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Friday, December 19, 2014

Ebola On Our Doorstep

Liberia is an African country stricken with Ebola. President Obama sent thousands of U.S. troops there, ignoring the danger to our American troops and also to their families when they return home. The safety of the American people is obviously less important to Obama than posing as a leader on the world stage.

General John F. Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, said that, if Ebola comes to Central America, “it will cause a panic,” and there will be mass migration into the United States.” The Centers for Disease Control reports that “By the end of the year, there will be 14 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying.” Why doesn’t Obama impose a travel ban on the admission of persons flying here from Ebola-infected countries? It’s not enough to take the temperature of airline travelers and have them sign a form. We know that the African who died from Ebola after arrival in the U.S. lied on his form. The U.S. has issued 13,000 travel visas to the three most Ebola-infected West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Will Obama let those 13,000 people into America? Many so-called “experts” are trying to put the blame on the Dallas Hospital, where the first US Ebola case was treated, saying, “They dropped the ball” by failing to determine the patient’s “travel history.”

We are hearing common sense from a few Members of Congress. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul called for barring entry into the United States for people from West African countries wrestling with Ebola, and suspending the 13,000 visas that have already been issued to people in those countries. That’s a splendid recommendation. Senator Ted Cruz said it best: “Our priority should be protecting the American people and preventing Ebola from coming here.”

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