News is now spreading faster than the disease: A patient has been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas. In a recent speech on the Ebola crisis in Africa, President Obama urged Americans not to panic. If we should have learned anything from nearly six years of presidential malfeasance, it is that whatever he says, the opposite is likely true. Where was our Commander-in-Chief when people were flying from Ebola-stricken African nations either directly or more often indirectly into ours? How does that open border look now? It’s not only Ebola, but also Tuberculosis, among others, about which Americans must now begin to worry. President Ebola is an irresponsible political hack, pursuing his political agenda at the expense of live of the American people. Where is the opposition party? Seemingly, they are in hiding, trying to run out the clock hoping to take over in the US Senate. They have responsibility in this matter, too. Where are the committee hearings to place a spotlight on the ineptitude or malfeasance of President Ebola? If Americans begin to die due to an outbreak of Ebola on this continent, to which this virus is a stranger, the blood will be on Obama’s hands, but also on the hands of all the open-borders advocates in both parties who carry his water on this issue. This is despicable.
The United States has the capability to shut down its borders, its airports, and its seaports at will. All of this nonsense about not being able to control our borders is insufferable bilge. With this sort of threat brewing in Africa, the President could have instituted a virtual quarantine preventing persons traveling from those countries to this, and if US citizens and legal residents, quarantined them at any of our numerous offshore bases and facilities, to be sure they weren’t bringing home anything more lethal than a sun-tan. Instead, this farce of an “administration” took no substantial steps, although the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) today issued guidelines to mortuaries and funeral homes on the handling of the remains of those who die of Ebola. Yes, we just had our first domestic diagnosis, but the CDC is getting out in front on this issue.
If Barack Obama had wanted a legacy to call his own, it appears he will have it. Not only is the US economy in shambles, but it may be that we have a brewing pandemic on our hands. At the time of this story, it is unknown how many others may already be infected, or how many people with whom the infected individual in Dallas may have had contact, but it is certain that the infected individual arrived state-side less than one week ago. Had people arriving from Africa been quarantined pending a negative diagnosis, none of this would be an issue, except for the fact that our Southern border remains wide open and we’re reliant on the Mexican government to close down traffic from Africa.
This may seem a bit shrill in tone, but frankly, it bears consideration: The United States really only sees the worst communicable diseases these days by importation. Tuberculosis was all but eradicated in this nation until successive Presidents and Congresses failed to do anything substantive to secure our borders. National security is more than guns and bombers. It’s about protecting the nation at large from a wide variety of threats. It’s the rational basis for the existence of the Centers for Disease Control. This president is a walking calamity, and his presidency has been a slow-motion train-wreck from which it seems only the well-connected can escape. President Ebola and the Ebola Administration: The true plague upon America.