On Tuesday, on the TODAY show, Charlie Sheen put all the rumors to rest, announcing to the world that, yes, he has HIV.
But honestly, I really don’t care.
As a Christian, I hope Charlie remains in good health and fights this deadly disease with every breath in his body.
But, as an American…I have far more important things to worry about than a 50 year old man who lacks the ability to keep it in his pants. For example, last week, Paris was rocked with one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in their country’s history. 129 innocent men and women lost their lives. I don’t know about y’all, but that scared the heck out of me. But, wanna know what scares me even more?
It could happen here.
And instead of being proactive, and demanding our President lay out a plan to degrade and defeat ISIS, we’re sitting here obsessing over the sexual activities of an increasingly irrelevant actor. So that begs the question- what are our priorities?
Right under our noses, President Obama is seeking to accelerate the importation of Syrian refugees into our country. And as I’d like to remind you – this is right after Paris. Have we seriously learned nothing? Have we not learned our lesson? While President Obama seems to think opposition to letting these refugees into our country is uncompassionate or selfish, I’d like to call it self awareness. Or maybe even, I don’t know, common sense. How easy would it be for a terrorist to slip right through disguised as a refugee? Sorry if I don’t trust this administration to know the difference between a refugee and a terrorist….they don’t have the shiniest track record. And quite frankly, until we get our own house in order, we are in no position to be extra caring. No refugees should be allowed in this country until every homeless vet has a home. Until every hungry child has food on the table.
On Friday, our President lied to us, saying that ISIS was “contained.” But now, they’re seemingly stronger than ever, just Wednesday making threats to attack New York’s Time Square. Our President’s lack of leadership on the world stage has led to this turmoil around the world, and it is his moral duty to pick up the slack; but he will only do so with the urging of an informed populace. We cannot allow the misguided behavior of Charlie Sheen to distract us from the real issues facing our country.
So, sorry Charlie; no one cares.
We’ve got a country to keep safe.