PARIS REMINDS US: Prepare for War

Written by Allan Erickson on January 8, 2015

Most Muslims are not terrorists, that is true, although substantial numbers of “peaceful” Muslims sympathize with violent Jihad.  The vast majority of the time, wherever there is trouble, murder, war and torture, Jihadists are the aggressors.

Decent citizens worldwide will one day have to decide if they are just going to sit and take it, or act in self-defense. It is my opinion that anyone suspected of being a terrorist, or anyone suspected of coordinating with terrorists, be investigated and arrested and tried, then punished. If found guilty, such individuals should receive the maximum penalty. At the very least, the punishment should involve deportation.

Furthermore, this is not time for gun control. If anything, it is time for increased training leading to responsible gun ownership providing for adequate self-defense. Had those poor souls in Paris been armed, they might have survived, and three murdering Jihadists might rather have met justice.

Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder: Instead of investigating law abiding citizens, tax payers, Tea Party activists, gun owners, police officers, intelligence agents and military personnel, how about showing some common sense and courage by investigating the real bad guys, including the tens of thousands of Jihadists right here in America? Perhaps in so doing you’ll finally show yourselves worthy of the trust placed in you by the voters. So far, you’ve failed, miserably, and in fact, you’ve been found derelict in your duty, fomenting violence and unrest, and giving aid and comfort to our enemies. Given your track record, we don’t expect improvement. Indeed, we expect you to escalate, in the wrong direction.

The essence of the problem:  in Paris today —

Jihadists fired about 80 rounds killing 12 and wounding 4.

The French fired zero rounds, and the Jihadists escaped.

Isn’t it about time to go on offense?

The bottom line: either we destroy the Jihadists, or they will destroy us.  We should have zero tolerance for anyone promoting terrorism of any kind in any location.  Americans should organize local militia under the authority of county sheriffs, and prepare for war.  



Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.