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With the USA and coalitions dabbling in some type of skirmish with ISIS terrorists in the Syrian and Iraqi regions, now’s an important time to reflect on the advancement of terrorism and its impact on America’s way of life. Case in point:
The newspapers now seem to have many articles about the Christians living in the mid-east being persecuted, and killed. Beheading seems to be the selected punishment for being a Christian. This bothers me, but what is happening in America bothers me more, as it is under our control.
Republican congressional challenger Andy Tobin blamed incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick Wednesday for everything from higher health care premiums to the problems in the Veterans Administration health care system.
President Carter, while he was president, authorized $40 billion to train militant Islamic fighters. These people were the Taliban and al Qaeda. Did that turn out good? Maybe we trained them too good, as they ended up attacking us on 9/11/2001. Also, they have attacked us on many other occasions. Now, President Obama has proposed equipping a rebel group in Syria to help oust Assad. This seems like a very bad idea. Be prepared for more attacks. I don’t know how many Islamic terrorist groups there are, but we cannot arm every one of them and expect peace to break out. If I was president arming an Islamic terrorist group is the last thing I would do.
It was 13 years ago Thursday when terrorists attacked the United States after gaining control of four commercial airplanes. Two planes struck and took down the World Trade Center in New York; the third damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Passengers of that flight, United 93, fought the terrorists in an attempt to regain control of the plane.
In the past it has taken all day but organizers said so many people volunteered to help put together Tempe's 9/11 Healing Fields memorial, everything was done in just over an hour this year.
Let’s face it, America and the West are failing now on the world stage. Particularly in the Middle East, fanatical Islamists are riding a huge wave of success. The convert-or-die crowd seems close to establishing the long-desired caliphate of regional Islamic hegemony.
“Ferguson police had armored personnel carriers, machine guns, sniper rifles, grenades, not to mention enough tear gas for World War III. All of this military hardware was possessed in the name of terrorism and not one terrorist was caught or killed. All that this military equipment does is cause deafness in elected officials and used only to combat the First Amendment.”
We hear Hamas uses children as shields for military (political) purposes and, truth is, it looks like the terrorist group is guilty.
There are so many unconstitutional acts used by President Obama that it is hard to chronicle all of his actions. One issue is his use of the Executive Orders that he keeps using. If he sends a bill to Congress and it doesn’t get passed, Obama issues an Executive Order to accomplish his actions. This, of course, is against the Constitution. The Constitution specifies that Congress passes bills, the president executes bills, and the Judiciary reviews them for constitutionality. By eliminating Congress from legislation he has decided to become a dictator of a Totalitarian government, and unfortunately is succeeding in his subterfuge.
The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
“It’s interesting how Bowe Bergdahl’s former military buddies are all speaking out against, almost like it was scripted. I would bet there was a concerted effort to make Bergdahl look bad. There has been a pay-off in the background. Just wait and see. These are paid detractors.”
I don’t usually reply to any critics of my letters, but one critic didn’t seem to care that Obama was an Alinsky trained activist. Alinsky was an anarchist bent on destroying America, from the inside. He seemed to justify this by saying that Sen. John McCain had ties to terrorists. This is like saying that it is OK to be a bank robber, as long as your opponent is a bank robber. One writer volunteered that he had different information, and had gotten it from the New York Times. I had decided that the New York Times was not a reliable source.
It is everyone’s worst traveling nightmare, played out at an airport gate.
Mistakenly labeled the “guns-everywhere” bill by gun control advocates, a recently-enacted Georgia law opens churches, sports arenas, recreation centers and other formerly gun-banned spaces to gun-carrying occupants. It’s still not “guns everywhere,” however. It’s “guns almost everywhere.” And as nothing else could, the glaringly significant exception betrays the gun lobby’s lying hypocrisy.
“Seems like there’s been a reduction in the number of Vents lately. Is it because of a lack of material or just a lack of material that President Obama and the Democrats would approve of?”
As I read Don Crook’s letter to the editor, “Obama’s defective character,” published April 11, I was astounded by the amount of mistakes and outright falsehoods in his letter.
“I’m not shocked that our fast food culture would fall for Paul Ryan’s ‘Coupon-Care’ insurance scam. Everybody gets a coupon for Ryan’s plain-jane hamburger. You want cheese? That’s extra. You want lettuce and tomato? Extra money! Remember the old commercial, ‘Where’s the beef?” That’s extra, too. But you do get a tasty bun, according to Mr. Ryan. ‘Have it his way!’”
This fall America is going to have an election. This is not going to be an election for president, but the Republican party has shown that it doesn’t know how to win an election. John McCain would have had an easy win if he approached it as Sarah Palin wanted: she wanted to attack Barack Obama where he was most vulnerable, his defective character. Sen. McCain only wanted to attack Obamas’ policies, refusing to do as Palin advised. By his actions, he was allowing Obama to win.
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