This past month, one of the most horrific events happened to four American citizens when enemies of the United States attacked our embassy in Libya. Immediately after the attack, the blame was instantly placed on a YouTube movie put out by an American who made a mockery of Mohammed.
The immediate response from the State Department and from the President was amazing. The president simply said, “I strongly condemn the outrageous attack.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described this attack as a “senseless act of violence.” The harshest language was not directed towards the enemies of the United States, but it was directed towards this filmmaker by both the
administration and news media. In the USA Today newspaper, a liberal professor suggested that the filmmaker should be arrested. The President said concerning the film, “WE reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” Hillary Clinton said, “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” Not one time did they talk about how disgusting and abhorrent these attacks were.
Furthermore, the Obama administration criticized Mitt Romney for his strong condemnation of the attacks and of the administration’s response to the attack by going after the filmmaker of the film and not those who attacked our citizens. Romney’s statement concerning the attacks were, “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” He continued by saying, “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” You would think that Mitt Romney and the filmmaker were the evil one’s by the way the Obama administration and the news media responded.
As an American, I am concerned with President Obama’s policies towards the Middle East. He seems to be more interested in appeasing the terrorists who hate Americans than he is about standing with Israel who is our friend and ally. The response to condemn those who practiced free speech instead of condemning the enemies who killed Americans in Libya is simply unacceptable. Every American should be outraged that our embassies were attacked. Every American should be incensed that free speech is the enemy and not those who put the lives of American citizens at risk. I have never seen the film, and probably never will, but the film is not the issue. The issue is that American citizens were killed and that the Obama administration is more interested in appeasing the Muslim world than they are with defending their citizens.
The Scriptures are very clear that a nation has a right to defend itself. Ezekiel 33:6 says, “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” The purpose of the watchman was to get the troops ready when they saw the enemy coming. The watchman was to warn the people to get ready to fight when they were attacked.
God gives a nation the right to defend itself when attacked. Genesis 9:6 says, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” The government is responsible for defending its citizens. God goes further to show that He holds people accountable for their actions in Romans 14:12 when it says, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” God commands the government to hold those accountable who shed innocent blood.
I believe the Obama administration has done the American people a great disservice by attacking free speech and not those who shed the blood of American citizens. The Scriptures clearly teach that God will hold those in leadership accountable for how they deal with the shedding of innocent blood. This administration should stop worrying about political correctness and the elections and do the job that they were elected to do, keep the American people safe!