You can’t ask the government to be infallible, but you can ask it to be accountable and truthful to the people it governs.
That is all I have ever wanted with my written words — a truthful and accountable government, I push for civility and tolerance of all people. It does not happen all the time, but what can you expect out of human beings? We are, after all, only human.
But then you have those who think they are godlike and above the law. This way of thinking cannot stand. I am sickened and scared to death — not for myself, but for my country and all of its people, and I do mean all of the people.
My words are my interpretations of what I see, hear, feel and believe in. As I have said in the past, opinions will vary as well they should. No viewpoints will ever be identical.
What has scared me is what takes place in the minds of the people in power who govern us all. What Obama said in an interview was delusional. He stated that the world was safer now than it has ever been — less violent, healthier — and that we were more prosperous and everything was basically great.
What Loony Tunes show was he watching? But this has been par for course for almost all of the last seven years of his administration.
It does not stop with just him. Poor, poor Hillary Clinton almost broke my heart when she made the statement that she and Billy Boy were broke when they left office. I wanted to pass the hat, just so I could help.
But here is where the truth comes to bear fruit. Before they left office, she received $8 million for one of her book deals. They are now worth more than $200 million. But to hear her tell it, they had to scrape all their pennies together just to put their child through school. I truly do doubt these lies, and I did say lies and nothing less.
The top of the heap was when she said the dream team of terrorists Obama released last year was only a threat to Afghanistan and Pakistan. I wonder if she got smoked up with Bill but never came out of the cloud. What could this woman have been thinking?
All five of these terrorists want but one thing to happen — the total destruction of the Great Satan — and in their minds, that is America and all of its people. These terrorists were released one year ago and now want to go back to the battlefield.
This is the woman who would strive to be the president of our great America. The one who stated “What does it matter now?” when we lost four Americans in Benghazi to the 9/11 terror attacks on our consulate. What if it were her child? I promise you, that would have a far different taste on her lips.
The world has watched as Iraq falls apart more and more every day in which Obama did so very little. But I do have to agree with him on one point, that the Iraqis have to step up and take care of their own internal problems.
Iraq’s president is to blame for where he and his country are today. None of our troops should be put in harm’s way, not at this point. It is up to the people of the region to step in and do what is needed for the safety of the region as a whole.
Obama showed little to no leadership with this problem that is not going away anytime soon. A true leader would stay in Washington and try to work something out with the other leaders of the region. He cannot drag his feet on this. Decisions have to be made and made soon.
But not Obama, this man’s abilities to be a true president do not exist. This man is no more than a community organizer and a well-versed speaker at best.
He came into office at a time when the country was war-weary and wanted true change. It just never happened, and never will. With the world in the middle of a major international crisis , why would this man take the time to fundraise for the Democratic Party? I almost forgot about golfing — God forgive us all if he does not get his 36 holes in.
What do you think the Israelis are feeling and thinking about on this Father’s Day weekend? It might not be Obama’s golfing. It might be they are feeling that they are all alone in a part of the world that wants to do nothing but destroy them. They might be thinking of the next rocket attacks that will come from Gaza.
But it might be the thoughts of Hezbollah launching more attacks from Lebanon. with the help of Iran.
I know one thing the Israelis are not thinking about — climate change, or little white balls on a golf course.
The world’s safety is our own safety. If ISIS is allowed to continue its march on to the south of Iraq and take Baghdad, then Iraq will be lost.
If allowed to control but a fraction of Iraq, then you will see ISIS export unbelievable terror to the entire world.
What started in Syria, Egypt and Libya will, in time, turn the entire Middle East into a training camp of total terror for ISIS.
Israel will be the first of our allies to be hit, and we will do nothing to stop it. I do make you this one promise about the Israelis: They will not wait to get permission from the dear leader of the free world to fight. They will protect their people at all costs. At that point they will turn on Iran, because they will feel that all is lost.
As Israel potentially falls, then the floodgates will open up for Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
The oil fields will burn out of control, for radical Islam knows that the West cannot survive without oil.
Oil is the life’s blood for all of the industrialized nations of the world. That will start the collapse of the world’s economy.
America thinks that what happens all around the world cannot ever happen here. Open up your eyes.
We have no true idea of what is coming across our border to the south.
Border guards are now no more than babysitters, changing diapers and making meals for all these people. These people and their children have been told the border is open, and you will not be turned back.
Is this just an illusion, to take our manpower away from its true job of protecting the border? It has been proven that there are more than just Hispanics coming across the border.
Some of you will say that I have read too many books and watched too many movies, and maybe I have.
But maybe, just maybe I have my eyes and ears open and see what some do not.
I pray to God that I am wrong.
One morning almost 14 years ago on 9/11, we here on the East Coast woke up to a beautiful Tuesday morning with blue skies. By 10 a.m., our world was changed forever.
Have we forgotten so soon? Will we one day in the near future pay an even higher price all because we did not think, again, that there was such evil on this earth?
I fear that they will not come after the hard targets, but the soft underbelly of the country. They will pick soft spots that never prepared. I fear that they will go after our children and the schools.
You have to be harder than your enemy. Radical Islam knows this. Obama’s view is of a perfect world with perfect people who look up to him. This is just not the case. The world looks down upon him as being a weak leader with no backbone.
I do not dislike this man as a black man or as a human being. I just have no faith in his abilities to be a leader. I say no more than what has been stated by world leaders.
Robert Lee is a concerned citizen and former U.S. Marine who owns and operates Rockingham Guns and Ammo. His column appears here each Saturday.