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Winning the War

Thursday, 09 September 2004 12:00 AM

But there are some things we can do. We are the freest nation in the world and our founders pledged their fortunes, their honor, and their lives so that we could be free. We must now do that which guarantees we will preserve that freedom. But I submit we are not even doing the minimum. The Constitution guarantees that citizens of this country can live free, but there is no language to protect those who sneak across our borders or use false identities to enter our country for illegal reasons, for example, to wage terror.

Over the years, the Liberal Democrats have sought to tear down controls that were in place to protect us from waves of “illegals.” They have even scolded us into using the term “undocumented workers” or some such politically correct phrase to hide the fact that they did not wish to fill out forms and wait in line like everybody else.

Student visas are issued like popcorn and are worth about as much. Those who enter our country are supposed to be grateful that we allow them to visit for a while or attend our schools. But when no rules are enforced, disrespect ensues. Third World citizens, whose lives are turned completely around by coming here, should kiss the American ground under their feet. Moreover, they should want to hug and kiss us for letting them come, because we created and, now, maintain the lifestyles that allow them to be free and achieve their version of the American Dream.

Instead, we seem to get a lot of petulant immigrants who believe we exist to support them. When did it all go wrong? How did this happen? Regardless of who is to blame, we now face a much larger problem: we have been infiltrated by religious fanatics who are determined to destroy us. The open-door immigration policies of the past have made it almost impossible to identify these killers. We must attack this issue or prepare to bury our dead.

Today, the news is heartrenching. On the other side of the world, Russia, the country that refused to join us in the war on terrorism, has found out there is no safe haven for those who make nice with terrorists. The terrorists have seized an entire school and are threatening to kill at least one hundred Russian children. Here in New York, anybody who has a heart has to be shaken by this awful development. We collectively pray that these innocents be released soon. But we must not believe for a moment that we are immune from this kind of terrorism.

This week in New York, I have attended the Republican National Convention, and I have been grateful for the opportunity. But, I have concluded that, as a nation, we are still far from taking this war on terrorism seriously. While grandmothers and little kids face line after line of checkpoints, barricades, name checks, purse searching, security wands, and pat-down searches, there are millions of Americans who face real terrorism and don’t even realize it. Maybe they don’t want to think about it, but those who get paid to protect us had better be thinking. In any town, city, and in any state, there are dozens of ways terrorists could wreak havoc that would make an impact on this convention being held thousands of miles away in a place that seems safe.

I hope President Bush’s speech includes language that will help us understand how we can grow up as a nation and focus on the real terrorists – and leave the little old ladies attending conventions alone and free to visit an American city, unmolested.

Do we really have to give up all of our rights so that those foreign terrorists, who have lied their way into our society, can enjoy rights that don’t even exist? Will we allow even one American child to die so as to prevent hurting the feelings of a group of people proven to be supportive of terrorist activities? As a nation, we need to get our priorities straight. This election can help us make that point, but only if we’re willing to speak the truth to power.

President Bush must identify the national insanity of political correctness so that we may once again live in peace and freedom.


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