I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me GOD.
There was a time when the enemies of America were mostly foreign and easy to identify. Now, we have more and more domestic enemies and while many Americans are not afraid to identify them, our gutless Washington leadership is unwilling to acknowledge the truth for fear of offending someone. But guess what, the Washington hand-wringing, stuttering, stammering and outright willful ignorance of threats to American security offend me and many America-loving Americans!
Last week, an Islamic extremist in the U.S. Army, committed a heinous act of murder and mayhem against our troops and civilians at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas. This particular Muslim hated America and used his hatred of the country I love to fuel his act of terror against others who loved and served this country. For me, this is black and white. He hated America and killed as many Americans as he could before being stopped by a real American hero. Why did he hate America? Because he loved his Islamic jihadist brethren from foreign lands and desired to kill Americans because his particular brand of his religion tells him this is noble. His act of terrorism may make him a hero to Islamic jihadists, but I am an American Veteran and his act makes him a despicable sub-human asshole in my eyes. I can confidently say that all of my American Veteran forefathers and friends would also judge this man to be a piece of shit not worth the lead in the bullet that should be used to kill him. So why do liberals in Washington and the American mainstream media balk at identifying him as an Islamic jihadist who hated America? Why? Because they have no balls.
I am sick and tired of being told that we should not rush to judgment and that his being a Muslim does not necessarily make him an Islamic jihadist. Technically that is true in the abstract. But in light of his actions both before and during his act of terror, please save the apologizing, appeasement and excuse-making and just call it what it is! The fucker killed 13 Americans and injured over 30 more while chanting Allah Akbar. He did this as an act of terror for what he anticipated to be glory for his faith. So don't tell me what to think. I already see and recognize the truth about this guy. I am offended that Washington and the media won't acknowledge the truth because they are afraid of offending someone else. Well, they damn sure aren't too concerned about offending the victims and the families of the fallen in Fort Hood, American Veterans or Americans who still love America. Their concern is to avoid offending Muslims in foreign lands or the Muslims here in America who sympathize with the jihadists. Their failure to call it what it is, does a grave disservice to the victims and their families.
This is not a war against all of Islam. But, it is a war against the brand of Islam that preaches that its followers should kill Americans. It is also a war against all brands of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hindi, Taoism, Scientology, atheism, agnosticism and any other "ism" that encourages its followers to kill Americans pursuant to its dogma. (For fairness, I invite you to list in the comments all Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Taoists, Hindis, etc who hate America and are actively seeking to kill Americans.)
It is not because he was a Muslim that he killed our fellow Americans. It was because he was an Islamic extremist who believed that America is the Great Satan and that American non-Muslims are infidels whom should be killed in the name of Islam. If a Christian committed an act of terror against Americans because he believed that his religion gave him permission to kill my fellow countrymen, I would condemn him and his beliefs without reservation. It doesn't matter to me if you are a Jew, a Buddhist, a Moonie, an atheist or one who worships Thor. If you hate America and want to harm it, you are an enemy against whom I swore to defend the U.S. Constitution and by extension the American way of life. Religion, of any kind, is no excuse to kill my fellow Americans. However, in the current state of affairs, it is indeed one particular brand of one particular religion that is the root cause of the largest security threat against American citizens and that is Islamic Extremism. It is nothing else. I'll say it again. The threat is from Islamic extremism and no other religion. Why are our Washington leaders and mainstream media such pussies that they can't acknowledge this truth? Do they also hate America and want to see it come to harm?
I know that not all Muslims are extremist America haters. I know that Islamic jihadists are a subset of the Islamic faith. I know that there are wonderful Muslims in America and in the world. I spent a week with one such family in Turkey during Ramadan a few years ago and finer folks I have never met. But, let me be very clear on this point: any Muslim that does not condemn the brand of Islam that leads to terrorist acts against my countrymen is on the wrong side of my belief system in this world and they are an enemy of America.
Here is my deal... I am an American regardless of my religion. I am an American regardless of my race. I am an American regardless of my ethnic heritage. If you hate America, you can kiss my ass. If you want to kill Americans, I want you to be killed before you succeed. In case I have left any ambiguity, here is how I see the world: America = good. People who hate America and want to kill Americans = bad. Politicians or media members who make excuses or apologies for people who hate America and kill her citizens = bad. I don't see us meeting in the middle on this one. I don't see much room for compromise here.
I am an American Veteran. I love America and want America to triumph over all her enemies foreign and domestic. Here is my Veterans Day toast...
Here's to America and here's to you.
I love America and you should too.
But if by chance you disagree...
Fuck you, here's to me!
GO AMERICA, GATA!