Worth ReadingCraig R Smith
Terrorists come in all shapes and sizes nowadays and all races and religions. Some are tall, some are short, fat and thin. The one common thread, however, is their ability to employ fear to achieve their warped and perverted goals. Fear is a terrorist's stock-in-trade.
Let's face facts: Blowing one's self up is a rather messy proposition, and in doing so you may meet your objective but never get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. That is, unless you are an Islamic terrorist and believe those 72 virgins will show up.
Threat of death produces fear. However, it doesn't take a genius to bring it to pass. Life can be taken rather easily. Kingsley Amis said,
Death has this much to be said about it: You don't have to get out of bed for it. Wherever you happen to be they bring it to you.
The most effective terrorists are those who can terrorize without the messy process of explosions or the certain death that follows. Those terrorists can only intimidate with the threat of future death and destruction.
The terror the likes of Saddam Hussein and other dictators employed arrived in the form of the fear of something: fear of rape, torture or future loss of freedom. Going to jail removes freedom in a most pronounced way.
A burglar utilizes terror as he holds a gun to your chest while asking for your wallet. It is a very efficient way to separate you from your wallet â€“ far more so than politely asking you to hand it over. The appearance of a gun instantly invokes terror. And the fear that follows is extremely convincing.
A spouse or a child ranting, raving and assuring he/she is going to make your life miserable will alter behavior incredibly fast when others in the home know if that person ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
As absurd as you think it is, all are forms of terrorism. Some more severe, some far less but all nevertheless effective in providing for the terrorist that which they seek: fear! And fear can force people to make very irrational decisions to sustain life or maintain peace.
Therefore the terror of challenging a president turned dictator is the only explanation for the absolute silence coming from Congress and the Republicans when the Obama administration makes totalitarian and unconstitutional decisions.
Since when can a president travel overseas and enter into an arms reduction treaty without the consent of the Congress? How can he reduce our nuclear stockpile without one peep of opposition from either side of the aisle? Where are the voices of "loyal" opposition when Mr. Obama makes these unilateral decisions on behalf of all Americans without any prior announcement? What about the "patriotic dissent" Hillary shrieked about during the Bush years?
How can a president offer additional financial support to the Palestinians who elected terrorists to run their country and not be challenged by one senator or congressman? Or even a newspaper or mainstream media outlet?
How can a president fire the CEO of a publicly traded company or shut down an entire industry simply by calling for a moratorium and never be required to explain himself to the people? How can a president offer amnesty to illegals aliens by the fiat of an executive order, and in the process, neglect the will of 60 percent of Americans?
The only answer is fear. He is terrorizing the Congress, the media and now even the American people.
What else can explain an emotionless and non-effective Congress allowing this president to do whatever he wishes without one word of protest before a microphone or a fiery speech on the floor of the House? What happened to the days when passion-filled speeches rang in the halls of Congress if a democratically elected president acts more like a dictator than a man of the people?
Last week a brave Louisiana district court judge finally stood up to this dictatorial regime and said Mr. Obama cannot do as he pleases with no regard for the law. Hopefully soon the Congress will demonstrate the same level of courage â€“ a Congress focused more on respect for the people than fear of the terrorist-type tactics of Rahm Emanuel and his boss, Mr. Obama.
Make no mistake. We have terrorists running America. They don't blow themselves up and kill the innocent. They don't kill the physical body. They instead murder the spirit. They don't destroy material possessions; they confiscate them in the name of "fairness." They don't live to deconstruct buildings but an ideal called America.
If we allow it, these same folks will inflict more damage on our nation than any suicide bomber could ever hope for. When these terrorists armed with fountain pens, lobbyists and lawyers are done, a cynical people will remain as a result. Alive physically but dead spiritually, having lost their ability to dream and believe for a better tomorrow and unable to believe that our best years are ahead of us and not behind.
We the people know what America is and will get it back.
It's a country that fought and defeated Nazism, communism and Marxism and a nation that provided the precious taste of freedom to millions around the world who yearn to be free. The home of the brave and the land of the free: That is who we are. America is the most benevolent nation in world history as it responds to human suffering and natural disasters all over the world without being asked.
We're an America built on hard work, honesty and personal responsibility and a nation that had and will have again the "can do" attitude. We're a country of people who neither need nor want the government to provide their every single need. We're a group of individuals who know if we all have a common goal and don't allow the politicians to divide us, stereotype us and put us into different categories, we can achieve whatever we set our minds to.
So in November when you go to the polls, join me in saying, "Out with the terrorists and in with the freedom, the Constitution and a government of the people, by the people and for the people." I refuse to allow anyone, especially a group of radical liberals, to take away the America of freedom and opportunity and replace it with cradle-to-grave socialist dogma.
Will anyone join me?