Listening to President Obama’s speech following the Boston terror attack was so reminiscent of his speech following the Benghazi attack that I almost thought he just re-loaded the same speech into his teleprompter. His promises of “finding out who did this” ring hollow based on past results (or lack thereof). We’ve heard it before but the results and answers remain elusive.
As attacks on Americans and American interests increase in number we must realize we are living in fearful times because our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are emboldened to commit horrific crimes. Many conservatives are rightfully concerned that liberal progressives are working behind the scenes hoping a “white, right wing American” is responsible for the horror in Boston. In fact, Salon columnist David Sirota wrote an article stating just that: “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.”
How can any American wish that one of his fellow Americans could be responsible for such an act of terror? Answer: one who wants to further the progressive agenda, at whatever cost.
These policies are failing across America. This past weekend 22 people were shot and four died in Chicago, a city with some of America’s strictest gun laws. And all along the still-unsecured U.S. Mexico borders, ranchers are afraid to walk on their own land in fear of illegal immigrants and drug cartel.
According to Frank Gaffney, founder of The Center for Security Policy, by some estimates, there were 75,000 “other-than-Mexican” illegals among those who sneaked into the United States in just one year as far back as 2004. A growing number of illegals are known to be from the Middle East and may be Islamists coming to America to perpetuate acts of terror. Just a few short years ago dictators like Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Un feared retaliation from America? But today, they taunt America without fear. No one seems to fear the consequences of evil action. Attacks such as the Boston terror attack sadly will continue until we have true leadership in the White House, the Capitol, and in our cities across America.
Meanwhile, President Obama is slashing our defense budget and gives sympathy and aid to Islamic regimes. Obama’s overall complacency regarding national security both at home and abroad is costing American lives on the battlefield, as well as on the streets of America.
Americans still want answers about Benghazi and justice for the murdered at Ft. Hood by the Islamist Nidal Hasan. We want evil doers such as the infamous ‘underwear bomber‘, the Nigerian who attempted to blow up an American airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, to fear committing such acts of terror. We did not hear from our complacent, absentee, vacationing President about this event until three days later. He said his silence was to not “give credence to Al Qaeda” or “create fear” in Americans traveling. If this were true, why on earth would he want to close GITMO and bring terrorists to American soil for trial in non-military courts?
Bottom line: America is no longer feared or respected. Fear can be a good thing, as criminals and terrorists should fear the consequences of harming Americans. We have repeated it over and over that “elections have consequences”. We are not saying Barack Obama could have prevented the Boston Terror attack or the Underwear Bomber (or Benghazi, the Times Square bomber, etc.), but we are living with the devastating results of the Obama administration’s failed policies.
If we appear weak in the eyes of our enemies, we are inviting them to wreak havoc in our world. Weakness produces daring dictators who develop nuclear weapons and threaten the peace and safety of nations.
It is time for American’s to demand leadership that will once again gain the respect of the world, and yes, if necessary a leadership that our enemies will fear if they contemplate acts of terror on our citizens. The Boston terror attack is too high and devastating a price to pay for complacency and weakness.
We don’t yet know who is responsible for the Boston terror attack, but we do know that countless events –without consequence–continue to occur during the Obama presidency.
Barack Obama is either complicit, complacent or absentee. Sadly the one thing we do know, Barack Obama will never be absent at tee time or party time.
It’s time to return America’s dignity, and begin receiving the “Peace through Strength” respect we have earned!