But why do they maintain an organization in Congress which separates them from the mainstream of America after seeking a unified society from the efforts of Martin Luther King? And why do they support a President who is turning America upside down and now is pulling America's support from our only real ally in the Middle East?
Yesterday after meeting with President Obama, they announced that they would boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress next month. I assure you that this is not a coincidence. Their excuse: A speech by Netanyahu will show disrespect for the President. Really? A speech by the Prime Minister who was invited to speak by Speaker Boehner who also informed the President, represents disrespect for the President by coming to America?
It seems to me that Netanyahu has always offered to meet with and discuss things with Obama, he just refuses to surrender his prerogative as leader of a democratic state under constant enemy fire. And it wasn't Netanyahu who kept the President waiting for a meeting while he had a leisurely dinner with his family? Oh, and in case you've forgotten, the Israeli leader was dispatched from the White House via the back door, a disgraceful action indeed.
In case the Black Caucus or the President don't know, the Office of the President is what warrants respect. President Obama, as the current occupant, has to earn his respect and his actions on so many issues have been contrary to not only the wishes of Americans en masse but also the interests to the United States.
America and Israel have been close allies since the Jewish state was created in 1948. And while it is true that we have aided them financially due to the stresses and strains they face from a hostile neighborhood, they have always bravely done their own fighting. While we have spent much money and spilled blood in Iraq, we have never lost soldiers in combat for the support of Israel. But Israel has shed much blood at the hands of Islamic radicals who truly want no peace, they only want Israel eliminated. Time and time again Netanyahu has opted for peace and the Palestinians have repeatedly broken the peace agreement, lobbing thousands of missiles into Israel. Israel is the only thing that has kept the Middle East from going nuclear to date but, of course, Obama is trying to change that in his dealings with Iran.
While Obama has always hinted at his dislike for the Prime Minister and his country, it has only been since he no longer has to face the electorate that he has removed any semblance of doubt. And with his calls for Israeli unilateral cease fires, surrender of land (it is a very tiny country with about 8 million residents that in places you can see across) and the split up of Jerusalem between Arab and Jew, Obama is doing all he can to help the violent Islamic neighbors destroy sacred turf.
For the Black Congressional Caucus, as well as a large number of Jewish liberal Members of Congress choosing to support Obama's boycott, they have clearly shown that decisions by liberal Democrats (nearly the entire elected number) are always ideology first, common sense and national interest second. What a sad state of affairs and what a sordid display by a President who each day outrages the majority of Americans more and more.
God chose the Israelites as His chosen people and it was only with the coming of Jesus Christ that Christians, the heavy majority of Americans, were granted His grace and Salvation. And the Israeli nation is special to Him and the capital city of Jerusalem is truly the City of God. America will rue the day that Jerusalem falls, for we are expected to defend His special city. And if that happens, Obama's ideological actions will have played a major part in causing the conflagration of death and destruction to that land.
God help us and our nation. We are truly headed for the wrong side of history on this matter and it will have lasting consequences. If and when Israel falls, can America be far behind? Something to think about and ponder, my friends, something to think about.