Obama: You don’t defeat ideologies like ISIS with guns; rather with “better ideas”.
Did pacifists with “better ideas” defeat the Japanese Empire or Nazi Germany: schizophrenic nationalism that slaughtered 2,400 Americans at Pearl Harbor, exterminated 6 million Jews and accounted for over 20 million Russian casualties? Did “better ideas” stop Saddam Hussein from gassing thousands of Kurds, ravaging Kuwait, or indiscriminately sending missiles into the Israeli populace? Did it prevent 9/11 and save 3,000 innocent lives…the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history? No? I’m all for dispelling a culture of hate, reforming a bloodthirsty plague on humanity, but considering Islam has remained the same murderous cult since its inception 1500 years ago, that’s not going to happen. If “common sense” Muslims have yet to rise up, condemn and reform the radicalism killing their own families, their own native countries, they simply never will. In other words, ISIS is Islam. The only reason those Muslims living in the United States, the same misunderstood souls who routinely shout “Death to America” in our own background, have yet to commit mass atrocities is out of fear of retaliation; i.e., men and women with guns and a zero tolerance for the rabid dogs of tyranny.
And yet it is men like you, Mr. President, politicians armed with “better ideas”, whom have threatened Christian pastors and bakers with lawsuits and incarceration, carried out by agents with guns, if they fail to accept the immoral tenets of homosexuality or refuse to embrace gay marriage out of respect for their faith. How convenient being “principled” progressives have made no such request of Muslims or Mosques, whose defiance is merely pardoned as a matter of religious liberty or steadfast reverence. Correct me if I wrong, but did ISIS not just behead 72 children and throw four gay men off a rooftop in broad daylight? If only your concern for real injustice and historical precedence actually gave you the “better idea” to ban the ISIS flag and outlaw Sharia Law in order to protect American lives from Islam’s undeniable legacy of death. Perhaps your justifiable apathy, your intrinsic call to peace and love, will convince the LGBT community to bake them a cake and personable deliver it as an international peace offering. Then again, I’m willing to bet not even your “non-existent” Muslim sympathies are that hopelessly ignorant. You can’t deny history or pander to murders, Mr. President – soulless scavengers who feed off the civilized corpses of humanity’s indulgence – you can only hope to eradicate them. It’s just too bad your hatred of guns ends at the same point you’re pointing them at the object of your true disdain: America.