Observations from the Sidelines

April 21, 2013 - 1:41 PM

The senseless tragedy that took place in Boston this last week is a wake up call to America that evil walks among us in many forms, but it's most devastating and frightening manifestation is the heartless scumbag who just wants to kill as many people as he can, age, sex and innocence notwithstanding, for some slight he feels he's suffered or some religious ideology he believes justifies his actions.

My intent is to emphasize the fact that these people exist in all walks of life, domestic crazies and foreign fanatics, they are time bombs just waiting to explode and if America doesn't adopt a more strident attitude and heavy handed policy in dealing with them, much innocent blood will be spilled on the streets of America.

You cannot apply politically correct semantics and wimpy words to situations involving demonic thugs who indiscriminately slaughter eight-year-old children on the streets of American cities. They deserve no soft terms, no special consideration or even concessions which humanity usually affords ordinary criminals. They are a different breed, a predatory animal which should be made an example of every time they are apprehended.

You cannot apply a milksop phrase like "violence in the workplace" to a Muslim Army psychiatrist who coldly murdered soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas and expect to be taken seriously by Iran and the rest of the Middle Eastern countries who sponsor terror around the world, especially in light of the fact that he had been in contact with Anwar al-Awlaki.

You can't try foreign terrorists in the middle of an American city just to satisfy the over inflated ego of an ineffective Attorney General and fill some of the most strategic and sensitive posts involved with the front line defense of the homeland with inept political appointees if the Republic is to survive.

Foreign combatant is a noble term and should never be applied to some murdering punk who walks into a crowd with a suicide vest on.

So many times the people and officials in a community know about a mentally unbalanced person who is a danger to all but their hands are tied by red tape and any attempt to take action before it's too late gets so bogged down in bureaucracy.

It's when a leader won't take custody of the number one terrorist in the world and refuses to issue the order for the kill shot that would have taken him out, the results are catastrophes like 9/11.

When America enters a war and walks away without cutting the head off the snake it results in having to go back and do it again at the cost of thousands of lives.

When we issue a cease-fire in the mountains of Afghanistan and allow the terrorists to slip away, it's only displaying weakness and the vulnerability to be played for fools.

What kind of government sues a sovereign state for enforcing federal immigration laws they themselves refuse to enforce and open our southern border to any terrorist who has the energy to walk across?

If the anti gun forces can garner enough support to take away our guns, and make no mistake about it America, what is going on now is nothing more than an incremental step on the road to confiscation, what is going to happen when the terrorist cells start coming out of hiding and the shooting starts.

You think that won't happen? I hope you're right but I'll bet you didn't think there'd be two bombs set off at the Boston Marathon either.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America.

Charlie Daniels

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