Monday, December 28, 2009

The Pants Afire Bomber

I have been thinking on this for a couple of days, ever since that clown tried to bring down an airliner by setting his pants on fire.

The Sunday shows made things clear for me; especially the alleged leader of Homeland Security. WOW. Just WOW.

The system worked she said. THE SYSTEM WORKED?!?!?!? Well, I guess their system may work. Ours already did.

One thing that 9/11 taught us is that some times we need to resist. We need to take the position that we are responsible for our own security and freedom. Yes, that action can be costly, but the cost is relative. We lost some Friends and Neighbors on Flight 93, but what would we have lost had they not acted?

Fast Forward to Christmas Day, 2009. Our system worked again. We stepped up an took a hand to protect our safety.

Now it's time for their system to "work". The guy is in jail, and has - by some reports- 'lawyered up'. Now comes their system for dealing with terrorist. They will put him on trial, which will take a year or more to do, then the endless appeals, all paid for with my tax dollars, and then he may spend a few years in prison after that.

But the only reason their system has a chance to work is because our system worked first. If the other passengers and crew hadn't stopped this psychopath then all their system would be able to do is clean up the mess over several square miles of Michigan.

That is the difference between Terror as a crime and Terror as a war. Crime you fight by punishment after the fact. War you act to prevent the incident in the first place. Cops will tell you; they cannot prevent the first crime. It's their job to investigate the first and prevent the second.

When it comes to bringing down an airliner on my head, I want them to prevent the first.

Cops can't do that.

We can.

One thing that I hope came out of Flight 93 is that we as a nation saw that we are ultimately responsible for ourselves. We don't need a government to be responsible for us. There are some things we need to call a cop for. Protection from an individual with a gun in our face is not one of them.

'Pardon me a minute will you please while I call a cop?"

"I just spoke to the dispatcher; can you wait to shoot me for another 10 minutes or so, until the police can get here and stop you?"

Hell, that doesn't even sound plausible enough for Reno 911.

We all know what would happen, don't we? How many think we would even have time to place the call? That is the time when we need to take control of our own security and act.

The more we rely on government, the more reliant on government we become.

I, for one, intend to remain reliant on myself.

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