If Obama's Pen and Phone Can Stop Famine and Floods, Why Can't They Help Meriam?

By Jen Kuznicki | May 30, 2014 | 3:07 PM EDT

For weeks now, attention has been drawn to Sudan, where a woman named Meriam Ibrahim has been accused of apostasy, and has been sentenced to be flogged and then hanged, and the State Department of the United States of America says it can't do anything about it.

A government whose Commander in Chief says he has a pen and a phone, and can get anything he wants done if Congress refuses to do things his way, can't stop a Third World country from whipping and hanging a wife of a US citizen?

A government whose Commander in Chief says that he can stop the world's climate from causing famine or floods if we all pay more in taxes, can't send an envoy to Sudan and get a mother and her two children out of a diseased prison?

A government whose Commander in Chief is handed Humanitarian Awards like lollipops, can't focus the nation's public pressure on Sudan, call them out for human rights violations, and stop this lunacy?

A government whose Commander in Chief says that he will act unilaterally to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens who reside in and continue to ram the borders of his own nation, can't grant citizenship to a woman who is about to be whipped and hung like our Lord was, because she refuses to convert to Islam?

A government whose Commander in Chief allows illegal aliens to attend his State of the Union address, and allows groups of illegals to protest regularly in the offices of Congressman, can't demand that Meriam Ibrahim be freed, her finances secured, and allowed the protection of the United States where her husband and children are citizens?

I can hear some say, that it's more complicated than all that, but it's not, we have a President who believes he can slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.  This guy can do anything he wants and, thanks to Congress, he pretty much does.

There are a handful of Congressman, who are demanding John Kerry free Ibrahim, only 22.  Twenty-two congressmen wrote a letter to Kerry, urging the freeing of Ibrahim. And two Senators, with another congressman, sent a letter urging the political asylum of Meriam.  Out of the 535 people who represent the states on Capitol Hill, only 25 have formally spoke out about this matter.  And Kerry is busy making inaccurate claims about the climate and how we would have the power to control it, if we just throw some more money at the government.

What a massively bi-partisan issue.  Christians can be motivated to pray for Meriam, and many are, but action is needed to rattle the nation's capital to do something that requires a heart and soul.  This issue is about human rights and the inhumanity of Sharia, and how the lives of women are meaningless if the world turns to Islamic law.

So pray for Meriam and her family, and keep them in your prayers, America - but, also tell Washington DC that America still stands for freedom, and respects human life.  Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and this case shows the difference between humanity and atrocity.  May the prayers of millions of Christians buoy Meriam's spirit as she languishes postpartum in a diseased hell-hole and the actions of all Christians force the political action needed to keep her from suffering any further.

"It is up to us, however we may disagree on policies, to work together for progress and humanity so that our grandchildren, when they look back on us, can truly say that we not only preserved the flame of freedom, but cast its warmth and light further than those who came before us."

RONALD REAGAN
3/23/1982