Saturday, August 20, 2011
Fast & Furious Jesus!
When a government is out of control the most horrible things are sanctioned as the right thing to do. For example, spending trillions of tax payers' hard earned dollars to buy prosperity in the economy. It is just against the principles of economics and it, to date, has been a resounding failure. A lot of smart men and women, educated in America's most esteemed institutions, advocated a policy that will take generations to fix. At the top, in the Oval Office, is where the buck stops, as former President Harry Truman used to say. Blame shifting is not going to work. The guy at the top has to take responsibility. But what happens when that responsibility results in loss of innocent life. Where is their accountability?
Operation Fast and Furious is one such example. Here, someone in the highest offices of our government thought it would be a great idea to sell guns to drug dealers in Mexico and track them in their use. Essentially, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, upon the approval of either the president or someone close to him, sold guns to the cartels that have turned our border with Mexico into a war zone. While the authorities do not know the exact number of guns that were sold (strange, because how do you track them if you do not know how many you sold?), it is estimated that 1,500 guns, most of which never made it to Mexico, were placed in the hands of criminals in America.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that 57 weapons have shown up at six crime scenes in American border towns. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a criminal using one of the weapons. In all, weapons have been recovered at some 11 crime scenes and the number could grow, as could the death toll. What this boils down to is an American government project that armed drug cartel thugs and jeopardized the safety of American citizens, even resulting in the death of one. The mainstream news media is hardly reporting it. And the White House is mum, citing that it cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.
There are many, many examples of how this Administration has done harm to the citizens of this nation. On one hand, it embarked on a policy to arm drug cartels waging war on our border, and on the other it is characterizing conservative white Americans as terrorists and extremists. The Department of Homeland Security released yet another video, this time a 30 second PSA, depicting whites as terrorists in their "If you see something, say something" campaign. This is government run amuck.
2 Timothy 3:13 says, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." Don't put your trust in government. Only Jesus has your back!