Saturday, April 11, 2009

"to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States"

A part of the oath taken by the President less than 3 months ago. Now I'm going to demonstrate my ignorance, but I need to ask: is there any place where the Presidenet pledges to protect the "people" of the United States?

And now that the pirates of the high seas are not terrorists, but criminals, the FBI is being sent to ply their trade past the territorial waters, right? Am I just confused, or isn't the FBI to take care of things here in the US? The CIA covert operations abroad? And in times of war or attacks the armed forces?

Overseas contingency operations? Whazzat? No more enemy combatants, but "individuals captured in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations" or "persons who the president determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 and persons who harbored those responsible for the September 11 attacks."

You have got to be kidding!

The President is naming judges who believe that Sharia law and other international law should be used in conjunction or perhaps in place of Constitutional law. Where the hell is the protection for the American public? And in particular, the captain who is being held hostage by the pirates. After his beautifully successful trip abroad last week has he enlisted the aid of those international bodies he charmed the socks off of to go and get the Captain?

Speeches, speeches and more speeches. I seem to remember that during the campaign there were a bunch of references to candidates who could talk the talk but not walk the walk and vice versa. So which ones did we elect? What do we call Pelosi and Reid? Talkers or Walkers? Yeah, right.

The latest reports by Newsweek and others indicate that religion is going down the tubes in America. I generally believe in statistics, but I'm smart enough to know that depending on who is asking the questions, some are more believable than others and at this point in time I'm thinking we're looking at skewed data. So hang in there, Christians, Jews and others of faith.

For those of us who are celebrating the Easter season for the next few weeks, we're alive, healthy and of good faith. God bless all.........And don't forget that old mantra: work as though everything depends on you and pray as though everything depends on God, because it does.

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