Also posted at townhall.com
On the surface, stories like the Keystone pipeline being compared to presidential decisions to end slavery immediately appear to violate our American common sense. Comparing anything to slavery, except slavery itself or human and sex trafficking – which is another issue that our common sense tells that Leftists would champion and have not – fail in comparison to the horrific reality of actual slavery.
So, has common sense failed?
The continued investigation into Benghazi by Congress being labeled a political witch-hunt – a Republican agenda against President Obama – also appears to violate our common sense. No matter what party controls the White House, common sense says we must find answers to so many obvious problems. To name just a few, a failed understanding of the Arab Spring, not reinforcing the consulate in Benghazi with proper security and infrastructure, leaving Ambassador Stevens and U.S. citizens to die, giving two stand down orders to ready U.S. special forces, ignoring CIA intelligence on AL Qaeda related Islamic extremist, blaming a YouTube video on the attack on the consulate, and then removing all terrorist related intelligence from the official narrative.