? Here’s a disturbing fact that should get your blood to percolate.   In 2012, the UN counted 193 member nations. In that year the generous U.S. government provided foreign aid of some sort to 184 or 96% of those countries. Total taxpayer tab: $48.4 billion. That’s bad enough, but to make it worse, the U.S. essentially borrows the money from China in order to dole out this aid. In 2011, 60% of all U.S. foreign aid went to Muslim countries and 33% or $11.6 billion of the total went to Middle East Arab nations. NOTE: This does not include the hundreds of billions spent on fighting the war against terror in the Middle East.
  • Make Alliances with U.S. Enemies. Obama has consistently sought alliances with America’s enemies while weakening alliances with America’s long term allies. In the Middle East, the U.S. military left behind millions of dollars in valuable military equipment, ordinance and technology for Islamic terrorists in such hostile areas as Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. Isn’t it nice that ISIS and other Islamic terrorists get to enjoy modernized military equipment courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer?
  • Allow Islamic Terrorists to Target Our Military & Their Families. Recently ISIS “tweeted” out the names, addresses and photos of U.S. military personnel and their families in the U.S. How this information was obtained and why it was permitted to be online should be an indictment of the lack of security for our armed services men and women by the Obama administration.
  • Deny, Delay or Refuse Proper Care for U.S. Veterans. A recent independent year-long study of the Veteran’s Administration health care for veterans has concluded that despite an annual funding of $60 billion per year, the VA is a bureaucratic nightmare for providing health care to our veterans. An estimated 307,000+ veterans died waiting for care; another 600,000+ are still waiting for care.
  • Bow & Apologize to U.S. Enemies. One of the most obscene gestures by an American president was when Obama, soon after being elected, went on his notorious “apology” tour to the Middle East, bowing to Arab leaders and stating that America was not a Christian nation, but in fact was one of the largest Muslim nations in the world. While Obama is always quick to criticize Christianity or mock America’s Christian roots, he is quick to praise Islam.
  • Deny Proper Medical Care for Veterans at Risk of Suicide. It was recently reported in an IG (Inspector General’s) report released nationally in early September that over 300,000 U.S. veterans have died in the last few years waiting for medical care and another 600,000+ are still waiting for medical care. The IG discovered that VA staff was encouraged to process the simpler cases to earn bonuses and show progress. In thousands of cases the IG found that medical applications for help were stamped completed when the veteran was never seen or treated. This is a travesty.  On a single night in January, 2014, the National Alliance to End Homelessness counted 49,933 homeless veterans. According to Veterans Inc. an estimated 529,000 to 840,000 U.S. military veterans are homeless during any given year and that on any given night there are an average of 300,000 homeless veterans. This is another travesty of justice and compassion for those who served our country.  Yet another national shame is that the suicide rate among our nation’s active duty men and women is over double that of civilian suicides (30 vs. 14/100,000 population). Nearly 300 active duty military commit suicide each year.
  • Reward Genocide. One has to be deaf, blind and dumb not to understand that ISIS and other Muslim terrorist groups are out to wipe Christianity and Judaism from the Middle East (and eventually the world). Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been brutally murdered, tortured, raped, enslaved or forced to flee their homes because of Muslim persecution. Although Obama has done much to help Muslims he feels are persecuted, he has done absolutely nothing to help Middle Eastern Christians.
  • Suppress the Military Vote & Make it Difficult for Active Military to Vote. Prior to the 2012 presidential election it was widely reported by many news agencies that the Obama administration was intentionally trying to suppress or prevent military personnel from voting. Although it sent $2 billion to Egypt it could not find the money to support the opening up of convenient voting stations for military men and women, and it deliberately sent out absentee voting ballots after it was too late for those voting to return them.
  • Blame the Christians & Patriots for the Rise of Islamic Terrorists. Blame the Christian Crusades of over a thousand years ago. Blame conservatives, veterans, patriots, Republicans, the Tea Party, the neighbor’s dog Spike, anyone and anything but Obama’s traitorous ineptness or diabolical plot against America. The total disaster in the Middle East can clearly and totally be laid at the feet of Obama and his supporters (from those that voted for him to all his political hacks that support him). Without God’s intervention, America will never be the same.
  • Promote & Sign the Iran Agreement to Strengthen Iran’s Terrorist Position. Despite only 21% of Americans supporting the undisclosed “deal” (nobody knows what’s in it or the “secret side deals”) with Iran and the overwhelming majority of Congressional members against it, the Obama/Kerry cabal is determined to push it through. Now that the deal is done, Iran has announced that they have “discovered” a big reserve of uranium in their country and will begin mining it soon. This will enable them to pursue their nuclear weapon plans without relying on outside sources of uranium. If Obama succeeds with Congressional approval of the Iran deal, it will undoubtedly be looked back upon as the worst foreign relations deal in the history of the United States of America and will jeopardize the safety and lives of many Americans, including our military.  Pope Francis has come out in support of the Iranian nuke deal, while at the same time encouraging Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.

Dateline, September 23, 2015. Now that all parties have agreed to this deal, Iran demands more concessions. The end result? Who, in their right mind, would want to enlist and serve in the U.S. military under these circumstances? The truth is that enlistments are down considerably.

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