Sunday, October 19, 2014


Is Barack Obama completely insane?

Ebola Travel Ban Now!
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Is Barack Obama completely insane?  By not instituting an immediate ban on all non-essential travel between the United States and West Africa, he is putting the lives of more than 300 million Americans at risk.  Anyone with a shred of common sense knows that you keep more people from getting sick by keeping the sick people away from the healthy people.  Because the Ebola outbreaks in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are raging out of control, it is extremely difficult to tell who is carrying Ebola and who is not carrying Ebola.  Therefore we need to keep everyone from those countries away until those outbreaks subside.  If Barack Obama had established an Ebola travel ban a month or two ago like he should have done, Thomas Eric Duncan would never have entered the United States, and we would not have two Texas nurses infected with the virus.  But because Barack Obama did not do his job, now we have a new Ebola scare popping up somewhere in the country almost hourly.  If this outbreak eventually evolves into a full-blown pandemic, we will know who to blame.
Will an Ebola travel ban work?
It has worked in Africa.  Even as the outbreaks in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have spread like wildfire, the nations immediately bordering them are doing just fine.  And there is one primary reasonwhy this is the case…Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, all of which share borders with at least one of the three most affected countries, have closed those borders.
At this point, nearly 30 countries have instituted an Ebola travel ban.
So why won’t Obama do it?
This is clearly what the American people want.  For example, one recent survey asked the following question…
Should the government allow people who have recently been in any of the countries in western Africa where there is a major Ebola outbreak to enter the United States?
 Only 23 percent of respondents said yes to that question.
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