Originally Posted by ROYC75
Second :[/u][/i][/b] It has never been my desire, my intentions to attack or degrade a person or type of people on this BB ( the lone exceptions, TERRORIST ) Truthfully, I think everybody here can agree that if we must give TERRORIST any respect here it is absolutely reprehensible . IMHO, anybody here expecting any member here to respect a terrorist seriously needs a refresher course on American patriotism.
Third : To the many here that personally know me, my family and background, I do not have to explain anything. They know well enough that I live my life with no malice, hatred, hostility towards anybody on this earth, EXCEPT .... TERRORIST !
One person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. It's a relative term that the politicians have exploited and now use as a gross generality. For instance Janice Napolitano now considers Americans with Ron Paul bumper stickers, who label themselves as Constitutionalists, or patriots as terrorists. This is anyone who would defy our overlords in DC or who challenge their authority. This word is being abused.
So I object to this idea that one needs a refresher course of American patriotism. If anything people wanting a foreign power off their land resorting to violence in the form of urban guerrilla warfare is exactly what our Founding patriots supported and what this country was founded on.
Yes, certain terrorists are our enemy which is Al Qaeda. I am not interested in starting conventional war for anyone else's terrorists. Just look at what our own govt is doing to its own people today.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950