Originally posted at American Thinker.
Recently, Time magazine published an article entitled “Ebola Just the Latest Hardship for Liberian Patient in the U.S.” The piece seemed to be written with the intent to elicit sympathy for a man who, in his quest to survive, illegally infiltrated a nation carrying a highly contagious hemorrhagic virus.
But then again, it’s really not entirely Thomas Eric Duncan’s fault. After all, Barack Obama has been broadcasting the message to the world that even if our Border Agents contract bacterial pneumonia and our schoolchildren are paralyzed and placed on breathing tubes, granting sick illegals access to America takes precedence over the safety and well-being of the people he vowed to protect.
Think of it! America may be on the precipice of a pandemic that could kill 50% of the world’s population and Barack Obama decides now is the time to announce that he’s clearing the way for refugee status visas for 70,000 more people, many of whom will undoubtedly be infected with viruses and pathogens foreign to American soil.
In Third World countries, rushing to America in time for amnesty is all the rage right now. If Time magazine is correct, Duncan was apparently planning to meet up with an illegal family already here.
Jay Newton-Small, the author of the Time article, says:
For Thomas Eric Duncan, the visa to visit his family in the United States was a golden reprieve: a chance to escape the poverty and sickness surrounding him in the Liberian capital of Monrovia… and a chance, maybe, to stay on and build a better, safer life.
Attempting to portray Duncan as a Good Samaritan, Small writes that, according to the New York Times, Duncan caught Ebola:
[h]elping carry a heavily pregnant neighbor back from the hospital where she was turned away from the overflowing Ebola ward. The 19-year-old girl died that night, early on Sept. 16. Her 21-year-old brother, who also helped carry her, died a week later in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Although touching, for some reason, immediately following his good deed Duncan decided to come to the U.S., so he lied on a Liberian exit form by denying that he had had contact with Ebola. Then the humanitarian do-gooder climbed aboard a United Airlines flight and after a few stops ended up in Dallas, Texas, where he proceeded to infect upwards of 100 people, including school-age children.
Thus far, Barack Obama, who scared the wits out of America in October 2009 over the H1N1 flu, has not uttered one word about Duncan’s escapades or acknowledged that the Enterovirus 68, which is endemic to Latin America, may be at the root of an outbreak here that has taken the life of a 10-year-old Providence, Rhode Island girl as well as three adults.
Meanwhile, clownish Obama administration representatives attempt to quell public fears by reassuring the nation that the same government that can’t find Lois Lerner’s emails is fully equipped to track down and corral anyone who came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan.
As for Mr. Duncan, the virus is out of the bag, so to speak. Still, the Liberian government — which refuses to discontinue flights out of Liberia — and the Dallas district attorney are both threatening to prosecute Mr. Duncan for endangering the lives of so many people, including hospital staff who sent him home with antibiotics a few days before he was diagnosed with Ebola and quarantined.
Meanwhile, questions remain as to how a poverty-stricken, unemployed war refugee obtained a visa so quickly, and what kind of visa he actually possessed.
Soon after a visit from his sister, on September 4th “Eric” abruptly quit his job as a driver for Safeway Cargo, the Liberian customs clearance agent for FedEx. That’s why it’s pretty clear that sister Mai Wureh, a nurse from Charlotte, N.C., convinced her frightened brother that the time was right to come to America, and provided him the money he needed for the voyage.
Why die in a puddle of your own blood and vomit outside a tin shack/hospital in Monrovia when the United States will take you in and provide for all your needs, including giving you a whole ward in a hospital in Dallas, Texas?
So, Thomas Eric Duncan signed on to the Obama Amnesty Plan. The OAP exclusive package is compliments of the president and features illegal immigrants — sick, healthy, whatever — being waved, beckoned, flown, or bused across the border and are then matched up with family members just in time for amnesty.
Never mind the threat to 300 million people. If Thomas Eric Duncan somehow manages to survive, which looks iffy right now, despite his bringing Ebola into the U.S., Barack Obama has promised the Liberian refugee that ‘No Force On Earth’ will stop him from becoming an American citizen.