Janet M. LaRue

If saner minds rule the day, the “Flying Dutchman” will replace Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Jasper Schuring, a vigilant passenger on Northwest Flight 253, is the only part of our airline security “system” that “worked,” contrary to Napolitano.

Schuringa saw the glow of fire in row 19, and assumed someone was trying to blow up the plane. “I just jumped over all of the seats” and “jumped to the suspect,” he told CNN. According to The Washington Post:

Jasper Schuringa, an Amsterdam resident, lunged toward the fire in Row 19, jumping from one side of the plane to the other and over several other passengers. He burned his fingers as he grabbed a piece of melting plastic held by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man accused Saturday of trying to bring down the passenger jet with a homemade explosive device.

It’s highly doubtful that Napolitano or the President would have jumped as quickly to Schuringa’s conclusion about Abdulmutallab since he’s not a returning war vet, a cop, or employed by Fox News.

Napolitano wrongly profiled our returning military veterans as potential right-wing “terrorists,” but she and Obama are opposed to profiling actual terrorists. She was wrong again when she told us “the system worked.” But as before, she claims she was “taken out of context.” The President expressed his confidence in her after admitting that the system failed.  

Obama is right—“human and systemic failures” allowed the massacre of our military at Ft. Hood and the latest terror attack inside the United States.

It was the election of 2008.

A naïve electorate fell for Obama’s fraudulent promises of “hope and change” facilitated by his media sycophants: Obama was the most brilliant politician of the century.

The fundamental question ignored was: In what way was this “brilliant politician” committed to “fundamentally transforming the United States of America”?


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.