Edmund Ross, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, told the Washington Post, “Why continue pushing food that people do not want to eat?” Well, I suggest Mr. Ross pose that same question to Michelle Obama, who has turned the school lunch program into an inedible conglomeration of foods that our children do not want to eat. But in that regard, the imperious rationale is, they will learn to like it! Evidently, for prisons, serving undesirable foods is a calamity that the Obama Administration must correct with due haste.
With respect to the pork survey, there has been no mention of the size of the sample taken or how the sampling was done—i.e., there is no supporting data whatsoever. Based on the commentary by Mr. Ross (if you can believe any of it), pork has not been a preferred offering for many years now. Still, we did little about it until the Obama Administration got into the act and decreed pork henceforth banned.
This is troubling since a management structure probably exists in all of our prisons whereby dietary decisions are based on daily nutritional requirements, a budget, and inmate eating habits. Some prisons might have a higher consumption of pork than others based on inmate demographics. So where is the “accommodation” usually demanded by the Left? Instead of any regard for flexibility, we have to “ban pork products.” There is a message coming through here loud and clear.
What’s next ? Should we survey the American public to see if they like pork? If the survey indicates we are a nation of predominantly chicken and beef eaters, then, using the prison system logic, we would ban pork from public consumption. Unsurprisingly, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has praised Mr. Obama’s move to eliminate pork from the prison diet. CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper said, “In general, we welcome the change because it is facilitating the accommodation of Muslim prisoners.” Funny, it seems that both Muslim and Jewish prisoners have long been accommodated within the prison system; they have never been forced to consume pork. Evidently accommodation is not good enough. Instead, we have to impose a pork-less diet on everyone else there in order to accommodate those of the Muslim faith. If something smells fishy here, it’s not pork.
Clearly the Obama Administration is playing to the wishes of CAIR and to the dictates of Islam and Sharia Law. Today it is the prison system, but how far might this overreach extend if Obama has his way? I do not care for pork chops—never have, but I certainly do not harbor any expectation that others should be forced to accommodate my needs. You can bet that if I were a surveyed prisoner I would have said, Bring on the steaks! Why not? And while we are at it, let’s get some really big flat-screen HD televisions for each cell.
Recently, Mr. Obama and Bernie Sanders told us that the greatest threat facing this nation is climate change. Accordingly, Mr. Obama has gone out of his way to make it all but impossible to use affordable coal for electricity production. Nevertheless, Mr. Obama did not go so far as to ban coal. Why? Because the market for it in China is far too large and financially enriching to consider such a thing, even in light of the impending disaster he predicts for us. So, in Obama’s world, banning an item isn’t so much a measure of right or wrong but money to be made. Perhaps there isn’t any in pork.
There is one thing that you can count on here: If the Obama Administration is behind something then there is more to it than meets the eye. Write this pork episode down on your calendar and wait awhile. You won’t have to wait too long before something comes along out of this administration that ties the banning of pork to something else to comprise a nice little package. Of course, do not expect the Obama Administration to make the connection clear to you even though they are the ones who claimed they would be the most “transparent” administration ever. The American public could never imagine that this was code for an administration that considers the American people so stupid that it can do anything right in front of our faces, call it something else, and get away with it. Yes—that is exactly what Obama transparency means and you can thank our pitiful excuse of a media for facilitating his election not once but twice.
Our country is slowly being given away day by day. The Obama Administration is leading the charge in that effort—not by symbolically swimming the broad expanse of the Mississippi River on the first day out but by crossing seemingly insignificant “creeks.” With time, those creeks are getting larger and so are the consequences of their having been breached. One day we look up and all we knew of our heritage will be gone and we will wonder “How did we get here?”
There is an answer to that question and it is as simple as the statement made by the CAIR spokesman. We got “here” by facilitating the accommodation of those of the Muslim faith. We got here by sitting back in silence while our nation was culturally modified and our heritage was erased. And while that was happening, the Obama administration was telling you that you probably never really cared much for pork anyway.
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