When in Doubt Give Offense
Although a citizen of the United States, President Obama acts like a foreigner because he was reared a foreigner. He grew up in a Muslim country subject to the negative influence of a mother who had little regard for America and its institutions, having a Muslim step-father, and attending a Muslim school. All of these combined must have hindered his ability to assimilate into mainstream America. He never had the benefit of knowing what it is like to wake up in the morning, raise both arms in the air and shout, “Thank God I’m an American.”
Our Founders believed that a president had to be someone who, by nature, would be faithful to America’s Constitution and founding principles. One who could be trusted to think and act like an American, one who would guide our nation from an American mindset, one who had a deep rooted personal connection with the nation’s founding principles.
We now find ourselves in exactly the situation our Founders anticipated and tried to prevent when they wrote into the Constitution, “No Person except a natural born Citizen…shall be eligible to the Office of President…and been fourteen years a Resident within the United States.” They believed that only people who learned to value the cultural and educational benefits of knowing what it is to be an American deep down in the marrow of their bones and in the fiber of their being, could be entrusted with the leadership of this great country.
They realized that being President of the United States requires far more than just meeting the technical requirements of a long form birth certificate. There is a spiritual aspect to loving and respecting this great nation and its people that can only be imparted by having been born here, by having lived here for a lengthy period, and by mixing and socializing during that time with true Americans. Rev. Jerimiah Wright and William Ayers hardly qualify.
The Founders carried within them the spirit of the Mayflower Compact which stated that the original settlers came to the shores of the United States of America for the, “Glory of God, and the Advancement of the Christian faith.” So it is no surprise that the basis of our laws and instruments of government is the Christian faith.
James Wilson would strongly agree with that statement of intent by the nation’s founders. His assessment of the Christian principles upon which our nation is founded is clear, “This law … made for men or for nations, flows from the same Divine source: it is the Law of God.” Wilson was a drafter of the Constitution and a signer of both it and The Declaration of Independence, and he became one of the original Supreme Court Justices.
Conversely, Omar Ahmad, founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith (or laws), but to become dominant…the only accepted religion (law) on earth.” In short, Muslims do not, in the slightest, believe in or practice any form of religious freedom and can never submit themselves to our Judeo-Christian based laws and Constitution. Muslims can technically work within the framework of our Constitutional law, but in their hearts and spirits only Sharia (Islamic) law is valid and binding.
From birth Muslims — radicals and moderates alike — are taught to disrespect other religions. Murder, beheadings and suicide bombings in the name of Islam are encouraged, justified and admired. That is why there has failed to be a general outcry and protest by Muslims or condemnation of the evil cruelties radical Muslim terrorists and governments are even now perpetrating upon the innocent.
The result is that Islam is invading and impacting every facet of our society and culture, from the neighborhood elementary school to Capitol Hill and the White House. The Islamic agenda is being overly protected and advanced by sincerely misguided Americans — and Muslim sympathizers — who are using their positions of power to cause political correctness to run amuck.
It is understandable that anyone with President Obama’s upbringing could be personally conflicted tying to resolve the clash of civilizations that tears at the fabric and soul of America. You would think that half of him would be sympathetic to the nation’s Christian foundation and principles, while the other half might be more favorable toward Islam.
Because of fear of offending those Muslims who are not offended by beheadings and terrorists flying jetliners into World Trade Center buildings, our President, politicians and bureaucrats refuse to truthfully define to the American people what the Omar Ahmads and the magnitude of the Islamic problem is really about. They forget that it isn’t possible to deal with a cancer until it is diagnosed as cancer.
Some reading these words may feel that I am Islamophobic, and Muslims reading them may well be offended. My whole life has been lived as that of a warrior, one who has served in the military and put his life on the line to protect this great nation, its people, its way of life, and its magnificent freedoms.
So, forgive me as I paraphrase and adopt what Patrick Henry said concerning the 13 Colonies resisting the tyranny of King George III — “If this gives offense, let us make the most of it.”