President Barack Obama told the graduating class at the United State s Naval Academy that if the United States upholds its values, that doing so will shield us from terror.
The question his speech raised with me was simply: To which values was he referring?
To President Obama and his party, killing babies in the womb is a right under the Constitution. How will the slaughter of the innocent shield us from terrorism?
To President Obama and his party, viewing pornography in public libraries is a right under the Constitution. How will this value “shield” us from terrorism?
To President Obama and his party, Christian values and morality are hateful and bigotry, with those practicing the religion characterized as aberrant. What is the value in this case that will “shield” us from terrorism?
To President Obama and his party, the traditional family is something to be despised and attacked at every opportunity. How will breaking down 10,000 years of human behavior “shield” us from terrorism?
To President Obama and his party, exercising free political speech in opposition to his and his party’s policies and initiatives is something that should be silenced. Since when is silencing the opposition anything but political repression?
To President Obama and his party, the 2d Amendment is not what it says, and the American people should be disarmed, so that those in power need not fear the many. This is definitely a “value” that those who hate us fear. Why then, does this value of the right of self defense and insurance against government overstepping scare the liberal mind so?
To President Obama and his party, Speaker Nancy Pelosi lying about what she was briefed on regarding interrogation techniques employed against terrorists is a value to be upheld. How do lies “shield” us from terrorism?
Conversely, the defense of the American people after 9-11 by former administration officials is suspect and subject to investigation for possible criminal indictment. How does this political hypocrisy, amounting to an outright purge of the previous administration’s appointed officials, “shield” us from terrorism?
To President Obama and his party, the rape of the American taxpayer is the spoils of political war. The outright blatant influence by Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein to benefit their husband’s businesses and the blatant influence by Rep. Jack Murtha of Haditha accusation fame to achieve the award of sole-source contracts to his nephew by the Pentagon should bring criminal indictments, not silence. Will this blatant corruptionl “shield” us from terrorism?
To President Obama and his party, the Great American Revolution and the sacrifice of our Forefathers in creating the United States are to be viewed with embarrassment and regret. How will this rejection of our history “shield” us from anything, but divisiveness from within and deepen the contempt of our enemies?
To President Obama and his party, diversity is something to be valued above unity and patriotism. That the American culture is inferior and to be placed second to any other corrupt, backward, repressive culture and religion. How will this weakening of pride and confidence in ourselves as Americans serve to “shield” us from terrorism?
The values that will shield us from terrorism are simple. The 2009 Class of our military academies understand these three words only too well: DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY. That and the American values that are so often ignored these days by those who benefit from overwhelming government overreach into every aspect of our lives: self-reliance and responsibility for one’s actions. These are the only values that will shield us from those who hate us.
After all, it is this President who eschewed the values imparted by our Judeo-Christian heritage by stating that the U.S. is not a Christian nation. Yet, the Ten Commandments are the underlying foundation of western juris prudence. The very rule of law that was the point of the President’s speech.
Talking about values protecting us is specious. Acting against the threat is duty. Fighting the enemy according to the rules of war is honor. Doing so is acting in defense of country.
Pres. Obama’s and his party’s values and those of his troops are ultimately at odds.