Thursday, March 26, 2020

90% Believe "Virus" Is National Security Threat To US

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Yes, we're very concerned about our own well being. Every day we're getting the reports of new cases and more deaths. We all know the coronavirus is killing us.

But 90% of voters also believe the virus is a serious national security threat to the United States--- 57% believe it is a "very serious" security threat.

Here's why. And here's how these beliefs are playing out in the culture.

Be informed.

Taking America's collective temperature--- How we're feeling about things.

Yesterday, Rasmussen Reports published a survey that finds 90% of likely US voters consider the coronavirus a serious national security threat to the United States, with 57% who say it's a "very serious" threat.

Only 8% don't see the threat.

The Report also found that 66% think it's likely that US enemies will try to take advantage of our government's focus on the coronavirus, with 29% saying it's "very likely."

Interestingly, 28% believe America's enemies will not try to exploit the US government's focus on the virus.

Rasmussen notes that most Americans, in most demographic categories, see the threat-- the vulnerability.

Not surprising, 73% of Republicans believe more strongly than Democrats (61%) and voters not affiliated with either party (65%).

There is an awareness of our vulnerability that transcends political affiliations.

You may remember back in 2017 when Trump said, "A strong economy is important to US national security," 94% agreed.

With the stock market gyrating by thousands of points in a single day, it's understandable why the President wants to stabilize the economy with the largest financial stimulus in history.

Gallup released a new poll on Tuesday that shows Americans are pleased with the President's handling of the coronavirus crises.

The President's overall approval rating has surged to a record-tying 49% ----several points above that of Barack Obama at the same point in his presidency.


Our nation is vulnerable on more than one front.

The enemy outside the gate.

As the coronavirus continues to roll across the earth, one thing has become clear; China tried to hide their health crisis, initially, from the rest of the world. Couldn't do it, so manned up and admitted they had a problem---because they had no other choice. Everybody knew it.

In recent days China, the communist government--not the people, has begun a vigorous effort to blame the United States---specifically our military--- for bringing the coronavirus to China---and consequently to the world.

They are mad because some---including President Trump, Sec. Pompeo, and many others have identified the virus from its place of origin: Wuhan. Or simply China.

Every virus in recent history has been identified in this way.

Last week, the media covered a story about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confronting China about the matter.

The Secretary, in a phone call, stressed to China, "This is not the time to spread disinformation and outlandish rumors."

China's response?
"Any attempt to discredit and defame China will never succeed, and any act that undermines China's interests will be met with a firm counter attack from the Chinese side."

How far will China carry this? Who knows.

Most of us know that Iran, North Korea, and a few others would welcome the opportunity to "defeat the great Satan" whom they define as "America" in any way possible.

The enemy within.

At one time it was taught as fact---because it is---that people---Pilgrims, came to America because they valued religious freedom above personal safety. Specifically, freedom to practice biblical Christianity.

The purpose and motives of the colonists were so apparent that John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, said: "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers."

And he said, "The Americans are the first people whom Heaven has favored with an opportunity of deliberating upon and choosing the forms of government under which they should live."

Over time the firm belief in the Providence of God, the sanctity of His promises and blessings---the exceptionalism of this great nation has been pushed aside, swept under the rug with the broom of political correctness.

Not by a majority, but by an activist, vocal, visible minority.

I've quoted Cicero, the Roman statesman and historian, before and will probably do so again:

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

There are those within who work tirelessly to "remake" America, by changing our identity, causing generations to forget our heritage---to forget God. And they see every crisis as an opportunity to advance their secular progressive, socialistic agenda.

While Nancy Pelosi was trying to sneak hundreds of millions of dollars for Planned Parenthood into the stimulus bill that is supposed to save lives, not kill unwanted lives, Hollywood is trying to advance a socialist, communist utopian idea.

This week a video was posted on social media by a group of well known Hollywood celebrities---Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman and others, singing the John Lennon anthem, "Imagine."

Gadot posted on Instagram:
"We will get through it together. Let's all imagine together. Sing it with us. All love to you, from me and my dear friends."

Here are some of the lyrics from the song these people think can save us from the corona crises:

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace,
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or…

Advocating globalism, socialism, and atheism as a godless solution to the challenges of our day.

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this or any other crisis we will ever face. Our Founding Fathers knew it and we must remember it.

Founding Father Patrick Henry said, "When people forget God, tyrants forge their chains."

It's time to remember.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.