November 2015 President's Message

I had planned on writing tonight about the significance of Veteran’s Day. I had planned to write about the fun of our recent View and Brew debate events. I was going to write about how I’m inspired each day by the dedication and selfless commitment of our ladies who volunteer to help us in our mission of electing Republicans to office.
That all changed as I, like many of you, watched with horror as the news of the attacks in Paris became public.
I had planned on writing tonight about the significance of Veteran’s Day. I had planned to write about the fun of our recent View and Brew debate events. I was going to write about how I’m inspired each day by the dedication and selfless commitment of our ladies who volunteer to help us in our mission of electing Republicans to office.
That all changed as I, like many of you, watched with horror as the news of the attacks in Paris became public. As I write this, world news outlets report citywide violence killed at least 127 in gun and bomb attacks.  France has declared a national state of emergency and has now closed its borders.  Is this the beginning of WWIII?  Pundits will debate this as the story continues to unfold over the next several days.  This was a highly coordinated, precisely executed operation and initial reports indicate it was ISIS. It will take weeks likely, possibly months, to fully understand the events of the day but one thing is clear, as westerners our way of life is under attack.  We are under attack by those who do not share our values. I say WE because when the United States suffered the tragic losses of 9/11, France stood by us.  It is now time for us to reciprocate.
There are those that will scream “racism” if “we” point to ISIS or its followers, but make no mistake, regardless of the specific group behind it, this is clearly an act of Islamofascist terrorism.  One of the attackers was heard to have shouted, "It's Hollande's fault, he shouldn't have intervened in Syria!" according to French news agency AFP, citing the French president's decision to take part in Western air strikes on ISIS. Paris saw three days of attacks in early January, when Islamist gunmen murdered 18 people after attacking satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman on patrol.
Here is what French president François Hollande told reporters outside the Bataclan concert hall:
"To all those who have seen these awful things, I want to say we are going to lead a war which will be merciless. Because when terrorists are capable of committing such atrocities they must be certain that they are facing a determined France, a united France, a France that is together and does not let itself be moved, even if today we express infinite sorrow."
The words of a leader; the words of a national “father” who is in the midst of one of the most intimate and tragic events of his lifetime as he watches his “children” suffer inexcusable horrors.  A President that the citizens of France can be proud of.
And here? Our President states, “I don’t want to speculate on who did this.” REALLY? REALLY?
For seven years we have seen this limp noodle president deny American exceptionalism and apologize on behalf of our country. He has openly subordinated himself to nearly every world leader he’s met with and diminished our presence on the world stage. He sides with criminals and undermines police. He has consistently embraced weakness. Whether at home or abroad, he has, at every juncture, failed to lead. We have watched as our President has incrementally compromised the safety of the very American people he took an oath to protect. I may not be a master of immigration policy, but I know that we need to stop our current “open door” policy.  Yes, it’s complicated and at this point not easily solved, but it is solvable if we can find a leader with the courage to do so.  As it stands now allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to come as they please is not humanitarian, it is simply irresponsible. From Congress, of course.
Stop the madness. Protect what generations of veterans have sacrificed to protect!
 
This president does not believe in the power of a strong national defense, he does not believe in the greatness of America and he most certainly does not believe in the values shared by Republicans.  Republicans believe in foreign policy that places the United States in positions of strength and includes no negotiating with terrorists and certainly not streamlining a self-declared enemy’s path to nuclear weapons. Republicans believe that the safety and well-being of the nation rests squarely on our ability to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of those who wish to destroy the United States of America. Republicans believe that America should assert her rightful place as a world leader and a force for good, for prosperity and for peace.  
MSRWC members can make a difference.  YOU can do your part to end this slide into socialism and civil unrest.  WE MUST work together to change the direction of our nation by electing a Republican to the White House in 2016.  We cannot afford Hillary Clinton, the very woman whose leadership failures as Secretary of State led to the Benghazi tragedy and the murder of an American ambassador.  Bernie Sanders isn’t much better with his class warfare rhetoric and apparent desire to break the backs of the remaining few of us who still pay taxes in order to buy more votes and dependency via “free” government provided everything.
Ladies, if nothing else, the horrors in France crystallize what we are facing in potential of another Democratic presidency, or as one internet meme puts it…”Obama put us in the toilet. Hillary will pull the handle.”  I implore you. Please volunteer today and help protect our freedom. As you hold your children and loved ones close, I ask that you recommit to voting; to supporting our fundraising efforts and volunteering where you can to help elect qualified Republicans to office.  Spread the word to your neighbors, co-workers and friends. We are under attack and only by uniting for this common goal can we make American great again.
God Bless, and heal the citizens of France, and may God continue to bless the U.S.A.
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