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Letters to the Editor

April 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor 4/28/13



Chris Wilkins, communications director

ASF Foundation


U.S. a toothless tiger

Dear Editor:

Our politicians need to recognize that there will be no truce with Islam. Direct action, by our government, is political speak for actual “wet” work, which has been replaced with the term “engagement,” which is diplomatic speak for capitulation.

There are hundreds of good, decent Islamic people around the world, but there are not enough of these types of Muslims. They lack the collective will and desire to not only stand up to the violence being carried out in their name, but to reform the very tenets of their religion that calls for that violence.

We cannot only worry about what violence has been executed against us, but we have to be able to better predict where it is going to strike. Our intelligence operatives are going to have to be in the right place at the right time, or, as taught in ice hockey, skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.  Contracting out a portion of our intelligence work to other countries and their operatives with hopes of getting better results is a failure. We cannot accept a national leadership that bows to Islamic Saudi kings, gives $250 billion to the Islamic nation of Egypt, military equipment to other Islamic countries and sweet talks to the Russians without taking more direct action against Iran and North Korea. 

The United States has become the toothless tiger, reducing our military strength and our financial stability to appease those unwilling to support themselves.

Social programs are not going to save this nation and its hard working citizens while passing out checks to the liberals’ pet projects and third world countries. Obama is a vocal proponent of social engineering and the redistribution of wealth. History shows that once a democracy goes down that road, things never end well. Each and every time the democracy collapses. As England’s Prime Minister Thatcher so aptly put it, the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

Why are those unwilling to pay their way or want a free ride to citizenship always demonstrating in our streets? When are the real citizens going to show some backbone and strongly respond to this capitulation to those least interested in the best interests of our nation?  When are we going to call terrorism what it is?  Islamic fanaticism against the United States. Wake up, citizens, before it’s too late.


Quentin D. Anderson Sr.


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