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'Full-Blooded American' Should Be President

It looks like Barack Hussein "No Middle Name" Obama will be facing some tough challenges in rural America. People in West Virginia, as in many places across our great nation, have questioned Obama's loyalty to this country:

Most people questioned said they mistrusted Mr Obama because of doubts about his patriotism and “values”, stemming from his cosmopolitan background, his exotic name and the controversy surrounding “anti-American” sermons by Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor. Several people said they believed he was a Muslim – an unfounded rumour that has circulated on the internet for months – despite the contradiction with his 20-year membership of Mr Wright’s church in Chicago. Others mentioned his refusal to wear a Stars and Stripes badge and controversial remarks by his wife, Mich­elle, who des­cribed America as “mean” and implied that she had never been proud of the US until her husband ran for president.

Conservative commentators have questioned Mr Obama’s patriotism for months and the issue is expected to be one of the Republicans’ main lines of attack if he wins the nomination. “The American people want a president who loves their country as much as they do,” said Whit Ayres, a Rep­ub­lican strategist. Obama supporters believe patriotism is being used as code to harness racist sentiment.

Josh Fry, a 24-year-old ambulance driver from Williamson, insisted he was not racist but said he would feel more comfortable with Mr McCain, the 71-year-old Vietnam war hero, in the White House. “I want someone who is a full-blooded American as president,” he said.

I don't subscribe to the notion that Obama is a Muslim. It is not impossible, but it is unlikely, in my humble opinion. Still, in this day and age of Islamofascism and daily terrorist attacks being committed by radical Muslims, it would be suicidal to continue our blind, politically correct, assumption of unproven virtue. America is on a downward spiral - not because of the war or claims of racism or economic woes or imperialism or whatever the anti-American cause of the day may be - but because we are too tolerant of a society.

You don't allow uninvited strangers into your home, no matter how nice or useful they seem to be. You protect your home. You keep the bad people out, even if that means keeping some good people out. You don't allow crime to fester outside your door with the mistaken notion that as long as it stays out there, you and your family are safe. No, you tackle the problem of crime within your neighborhoods, your communities, and your cities. That is how we should be protecting our homeland. Whenever and wherever threats arise, they must be contained and tackled.

America needs to be on guard.

Totally unrelated to the Presidential Campaign, when is lying permissible in Islam? Islam Facts has the answer:

Muslims are permitted to lie: (1) to save their lives, (2) to reconcile a husband and wife, (3) to persuade a woman into a bedroom and (4) to facilitate one on his journey. Muslims are even permitted to disavow Islam and Mohammed if it is not a genuine heart-felt rejection. Muslims will tell you that concealment of a truth is not an abandonment of that truth if it benefits Islam.

And from the mouth of Muhammad himself:

"Lying is wrong, except in three things: the lie of a man to his wife to make her content with him; a lie to an enemy, for war is deception; or a lie to settle trouble between people." (Ahmad, 6.459. H)

  Daily Fodder


Comments:

#1 Brian C. Ledbetter 12-May-2008
Your article here has made it to the front page of Memeorandum - congrats, DM! :)
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