Deaf, Dumb and Blind

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Those of us who watched Mr. Obama’s televised address on Sunday evening were treated to the same kind of tedious twaddle mixed with distortion and sprinkled with hypocrisy that we have come to expect from this administration.

His speech follows the deadliest mass-shooting of this century in which a Moslem couple carried out a massacre that claimed 14 dead and 21 wounded. The San Bernardino shooting, which Obama had attempted to use as a stump from which to preach the need for more gun laws, the FBI has labeled a terrorist act.

In Sunday’s speech, Obama called upon Americans to come together around our “shared values,” ironically stating that, as Americans, we “honor all religions.” He urged cooperation of all Americans to make the country safer and to fight ISIS. It makes one wonder if he actually read this speech before he stood in front of the camera to read it on-air. Perhaps he has forgotten the numerous attacks he has launched against America’s values in general, and America’s Christians, specifically.

Obama said that Moslems in America are athletes, members of the U.S. military and peaceful citizens. He called upon Congress to do more to provide background checks for those who enter the U.S. and, yes, to pass more gun control measures. One might wonder where Mr. Obama has been for the past seven years.

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On Friday November 27th, the FBI processed nearly 200,000 background checks for people purchasing firearms, illustrating that people no longer believe that law enforcement agencies can protect them. The fact that gun control laws are already excessive and redundant and provide no reduction in the numbers or scope of criminal or terrorist acts is clearly lost on the Obama administration. No more gun laws are needed, are sensible or are of any value, and fortunately, Congress seems to be listening even if Obama is not.

Obama’s call for more background checks for people entering the U.S. is ironic considering that the administration has been deaf to calls from Congress and the public to halt the influx of Syrian refugees. His refusal to do anything to slow the tide of illegal entrants from Mexico illustrates a stunning ignorance of national security risks. The administration has systematically blocked entry to Syrian Christians who are not terrorists, favoring the importation of Moslems who might be.

The speech follows a pattern that has been used many times in the wake of tragic events like Sandy Hook, Fergusen, Baltimore and New York City and it has three primary partsobscure the crime, condemn political opposition and punish the lawful. Over the past seven years Obama has so abused his office and divided the American people by race, religion, class and culture that there remains little chance of cooperation toward any objective. He has shirked his responsibility to secure the people, broken federal law, violated his oath to defend the Constitution and repeatedly chosen division over unity and perversion over morality.

Congress should act immediately to secure the Mexican border and halt the importation of Syrian refugees pending a review of methods that will weed-out suspected terrorists and ISIS sympathizers. Any effort toward further gun control legislation should be scrapped as a waste of time that will produce no additional protection whatsoever.

Americans in every state need to learn about Islam and what the Qu’ran really says.

Those who continue to insist that Christians and Moslems worship the same God must be educated out of this dangerous and deceitful lie. The God of the Bible condemns murder while Allah encourages and even demands it. Everyone who refuses to see this fact is a potential victim of Islamic terrorism and a threat to us all.

Americans will do what we have always done in times like these. Refrain from over-reaction, take their personal security into their own hands and attempt to persuade our leaders in Washington to do what is right, sensible and effective. They will not amass into mobs to torch mosques or neighborhoods of peaceful worshippers nor will they declare war on all Arabs. But neither will they forget that the risk of terrorism in today’s America is all around them.

No longer is Islamic terror restricted to the Middle East or caused solely by a small minority of Wahhabi Moslems. The killers in San Bernardino were radicalized after they came to this country and many thousands more could yet be. America has faced up to every past threat in order to defeat it and we will likewise eradicate this one.

Give a Democrat enough rope and he will invariably wind a noose for his enemies and stick his own head in it. That is the effect of Obama’s televised address. An amusing distraction and nothing more. Obama’s legacy has already been written and it cannot be altered by an eleventh-hour attempt to portray himself as someone honorable or credible who seeks the best interests of the country after seven years that prove otherwise.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Timothy Buchanan is a US Navy veteran and the author of two published books, “The Threat from within: Denial of Truth” and “The Boobonic Plague.” He’s a former defense contractor, broadcast engineer, and he currently lives with his wife near the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.

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