Since the American Revolution—secured by the War of 1812—our wars have grown government power. The “Global War on Terror” is no different in that regard. They can never conquer us from without, but they can undermine who America is until we are no longer even recognizable as the land of the free. Here, Al Jazeerah reports the work of a Cornell professor, discussing the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) of 2012—becoming infamous as Congress’s unlawful collaboration with the President to authorize the unconstitutional government v citizen killing or imprisonment.
We are in a war for our survival. No one should doubt that the mission of the global jihad is—global conquest. Short of outright occupation of the United States and administration of our country under an Islamic theocracy, here is how they see it: anything they can do to dismember us, wound us, maim us, or just change us into something filthy and decrepit, works for them. Thus, the seeming inconsistency of purportedly devout Muslims collaborating with drug dealers is part of the deception. Their alliance is consistent, natural, logical, effective, and should have been foreseen.
To the extent we-the-people permit our government to seize power at our expense, the pressure of relentless terrorism achieves the jihad’s goals, even if we win this skirmish, or thwart that plot.
For, once they steal away the liberties that define America, then we exist no longer as any more than just terrain.
This is one reason why American citizenship—the very concept of American citizenship—the status of “American citizen” must be protected, almost revered.
And this is one reason why so many of us so vociferously insist on the right to keep and bear arms.
You should too, even if you never own or even handle a gun. That freedom—along with freedom of speech, worship, and freedom from unreasonable, warrantless searches and seizures, and the right to be brought before the public, in court, to confront your accusers and to be tried before a jury of citizens—those liberties make you an American, not where your mother was when you were born.