Our perilous times call for a leader to identify and defeat a sworn enemy, but instead of a Caesar Augustus, do we have a new Nero?
A few not-so-random thoughts may answer the question:
1. In his presser the other day, President Obama said that when he visits Walter Reed every few months and sees the broken and twisted bodies of young Americans, he cannot bear to send more of them in harm’s way. Touching. Yet, some veterans find such pitying words from their national leader truly pitiful.
One man, brutally maimed, said that soldiers know what they sign up for—it’s not for life bennies and college training—it’s to protect us, all of us, and what our nation stands for. In a somewhat different way, we expect men and women who wear the uniform of a firefighter or police officer—and numberless others—to put their lives on the line as well, yet they don’t sit in the precinct house or the firehouse when danger is at hand. Isn’t it troubling, then, that this president and his progressive friends, Hillary Clinton included, while reticent to respond to a national threat, have no problem letting the Black-Lives-Matter crowd endanger law enforcement officers all across the land?
2. The progressives may be oblivious to the refugee issue, but to the rest of America, the connection between Syrian emigrants and our own immigration and border challenges is positively karmic. The president has steadfastly resisted his constitutionally sworn responsibility to seal our borders—all of them—to prevent illegal immigration, of course, but also, to restrain enemies from infiltrating our cities and towns. His administration has silently encouraged Sanctuary Cities, which not only house illegals taking service and construction jobs while struggling American citizens go jobless, they house miscreants of all kinds, leagues of systemic spongers, and serial criminals, all preying upon their benefactors.
Now comes the notion that for humanitarian reasons, we should absorb into the homeland thousands of Syrian refugees who will in the short term add to the competition for jobs, widen the gap between rich and poor, and in the long term, cluster into Shariah Law enclaves protecting another crop of incubated terrorists. The president and his minions assure us of a robust and thorough vetting process that will take one to two years before they will be admitted, but how thorough were those processes for the few thousand already here?