Because the jihad against us is based on Islamic texts and teachings, and consequently — contrary to popular belief and the prevailing line in Washington — not capable of being ended by a change in our policies, it is without end. It is a problem that cannot be solved. But it can be managed, and the jihadists and Islamic supremacists can be contained, if we can summon the will to speak about the problem honestly and enforce existing laws, so as to protect our Constitutional liberties and values.
In the U.S. today, Constitutional law, including the non-establishment of religion and the freedom of religion, is being assailed today by increasingly assertive global forces, both non-violent and violent. The mainstream media, government, and law enforcement remain deathly afraid of spurious charges of “bigotry” and “Islamophobia,” and so continue to lie about and obfuscate the motive of every new jihad attack and plot.
As long as this continues, the jihad will advance, and our freedoms will be increasingly imperiled.
But as long as free people still draw air, there is hope.
Today, then, we should remember and be grateful to those who gave their lives to secure and protect these freedoms for us — as if our gratitude could ever be sufficient or adequate. We should ponder the fact that they had to give their lives in order to secure these freedoms. We should remember that if we are not willing to give our own lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to protect the unalienable rights enumerated at the founding of this Republic, we will most assuredly lose both them and the Republic itself — lose them for ourselves and for our children.
Let us never shrink from the task before us: the great struggle to defend human rights, human dignity, and freedom from oppression and injustice — particularly the oppression and injustice, and assaults to human dignity that are enshrined in the Islamic law (Sharia) that is coming, step-by-step, steadily and apparently inexorably, to a still largely ignorant and indifferent West.
Happy Veterans’ Day.