Late last night I posted about the FBI raids on some Militia camps in the Midwest, and in that post I explained I find it curious that while President Barack Hussein Obama was overseas on a "surprise visit" to our Armed Forces, the FBI conducted these raids.
I would like to be clear that when I posted my opinion with the information, I was not directly alleging that these Militia groups were innocent of unscrupulous behavior. Of course, they must be considered innocent until proven guilty, but I most definitely believe it is possible for these groups to be guilty of the charges brought against them, which include plotting to attack and kill law-enforcement officers as part of a plan to 'levy war' on the United States.
My concern as I posted this information last night was messaging. While timing is certainly critical in all law enforcement maneuvers, there is something (to borrow a phrase) fishy about the timing of these FBI raids.
We all remember the left's reaction to President Bush, standing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln with a huge banner above him stating "Mission Accomplished," when there was so much work yet to be done to secure Iraq and begin helping the Iraqi people understand freedom and Democracy. While at the time the left's harsh commentary seemed out of line, in retrospect I think we can all acknowledge that the Bush administration was guilty of poor messaging.
Similar, yet not quite as severe, was the visual created by President Bush receiving information about the terrorist strikes on September 11, as he sat and continued to read "My Pet Goat," holding the book upside down. While the position of the book was not important, it again seemed to the left like bad messaging - as if he was never really in control, even though we all know we were truly blessed in having George W. Bush in office, as opposed to AlGore.
President Obama has been no friend to Christianity since coming into public office. By now we've all seen the picture of him in Muslim garb.
He attended Trinity United Church of Christ, a church that preached just as much (if not more) Marxist theory as Christianity.
In a move that appeared politically expedient, he left Trinity United before being elected president, and he and his family have not settled into a new place of worship since moving into The White House. As a few of our recent presidents have not attended services on a regular basis this normally would not appear out of the ordinary, but this was a man who attended his previous church for twenty years. Why the sudden lack of commitment?
Since being elected, President Obama has made what seems at times to be an extraordinary effort to be inclusive of all religions, and at times has acted almost in denial of Christianity's history in The United States. He made a speech for Ramadan in 2009 that seemed to address and cow to Muslims worldwide, as compared with President Bush's speeches that focused primarily on American Muslims and guests of America.
After (false) rumors swirled about The White House possibly having a "Holiday Tree" instead of a Christmas Tree, we ended up learning that through it all, there ended up being an ornament painted with a picture of Chairman Mao on this year's tree. However, the rumors paint the bigger picture, that of an anti-Christian agenda.
Throughout the year-long debate over the "health care reform," Tea Party Patriots and Conservatives have been painted by the Obama administration and the "mainstream media" as racists, bigots, homophobes, misogynists, and have been labeled with the crude nickname "teabaggers" by everyone from radical street liberals to MSNBC and CNN hosts.
In what I believe is an unprecedented display of arrogance, The White House, President Obama, and Congressional Democrats have made direct statements attacking American citizens, and in some instances associated one particular news outlet (Fox News) with a grassroots movement, all the while creating scene after scene of what they call "AstroTurf."
As I mentioned in last night's post, President Obama canceled a recent trip to his
So when every headline surrounding this Militia event described a "Christian" Militia, and we have such an amazing history of political messaging from this administration, as well as concerns from the left over the previous administration's appearances during critical occasions, I simply ask...
These Militias are specifically labeled "Christian" by major news outlets.
These raids took place while President Obama was overseas doing something he should have been doing for the past fourteen months - showing good faith as the Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces.
And, lest we forget, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has already issued warnings about "domestic terrorists..."
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