Wednesday, July 07, 2010

NASA's New Mission "Deeply Flawed"

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says that President Obama has asked him to make "dominantly Muslim nations feel good."

NASA's head guy says the President has told him that his "foremost" mission at NASA is to find a way to, "reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good" about their accomplishments in math and science.

Bolden told Al Jazeera TV, "The United States is not going to travel beyond low-Earth orbit on its own."

Michael Griffin idea that , former NASA Administrator under President George W. Bush, says Obama'sNASA's priority should be outreach to Muslim countries is "deeply flawed."

He said, "Muslim nation cooperation is not vital for US advancements in space exploration."

"There is no technology they have that we need," he said.

I am certain Griffin reflects the feelings of most of the people at NASA who have built the most advanced and successful space exploration organization in history.

Astronaut Jim Irwin, who flew in Apollo 15 and walked on the moon, was a personal friend of mine. I assure you he did not view NASA as a diplomatic outreach to Muslim nations. I'm sure many others share his pride and patriotism.

While our President is "remaking" America, bankrupting coming generations of young Americans, suing the citizens of Arizona and pushing us off the precipice of socialism, he has now decided to dismantle NASA.

Earlier, he had redirected NASA toward his global warming agenda and is now wanting to use it as a diplomatic tool to make Muslims feel good.

When you think you've seen it all, as they say ... you haven't.

As President Obama's support has fallen to record low numbers, one thing has struck me. How can a good number of Americans still be "undecided" or "do not know" how they feel about his presidency so far.

The far left, who hates or strongly dislikes America as we know it, likes him. I get that.

We who believe America is an exceptional nation, with a rich history and wonderful future and believe in the principles that made this the greatest nation on Earth, don't like his presidency. I get that, too.

But how can anyone, knowing what we all now know, be "undecided"?

You tell me.

The greatest philosophical battle in our national history is building toward a climax. The very heart and soul of our country is the proverbial "line in the sand " over the next 2 elections.

Our country is deeply divided over our future and what we will become. This is not a time to be silent nor uninformed.

And please don't tell me this is not a spiritual and moral matter. That it is somehow political or partisan.

It's time for people of faith to get real, clear their head, inform their mind, overcome any intimidation and move prayerfully to action.

God help us.

Be Prayerful. Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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