I have learned over the years that a person should be very careful about the friends that he or she chooses to spend time with. Ideas and philosophies, good and bad, get passed back and forth between the two individuals. As the years tick by, those ideas slowly creep into the psyche and becomes part of that person.
So what part of the psyche of William Ayes got passed to the man who could potentially be the next president of the United States of America and the leader of the free world? I didn’t think too much about it, until I read this. John Murtagh gives a chilling account of an attempt on the lives of his whole family by the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist organisation William Ayers was a part of in the 1970’s.
Alarmed, I investigated further, wondering just how close the two of them were, and found this video from CNN.
Oh dear. When a man who bombed the Pentagon back in the day decides to host your political coming-out party at his own house, wouldn’t you do a double-take? If you claim to stand for change and serving our country, wouldn’t you re-evaluate the philosophies of those around you? Heck, doesn’t Obama have any principles? (I’m not even going to start on Reverend Wright today. That’s another post all together – a very angry one.)
I don’t expect lofty principles and proper judgement from everyone I meet. But dang it, I expect it from the person who inherits the power and influence of leader of the free world. That is a tremendous amount of power to wield, and without proper judgement, principles, and a reverence to God, he becomes the most dangerous individual on this planet.