Monday, September 14, 2009

September 11th/Community Service?

President Barack Hussein Obama, the Community Organizer in Chief, has declared September 11th, as a national day of service and remembrance. This country stands for freedom, but on that day, terrorists attacked the United States because they do not like this country and they wanted to destroy our way of life. Therefore, this should be a day of remembrance to those people who died that day, along with the heroes that died trying to save others.

The United States needs to remember to stay vigilant in order to keep this country safe by supporting law enforcement’s efforts to keep something like this from happening again. The primary role of the federal government is to protect its citizenry from enemies both foreign and domestic. I think name-calling of the CIA “liars” and threats of an investigation for political reasons undermines our law enforcement’s efforts in protecting this country.

Anytime there is a crisis in the world such as a tsunami, earthquake or other disaster, the world looks to the United States for help. The American people do not need to be told to do acts of community service; they do it on their own. When there is a crisis the American people respond and come to the aid of their fellow man as they did on 9/11.

Another example is the Missouri flood of 1993; people came together without being told by the government. They volunteered their time to assist their neighbors in sandbagging to protect their property. Unfortunately, there are some politicians that like to take advantage of the situation and use it as a photo-op. One such individual was Rep. Dick Gephardt, who showed up for a photo-op at a flood sight acting like he was helping out. After a few minutes he had his picture taken with some sand bags and left. Similarly, on this first day of national service Barack and Michelle Obama showed up to volunteer to paint at a habitat for humanity site. How many walls do you think they painted?

On September 19th, 2001 in the Hyde Park Herald newspaper, then State Senator Barack Obama had published the following statement regarding the attacks:

“Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy. Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction.

We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental empathy on the part of the attackers; an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us; it is unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.

We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe, children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores.”

Now that you know of his beliefs, it is not hard to understand the reason he bows before Kings and travels the world apologizing for what a rotten country the United States is. According to him, we are racists, who go around murdering innocent civilians with our military (see Murtha on the Haditha marines) and we do not do enough to help the poor around the world.

Obama stated we must have empathy for the attackers and try to understand how they could do such a thing. Could Obama have been influenced with that kind of thinking because of his association with Bill Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist? As I stated these terrorists do not like our way of life, our freedom and that is why they intend to destroy it.

In reality, we are not a country of racists. Our military goes out of its way to limit civilian casualties, sometimes to their detriment, because of the rules of engagement. This country also gives billions of dollars to countries around the world.

Most Americans are very charitable people and donate their time and money helping people around the world. Don’t forget, one of Obama’s stated goals is to end global poverty at U.S. taxpayer’s expense.

An example of forced community service is when Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services, sent out an email to her staff instructing them to send out emails to ten people on how to prevent getting the swine flu and have those ten forward it to ten other people

When you are forced to volunteer is it volunteering or slavery?

Greg Zotta

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