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A Trojan Horse in the United States

We are all (or at least most of us should be) familiar with the story of the Trojan Horse. During the Punic Wars, the Greeks laid siege to the city of Troy, and after some time the Greek fleet sailed away and the Greeks left a subterfuge in the shape of a horse behind. The citizens of Troy took this as a gift from the Greeks and a token expressing their defeat.

This tale mentioned in the works of Homer and Virgil shows the folly of letting one’s guard down and allowing your enemies into your own territory under false pretenses. This is exhibited when the citizens of Troy take the Trojan Horse into the city to celebrate only to find at night the Greek fleet has sailed back and a detachment of Greek soldiers were hiding inside the horse all along.

This past week, a gunman, a flight student from Saudi Arabia, killed three people at the Pensacola, Florida, naval base. Almost immediately and pretty much like clockwork, the media, talking heads, and officials pushed out the all too predictable, “we don’t know the motives or we aren’t sure this is the work of Islamic terrorism yet,” A claim that is now being walked back as the FBI has uncovered tweets from the killer suggesting the United States is evil, blasting its support of Israel, and denouncing the United States as anti-Muslim.

News reports are also stating that six other Saudi nationals connected to the gunman are being questioned in relation to the incident — this being brought to light as the FBI confirms that the incident is now being investigated as an act of terrorism.

In 1980, in the midst of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, a Democrat controlled congress passed and President Jimmy Carter signed into law the United States Refugee Act (Public Law 96-212). Through this program states such as Minnesota and Michigan have had a Muslim population grow to such an extent that majority congressional districts have been created and we have seen the election of radical Islamists into congress. States such as Virginia in 2016 put forth funding upwards of 12 million dollars into their refugee program. A strategy that led to the flipping of the Virginia House of Delegates from Republican to Democrat. A claim that was said to be false and malicious till the lame stream media proudly claimed it themselves.States such as Virginia in 2016 put forth funding upwards of $12 million into their refugee program, a strategy that led to the flipping of the Virginia House of Delegates from Republican to Democrat. It was a claim that was said to be false and malicious till the lame stream media proudly claimed it themselves.

Many will argue, and perhaps cite the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, that we are a nation born of immigrants. To some degree that is completely true. Perhaps to a great degree. We have always been a nation that has held ( albeit loosely) a common culture, common values and a common heritage. We have rarely admitted those into our nation, prior to 1965 anyway, that stood counter-current to our interests and our culture. Immigration changes in the latter part of the 20th Century have changed that, however.

One can argue as to whether it is incompetency or insufficient resource and or funding that has caused glitches in the vetting process. Glitches that have brought us the first World Trade Center Bombing in 1993, The Pulse Nightclub Shooting, The Boston Bombers, The San Bernadino Shooters, just to name a few. One can argue that intelligence gathering and surveillance weren’t sufficient. I would have to argue that the greatest fault lies within our policy.

Many will argue, and perhaps cite the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, that we are a nation born of immigrants. To some degree that is completely true. Perhaps to a great degree. We have always been a nation that has held ( albeit loosely) a common culture, common values, and a common heritage. We have rarely admitted those into our nation, prior to 1965 anyway, that stood counter-current to our interests and our culture. Immigration changes in the latter part of the 20th century have changed that, however. our vetting.

That would be an improvement over our current policy that considers the Saudi kingdom an ally, despite the rampant anti-Western and American Whabbism that flourishes in Saudi Arabia. Despite the recent shootings, and despite the fact that 14 out of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis. I’m not saying we can’t be on friendly terms. I’m not saying we shouldn’t seek more common ground. I am saying if ( and to me that’s a big IF) we’re going to keep training their soldiers, pilots, etc…that we should be extreme in our vetting.

We should also push harder for more Muslim majority countries to take in more refugees and to work harder to decrease or even stop the reasons why people are fleeing their countries, to begin with. We should make all foreign aid to these countries dependent upon these facts. This is in our best national interests and there’s nothing wrong with taking into account our nation’s best interests.

Before I close out, let me bring out two things; the first being the inscription now on the Statue of Liberty was added some years later and was not part of the original. The original was meant to be a symbol of friendship between the United States and France. The second was originally a song by Al Wilson in the late 60s entitled “ The Snake,” which itself was inspired by Aseop’s fable, “The Farmer and The Viper.” Then-candidate Trump used it to advantage, changing it around some on the campaign trail in 2016.

On her way to work one morning

Down the path alongside the lake

A tender-hearted woman saw a poor half-frozen snake

His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew

“Poor thing, ” she cried, “I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you”

“Take me in tender woman

Take me in, for heaven’s sake

Take me in, tender woman, ” sighed the snake

She wrapped him up all cozy in a comforter of silk

And laid him by her fireside with some honey and some milk

She hurried home from work that night and soon as she arrived

She found that pretty snake she’d taken to had been revived

“Take me in, tender woman

Take me in, for heaven’s sake

Take me in, tender woman, ” sighed the snake

She clutched him to her bosom, “You’re so beautiful, ” she cried

“But if I hadn’t brought you in by now you might have died”

She stroked his pretty skin again and kissed and held him tight

Instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite

“Take me in, tender woman

Take me in, for heaven’s sake

Take me in, tender woman, ” sighed the snake

“I saved you, ” cried the woman

“And you’ve bitten me, but why?

You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die”

“Oh shut up, silly woman, ” said the reptile with a grin

“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in

“Take me in, tender woman

Take me in, for heaven’s sake

Take me in, tender woman, ” sighed the snake

The time is drawing where we need to figure this out, otherwise the inscription on our Trojan Horse may read, you knew damn well I was a snake when you let me in. rive to make our refugee policy resemble then President Obama’s remark of “widows and orphans,” and not the streams of fighting age men that have flooded Europe and stand poised to infiltrate our country.

All things considered, we should be in prayer for those afflicted in other countries. We should care for those in a capacity we are capable of, and we should admit into this country (thoroughly vetted) those truly in need of protection and resettlement. This after attempts have been made to resettle them closer to their home country.

There’s no reason we can’t have a policy that has a heart but also protects our national interests. We must not allow the Marxist infiltrators in government to deploy their Alinsky tactics with cries of racism and unchristian behavior. The time has long since passed where those who wish to destroy this nation define anything, especially racists who seek to define racism and atheists who wish to define what is Christian or not.

The time is drawing where we need to figure this out, otherwise, the inscription on our Trojan Horse may read, you knew damn well I was a snake when you let me in.