Apparently ‚ÄúReverend‚ÄĚ Al Sharpton, et al, have so completely resolved the less serious problems in the black community that they can now focus their attention on the¬†real¬†problems in the make-believe world of Hollywood. Well, I guess the good news is, if we can now focus our attention on the home of Cinderella, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, then we must have arrived in Neverland.
Moderate Muslims have proclaimed, with apparent sadness, and with real or feigned anger, that extremists have hijacked the real Islam ‚Äď the ‚Äúreligion of peace.‚ÄĚ If the moderate Muslims ‚Äď ‚Äúthe good people‚ÄĚ ‚Äď truly believe their ‚Äúreligion of peace‚ÄĚ has been hijacked by extremist elements that do not represent the teachings of the prophet and of Islam, why do they not step forward and speak up?
The founders were so convinced they fought a war to secure our right to¬†‚Äúlife, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.‚ÄĚ¬†Americans have believed in that concept not only for ourselves but for nations around the world. According to several sources, almost 2.8 million Americans have died fighting to secure these rights for ourselves and our allies.
Just this week (again) I saw on TV a full hour devoted to the ‚Äúblack/white race issue‚ÄĚ here in America. I was absolutely disgusted by program‚Äôs end. Why? Because not one single person on the show presented a shred of factual evidence of bona fide racism to support their allegations. Just one example: I recall the claim by members of the Conservative Black Caucus of being racially harassed by tea party members. If memory serves,¬†Andrew Breitbart‚Äôs $100,000 challenge for video of same¬†went unclaimed.
Not having served as a member of law enforcement or the judiciary, I am not conversant with exactly how the law is supposed to be enforced, so perhaps one of the individuals who may be apprehended while robbing or looting someone‚Äôs business establishment as a means of protest (for something or other) would be able to answer that question. Are police only supposed to enforce those laws that the neighborhood says are in agreement with the local ‚Äúcode‚ÄĚ? Only a certain type of crime or criminal should be apprehended and only in accordance with the ‚Äúhomey‚Äôs‚ÄĚ assessment of his guilt?
President Obama just made a speech in which he plans to essentially grant amnesty to the¬†poor, unfortunate, illegal aliens¬†who have flooded across our borders. Government funds are going to be made available to assist them in the resettlement process.
Admittedly, I am not a history major; however, I seem to remember something about the American colonies taking exception to being ruled by executive orders. In fact, if I‚Äôm not mistaken, they spent a great deal of time, effort, expense and human life to ensure that they would be free from the continuation of such actions. They wrote a document called the Declaration of Independence and followed it up with another called the Constitution of the United States, whereby they specifically articulated their refusal to be governed by executive orders. Of course, back in the day they were not called ‚Äúexecutive orders,‚ÄĚ they were called the ‚Äúking‚Äôs commands‚ÄĚ and, like today‚Äôs ‚Äúexecutive orders,‚ÄĚ had the power of law.
Republicans now control the Senate and the House. President Obama must work with this reconstituted Congress or resort to executive action, exactly the sort of thing the founders outlawed with the establishment of our republic. It must be remembered that the Founding Fathers knew full well the dangers of independent action being taken by one individual in the seat of authority.
Apparently, Ebola may initially have been contacted and spread as a result of ‚Äúhandling¬†bushmeat¬†(wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. The first EVD outbreaks apparently occurred in remote villages in Central Africa. Only mammals (for example, humans, bats, monkeys, and apes) have shown the ability to become infected with, and spread, the Ebola virus.‚ÄĚAccording the¬†latest info from the CDC, ‚Äúthere is no evidence that mosquitoes or other insects can transmit Ebola virus.‚ÄĚ