As a conservative there are lots of paradoxes in our political culture that confuse me. People who are over the top animal activists would also be the type to advocate for a woman’s right to choose an abortion. Those who are pushing socialism the hardest are generally well educated, have lots of money, and have worked hard to get where they are and would never allow anyone to take that away from them. People with a hatred for war will use physical violence to protest said war. In addition, these liberals espouse to a policy that neglects the tried and true “peace through strength” philosophy.
But perhaps one of the most horrific paradoxes I have come across to date happened in a place I never would have expected it. I discovered that the City of Tulsa allowed the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to sponsor a float in Tulsa’s Veterans Day Parade. I was shocked. I can think of no greater slap in the face to our veterans than to allow a known funder of terrorism, which is killing our American military men and women, the opportunity to enter a float in a parade that honors these brave men and women. I simply do not understand how this happened and why it doesn’t seem like there was much public outcry concerning the whole situation.
Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma Chapter of CAIR, said, “We are an American Muslim organization, and American Muslims support their government, support their country and definitely support our troops who are working to defend our constitutional rights and our freedoms.” He also claimed, “We support all veterans, and we support our country, so I don’t see why anyone should have any concerns about CAIR being involved.”
Now, while these statements may be true for some American Muslims, you cannot make this statement when you are sending money to terrorist organizations that are forcing the men and women of our military into the ground. We need to see this for the deception that it is and then find a way to not allow this kind of situation again.