A test of wills — that’s going to be the manner in which this nation’s current, volatile political climate will ultimately be determined. Those with the staying power to see this struggle through to the end will decide the course of our future.
If I were a betting man, of course, I’d go straight to Vegas and take the will of the American People plus the points, because in fighting with Liberals you’re ultimately up against the biggest bunch of cowards this side of kids who ring doorbells and run away. They’re not exactly cut from the cloth of courage, if you catch my meaning.
In this case, we’re talking about people who advocate the rule of law when it serves their purposes.
Allow me to begin by taking a general account of the various ways in which this president and his comrades in the White House have thumbed their nose (or employed other various digits on their hands) at the will of their alleged “own people.” Off the top of my head, and not necessarily in any order of importance, I have come up with the following:
- The seizure of 1/6 of the American economic activity in the health-care industry
- Continuous moratoriums on drilling, despite the federal courts’ twice striking down said moratoriums as unconstitutional
- Demonstrating what would appear to be a complete disdain for the rule of law in suing one of his own states in the immigration battle, a state that is merely trying to protect its own people
- Continuous attempts to try to find ways to take control of the energy industry
Shall I go on?
Better yet — if anyone is inclined to leave a comment at the end of this piece, feel free to touch upon anything that I’ve missed.
Now, of course, we have this president rather forcefully injecting himself into the heated debate about the appropriateness of building a mosque in the shadow of Ground Zero. I certainly don’t want to speak for anyone but myself, but it strikes me that a person who happens to be thinking completely clearly on this issue–merely on its face–would take a common sense approach. I have no problems whatsoever with Muslims building a mosque in America, but I do have a problem with the proposed location of this one, and I’m certainly not alone.
Heck, if we’re going to do this, why don’t we build the following cultural centers in these locations:
- an Aryan cultural and community center at Auschwitz
- a Japanese cultural and appreciation center at Pearl Harbor
- a gathering place for the Hutu militia in Rwanda
- a gathering place for the Klu Klux Klan on the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Something tells me, however, that none of those would receive a very warm welcome, either.
Our president apparently feels, though, that not only should the time-tested notion of religious tolerance be implemented in this case but also that he needs to inject himself into what should obviously be a matter that is settled at the local level. While I understand that this is an issue that has very, very, strong national and emotional overtones, it still does not warrant a sitting president bringing his influence to bear on the debate.
Unless, of course, he’s got some other type of dog in this race.
But I digress.
So, let’s see — as far as the rule of law is concerned, it would appear that he has little use for it, unless it serves his purpose. When the law and the Constitution work to his advantage, we’re all treated to the all-too-famous line that demonstrates to the rest of America and to the world what a “man” he really is: “Let Me Be Clear.”
In other words, My Will Be Done.
I also find it rather interesting that our president chose to deliver this pronouncement at the conclusion of a ceremonial dinner given for a group of Muslims at the White House. I’m understandably curious, because in 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a “National Day of Prayer”, and then in1988, President Reagan designated the first Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer. In June 2007, though, (then) presidential candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA was “no longer a Christian nation.” This year, President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of “not wanting to offend anyone.”
Um, Mr. President? I’m really, really, really, REALLY offended. Something tells me, however, that you don’t really care.
This is even more significant, I think, since on last September 25, from 4:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, right beside the White House. There were more than 50,000 Muslims in attendance that day in our nation’s capital.
Yet, no National Day of Prayer, but our president sees fit to inject himself into an issue in which he has no legal or political business: the construction of a mosque at the very place where admittedly radical members of the Muslim faith viciously murdered more than 3,000 innocent Americans.
I mean, I know that I’m a conservative, so I’m really dumb; however, there are pieces here that certainly seem to fit.
You know what? I’ll just look the other way. I’ll take the blue pill. Ignorance is bliss.
No, wait. Since I’m obviously a card-carrying member of Masochists International anyway, I think I’ll dig even a bit more deeply. The Imam who’s heading up this entire project, an allegedly “moderate” Muslim, is on record as saying that America through its policies was itself an accomplice to the 9/11 attacks, and he has also refused to renounce Hamas as a terrorist organization. And Hamas, by the way, has joined President Obama in approval of the construction of the mosque in lower Manhattan.
To me, the real elephants that will be in the room, if and when this project begins to pick up real steam beyond the discussions, will be–believe it or not–those really great unions. WHERE, on Allah’s great green warming Earth will any of these people find a New York-based, unionized construction force to work on this project? For that matter, where in AMERICA will they be able to find one? Even better: think they’re going to be able to find any NYPD to work that detail? Talk about a powder keg.
I’m sure, though, that there is a distinct possibility that some of that has already been worked out in advance. I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if some of the groups that have attached themselves to this administration find some spare man-hours to do some construction and work some security detail.
And they’ll look so magnanimous and tolerant for doing so, I might add. Real community people.
The sentiments and backlash that are being expressed from around the country were adequately put into words in several news reports from this past weekend:
“Barack Obama has abandoned America at the place where America’s heart was broken nine years ago, and where her true values were on display for all to see,” said Debra Burlingame, a spokeswoman for some Sept. 11 victims’ families and the sister of one of the pilots killed in the attacks.
Building the mosque at ground zero, she said, “is a deliberately provocative act that will precipitate more bloodshed in the name of Allah.”
“President Obama is wrong,” Mr. King said. “It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero. While the Muslim community has the right to build the mosque they are abusing that right by needlessly offending so many people who have suffered so much. The right and moral thing for President Obama to have done was to urge Muslim leaders to respect the families of those who died and move their mosque away from Ground Zero. Unfortunately the president caved into political correctness.”
We’re told that we must be wary of their sensibilities, but apparently, they’re not truly being asked to consider the sensibilities of the surviving family members. Yessir, that’s what I call “building bridges” … or is it “burning bridges?”
Personally, I have my own name for the mosque:
The Death Star. Yes, Lord Vader … thy will be done.