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Obama Attempts to Distract From Terrorism With A Climate Change Focus

Obama Attempts to Distract From Terrorism With A Climate Change Focus
December 08
16:25 2015

Despite numerous polls showing most Americans do not believe climate change will personally impact them, Obama continues to focus on this issue as the main threat America currently faces as opposed to terrorism. Based on a recent poll done by Yale and Utah State University, many Americans do not even agree with scientists who claim climate change is a sure thing. So, why does our Commander in Chief continue to harp on this topic?

Critics of Obama believe he is using the climate change argument as a way to distract attention from his lax attitude towards refugee and national security issues. Even his fellow Democrats, including U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) recently pointed the finger at Obama, stating the current administration has no way of knowing who is coming in and out of the country.

The Border Patrol has recently reported a spike in numbers of people, including minors and families, surrendering to the Border Portal, being released on bond, and seeking asylum in America. Recently, a Syrian family at the border followed this same tactic of surrendering and asking for political asylum. Once more Syrians begin to use this method of entering our country, how could our government possible screen them all for potential threats, like the one who posed as a Syrian refugee to migrate to Europe and later participate in the Paris attacks? Despite all of this reporting, Obama continues to claim climate change is a greater threat to the American people than terrorism.

Many Americans have called for reforms to the visa waiver program, which currently allows residents of 38 approved countries to enter the United States without a visa. Two of these countries? France and Belgium, where the terrorists who participated in the Paris attacks were mostly born, raised and radicalized. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), an Army veteran, even warned that attacks on America were imminent if policies do not change drastically.

The Omnibus spending bill will force Capitol Hill to address the refugee issue sooner rather than later, since Congress has until December 11th to approve the bill and avoid a government shut down.

Although many Washington-insiders believe that overall, the support for completely banning Syrian refugees is fading, many Americans are still fearful of these refugees in the country. These fears are valid, especially after findings from George Washington University recently showed that over 70 U.S. residents have been arrested on account of ties to the Islamic State. Now what does this have to do with climate change, Obama?

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