John R. Houk
© December 12, 2011
I am a proponent of utilizing the Patriot Act and FISA to combat Muslim hatred of America in the fashion of transnational Islamic terrorism. Radical Islam has reached inside the very borders of America with the phenomena known as Homegrown Terrorism. Homegrown Terrorism is when the influence of Radical Islam usually directly or indirectly from a foreign source militarizes Muslim-Americans against their own nation of the United States of America.
Islam has declared war on America in that Radical Muslim Mullahs have encouraged violence against America and Americans and NO so-called Moderate Muslim Mullah has expressed in outrage that a religion of peace would not contradict a religion of violence.
Congress cannot really declare war on transnational Islamic non-sovereign terrorists (except perhaps Iran). So it is left to the Executive Branch to protect Americans from a foreign threat that is not a sovereign nation. Thus it is up the Executive Branch to find that fine line that does not involve the military battling foreign threats inside America while at the same time neutralizing foreign threats within America.
The Patriot ACT and updating FISA to confront Islamic terrorism allows a civilian law enforcement response with the independence similar to the military to engage a foreign enemy or Americans turned against their nation by a foreign threat.
President Bush’s Administration effectively used the Patriot ACT to the level that there were no terrorist successes within the American homeland on the scale of the Islamic terrorist attack in New York City, Washington, DC (i.e. the Pentagon) and the crashing of Flight of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Nevertheless, a huge scouring by the Left leaning MSM and the Democratic Party effectively propagandized Bush a President embroiled in war at the expense of American lives (the military) and of American personal Liberty. At this point we can say, “Enter Obama” with unfulfilled promises of “Change” from politics as usual (meaning Republican Conservatism) and “Transparency” to make the BHO Administration open to public scrutiny.
The only change that has occurred is to dilute the Constitution, move America into European entitlement Socialism and openly destroy the moral fabric of America by warring on Christian values. There has been ZERO transparency by BHO. The President has spent untold dollars on making sure his past did not find the light of day implying there was some kind of political embarrassment about his birth, schooling and initial moves into public life. Also BHO has issued Congressional usurping Executive Orders causing and affecting the rule of law by fiat many of which were quite secretive EOs. BHO has circumvented Constitutional accountability by creating a Czar-Commissar system that neither has Congressional oversight nor a Constitutional basis in the Executive Branch.
Now Republicans in Congress are showing just how unobservant they are by allowing a couple changes to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 (SB 1867) to be attached. NDAA-2012 enables Obama to use the U.S. Military to detain and question American citizens as well as to be held for an indefinite amount of time without the Court System. Even the Left Wing Huffington Post is calling for President BHO to veto the Bill! You see the problem is there are loads of military funding goodies in the Bill if vetoed would slow down the military budget. Conspiracy Theorists believe this would be an opportunity for President BHO to create a domestic crisis in which the military might be used in the final push to transform America without the restraints of the U.S. Constitution.
If the President signs this Bill it would enable a huge amount of centralized power in the hands of the Executive Branch that certainly has crossed the line of the Constitution making the Patriot Act looking like a civil rights picnic. Now as if the NDAA-2012 is not bad enough for American Freedom, the Bill also completely transforms morality in the military. Part of SB 1867 changed Article 125 of the Unified Code of Military Justice that originally reads:
“It states: ‘(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.’” (Emphasis SlantRight)
In an effort to codify homosexuality as normal and moral SB 1867 removes sodomy as a punishable crime in the Military. Now for me this is bad enough; however with all the lawyers that are lawmakers you would think that someone would catch that a blanket legalization of sodomy according Article 125 also legalizes bestiality, right?
You know voting constituents that finally give the Dems the boot out of the Senate and President Barack Hussein Obama the boot out of the Whitehouse will demand a return to at least “Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell”. This would mean sodomy as defined by the original Article 125 would return.
The thing is a battle is brewing between homosexual activists and Christian activists. You have to realize Christians are growing weary of Moral Relativist Secular Humanists marginalizing the Christian faith especially when we Christian Believers know that our faith is the foundation of the rule of law that has made the American Constitution great. When all these misinterpreters of the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment (erroneously labeled as Separation of Church and State) activate righteous indignation and push Christians into being just as verbally active as the anti-Christian cultural transformationists, then I believe political polarity will exist in America that will first go through the Left Wing influenced Judicial Branch ending with a Constitutional Amendment. I am guessing Original Intent Judges are outnumbered but will be vocal enough to push Christians to work on a new Amendment. The Christian-Humanist conflict will then begin to draw in a score of other Social Conservative issues with Pro-Life/Pro-Choice most likely at the top of the list.
Like there are Liberals and Conservatives alike dissatisfied with the Patriot Act and the portion of NDAA-2012 that gives the U.S. military power over the civilian population, there is an irony concerning making bestiality legal in the U.S. Military. That irony is an organization that most Conservatives believe are a group of Liberal nut jobs. The organization is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA became riled with the legalizing of bestiality in the Military when the Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney flippantly dismissed a question from WorldNetDaily press corps journalist Les Kinsolving.
“Does the Commander-in-Chief approve or disapprove of beastiality (sic) in our armed forces?”
The question did not please Jay Carney. He ignored the question by saying:
“Let’s get to something more serious”
VIDEO of Press Conference
PETA sent an open letter to Press Secretary Jay Carney:
December 6, 2011
Mr. Jay Carney
Press Secretary to the President
The White House
Dear Mr. Carney:
In watching last night's news briefing, we were upset to note that you flippantly addressed the recently approved repeal of the military ban on bestiality. With respect, this is no laughing matter. Our office has been flooded with calls from Americans who are upset that this ban has been repealed—and for good reason. As we outlined in the attached letter sent yesterday to the secretary of defense, animal abuse does not affect animals only—it is also a matter of public safety, as people who abuse animals very often go on to abuse human beings.
I hope that in the future, you will address important issues with sensitivity and not dismiss them with a joke.
Very truly yours,
Director of Communications
Director of Communications
I doubt that PETA will join Conservative organizations in condemning homosexuality as an ungodly lifestyle; however I do find amusing that there is an unnamed alliance between PETA and Conservatives over the moral issue of bestiality. Check out this excerpt from the Family Research Council:
The White House's decision to ignore one question on bestiality is generating plenty of others. After Jay Carney's Monday press conference, the President has started feeling the heat from his own base. It seems People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) doesn't take too kindly to an administration that green lights animal cruelty. And while it's not every day that FRC finds itself on the front lines with PETA, their involvement can only lend more legitimacy to the problem. In a letter to Jay Carney, PETA says its offices have been inundated with calls "from Americans who are angry that this ban has been repealed." And while the press corps may have snickered, PETA says the issue "is no laughing matter."
JRH 12/12/11 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)