Friday, 03 October 2014 19:17

These Colors Don’t Run

By Chad Beatty | Editorials

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These Colors Don't Run

Sometimes, in the course of human events, the world is confronted by an evil so great that it must be stopped at all costs. A few historical evils that come to mind are Nazi Germany, Stalinist USSR, the Assyrian Empire, etc. During these times it is incumbent upon free men and free nations to stand up and put an end to these regimes.

 

We are once again faced with such an evil, and this time the evil is in the form of radical Islam. Whether they go by the name of ISIS, ISIL or IS, they all share the same ideology and have the same endgame: Convert the world to their twisted brand of Islam at all costs. They are already successfully spreading fear and terror across Iraq and Syria, carrying out mass killings, beheadings, crucifixions and torture of innocent Muslims.

I say to ISIS: Prepare for retribution, for your day is coming. America views you as cowards. You hide behind your masks as you commit atrocities in the name of religion. If your goal is to intimidate or scare Americans, I have bad news for you. We are protected by God and guns. Aside from our standing military, which is a global super power, we have approximately 30 million armed hunters at any given time. And trust me; I know some of these good-old boys. They would be happy to give you a one-way ticket to Allah. If one of them falls in battle, 100 others will take their place.

But now it is up our legislators to take definitive action. I urge them to be vigilant and prudent in their decisions. I hear them on the news saying they are doing everything they can to eliminate ISIS and keep America safe. Well then, why are our borders still wide open? Why can Americans with known ties to terrorists groups still come and go as they please? This is unacceptable and ultimately treasonous.

I will end with a quote from Sir Winston Churchill from May 13, 1940. Churchill made one of the finest call-to-arms, uttered at the beginning of World War II when the armies of Adolf Hitler were roaring across Europe:

“You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory; victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival...But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, “Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.”

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