22 March 2015
Political Correctness Hamstrings National Defense
We must play nice, the liberal progressives say. Obama treats mass murder at Fort Hood as “workplace violence”, instead of calling that massacre what it was: Muslim terrorism. We can’t speak “slander the [Muslim] prophet” Muhammad, he says. Nonsense.
Liberal progressives strive to silence us, to keep us from calling a spade, a spade. We must be nice to people who are mean to us. Really? How’s that working for us?
Let’s take an evil people led by a king named Amalek. Who was he? Amalek was the first enemy that Israel encountered after the crossing of the Sea of Reeds.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt. ‘Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey,” (1 Samuel 15:2-3).
The Amalekites, who were descendants of Esau, had been longtime enemies of Israel. They fought against Israel at Rephidim (Exodus 17:8). Apparently, they “entertained a deep-seated grudge against them, especially as the rapid prosperity and marvelous experience of Israel showed that the blessing contained in the birthright [Jacob and Esau] was taking effect.” They were a constant threat to Israel. Therefore, God said to Moses in Exodus 17:14 “Write this in a book as a memorial, and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”
God lawfully has the right to execute judgment upon anyone. The Bible says that all people have sinned against God and are under his righteous judgment. Therefore, their execution is not an arbitrary killing nor is it murder. Murder is the unlawful taking of life. Killing is the lawful taking of life. For example, we can lawfully take a life in defense of our selves, our families, our nations, etc.
When God authorizes the nation of Israel to wipe out a people, it is a lawful execution due to their rebellion and sin against God. Furthermore, such an extermination can be seen to be merciful by delivering the young into the hands of the Lord and possibly saving their souls by not giving them time to become “utterly sinful”.2 Additionally, further generations that would have arisen from the perverse culture, are likewise prevented from coming into existence and spreading their sin.
Contrasts in Contemporary Conflicts: U.S.A. vs. Russia
Why do Muslim madmen freely attack our country? They don’t fear us. Not one bit. While John “Swift Boat” Kerry and Barack “Dreams from my Father” Obama ‘negotiate’ with Iran and claim to be near a great deal, the leader of Iran leads his people in a mass chant of “death to America”.
Back in the day of Jimmy Carter we were paralyzed by a president and the Democrat party, ignorant of history and the rules of war. Toward the end of his presidency, Carter had somewhat of an epiphany, but by then too late.
Consider the KGB’s response to Muslim terrorists in Lebanon, in response to the kidnapping of Russian diplomats. I quote verbatim from the LA Times, January 7, 1986.