Ronald R. Cherry
November 14, 2016
Waging political war
By Ronald R. Cherry

All wars are won by the use of both kinetic military power and the political power of ideas. We are blessed in the United States to have great military power which can protect our people's God-given, natural, unalienable human rights to life, liberty and the fruit of our labor in creative pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence is the American political idea, and its power is not only beautiful and inspiring, when exercised politically it is invincible. Our unalienable right to liberty is a powerful political idea, and especially so when written into our Constitutional law, into our Bill of Rights, as so beautifully expressed in America the Beautiful: "Thy liberty in law."

President Bush was effective in the use of American military power against al Qaeda and the Taliban, yet he did not ensure that the ensuing Constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq contained Bills of Rights which would actually secure the unalienable human rights of their people, rather he allowed their Constitutions to proclaim the supremacy of coercive, intolerant, supremacist, totalitarian, murdering Islamic Law (Sharia Law) which trumps universal human rights, wrongfully limiting freedom of speech. The American Bill of Rights more carefully protects freedom of speech; exception is allowed for State or local law when speech is employed to destroy other people's unalienable right to life, the only rightful and rational limit on freedom of speech. Religious law is not a rightful or rational justification for limiting freedom of speech, because that most essential expression of human liberty has been equally endowed to all of us by our Creator, and the same goes for our God-given unalienable rights to life and creative pursuit of happiness. President Bush failed to wage effective political war abroad. The failure of the United States to wage political war in defense of the American idea has implications for our homeland as well because the evil of Islamic Sharia Law has made headway into the hearts and minds of some of our (so-called) leaders, and thus into our society.

The practice of a peaceful non-subversive Islamic religion is protected by our Bill of Rights (1st amendment), but because mass-murdering Islamic Jihad continues within our borders the time has come for us to outlaw subversive totalitarian Islamic Sharia Law via Local, State and Federal laws and regulations, and if necessary by Constitutional amendment. Following the advice of our Founding Fathers in regard to religion would be a good start:

"In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind. And it is now generally agreed among Christians that this spirit of toleration, in the fullest extent consistent with the being of civil society, is the chief characteristical mark of the Church. Insomuch that Mr. Locke has asserted and proved, beyond the possibility of contradiction on any solid ground, that such toleration ought to be extended to all whose doctrines are not subversive of society. The only sects which he thinks ought to be, and which by all wise laws are excluded from such toleration, are those who teach doctrines subversive of the civil government under which they live [Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and Constitution]." Samuel Adams

Following the guidelines of this essay would be a good second step:

"The U.S. government should call upon Islamic advocacy groups in this country to renounce, any intention now or in the future to replace the Constitution of the United States with Islamic Sharia. This renunciation should be backed up with transparent action to teach in mosques and Islamic schools against this intention, and against the elements of Sharia that contradict American freedoms. Those that refuse to do this, or are found to be teaching these aspects of Sharia, should be immediately closed and prosecuted."

In order to defend the American people's God-given unalienable rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness it will be necessary to wage both kinetic and political war.

© Ronald R. Cherry

 

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Ronald R. Cherry

Ronald R. Cherry, MD, is a board-certified specialist in lung disease who is in the full-time practice of medicine in Sweetwater, Tennessee... (more)

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