Now is the time for Americans to realize that terrorism is being promoted right here on our own soil.
It's absolutely devastating that the United States has to deal with incitements of terrorism within our own borders while fighting extremist groups globally.
Just two days ago, it was revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency had successfully thwarted another attack on American Airlines, possibly saving thousands of lives. The attack is said to have been conspired by al-Qaeda operatives located in Yemen.
It is tough to admit that in addition to combating extremism outside of our borders, our intelligence agencies have to turn their eyes on our own citizens.
At the National Rifle Association's (NRA) 141st annual meeting, musician Ted Nugent was given a platform to incite his anti-government and Obama rhetoric. In his speech, infused with violence, Nugent advised his audience that the Obama administration was “vile, evil, American-hating administration.” Nugent then went on to say “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
A few days ago, editor Ponch McPhee wrote in an op-ed published by the Republican Party of Greene County's “We shall not have any coarse but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November.”
This is as close to advocating domestic terrorism as we can get. It is unacceptable that on our own soil we have to deal with citizens implying that action be taken against our government.
Not only are these individuals demanding violence, but they are threatening our democracy. They implore that if democratic means do not give them what they want, laws will be broken and armed force will be utilized.
These radicals are no different from the extremist movements that has kept America under a scare since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.
As Americans, it is our obligation to speak out against anyone or any organization that gives a platform to such abomination towards our country.
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