The horrifying events that took place over the past few weeks, including the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, have shaken our country to its very core. It is clear that the United States and other freedom loving countries around the world are at war with radical Islamic groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.
These terrorists are unlike any enemy we have ever faced. They do not value their own lives or even the lives of their children and will stop at nothing to kill anyone who opposes their apocalyptic beliefs. More than ever this growing threat requires a strategic and realistic plan of action not only to defend our homeland but also to exterminate these terrorist groups. And yet, all our Commander and Chief has offered the American people… are crickets and PR stunts.
President Obama is so scared that he will alienate his liberal base that he has overseen the most restrictive and ineffective rules of engagement in the modern world. He refuses to define the enemy for whom and what they are – radical Islamist terrorists – and refuses to put forth an effective war strategy that will combat dangerous terrorists that are beheading and slaughtering innocent civilians.
His political ploy earlier this year in seeking a limited Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was laughable and not a serious request. In his speech from the Oval Office this past Sunday night, he didn’t even have the nerve to ask Congress to approve that draft because it wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. Instead of leading, President Obama has decided to play politics once again and attempt to shift the blame for his terrible foreign policy to Congress with a hollow call for Congress to now vote on an ISIS AUMF.
Sadly, President Obama has created a leadership vacuum that he doesn’t have the competency to fill in order to successfully confront this enemy. Across Arizona, I have heard from countless people telling me that they are scared about the security of this nation. And here is the truth that you deserve to hear:
- We are at war and the threat we face from Islamic terrorism is real
- ISIS must be wiped off the face of the Earth
- American leadership and military might are necessary to defeat the enemy
The first thing any country must do when they are at war also happens to be the most important job of the United States federal government; protect and defend its people. Despite the president’s reluctance to take action to secure our borders, the House of Representatives is advancing common sense solutions RIGHT NOW to keep you safe: