Is This the Real Obamacare?
The biblical prophets of old were constantly scorned for their prescience, and yet their understanding of human behavior and the outcomes of such behavior still speak to us moderns today.
The dizzying array of actions condoned by Obama is bewildering if one presumes that an American president is entrusted to uphold the safety of the people of this country. The idea that a president would knowingly put Americans at risk is almost impossible for most decent people to contemplate.
Nonetheless, though he has been repeatedly warned by credible sources of the health risks of illegal immigration, Barack Hussein Obama refuses to use the legal power within his authority to "seal the borders to any class of aliens who pose a threat to the United States."
On September 23, 2014, there was a Forbes article entitled "Is Ebola Coming to America?" The question was then answered one week later, when the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States.
Moreover, though doctors repeatedly raise the alarm that the massive influx of illegal Mexican and Central American children will result in an upsurge of diseases, their legitimate concerns fall on deaf ears. In fact, the "next wave of [illegals] may be worse than the first, because monsoon conditions, a harsh drought and the globalization of transport are ensuring that the 50,000 or so unscreened new entrants will be bringing a raft of new diseases with them." In fact, a dengue fever epidemic currently raging through Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala has resulted in 120,000 cases and 60 known deaths. Already an American child has died of Enterovirus D68, which has been known to afflict Central America in the past.
In a July 7, 2014 letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congressman and physician Phil Gingrey of Georgia wrote that "infectious diseases remain in the top ten causes of death in the United States." Gingrey asserted that "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue, fever, Ebola virus, and tuberculosis are particularly concerning."
Though the CDC activated "its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the influx of the minors, ... information regarding this activation has been sparse."
Gingrey requested information "on what [was] being done to protect border patrol agents" as well as "guidelines to the public about how to protect themselves from potential infection."
And still the stream of illegal immigrants not only continues, but is actively pursued by the Department of Justice, which mandates that unaccompanied minors be sent to various U.S. locations to live with relatives or, in some cases, to live as foster wards. The children would be allowed to enroll in local, taxpayer-funded public schools with no questions asked – by law. Clearly "[t]he Obama administration is fully aware of the health risks presented by its policy of forcing potentially unvaccinated, diseased immigrants into public schools."
Moreover, school districts have been ordered to "accept illegal immigrant children even if they have no home and no documentation concerning their health or immunization status." In fact, local schools "cannot exclude from school attendance those homeless children who do not provide the requisite health or immunization information required of other students.”
According to Jessica Vaughan, the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies, the president has the authority to "bar non-citizens like Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient" from entering the country. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) gives the administration "broad authority" to block people with tuberculosis or leprosy or other diseases" from entering America.
But this is clearly a case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Obama's ongoing disregard of federal law on immigration has been the cause of this now emerging potential for a pandemic in this country. But when this is pointed out, charges of racism completely subvert the conversation. That protecting all Americans is racist belies logic, since germs do not select black, brown, or white Americans to sicken. The leftist charge that it is patently unfair that America has better health care and innovations that must be shared equally, no matter the consequences to the American people, is a shrill and constant screed.
And at the left-wing Media Matters, one learns that the "Right-Wing Media Hype Fears that Ebola Will Spread Into U.S. Through the Southern Border," or the "Right Wing Media Exploit Ebola Outbreak in West Africa to Spread Immigration Fears," claiming that the CDC stated that "the likelihood of such an event is 'almost nonexistent.'"
And then Van Jones, one of Obama's favorite Communist friends, maintains that there is nothing to worry about because we now have Obamacare to cure the world's medical ills!
As if the Mexican/Central American surge of illegal immigrants were not enough, there is evidence of West Africans streaming across the porous U.S. southern border. Western Africa has been the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, and this enlarged map shows how the disease is spreading. The CDC has warned that "between 550,000 and 1.4 million people might be infected in West Africa by January."
But if one has been following the trajectory of Obama's obsession with changing and abolishing commonsense federal immigration law, the results are not surprising at all. In a March 1, 2013 special report outlining the timeline of Obama's desire to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton writes about the "craven, conscious, politically-driven efforts of the Obama administration to get to amnesty for illegal aliens by flagrantly undermining, ignoring, violating, and otherwise refusing to enforce existing laws against illegal immigration." Clearly, health matters do not concern Obama, as he prepares for a one-party political landscape in this country.
In 2010, Obama began the racist charge against Arizona, which was only trying to implement federal immigration policy. Then Obama submitted a report to the U.N. Commissioner on Human Rights that made direct reference to the Arizona law – yet another indication of our global president, who continues to "bow" before other nations rather than protect the citizens of this one.
In 2005, then-Senator Barack Obama "scolded the Bush administration" on the Senate floor with a protest letter from his fellow Democrats over the slow response and alleged lack of preparedness by the White House over avian flu.
Yet, in August 2010, Obama "scrapped tougher Bush-era quarantine rules designed to halt the spread of epidemics." And, of course, our most transparent president did it "quietly," even though the CDC maintained that the rules were "critical to protecting Americans from dangerous diseases spread by travelers."
Lurking behind all of this indifference to the danger is the very real possibility of bio-terrorism as a result of this administration's lax approach to protecting the borders. What would it take for a suicide/homicide bomber to willingly become a vector for Ebola and thus be a conduit for biological warfare? Over-burdened hospitals and medical personnel would be hard-pressed to handle the number of Americans who might become infected, not to mention the chaos and panic that would ensue.
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, the king of Troy. Struck by her beauty, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy, but when Cassandra refused Apollo's romantic advances, he placed a curse ensuring that nobody would believe her warnings.
Our imperial president has charted a very dangerous and ominous course for the people of this country. Obama is a case study of hubris on steroids. Clearly, he has been informed of a genuinely dangerous situation that imperils the people he has sworn to protect. Yet this appears to be entirely irrelevant to Barack Hussein Obama as he attempts to bend and break American liberty by inundating the voting booths with people who will enlarge the Democrat base. This will surely end badly for freedom-loving people if there is no determined pushback to change this illegal and, frankly, immoral course of action.
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