U.S. politicians are exploiting the gruesome beheadings of two American journalists to whip up war fever against ISIS, the “criminal gang” masquerading as an organization of devout Sunni Muslims that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.
Tuesday, September 9, is primary day in many states, and in non-presidential elections voter turnout tends to be light. So it's a perfect opportunity for people committed to the ideal of a government that defends our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to enjoy increased leverage over the outcome — but only if they vote for committed constitutionalists and not necessarily those who are "leading in the polls" or who party bosses say can win.
The beheading of a second American journalist has convinced a majority of Americans that the jihadist terrorists known as the Islamic State pose a significant threat to the United States. And they want this country to do something about it.
If one cannot contract Ebola, as the CDC claims, except through exchange of bodily fluids, then why were millions of dollars spent transporting Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol from Liberia to a U.S. hospital under extreme isolation procedures?
What the Archbishop of Mosul has already experienced does not have to happen elsewhere. But, to avoid such a fate, realization of an actual threat that could be duplicated in other countries will have to take hold.
As is the case with every tragic gun death, the accidental shooting of an Arizona firearms instructor is being accompanied by irrational calls for more government intrusion into our lives.
The devastation visited upon Yazidis, Kurds, and Christians is a consequence of U.S. foreign policy.