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“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came
for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade
Then they came
for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came
for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Martin Niemoller
With all the comparisons of ISIS/ISIL/the Islamic State
to the Nazis it is more than appropriate to quote the German Protestant pastor
Martin Niemoller (1892-1984), who as an openly anti-Hitler individual, “spent
the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.” (www.ushmm.org)
This quote can be seen vividly on a wall in the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum, a museum of which I am proud to be a charter member.
Western Civilization burns and Barack Obama fiddles a la
Nero, unwilling to call the enemy what they are, Muslim extremists and/or
radical Islam, when they themselves are praising Allah’s name while committing
their heinous acts of barbarism and butchery. Fox News analyst Col. Ralph
Peters traversed one step further in calling Obama “the reincarnation of
Pontius Pilate washing his hands, but the blood’s not coming off.”
“He does nothing,” said Peters of Obama. But Obama is not
the only one sitting idly by. Where is the Italian army? After all, the ISIS
terrorists announced they are heading toward Rome. As the ISIS bid for a global
caliphate continues to spread with little resistance it is further incumbent upon
the United States to step up. It’s a small menu – either fight ISIS over there,
or fight them here on American soil.
Where is the global outcry, and more importantly, the
physical response as the slaughter of Christians, Jews, journalists, even other
Muslims is ratcheted up by the barbaric animals killing in the name of their bastardized
version of a so-called religion of peace? More like a religion of pieces as the
beheadings of Coptic Christians, the immolations of Christians and Muslims who
refuse to cow-tow to these degenerate beasts continue on a grand scale. And let’s
not forget the butchering of the Christian children watching a soccer match
simply because they would not disavow themselves of their belief in Christ.
And even after the identification of one of the worst of
these murderous animals, this Jihadi John, a.k.a. Mohammed Emwazi, an upper middle
class, educated Kuwaiti-Brit; do State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie
Harf and Obama still want to offer jobs to these degenerates? What about the 10
year old girl who detonated a suicide bomb in Nigeria? Does she need a job?
Perhaps an afterschool paper route. What about the rapes of nine year old girls
who are sold into sex slavery? How about the selling of organs of their victims
as another way to fund their murderous activities? Is this a religion of peace?
Recruits as young as five years old are videotaped in uniforms with firearms
bigger than they are as they are indoctrinated into a world of hate, slaughter,
and death that they couldn’t possibly understand.
Even NBC, a network that has been carrying Obama’s water
since he announced for the White House in 2007, has taken to calling ISIS “evil.”
(It’s about time.) Yet Obama remains paralyzed.
Threats have been made against some of the shopping malls
in the United States including the Mall of America in the Minneapolis area,
home of the largest Somali-American community. The war is being brought to our
front doorsteps. Additionally, thousands of people from France, Jordan, Morocco,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia are leaving their home countries to join
Earlier this week three residents of Brooklyn were
arrested in New York City for plotting to go to Syria and join ISIS – one of
whom offered to kill Obama if asked to do so. For planning to wage war against
the United States, they should have their passports invalidated and be tried as
enemies of the state.
They are coming for the Christians because Christians are
people of the cross, as the Muslim murderers have declared. They are coming for
the Christians because there are almost no Jews left in the territories upon which
these Muslim extremists are preying – after all they are not doing any real
praying. They are coming for the Christians simply because they are Christians.
In addition to the rampant slaughter of women, children,
and Christians of any sect, these barbarian Muslim extremists are destroying churches,
museums, and the antiquities of a faith and civilization that spans more than
There is only one answer to end the siege of Muslim
extremism and the global caliphate sought by ISIS/ISIL – death. Not
negotiation, not sitting around singing kum-by-ya, but death – evisceration,
eradication – death by any other name will be just as effective – and now. Now –
before ISIS/ISIL is marching down Main Street, USA.
Countries with ISIS or affiliate
activity: Afghanistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Syria (www.foxnews.com)
Jewish population by country:
Afghanistan – one
Algeria – 50-75 (as of 2013)
Indonesia – “Today, only about 20
Jews live in Indonesia.” (2014 – Population 252 million)
Iraq – “Today the Jewish
community in Iraq is non-existent.”
Lebanon – “Today there are few if
any Jews remaining in Lebanon.”
Libya – zero (as of 2013)
Pakistan – “Today there is no
recognizable Jewish community left in the country.”
As the clock heads toward the zero hour to keep the
Department of Homeland Security funded, the Republicans in the House and Senate
have yet to learn how to lead by actually leading.
Senate Republicans have an excuse as they just took over
the mantle of leadership less than 60 days ago. The House GOP does not enjoy
that same luxury as they have been running the show, with little exception, for
the better part of two decades.
The GOP must also remember that while in the minority of
the Senate, rarely, if ever, did then Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) utter
the word compromise. Acting as a pugnacious bulldog missing his bone, Reid was
at best contentious toward his GOP opponents, at times downright rude and
The Republicans in the House added a rider to the DHS
funding bill that would disallow federal funding of Barack Obama’s executive
orders pertaining to illegal aliens. Effectively this would quash the Deferred
Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents which had the
purpose of protecting more than four million illegals from deportation. This
new program was effective as of spring this year.
Another rider has the purpose of ending the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals – an act providing relief for illegals brought to
the United States when they were still children. In the case of both amendments,
illegals would be granted permission to remain in the United States and apply
for social security cards and work permits.
This is egregious on so many levels. Those persons in
this country illegally have already broken the law and should have no rights to
anything except a one way ticket back to their country of origin – after being
photographed and finger printed – with the information stored in a data base.
Should illegals return and get caught again, they should be incarcerated.
Additionally, illegals do not have the authority to work
in the United States – something Obama seeks to change. Those hiring illegals
should be fined the amount of a fulltime minimum wage worker’s salary times
five. That should dissuade employers from hiring illegals and instead hire
Americans – so many of whom are desperately seeking gainful employment.
Not only does the GOP possess a majority in both houses
of Congress, they recently earned some support via the judiciary. U.S. District
Judge Andrew Hanen ordered a temporary halt to Obama’s executive orders
pertaining to illegal immigration as outlined above. Hanen issued his order on
Monday, February 16 which should have given the GOP some flexibility.
House Republicans could have removed the amendments
pertaining to the illegals, sent a single-issue bill to the Senate, and that
body would have passed the funding bill to keep DHS funded through September.
But they did not because it was the smart
move to put the Democrats on the hook for either passing the bill to
continue funding DHS and kill Obama’s immigration catastrophe, or vice versa,
where the Democrats could keep Obama’s pet immigration programs at the cost of
a partial shutdown of DHS.
The problem, however, is that the mainstream media is
typically in cahoots with the liberals and the Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Before long, the GOP was made to look like the demons for not wanting to fund
Homeland Security in favor of ending Obama’s amnesty for more than four million
illegals in this country. And because the GOP is running scared from the front,
the Senate Republicans caved by removing the language pertaining to the
elimination of Obama’s amnesty.
Two bright lights burn for the Republicans. On a single
issue vote, DHS will receive its funding in time to prevent a partial shutdown.
Let the record show that even in the case of a partial shutdown, all essential
personnel remain on the job – this includes the Coast Guard, Customs and Border
Protection, FEMA, the Secret Service, and the Transportation Security
The other bright light comes from Maine Senator Susan Collins,
a moderate Republican, who proposed a bill to defund Obama’s executive orders
pertaining to amnesty for illegals.
While Judge Hanen’s order ceasing Obama’s immigration
amnesty for illegals is temporary and Obama plans to seek a stay allowing his executive
orders to be implemented, it is once again up to the American people to put
pressure on the elected officials to thwart all efforts granting legal status
to people in this country illegally. If this fails, a move to impeach Obama for
unilaterally making law when it is not his job to do so will become necessary.
A judge has said Obama has gone too far. If Obama ignores one branch of the
government, it is up to the other branch of the government to rein him in –
Sanford D. Horn is
a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.
Barack Obama hosted a three day summit on countering violent
extremism which seemed more like a student government meeting at a local high
school. The cost was in the millions of dollars, was three days the attendees
will never get back and an exercise in fecklessness.
Representatives from more than 60 nations participated in
this summit which, from all prior description, was to be a study of both
domestic and global terrorism. Sixty nations, yet James Comey, Director of the
FBI was not invited. However, Comey’s Russian counterpart was in attendance.
How a discussion pertaining to fighting domestic terrorism did not include the
director of the FBI is nonsensical and shortsighted.
Who the summit also included was Salam Al-Malayati from
the Muslim Public Affairs Council. It was Al-Malayati who said “Israel should
be a suspect in the 9-11 attacks.” This is another example of with whom Obama
associates. After all, one is the compendium of those with whom one associates.
This was yet another failed waste of time by Obama that achieved
nothing – after all, he still has yet to address the enemy in the war on terror
by its proper titles – Islamic extremism, Muslim extremism, radical Islam, and
radical Muslims. It’s hard to fight an enemy when one cannot even identify the
enemy. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described the administration’s
lack of a positive accomplishment as a “leadership vacuum.”
It was not a random attack in Paris when Jews in a kosher
delicatessen were murdered. Forgive the stereotype, but who did Obama think
would be shopping in a kosher deli mere hours prior to Shabbat? Philippe
Braham, Yohan Cohen, Yoav Hattab, and Francois-Michel Saada were Jewish, may
their memories always be for a Blessing.
For nearly a week Obama did not recognize that the 21
Egyptians beheaded by ISIS were Coptic Christians, simply calling them Egyptian
citizens. They were slaughtered not because they were Egyptian, but because
they were Christian. May their memories always be for a Blessing. The leader
who spoke in the video called their prey “The people of the cross… the
followers of the hostile Egyptian Church…,” and “we will conquer Rome,” he
continued in perfect English. The Muslim terrorist added that the slayings are “A
message signed in blood to the nation of the cross.”
And while Obama remains intentionally obtuse about who
the enemy is – actually Obama knows who the enemy is, he simply refuses to
acknowledge what they are – this when the enemy calls themselves holy warriors
and declaring itself THE Islamic State.
Obama did acknowledge that “We have to address the
grievances these people express.” What grievances? The Muslim extremists who
are carrying out the slaughter of innocent Christians, Jews, and other Muslims
only seem to be hell bent on the destruction of Western Civilization and the
creation of a global caliphate of loyal drones and minions. Do their grievances
include not having enough money to carry out their barbaric deeds? Do their
grievances include not being able to kill more people at a faster rate?
Or are we to believe words of Marie Harf, deputy
spokesperson at the State Department who unfathomably said “We cannot win this
war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war.” Harf called for,
and Obama agreed, getting to the root causes of the terror; that these animals
simply are from poor families with disjointed upbringings, lacking education that
simply need job opportunities. In reality, most of this terror class is
educated and from middle class families who simply have bombastic and extreme
views of their Muslim religion – a religion for which they commit their heinous
acts of barbarism – according to their own claims.
Western Civilization is at war with Muslim extremists who
are not seeking a sit-down, a conference call, or a negotiation. There is no
kum-by-ya moment to be had here. This is an enemy that simply needs to be
eradicated – eviscerated – destroyed – killed. If the United States does not
take the lead on this all important operation, the dearth of leadership that will
be felt globally will be vacuous.
While Jordan has gotten involved in a small way since the
unfortunate incineration of one of its pilots at the hands of ISIS, that small
country can’t do the heavy lifting. All countries where Islamo-terrorism has
been a factor, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, not to
mention virtually the entirety of the Middle East, should be participating in
this war against a global caliphate.
But it is also time for the so-called moderate Muslims to
step up to the plate. Recalling an emotional scene in the 1989 film Glory, featuring Denzel Washington and
Morgan Freeman, Freeman’s character Rawlins says to Washington's Trip, “Gonna come a time when we all
gonna hafta ante up. Ante up and kick in like men. LIKE MEN!”
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi understands this
and delivered a brilliant speech before Al-Azhar University in Cairo on December
“I am addressing the religious scholars and clerics… We
must take a long, hard look at the situation we are in… I am referring not to ‘religion,’
but to ‘ideology’… It has reached the point that this [ideology] is hostile to
the entire world… You cannot see things clearly when you are locked [in this
ideology]. You must emerge from it and look from outside, in order to get
closer to a truly enlightened ideology. You must oppose it with resolve. Let me
say it again: We need to revolutionize our religion… Honorable Imam, you bear responsibility before Allah. The
world in its entirety awaits your words, because the Islamic nation is being
torn apart, destroyed, and is heading to perdition. We ourselves are bringing
it to perdition.”
Bold, brave, necessary words spoken by President Al Sisi.
Words from which Obama can, should, and must learn and act upon.
Sanford D. Horn is
a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.
First there was the New England Patriots NFL team, which
earned the wrath of both sports fans and non-sports fans alike because of the
message their issue with improperly deflated footballs sent, especially to
impressionable children. Win at all costs and cheating does actually pay off.
Then there is the egregious spate of lying committed by
soon to be former NBC Nightly News anchorman and managing editor Brian
Williams. Having lied about being under enemy fire and shot at while part of a
convoy of helicopters while on assignment in Iraq in 2003, Williams perpetuated
his lies during an interview with David Letterman. Williams regaled his tall
tale on social media as well, until a soldier assigned to Williams’ guard
detail denied events occurred as Williams said. He then stumbled through an
awkward attempt at an apology before announcing he was taking himself off the
air – temporarily – until the matter could be cleared up.
Making matters worse for both Williams and NBC are the
reports that he lied about seeing a dead body float past his French Quarter
hotel while covering Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005.
Confirmation that the French Quarter was not under water and in fact was
predominantly dry once again lends credence to the notion that Williams’ words
are suspect at best, damaging at worst.
By damaging, it is not just a distraction that Williams
lied – not misspoke, not misremembered – after all he is not a member of the
Obama administration, or Congress, or a candidate for president. As a member of
the Fourth Estate Williams has a responsibility to provide credible, truthful
news reports to the people and neither lie nor inject himself into the story.
(As politicians were mentioned, one should wonder if Hillary Clinton’s lies
about coming under sniper fire in 1996 while the then first lady visited Bosnia
will come back to haunt her in a potential 2016 run for the White House.)
When the rank and file of the American populous are
unable to trust the source of the news they receive, the floodgates open for
all sorts of chicanery to occur at so many levels. It also sends a message that
not only is the news source unreliable, in this case, NBC, but they are not the
only guilty party in the history of broadcasting, or in the news business as a
whole. As a result of the severity of this scandal, Williams has been suspended
for six months without pay by NBC, although quite frankly it will be hard for
him to rebuild a shattered reputation in absentia with the ability to return to
the news desk as a credible news reader.
Muckraking scandals at the early part of the last century
where sensationalized news was all the rage in print did much damage to the
industry. And ever since Watergate captivated the nation (1972-74) every cub
journalist wants to be the next Woodward and Bernstein. Too often so-called
journalists inject themselves into stories or shape a story to fit some cause
celeb they have – such as the recent Rolling
Stone University of Virginia rape story. This kind of salacious lying only
hurts the profession as a whole. Couple that with the Jayson Blairs of the world
– he a former New York Times scribe
who not only plagiarized stories, but fabricated his undergraduate degree
credentials by falsifying his resume to say he graduated from the University of
Maryland – a genuine embarrassment to those of us who actually did earn a
degree from Maryland.
Add to the mix another case of cheating – cheating by
adults meant to benefit children, yet ultimately that hurt children. A report
surfaced just days following the resolution of the Williams’ lying scandal, that
the winner of the Little League International United States championship game
employed ineligible players.
The Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago disgraced the
team’s namesake by amending the boundaries demarcating from where the players
must reside. In winning its game against Mountain Ridge Little League, Jackie
Robinson West “earned” the right to play in the international championship game
versus South Korea, which it ultimately lost. However, as part of the penalty
for cheating, Jackie Robinson West’s victories have been vacated, thus giving
the American title to the Mountain Ridge team it defeated from Las Vegas.
This was an unfortunate situation for the boys who played
for the Jackie Robinson West team, as it is unlikely they knowingly
participated in the chicanery that gave the team an ill-gotten advantage, yet
by having their victories stripped from them, they are the ones who suffer.
While it was adults who conspired to stack the deck for
the Jackie Robinson West team, the team must suffer the consequences as not
only a teachable moment for the boys to understand that cheaters don’t win and
winners don’t cheat, but it is the right thing to do – vacating the national
title and giving it to the Las Vegas runner up who played by the rules.
It is sad that the adults in the Chicago boys’ lives believed
they had to falsify boundaries, records, and cheat in order to win. It is sadder
still that this episode may discourage these boys or other inner city youths
from participating in something as wholesome and confidence building as little
league baseball, when according to a number of the parents, these boys could
have been roaming the streets committing acts of thuggery or worse.
“What would you have us do, Little League, for them to be
killed on the streets of Chicago,” asked Venisa Green, mother of son Brandon, a
player on the Jackie Robinson West team.
In light of this cheating scandal, wholesale suspensions
were meted out by Little League International, including the team manager
Darold Butler and a district official involved with the gerrymandering of the
boundaries. Even Jesse Jackson felt compelled to offer his two cents, asking “Is
this about boundaries or race,” with absolutely no proof to make such an
allegation. But that is Jackson simply being Jackson.
While nobody wants to see these boys killed because they
live in less than desirable neighborhoods, that is not an excuse for cheating –
akin to suggesting a means to an ends is acceptable when considering the potential
alternative. It is the adults in these boys’ lives who cheated their sons, and
while the sons are suffering for the sins of the fathers, there should be a
lifelong take away for the boys – that cheating is not the answer, it doesn’t pay,
and they should remember this pain when raising their own sons or daughters who
will hopefully take to the field of play some day.
Sanford D. Horn is
a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.
When should the public good take precedence over personal
freedom? Some would suggest never, that once the public good begins to outrank
personal freedom, it snowballs down the slippery slope to the disintegration of
all personal freedoms melting into complete government control of the lives of
My paranoia may run pretty deep, but there are actually
times where the public good is just that – good for all the public. The ongoing
debate on vaccinations is a prime example. While it is the right of parents to
not vaccinate their children, they do so at great risk to the health of their
children. This is especially true with a greater and greater influx of illegal
aliens into the United States – many, if not most, are not inoculated against
some of the more basic diseases that seem to be spreading more freely in recent
months and years.
Apparently Disneyland is not the happiest place on earth.
Since a measles outbreak, safe to say Disneyland is the scratchiest place on
earth. Many of those affected have not been vaccinated and are in greater
danger of the disease worsening. Further, should a non-vaccinated child enter
school there is an increasing chance of that child getting and spreading a
The irresponsibility of parents opting not to inoculate
their children due either to ignorance or simple willful stupidity should not
come at a cost to the general population of a school community. And that
includes students, teachers, staff, and parents. Ignorance based upon the
incorrect assumption that vaccinations cause autism. That fallacy has been oft
refuted by numerous respected members of the medical community.
A non-vaccinated child in the public schools could prove
to be costly. As litigious a society as this is, should disease claim victims
around the school, the parents could be sued, but more importantly, so could
the school, the city, county, and/or state where the school is located.
But like so many parts of American society we the people
have options. If parents wish to send their children to a public school, get
them vaccinated. Simple enough. If there is a religious restriction, those
children should attend a school geared to that religious belief. If a child is
allergic to certain vaccinations, a doctor’s note should be presented, a waiver
signed barring the school and its jurisdictions from being held legally liable.
After all, if an entire school is barred from bringing
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch because one child has a peanut
allergy, a pound of prevention for barely an ounce of cure, then vaccinations
should be required.
This is the same principle I have adopted pertaining to
drug testing all welfare applicants. If workers are required by potential
employers to take and pass a drug test for gainful employment, then welfare
applicants should have to take and pass the same drug test to sit on their
collective tuchuses and collect our hard earned tax dollars.
For those who complain such a requirement is an invasion
of their privacy, remember, they are not required to accept government money,
Simple common sense solutions to not so complex problems
when the political correctness and stupidity are removed from the equations.
Sanford D. Horn is
a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.
While the world burns, or at least select parts of it,
Barack Obama fiddles a la Nero, in his continued refusal to classify the easily
identifiable enemy in the global war on terror.
Following the absolutely horrific and barbaric murder of
Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseabeh, 26, burned alive in a cage by ISIS/ISIL
sub-humans, Jordan’s King Abdullah struck back immediately. He ordered the
execution of two ISIS/ISIL prisoners – Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman whose
vest failed to detonate in a suicide bombing attempt in 2005, as well as Ziad
al-Karbouli, a one-time aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a high ranking Jordanian
These tet-a-tets are Muslim versus Muslim, but King
Abdullah knew he needed to do what Obama does not have the intestinal fortitude
to do – first, identifying the enemy as radical Muslim terrorist animals hell
bent on creating a global caliphate and slaughtering anyone who attempts to
thwart their efforts. Then Obama needs to work with Congress, his Joint Chiefs,
and the Pentagon to aggressively end ISIS/ISIL, al-Qaeda, and any other
terrorist operation calling for the destruction of Israel, the United States,
and Western Civilization as a whole.
“I couldn’t be more impressed with the way the king of
Jordan has handled this… We crave that in the United States,” said Kimberly
Guilfoyle, co-host of The Five on the
Fox News Channel.
For while Abdullah makes decisions and sends a strong
message, Obama continues to play fast and loose with semantics that more than
just frustrate the American people. Obama sits around handwringing and
attempting to parse words that support his trading terrorists for traitors –
recall the Beau Bergdahl for five terrorists in GITMO maneuver as worse than
when the New York Mets traded future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan to the then
California Angels in 1971 for Jim Fregosi.
But the Bergdahl swap was explained away by White House Deputy
Press Secretary Eric Schultz who looked a deer in the headlights when he said
the Taliban, from whence the aforementioned terrorists came, is an “armed insurgency,”
but ISIL is a terrorist group. “We don’t make concessions to terror groups,” said
Schultz, who sounded more like Sgt. Schultz of the 1960s sitcom Hogan’s Heroes. Yet both Obama and
Secretary of State John Kerry called the Taliban a terrorist group as recently
as two weeks ago. Of course they wouldn’t be caught dead calling them a Muslim
extremist terrorist group. Heaven forbid.
Prior to Jordan’s Abdullah taking action on the overnight
of Tuesday-Wednesday, February 3-4, just hours after visiting Obama at the
White House, Obama said of ISIS/ISIL, “Whatever ideology they are operating off
of is bankrupt,” and they must be “degraded and ultimately defeated.”
“Defeated?” Detritus such as ISIS/ISIL, al-Qaeda, and the
rest of the terror Nazis cannot be marked for defeat. They can only be marked
for slaughter. “Whatever ideology?” The whole world knows these are radical
Muslim extremists. Only Obama and his minions have yet to face reality. These
are savages who are killing women and children in ways so barbarous most news
stations the world over refuse to show footage. And beyond shooting, throwing
off of buildings, beheadings, crucifixions, and burying alive, immolation is a
new low, and is not a part of the tenets of Islam. Of course neither is
subjecting Iraqi children to abduction and selling into sex slavery, but that
hasn’t stopped these filthy animals.
At least Obama didn’t hit the golf course after the fiery
death of al-Kaseabeh. Apparently he only does that when an American is beheaded
– six minutes from talk to tee.
The butchers hiding behind their masks calling themselves
an Islamic state only understand one thing and it is not talk, or negotiation,
or deal making, or holding hands singing kum-by-a; because if they are offered
a hand, they will summarily cut it off. The only thing these blood-thirsty
zealous animals understand is violent death. That is precisely what they should
receive, and as quickly as possible before they cross the porous southern
border of the United States and march up Main Street in all 50 states littering
the countryside with the blood and bodies of innocent American citizens. What
is required is will and leadership; sadly there is currently a dearth of both.
Sanford D. Horn is
a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.
A terribly written
article by Kevin Johnson of USA Today
for The Indianapolis Star about the
Senate confirmation hearing of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch lacked
substance and any relevant information regarding the type of attorney general
Lynch will be.
Lynch will replace the often contentious Eric Holder, known to flout the law on
more than one occasion. In Johnson’s puff piece he quoted Lynch as saying “If
confirmed as attorney general I will be myself,” in response to Texas GOP
Senator John Cornyn’s question, “You’re not Eric Holder, are you?”
In fact that
was the crux of Johnson’s article, “AG nominee Lynch assures Senate she’s not
failed to report is how Lynch said prior to Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee
hearing that she admires Holder, considers him a role model, and would continue
his work as the next attorney general as nominated by Barack Obama.
also failed to report, and should have been the subject of the headline, is
Lynch’s support of illegal aliens being allowed to work legally in the United
States. In an answer to a question asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Lynch said
“Senator, I believe the right and
the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country,
regardless of how they came here. Certainly, if someone is
here—regardless of status—I would prefer that they be participating in the
workplace than not participating in the workplace.”
For the presumptive top law enforcer in the nation, the
support of miscreants further breaking the law should instantly disqualify
Lynch from the position of attorney general. Lynch further stated that she does
not interpret Obama’s executive order regarding the protection of upwards of
five million illegals as amnesty. “I did not read it as providing a legal
amnesty,” said Lynch. Yet none of this important information found its way into
Johnson’s “news” article.
Those people who cross the border illegally have broken the
law. They should not be entitled to work in the United States, free
medical/health care, welfare, food stamps, schooling for their children, a driver’s
license, or any other benefit afforded citizens and legal residents of this
country. Lynch supports illegals having gainful employment – which is also
illegal. What part of illegal does Lynch not understand?
“From a legal standpoint, she’s wrong,” said Sen. Chuck
Already testifying to the support of law breaking by an Obama
administration nominee is a bad harbinger, but anyone reading USA Today would be unaware of that
thanks to Johnson’s irresponsible writing. After all, this is an administration
that has violated the law and the United States Constitution to the point where
the Supreme Court has voted nine to nothing against Obama on issues. This
includes Obama’s two High Court appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
And if the issue of illegals working in the United States is
not enough to render Lynch unacceptable as the next attorney general, she also
opposes voter ID laws, calling them suppressive. Next after securing the
borders, should be the protection of the vote in this country. With all of the
activities in the nation requiring identification, such as buying alcohol, an
airplane ticket, real estate, a home, writing and cashing a check, opening a
bank account, using a credit card, checking in to a hotel, securing a passport,
purchasing a firearm, registering for college, getting married, among others,
none of which are suppressive or racist. If it is not racist or suppressive to
ask for ID at the bank, it certainly isn’t when showing up at the polling place
to cast one’s ballot on Election Day. Voter ID laws protect the sanctity of the
vote as cast by legal citizens of the United States. Illegal aliens who corrupt
elections by diluting the legal votes render the process impotent.
Contact USA Today
and politely demand their reporters present the real story. Call their
headquarters at 703-854-3400.
Also call your United States senators and politely tell them
why they should vote to reject Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General. Call
the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or visit www.senate.gov
to retrieve the phone numbers and e-mail addresses to contact your senators.
Remind the senators that Lynch’s support of illegal aliens
working in the United States is also a national security risk. By keeping
porous the borders of the United States, not only are illegal aliens invading
this country, but terrorists have easy access as well. The floodgates are already
open; Lynch is simply laying down the welcome mat for disaster.
Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.