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Eric Holder has been to President Obama what Luca Brasse was to the Godfather, Vito Corleone. Holder was appointed at the pinnacle of Obama’s popularity, when 65 percent approved of the President. From day one, Holder has seen his mission as one of enforcing Obama’s worldview down the throats of the American people. Refusing to call terrorism what it really is, Holder has consistently redefined reality to fit into the Obama viewpoint, which exalts Islam over the Judeo-Christian that has made us a great nation. It’s why Major Hasan Nidal’s attack at Fort Hood was defined as workplace violence instead of what it really was—a Jihadist attack.

Holder, whose loyalty to Obama superseded his oath of office, has also refused to investigate the scandals of his benefactor’s administration. To this day, Fast & Furious, the IRS, Benghazi, and the targeting of journalists have never been legitimately probed, and they probably never will be. Although Obama may be incompetent, Holder certainly isn’t. He has served his master well.

But Holder’s reign of terror is now at an end, and his replacement will not have the same level of power. Because Obama’s popularity hovers at 40 percent, the new Attorney General will be nothing more than a caretaker, as Americans anxiously wait to get rid of the worst President in American history.

Jack Watts

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan recently said, “The term ‘Moderate Islam’ is ugly and offensive. There is no Moderate Islam. ‘Islam is Islam.'”

What a conundrum this is? To be politically correct in America, we must maintain that Islam is a religion of peace. To have a different opinion invites the wrath of the Progressives, despite the obvious barbaric behavior of the Jihadists.

But now the Prime Minister of Turkey says that the term “Moderate Muslim” is what is offensive. This puts us in quite a quandary, doesn’t it? If what he says is true—and he should know—our political correctness is what is offensive to true Muslims. So, it’s the Progressives who are being offensive and not those of us who view Islam as violent.

Following this logic, I’m obviously the one who is being being politically correct. I’m completely justified in rebuking President Obama for his offensive statements about Muslims. When he insists Islam is a religion of peace, he is the one who insults Islam, not me. I don’t know about you, but it sure does feel good to be politically correct about this.

Jack Watts

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President Obama doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy—not in the traditional sense of having a specified purpose around which every decision is measured. From the end of World war II until the dismantling of the Soviet Union, our foreign policy has been one of containment. Every President, whether Democrat or Republican, accepted containment as America’s fundamental foreign policy goal.

The theory was this: Communism was monolithic and had to be checked everywhere it raised its ugly head. This included Indochina, which is why we became involved in the Vietnam War—a decision that made no sense for any other reason. As it turned out, nationalism was far stronger than the universalism of Communism. Unfortunately, our policy of containment didn’t recognize this, understand it for what it was, or take into consideration the reality of what was actually happening in the world.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, a proliferation of nations ensued, and we have not had a foreign policy that makes sense since the early 90s. By the way, the rise of nationalism has not been limited to Eastern Europe. It’s worldwide, including the vote of the Scots today to determine whether or not they will remain in the UK. The outcome of this plebiscite, which is a sign of the times, remains in doubt.

Without the Soviet Union as our primary enemy, we have struggled to have a coherent foreign policy. Because we are so much stronger than any other nation, or group of nations, we have been able to do this without much negative consequence—until now that is.

The times are changing. So far, we have failed to recognize this, let alone address reality coherently. On the horizon, the worldwide global domination of radical Islam has reared its ugly head, replacing Nazism and Fascism before the War and Communism after the war as the primary enemy of the western democracies.

As the undisputed leaders of the free world, we have not done well in confronting this encroaching Evil. In fact, our current administration, which mirrors the worldview of Barack Obama, has refused to even recognize the enemy for who it is. Additionally, the Obama regime also refuses to accept the Islamic goal of a worldwide Caliphate as being Islam’s true purpose, despite Jihadists repeatedly telling us this is what it is. Our failure to admit this truth is putting us at a terrible disadvantage. Some compare Obama’s responses to those of Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister who tried unsuccessfully to appease Adolph Hitler. Chamberlain’s failure to stop Hitler, when he could, led to World War II. Perhaps Obama’s naïveté will cost the world as much.

Similarly to the 1930s, America is filled with those who refuse to recognize the seriousness of what we are facing, including our Commander-in-Chief. He is making poorly thought out decisions and implementing policies against ISIS that cannot possibly succeed—not militarily anyway. Success on the international stage, however, is not Obama’s goal. His foreign policy is driven by his domestic agenda, which is to placate his Far Left power base, while also making a feeble effort to actually do his job. Proverbially, he is trying to serve two masters, which is a strategy that never works.

The basic problem is Obama’s flawed worldview, which refuses to accept Islam for what it is. Obama has consistently redefined Muslim atrocities in a desperate attempt to mitigate its true horror. At bare minimum, he’s sympathetic to Islam, favoring Islamic goals and ambitions that are diametrically opposed to the best interest of the United States. The results of his fecklessness and foolishness have been catastrophic. He has alienated our strongest allies, while arming our greatest foes. While pursuing his  imprudent agenda, he has been cheered by the Far Left and its sycophantic press corps.

Neither Obama nor his foreign policy will change, regardless of what happens. The reason is simple. His ideological beliefs are far stronger than his ability to see the reality of what is actually happening in the world. The best scenario we can hope for is to weather the storm for the two years he remains in power. I don’t even want to speculate about what the worst case scenario might be.

Jack Watts

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Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11, which makes it a special day on the calendar for ISIS and other Jihadists. For them, it’s their 4th of July, signifying their victory over Satan—the United States of America. This means we must be particularly vigilant, which we have not been.

Because President Obama and Attorney General Holder have been unwilling to face the reality of the Islamic threat from day one, we are more vulnerable than we have ever been to this insidious, encroaching Evil. By Calling Nidal Hasan’s attack at Fort Hood “workplace violence,” when it was obviously a terrorist attack, Obama and Holder sent a message that their ideological beliefs would trump what was actually happening, and neither has been willing to deviate from their flawed thinking since then.

Now, we are paying the price for their foolishness. None of us are safer than we were before they took charge, and anybody who believes they are, is living in a Fool’s Paradise, sustained by a plentiful supply of Kool-Aid.

Jack Watts

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Not long ago, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Israel would cease to exist in the next ten years. When I heard this, my heart didn’t sink; nor did I wring my hands fretting about Kissinger’s prediction. I knew it wasn’t true. In fact, I was certain of it, and there are reasons that go well beyond dispensational premillennialism.

Israelis have chosen to embrace the values of ancient Judaism. Israel is a democracy—the only functioning one in the Middle East—but this isn’t where it derives its strength. The power of this tiny nation to survives comes from its highly theistic worldview. By returning to the beliefs of its Old Testament Patrons, Israelis are united in purpose and committed to staying in the land bequeathed to them by Almighty God. It’s the power of this conviction that makes them strong warriors—both men and sabres.

There is a lesson to be learned in this for Americans. We also have a heritage—one that embraces the conviction that we are a city on a hill for the entire world to emulate. We were founded on the Judeo-Christian worldview—with a firm conviction that we would be blessed by adhering to our godly roots.

In recent years, we have chosen to repudiate our Judeo-Christian heritage in favor of a non-theistic worldview, and we are paying a price for doing so. Choosing Progressive leadership, our influence in the world has atrophied, and so has our wealth. Squandering all that has been built for generations, while apologizing to those who are Evil for the blessings of God, we are in full retreat globally. Progressives believe America is in irreversible decline. To them, our future looks dim, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We can repudiate this flawed worldview and return to the beliefs that made us strong—just like Israel has done. Although surrounded by enemies intent on her destruction, Israel has weathered the storm and will continue to do so. The only question is will we? It’s a question that is destined to be answered soon.

Jack Watts

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From the moment Nidal Malik Hasan, a former United States Army psychiatrist, fatally shot thirteen and injured more than thirty others in the Fort Hood mass shooting on November 5, 2009, I knew we would be in serious trouble with Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief. His militant refusal to call this a terrorist attack, which it definitely was, made it crystal clear Obama, and his Progressive cohorts, were unable to call a spade a spade. Their flawed worldview would not permit it. So, they engaged in revisionist history to rename it workforce violence, which it has remained ever since.

The problem with this is that it isn’t true, as anybody with an ounce of sense recognizes, which disqualifies his fawning press, who act as codependent enablers to this twisted worldview. Another example of this is Obama’s assertion that Islam has always played a key role in history, which it certainly has not, but the press lets his revisionism slide. It has become their fallback position.

The problem goes far deeper than this, however. It now threatens our survival as a nation.

As his core, Obama is a Progressive more than he is a Muslim. It’s a non-theistic worldview, but it’s not necessarily atheistic. To a Progressive, God simply isn’t important, as we saw when the Democrats booed His name being included in the Democratic platform several times during their last Democratic National Convention. Government is what is important to Progressives—not God’s will.

True to his Progressive principles, Obama has governed accordingly for six years. An essential component of Progressivism is that America has been on the wrong side of history since our inception, and the Judeo-Christian worldview is wrong, archaic, and intellectually indefensible. Those who champion American exceptionalism are worthy of being mocked, and that’s precisely what Progressives do, including the press. In the Progressive repudiation of our historical roots, they have repeatedly championed Islam as a religion of peace. As President, basing his policies on his Progressive beliefs, Obama has championed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the rebels over Khadafi in Libia, Hamas over Israel, and the swap of the Taliban Five for Bergdahl—the American deserter. Each of his ideological positions—all based on Progressive ideology—have failed. None of them have furthered American interests. Rather than admit his errors, Obama has double-downed on his ideological convictions.

The folly of Obama’s ways was broadcasted worldwide on You Tube, with the beheading of James Foley on August 20, 2014. This blatant, in-your-face attack on an American citizen graphically revealed the failure of Obama’s tepid leadership and his flawed worldview. Even worse, it reveals the Progressive worldview, where terrorism has repeatedly been redefined, is incapable of facing Evil head on. Progressives don’t believe in Evil, while those who are Evil are willing to die for their cause—just as long as it eventually brings about our destruction, Israel’s too.

You might ask, “Do we have anything that’s strong enough to withstand this Evil assault upon our nation?” The answer is simple and obvious: Of course, we do. We have our Judeo-Christian heritage that has always recognized Evil for what it is and stood up to it effectively, including World War II.

When I was pursuing my Ph.D in international politics at Emory in the late 70s, the prevailing belief of my professors—all Progressives—was that America was in irreversible decline. With Jimmy Carter as President, my heart sank, believing this was true. Then, Ronald Reagan—like the rise of the Phoenix—came out of the West and ushered in a generation of American strength and prosperity.

Now, with Obama at the helm, we are being told the same thing. America’s days are dwindling, which even evangelicals accept as the fulfillment of their Premillennial worldview, but it isn’t necessarily so. In fact, it shouldn’t be so.

Regardless of what the future holds, we must stand up to the Evil of Islam and confront their Jihadism head on. To do this, we need a leader who embraces the historical foundation of our Judeo-Christian heritage and not one who repudiates it in favor of the wishful thinking of Progressivism.

Not much is at stake—just our survival.

Jack Watts

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