Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama and Ayers

Sorry Senator Obama, but William Ayers is not going away.

Have you ever been a friend or business associate of a terrorist? Not someone who, to your shock and horror, turned out secretly to have bombed government buildings. No, the question is whether you’ve ever befriended an unreconstructed radical whose past was well known to you when you entered his orbit and walked through doors he opened for you. Have you been chummy with an unapologetic terrorist who, years after you’d known and worked closely with him, was still telling the New York Times he regretted only failing to carry out more attacks — and that America still “makes me want to puke”?

Barack Obama has.

William Ayers is a former member of the 60's terrorist organization, the Weathermen. He is responsible for a bomb that killed a police officer in San Francisco and for bombing the Pentagon. He and his wife escaped conviction on a technicality. He is entirely unrepentant to this day ("I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough" 2001 NYT) but has shifted his focus from terrorism to indoctrinating education students in hard left-wing ideology at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Obama has claimed he is "just a guy from my neighborhood." Umhmm. Perhaps he forgot that he sat on the board for the Wood Fund, a leftist charity, with Ayers for several years. There, they voted to give tens of thousands to groups like Rev. Wright's church and a member of Arafat's PLO. When Ayers received a huge grant to improve Chicago's public schools, he asked Obama to chair the board. Between 1995 and 1999, Obama (in his only executive experience to date) gave out $100 million to his leftist buddies and in the end, even by the group's own admission, they failed to produce any measurable improvement in the schools (imagine how much money he could waste as President). Obama went on to launch his political career at the home of Ayers and his terrorist wife.

Obama was 8 years old when Ayers committed his crimes. No one is arguing guilt by association. However, doesn't Obama's choice of friends (Ayers), advisors (Rev. Wright), and associates (Tony Rezko) tell you that the image he projects disguises his true leftist beliefs? And why would Ayers pick Obama for this board? Obama says Ayers is "respectable" and "mainstream." I think most people would disagree. If John McCain was appointed to chair an organization by David Duke or if he let abortion clinic bombers hold fund raisers for him, I bet the media would let you know about it.


Rev. Don Spitz said...

You seem to imply there is something wrong if a babykilling abortion mill is burned or bomb. Which do you prefer, a pile of bricks or a pile of dead babies? Innocent unborn babies deserve to be protected just as born children deserve to be protected. You would have no problem protecting born children if they were about to be murdered.
SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

Jon Vander Plas said...

I will do more than imply that there is something wrong with bombing abortion clinics. I am pro-life, however,terrorism and murder is not the way to deal with this issue. Anyone who engages in these acts does a disservice to the pro-life movement. Not only is it wrong, it will only push more people toward pro-abortion views and away from God. If the "ends justify the means" where do you stop? Do you target liberal judges and their families? Pro-abortion politicians? People who vote pro-abortion? The UPS driver who delivers packages to the abortion clinic?

Romans 12:17-21

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge, I will repay,' says the Lord. On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals upon his head.' Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

I have been a Christian since I was young. Please prayerfully consider whether your tactics are bringing people closer to Jesus or driving them further away.

Rudi said...

You also appear to have quite a bit in common with the KKK, as you are white and mentioned David Duke in a hypothetical situation.

Pretty disappointing, Jon. Pretty disappointing.