I really didn’t want to, but am compelled.
First and foremost – My thoughts and prayers go out to the innocents who were killed; their friends and family who survive them.
Second – as my dear friend Tomi the Art Historian posted: Aux armes, citoyens!
Sadly, I fear the French will not follow her recommendation. The French (and most of Europe) have followed America’s politically-correct example, and in the name of humanitarianism have opened their borders to the armies of refugees pouring in from The Middle East.
Many of whom appear to be young men of military age, unaccompanied by wives and children.
The amazing thing is that while we are preparing to open our borders even further, we’ve only had mostly little onesie and twosie terrorist attacks. Nothing of the scale of yesterday’s attacks in France.
And I must ask: WHY?
Certainly, we have more FREEDOM than the French? Perhaps the attacks were more about geographic location and convenience than freedom?
OH! I know! The French have very restrictive gun control laws. The civilians largely do not have the means, or the rights, to respond to violence as we do here in much of The United States!
And terrorists are largely cowards, who talk big behind their ski-masks about dying to meet 72 virgins, but in real life don’t want a violent response.
They want victims, not combatants.
So, I fear France will remain largely naked against the terror threat. And the attacks will continue.
There is a lesson in this United States! Are you listening?
Don’t let the government further disarm you! Lest we become as Europe.