White House “offense” aside, might does not make right
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Part of the problem with true “democracy” is that might makes right. It is the foundation stone for socialism, communism, fascism, even Islamism. The one who yells the loudest or has the most troops, wins. Law doesn’t matter, rules don’t matter. Morals don’t matter. Might matters. Preserving individual rights through the rule of law is a keystone reason the Founding Fathers of the United States chose a Constitutional Republic over democracy. In a Constitutional Republic, representatives are elected that vow to follow the rule of law. And it requires morals. John Adams said in October 1798, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
No matter how aggressive, nor how loud, might does not make right in a Constitutional Republic. The occupant of the Oval Office can yell the loudest, but that doesn’t make his debate answers right, except perhaps in the eyes of those who equate aggression with right. Challenged over the Administration misleading Americans about the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, the president said, “And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as Commander in Chief. “
The president’s first Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said in February of 2009, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” The president, his secretary of state, his UN Ambassador, his defense secretary, and his press secretary refused to admit that the Benghazi murders were a terrorist attack until September 19 when the director of the National Counterterrorism Center said, the four Americans were killed “in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.” On September 20, the president told a candidate forum on Univsion network, “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm US interests.”
The president’s September 25 UN speech continued to maintain that the violence in Benghazi was related to an anti-Mohammed video, saying, “That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.” Meantime, Press Secretary Jay Carney maintained that there was no evidence of a terrorist attack.
The White House may have been using the crisis to cover up its Libyan ally al Qaeda extracting revenge for the US killing of an al Qaeda leader in Pakistan and/or to drive home its point at the UN that religious speech needed regulated when it is critical of other religions. The president said he found offensive the suggestion that anyone in his administration would mislead the American people when “we’ve lost four of our own.” Quite frankly, Americans should find it exponentially offensive that this president did mislead them on this very subject–until the facts came out nearly a month later. Romans 16:18 says, “For those who are such are not serving our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, but their own appetites, and by good words and fair speeches they deceive the hearts of the pure.” Do not be deceived. Might does not make right.