“The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.”
–Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Cartwright, 1824
Bill Scott, a senior fellow at ACD, warned about such a scenario last July, speaking at the ACD/EWI Economic Threats briefing on Capital Hill. An expert on aerial firefighting, he presented a sobering analysis of the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire, pointing out that the striking rise Western U.S. wildfires may be caused by elements other than nature.
He noted that in spring 2012, al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called “It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,” which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire.
A few months later, Russia’s security (FSB) chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, ”al-Qaeda was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe” as part of the terrorists’ “strategy of a thousand cuts.”
Bortnikov spoke of “extremist sites [that] contained detailed instructions of waging the ‘forest jihad’ and stressed that such a method had proved itself effective as it inflicted both physical and moral damage, needed little training or investment and it was extremely hard for police to find and apprehend the arsonists.”
“It’s time to unravel the culture of death,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said today.
“Americans must battle for the right to life and the right to keep and bear arms to defend life,” he added. “This entails opposition to restrictive gun control legislation and support for elimination of restrictive gun control laws.”
Snyder said, “The Obama attacks on the right to life and on the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of life are two aspects of what Blessed John Paul termed the culture of death.
“The president’s promotion of abortion and restrictive gun control are government attacks on the right of pre-natal persons to life itself and the right of post-natal persons to defense of life itself,” Snyder added.
“IRS Spent $50 Million On Staff Conferences,” “IRS Spent $4.1 Million On One Conference, Audit Finds” and “IRS Officials Face Grilling Over Lavish Spending”: So read the headlines. Fifty million dollars here, $50 million there… before long, a lot of money has been stolen.