Conservatives in Congress need to move quickly to staunch the flow of blood, literally, in our military. The Fort Hood shootings proved convincingly that political correctness is lethal. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey ran to the Sunday talk shows to say it would be a “tragedy” if our diversity were a casualty of this incident. No, General, it was your misguided approach to diversity that led scores of officers to look the other way as Nidal Hasan breathed mutiny and sedition daily — for years.
All service members take an oath — before God — to defend the Constitution “from all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath must be enforced. Up and down the chain of command, our all-volunteer military personnel must know that we will have their backs. It does not matter if the service member is a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu, or a Buddhist. There can be only zero tolerance for terror and for terror sympathizers.
Nidal Hasan presented Power Point lectures on why jihad was right! He had a business card printed with “Soldier of Allah”! He yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he murdered 14 Americans on his shooting rampage. And yet, under this bewildered administration, the official Department of Defense investigation of the incident never mentioned Islamist violence or jihad. This must end.
Conservatives in Congress should investigate the missed signals, the warnings unheeded in this worst case of domestic terrorism since 9/11.
Second, conservatives in Congress should not allow rogue federal judges to rule on the status of avowed homosexuality in the ranks of our military. To have a low-level federal judge presume to rule on the military is a serious breach of the Constitution. Article I, Section 8, Clause 14 states: “The Congress shall have Power to…make rules for the Government of the land and naval Forces…” Clearly, unambiguously, the Constitution gives to Congress the power to regulate the military.
It would be equally inappropriate for the courts to rule that homosexuals may not serve in our all-volunteer force. The power to decide such questions is given to Congress and to no one else. Many candidates are on the hustings proclaiming themselves “constitutional conservatives.” Good for them. I hope they will reassert Congress’ constitutional power over the military.
Third, we must stop giving in to the worldwide campaign of propaganda put out by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Conservatives in Congress should move quickly to cut off the $900 million this administration promised to give to the notoriously corrupt and brutal PLO. This is an outfit that invented airline hijacking for terror purposes. They promised twenty years ago to recognize Israel’s right to exist. They have never kept that promise. Even now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is offering to halt or slow Jewish settlement on the West Bank of the Jordan River if the Palestinians will only keep the commitment they made in 1989. They won’t. He shouldn’t.
This administration found one program it could cut: the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships program for poor children in Washington, D.C. That was a mere $13 million. But it says it can find $900 million for “humanitarian aid” to the PLO. Most of those millions will be stolen. The rest will go to schools named for suicide bombers and to hospitals used to store rockets. Cut off aid to the PLO.