The Patriot Post® · Four Stars for Honesty

By Gary Bauer ·

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is no shrinking violet when it comes to sharing his thoughts about current events. He had a lot to say recently about the 2016 campaign, which was exactly what you might expect from a Hollywood liberal.

But his remarks about the San Bernardino shootings were also very revealing. Here’s what Jackson said during a recent interview:

“I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino — I was in Hawaii — how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh… It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’

"Now, okay, it happened on an Army base and it happened somewhere else. But now? It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men.”

Well, I have to give him four stars for honesty.

But his candor raises this disturbing question: How many other leftists in the country — from the White House to the mainstream media — share Jackson’s hope that terrorist attacks are carried out by white men instead of Muslims?

As the first reports of the shooting in San Bernardino were coming in, the media quickly jumped to conclusions by rushing to tell us where the nearest abortion facility was located. For days President Obama seemingly tried to blame the attack on workplace disputes, just as he did with the Fort Hood massacre.

In a world where people are being routinely blown up by Islamists, crucified by the Islamic State, where jihadists turn children into bombs, where radical Muslims gun down U.S. soldiers not on foreign battlefields but in Texas and Tennessee, why do people hope that “crazy white dudes” are responsible for these atrocities?

This delusional racism is blinding the left from facing reality and doing what is necessary to protect our country. And they have the audacity to accuse conservatives of being racists!

Jackson will be even more upset when he learns that the imam of the mosque attended by the San Bernardino killers is under investigation by the FBI.

Roshan Abbassi initially told reporters that he barely knew Syed Farook. But authorities are reportedly looking into dozens of text messages exchanged between Abbassi and Farook around the time of the terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A Victory In Utah

In the wake of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts, a number of states moved to cut off taxpayer funding to the nation’s largest abortion business. Planned Parenthood sued at least half a dozen states and, unbelievably, it has prevailed in federal court in virtually every case. Until last week.

Federal Judge Clark Waddoups initially blocked Governor Gary Herbert’s order terminating Planned Parenthood’s contracts with the state of Utah. But after hearing the state’s case, Judge Waddoup removed his injunction and ruled against Planned Parenthood, declaring “These are the types of decisions that should be left to elected officials and not managed by the courts.”

Finally, common sense prevails!

Of course, Planned Parenthood is appealing the decision. But why does this group — or any other for that matter — think it has a right to taxpayer dollars? Obviously, elected officials should be able to change state contracts.

The left is determined to use the courts to force its agenda on the country. Whether it is restricting religious liberty, redefining marriage or demanding taxpayer funding of abortion, the left is abusing our legal system to rig the political process and achieve its fundamental transformation of America.

This is one reason why it is so important for men and women of faith to be involved in the political process. While the judiciary is an independent branch of government, it is composed of individuals nominated and confirmed by our elected officials.

Your vote for president and your two U.S. senators determine the judges who sit on our federal courts, including the Supreme Court. And with four Supreme Court justices currently 77 years old or older, the next president could easily change the ideological balance of the high court.