Unbelievable: Obama Just Did Something That Could Endanger Over 250 Million Americans

Obama Authorizes Airstrikes

Barack Obama doesn’t want to deploy the military to fight the Islamic State – something they’re actually trained to do.

Instead, he’s ordered 3,000 troops to enter western Africa to fight the deadly Ebola virus, which has an 80% mortality rate.

It’s certainly another blemish on Obama’s report card. And it acts as further proof that Obama always ignores the secondary consequences of his actions.

This time around, though, Obama may have volunteered America for a biological genocide…

Blindly Heading Down a Slippery Slope

Consider this: Right now, the Ebola virus is passed by bodily fluids.

But, according to CNN, many of our nation’s top infectious disease experts are worried that this deadly virus could mutate. Once it mutates, it could be transmitted by a cough or a simple sneeze.

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN, “It’s the single greatest concern I’ve ever had in my 40-year public health career… I can’t imagine anything in my career – and this includes HIV – that would be more devastating to the world than a respiratory transmissible Ebola virus.”

As you can see, this already-dangerous situation could quickly escalate into a full-blown massacre in our country. And yet, thousands of soldiers are following Obama down a slippery slope into western Africa.

Undoubtedly, the Ebola virus is deadly and needs to be confronted. Nearly 2,500 Africans from five different countries have died during this latest Ebola outbreak. But I have to wonder why we’re sending billions of dollars to the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO), especially if they aren’t up for the task.

Presumably, the WHO is made up of doctors and healthcare professionals who might have a better grasp of the assignment than 18- to 20-year-old Army recruits who’ve been training for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama’s move sets us up for potentially dangerous, secondary consequences, and I don’t think the United States is prepared for what those may be. What happens if the infection is somehow spread to the United States? A single exposed soldier could bring the disease here.

Everyone Loses

In his classic book, Economics in One Lesson, Journalist Henry Hazlitt points out the single largest fallacy of government action…

Hazlitt writes: “This is the persistent tendency of men, to see only the immediate effects of a given policy, or its effects only on a special group, and to neglect to inquire what the long-run effects of that policy will be not only on that special group, but on all groups. It’s the fallacy of overlooking secondary consequences.”

That’s exactly what Obama is doing right now, and he’s created a lose-lose situation for everyone. The military is kept from doing its job (which is to annihilate the Islamic State’s leaders and soldiers), and soldiers are being sent on a mission for which they’re woefully unprepared.

Meanwhile, as Obama turns a blind eye to the Islamic State, the group keeps killing more innocents. Only in Obama’s White House would such foolishness be contemplated, much less ordered.

 

This commentary originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 

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An Unbearable And Choking Hell: The Loss Of Our Freedoms In The Wake Of 9/11

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“I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN

What a strange and harrowing road we’ve walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption, and abuse. Since then, we have been terrorized, traumatized, and tricked into a semi-permanent state of compliance. The bogeyman’s names and faces change over time—Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and now ISIS—but the end result remains the same: our unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security.

Ironically, just a short week after the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we find ourselves commemorating the 227th anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution. Yet while there is much to mourn about the loss of our freedoms in the years since 9/11, there has been little to celebrate.

The Constitution has been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded to such an extent that what we are left with today is but a shadow of the robust document adopted more than two centuries ago. Most of the damage has been inflicted upon the Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to the Constitution—which historically served as the bulwark from government abuse.

Set against a backdrop of government surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, overcriminalization, armed surveillance drones, whole body scanners, stop and frisk searches, roving VIPR raids, and the like—all sanctioned by Congress, the White House, and the courts—a recitation of the Bill of Rights would understandably sound more like a eulogy to freedoms lost than an affirmation of rights we truly possess.

As I make clear in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, the Constitution has been on life support for some time now. We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document. However, the reality we must come to terms with is that in the America we live in today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned.

Consider the state of our freedoms, and judge for yourself whether this Constitution Day should be a day of mourning, celebration or a robust call to action:

The First Amendment is supposed to protect the freedom to speak your mind and protest in peace without being bridled by the government. It also protects the freedom of the media, as well as the right to worship and pray without interference. In other words, Americans should not be silenced by the government. Yet despite the clear protections found in the First Amendment, the freedoms described therein are under constant assault.

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Ministry Saves Lives By Following Call Of Christ

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America is more pro-life now than at any time in the last half century. Close to sixty percent of us believe human life begins at conception, and close to eighty percent believe it’s just plain wrong for taxpayers to fund the termination of unborn children. This attitude squares nicely with the Christian scriptures, although it is squarely out of step with most governmental leaders. (More on that later.) This pro-life majority came about as the fruit of thousands fighting the culture wars God’s way instead of their way.

In Luke 10, Jesus sends seventy apostles out to share His revelation throughout Israel and Judea. His instructions were explicit: bless everyone they could, hang out with them and enjoy their company, meet their needs as the Holy Spirit provided, and share their stories of encounter with the Living God. The world thinks this is a silly way to fight a war, but that depends on the war and the objective of winning. I praise God for our military people who stand ready to protect me and my family from violent invasion, but I don’t want to be protected against the lost. I want to be able to reach out to them as I was reached out to forty-five years ago. Most people who want abortions are lost beneath the pressure of their circumstances. Forty Days for Life has one of the best track records for relieving people in crisis of that pressure. They are one of the principal reasons for the current pro-life majority in America.

Founded by David Bereit and Shawn Carney in 2004, they gathered volunteers to stand in front of abortion clinics and do what Jesus told His seventy friends to do — in that order, nothing more and nothing less. Mareza is one of the people who got blessed in that first campaign which saw a near thirty percent reduction in abortions in Bryan College Station, Texas. She encountered a lone volunteer standing on a wintery morning in front of the clinic she and her friend entered to abort her baby. The man said, “God bless you. God bless both of you. Actually, God bless all three of you.” Through her tears – even now – Mareza says she marched into the clinic, turned around, and marched back out – still carrying the child inside her womb. Fueled by word of mouth, the movement went national in 2007 and was soon an international phenomenon. Today, six hundred twenty-five thousand volunteers conduct semi-annual campaigns in five hundred forty cities in twenty-four nations.

Forty Days has never wavered from their basic strategy of blessing. They count nine thousand unborn lives saved, not to mention the physical and spiritual trauma to moms they avert. (Abortion is not the safe procedure it is advertised to be.) More than one hundred workers have left their clinic jobs and nearly sixty centers have closed in the wake of the peaceful and loving witness of these humble people. Appointments for abortions tend to decline by seventy-five percent on days the volunteers are on duty. Their ministry addresses the number one cause of death in the world today – abortion – and gives people involved an opportunity to choose life.

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What The Feds Just Did To Sheriff Joe Could Be Punishment For Speaking Out Against Obama

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Law enforcement agencies across the nation have come under fire recently for amassing military-grade weaponry and equipment citizens feel is too excessive. Critics on both sides of the aisle have lamented the increased acquisition of armored vehicles and other imposing resources under a program allowing local agencies to receive decommissioned and surplus military property.

Furthermore, Fox News reported earlier this month that countless weapons are now missing in departments nationwide. While the federal government has suspended the program in certain communities due to the demonstrable lack of accountability, one sheriff who has been particularly critical of the Obama administration asserted that his agency is facing a more permanent punishment.

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, often referred to as America’s toughest sheriff, said the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is, to his knowledge, the only agency whose participation in the program has been terminated.

Over the past two decades, Arpaio explained, the MCSO has lost track of nine weapons. As a result, his department is now being forced to return every item received through the federal program over that period. Among the equipment his agents must now give back are about 200 weapons, a pair of armored vehicles, and a large collection of night vision goggles. All of the equipment must be returned within four months.

The high-profile sheriff indicated that he is not deterred by the decision.

“It really doesn’t mean anything,” he said. “Look at the handguns. They probably don’t work anyway. We have plenty of our own.”

As for the night vision goggles, he said his agency is in the process of obtaining more effective versions.

“We were buying those anyway,” he explained. “We have the money.”

While he said there have been multiple efforts to recover the misplaced guns, many were lost before sophisticated tracking technology existed.

News this week from Los Angeles indicated that the city’s school system acquired a large cache of military weapons under the program. While the district will retain 61 rifles and a heavily armed vehicle, it is prepared to return the three grenade launchers obtained through the Pentagon program.

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Here’s Why Benghazi Hearings Could Have A Major Effect On The 2016 Presidential Election

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Following the long-awaited first public hearing on Benghazi by a select House committee established earlier this year, it became clear that the congressional inquiry into a 2012 terrorist attack that left four Americans dead is far from over. The Associated Press reported that hearings could easily last well into the next presidential election cycle.

Hillary Clinton, who served as secretary of state during the Benghazi attack and has faced significant criticism for her subsequent perceived obstructionism, is widely regarded as the early favorite among Democrats hoping to succeed Barack Obama. With a clear connection to the ongoing investigation, however, some see a continued focus on Benghazi as potentially detrimental to her fledgling candidacy.

As Western Journalism reported, an early campaign ad against Clinton asks viewers to demand the select committee compel her to testify. The panel’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, has yet to announce whether she will be called to answer questions.

He has made it clear, though, that he plans to leave no stone unturned in ascertaining the truth about that deadly day in Libya.

“Given the gravity of the issues at hand,” he said, “I am willing to risk answering the same question twice rather than risk not answering it once.”

There are currently no firm limitations on the scope or length of the panel’s investigation. Far from supporting a lengthy probe, a number of Democrats feel the formation of another body tasked with investigating the Benghazi incident is unnecessary.

Gowdy, a former prosecutor, responded to individuals who share such views.

“To those who believe it is time to move on,” he said, “to those who believe that there is nothing left to discover, that all the questions have been asked and answered and that we’ve learned all the lessons that there are to be learned: we have heard all of that before – and it was wrong then.”

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