No, Barack Obama is not solely to blame for the Ebola crisis. But it’s worth remembering that when an administration chooses to spend hundreds of billions on a “stimulus” that fails to stimulate, or even mere millions studying why lesbians are obese, then it shouldn’t be surprised when it is ill-prepared to respond to a genuine crisis.

Every dollar wasted, every year whiled away on ridiculous priorities when times are calm represents a lost opportunity to get prepared when the times turn bad. We are weaker financially, militarily, and morally than we have been in a generation. That is due in large part to the president’s misplaced priorities and his squandering of the nation’s wealth.

Mr. Obama’s failures, so obvious now, took years to come to fruition, when most of us chose to look the other way.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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