Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo, fourth district, is one of the most pro-military leaders to come from Kansas. Pomeo never met a war he didn’t like. He also has full faith that the government’s (NSA) surveillance of American citizens. He believes we are supposed to just trust our government that it will behave just fine.
Pompeo likes to send out newsletters for the benefit of his constituents.
“How odd, a President coming to Congress to ask it to reduce his power to defeat an enemy he has himself indicated must be crushed….
…This draft AUMF would place our troops at risk by limiting their actions on the battlefield, and place Kansans at risk by failing to take the threat from ISIS seriously. Congress will work its will over the coming weeks and, I hope, draft a clear, thoughtful, and strong authorization.”
The reality is that President Barack Obama has wanted an increase in power. The thing Pompeo is doing is to try to make Obama look bad. Since Obama wants to fight the same war, the only thing Pompeo can do is to try to look tougher on the fight against ISIS (Islamic State)
One questions that keeps coming up in the news is “why do young people keep joining ISIS?” John Horgan, a psychologist and professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, Told International Business Times:
“They want to find something meaningful for their life. Some are thrill seeking, some are seeking redemption.”
Other professionals are claiming that many people who join up feel they are left out of the society they are living in. They feel isolated and don’t belong. Those are the people who are likely to turn on the society they live in.
And if that is true Pompeo works against his own interest when he makes it clear he is not for ALL his constituents. Pompeo believes in Christians and those are the only constituents he wants to address. He does include the Judeo tradition, but cuts out non-believers and non-Christens:
“I was hosted by Pastors Mike Andrus and Phil Thengvall and First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita where I met with a seniors group in their chapel. They allowed me to share my faith journey, my observations about faith in Washington, D.C. and how the American Judeo-Christian history has made our nation exceptional. I assured them that there are men and women of faith in Congress who are working every day to restore America and set us back on the right path.”
Maybe he believes non-Christians should all just stay out of politics because they don’t really belong in this country. He doesn’t seem to realize that Muslims living here are more likely to join a group as ISIS if they are made to feel they aren’t really a part of this country. Pompeo needs to give his constituents more consideration. He might try by being tolerant of those who are different.