Explosive-packed pressure cookers full of nails and ball bearings in Boston. An envelope laced with a deadly toxin called Ricin intercepted on its way to a Senator’s office in Washington. These attacks may have nothing in common except this:
There is evil in the world and we are in its crosshairs. Our enemies include jihadists who use terror to impose Islam’s supremacist shariah code to psychopaths who simply want to kill and maim.
Evil requires the good, the innocent and the peaceable to rouse themselves to be vigilant, courageous, strong and engaged in their common defense. We must put aside the illusion that if only we leave the evil alone, they will do the same to us. It has never been true in the past and it won’t be in the future.