How Ebola Came To The United States

Friday, October 10th, 2014 and is filed under Blog, Foreign Policy

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Along with ‘Hope and Change,’ our President recently promised us that Ebola would not come to the United States.

This is under the Administration that had the FAA flights to Israel stopped because it was considered too dangerous.

This is under the Administration that is working to stamp out traditionally made cheese because methods for producing cheese for literally thousands of years are no longer deemed safe.

This is under the Administration that allowed the IRS to target groups because of political affiliation.

This same Administration raided Gibson Guitar under the suspicion that Gibson might be using Indian wood that violated the Lacey Act of 1900 (we’re not kidding).

This is under the Administration that can’t keep trespassers out of the White House.

Knowing that it is possible to stop air traffic from entering countries all together, and knowing that the ability to trace a person’s movements from countries suffering from outbreaks of the Ebola Virus, why has the United States not forced a 21 day quarantine for all travelers moving from high risk areas?

Why has the President, or at least members of the Texas Congressional delegation, not called for the quarantine?

The answers are simple.

1. Either the President and the CDC did not take this threat seriously,

2. They took it seriously and they failed, but are not willing to ramp up security measures to prevent further mistakes, or

3. The President does not care.

The Ebola virus is not to be taken lightly; earlier this year two highly trained medical aid workers were infected. Just days ago, less than an hour from where our headquarters are, Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola and it is possible he infected over 100 other people.

With infections and deaths rising, more actions must be taken to protect the United States. This is NOT to be misconstrued as a purposeful attack, a planned infection, or a plot perpetrated by anyone.

This is just a common sense call to pay attention, something that the current administration has not been doing for a very long time now.