WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE your response to our
editorial last week, and we reconfirm our promise to continue
to remind the Christian church in America of our responsibility
to obey Jesus' charge to us to become salt and light for the
world in which we live. Our unique message blends politics
and religion -- or as we quoted Randy Thompson last week,
to "attach might to right." As Christians, what we believe is
right; now we must bring the might of our American privilege
of the vote to accomplish what is is right for our nation.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
TWO ATTACKS ON AMERICA ON AMERICAN
SOIL REMAIN VERY MUCH AS TOPICS
FOR OUR CONCERN THIS WEEK
In fairly recent memory there have been four attacks on
our nation by our enemies on American soil. Pearl Harbor
in 1941 was probably the most successful surprise attack
in the history of warfare, but it was avenged and settled in
our defeat of Japan in 1945. But it was on the Hawaiian
Islands and not on mainland USA. In more recent years there
were three attacks by Muslim terrorists -- the bombing of the
World Trade Center in 1993 ... the widespread attacks of
9/11 and now the wanton killing of soldiers and civilians at
the US Army base, Fort Hood in Texas.
We are very much aware of those attacks, even though the
present administration has banned the use of the word or
concept of "terrorist" attacks under the theory of "Political
Correctness," calling them instead man caused disasters."
And as investigations begin into the Fort Hood attack by a
Muslim follower of Islam, who calls himself a "Soldier of
Allah," and who shouted the Islamic battle-cry, "Allahu
akbar" (Allah or God is great, Allah being the name for their
God in that pagan religion), a vagueness on the part of the
Obama administration is very evident.
In his first comments on the Fort Hood attack, Mr. Obama
described the violence as "incomprehensible," referred to it
as "twisted logic," called it "too hard to comprehend," and
labeled it a "tragedy," never admitting it was an enemy attack.
The Obama administration seems to be suffering a serious
failure of comprehension. We might ask, "What is so hard
to comprehend?" A Muslim jihadist shouted "Allahu akbar"
and began shooting, murdering 13 and wounding 29.
Syndicated columnist Ralph Peters well summarized the
situation in these words: "On Thursday afternoon, a
radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting, 'Allahu
akbar!' committed the worst act of terror on American soil
since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or
associate it with Islam. What cowards we are. Political
correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Fort Hood
as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat
it like a case of nondenominational shoplifting. This was a
terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a
murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our
efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it's an act of terror."
But perhaps the most reprehensible comment came from
Lt. Gen George W. Casey, Jr., the Chief of Staff of the US
Army, who saw the attack as endangering the liberal concept
of "political correctness." His actual words were: "What
happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it
would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes
a casualty here." Others have labeled this as a despicable
thing for any army officer to say, and is an insult to the
memory of the more than forty dead and wounded in this
planned and premeditated attack on the United States of
America by a Muslim terrorist obeying the same religious
convictions which underlaid the prior attack of 9/11.
For American Christians the warning is clear. Even
though Mr. Obama has declared that America is no longer a
Christian nation, and lauds the great accomplishments by
the Muslims who represent less than 1% of the population
of the US, it is a fact that Muslims are becoming a force in
previously Christian Europe -- even Great Britain -- and
Christians are foremost among their enemies as unbelievers,
or "infidels" as the Quran labels us. And the Quran is clear
in its teaching that infidels are to be treated most harshly,
even killed ... for example, consider these few citations from
the Quran about the treatment of infidels: 2:191 - "And slay
them wherever ye catch them " ... 5:33 - "The punishment
of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger
... is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands
and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land..." 8:12
- "I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers:
smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips
off them"...9:23 - "O ye who believe! take not for protectors
your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above
Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong" ... 9:29 -"Fight
those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold
that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and
His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth" ...
9:39 - "Unless ye go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish you
with a grievous penalty..." 8:17 - "It is not ye who slew
them; it was Allah."
This is the "religion of peace;" this is the religion we are
being asked to accommodate ourselves to their practices and
life styles. In addition to the military wars in which we are
engaged as a nation, we are also in a spiritual war, and one
aspect of the enemy is clearly evident in the quotations cited
above. As pointed out in last week's ANC, we Evangelical
Christians have the potential of 75 million votes, and if we
are to fulfill our God-directed purpose here in America, we
must utilize the civil power we have. Keep in mind Election
Day, November 2, 2010.
And looking back to the attack of 9/11, it was announced
this past week that the Obama administration has decided to
try the mastermind of the attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,
in civil court in New York City. By this unilateral decision,
Obama has reduced the 9/11 Act of War upon America to a
law enforcement issue. This is contrary to his own statement
on the floor of the US Senate on September 27, 2006 during
the debate on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, where
he said that Khalid would face a "full military trial with all
the bells and whistles" and declared that "justice will be
carried out in his case." Once again he has gone back on
his own word, and by so-doing will give a Muslim terrorist
mastermind the same full legal and civil rights that American
citizens enjoy! And that means high priced lawyers, which
we will pay for with our tax dollars, probably involving the
best legal minds the ACLU can come up with. And in this
transforming the 9/11 attack into a civil crime, the Obama
administration is ignoring the fact that the Pentagon, our
primary military headquarters, was attacked, with massive
property damage and nearly 200 fatalities, of which 55 were
military officers. Doesn't that sound like a military attack?
How can this be considered a "civil crime" as our Attorney
General Eric Holder labels it?
Our president has had a busy week by any standard.
This present trip to Asia gives Mr. Obama another
presidential record -- the most foreign countries visited by a
president in his first year. This trip will make it 20 countries
he has visited already this year. The former record holder,
George H. W. Bush, had 14 countries during his first year in
office. George W. Bush went to 11 countries in his first year,
but Bill Clinton visited only 3 countries in that same period.
During this first visit to Asia, apparently in an attempt to
reassure allies and rivals, President Obama billed himself as
"America's first Pacific president," promising the nations
of Asia a new era of engagement with the world, based on
mutual interests and mutual respect. And we thought he
was "America's first Middle East president," after all his
speeches degrading America and bragging on Muslim
achievements in their world.
And Mr. Obama did another one of his bowing things to
show respect for Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress
Michiko, going to an extreme even by Japanese standards.
His deep bow and several smaller ones, totally out of
protocol, brought back the memory of his humble bow to
Saudi King Abdullah, which the Washington Times called
a "shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate." Thus
he strengthens his hold on the title "First US President Ever
to Bow to a Foreign Ruler." He has already sewed up sole
possession of "Groveler in Chief." He has so much to learn.
Some interesting comments we noted this week:
From Thomas Segel: "It started out as a mild virus
initiated by the left-of-center intellectuals of academia.
But, like computer viruses or influenza, it spread rapidly
through schools, hospitals, civil service, the media,
companies, governance, and the armed forces. Political
correctness has poisoned all of America."
From Behshad Hastibakhsh: "To millions of people around
the world, Barak Obama is the messiah, a visionary with
the message of ‘hope' and ‘change', whose mere image
portrays a new America in the quest for peace. Barack
Obama may possess John F. Kennedy's youthful ambition
and Ronald Reagan's communication skills, but his foreign
policy doctrine bears a striking resemblance to Neville
Chamberlain's appeasement policy towards Nazi Germany."
From Robert Ringer: "There's no question that BHO and
The Boys have bigger responsibilities - like, for example,
fundamentally changing a democratic republic into a
socialist police state."
We heard you; you like the "one liners." Here they are:
"To think that Barack Obama, the leader of the Democratic
Party, the most corrupt political organization in Western
history, would lecture the President of Afghanistan on the
merits of clean government and honest elections is just ...
incomprehensible." (Paul R. Hollrah)
"I'm afraid Congress has not only misread the Constitution,
but they've also misjudged the American people. Or maybe
they just don't know what country they live in." (Jon N. Hall)
"Who says nothing is impossible? Some people do it every
day!" (Alfred E. Neuman of MAD Magazine)
"A government that decides who lives and who dies is no
longer a government of the people and by the people. And
it’s certainly not a government for the people."
"As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to 'finish the fight
against al Qaeda and the Taliban.' But our troops can't
finish what the president won't start."
(Editorial, New York Post)
We never fail to cite quotes from our Founding Fathers
because they remind us what they intended this nation to be.
Consider these from our nation's second president.
"We ought to consider what is the end of government before
we determine which is the best form. Upon this point all
speculative politicians will agree that the happiness of
society is the end of government, as all divines and moral
philosophers will agree that the happiness of the individual
is the end of man....All sober inquirers after truth, ancient
and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that the
happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue."
-- John Adams, 1776
"We have no government armed with power capable of
contending with human passions unbridled by morality
and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry,
would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a
whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made
only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly
inadequate to the government of any other."
-- John Adams, 1798