Now is it a good idea to hold such events when we know the reaction that the extremists amongst us, and make no mistake there are extremists amongst us, are likely to display? That's a subject that each of us must decide for ourselves, but the issue is bigger than that. Should Americans, under their right to freedom of speech, be allowed to gather and spoof anyone or anything they please as long as it is done peacefully and without making threats? And the answer is a resounding yes. America has taken a very weak and ineffective position in recent years, both here and overseas, and it has resulted in the rapid growth of danger to our heartland and its people while the government has looked the other way.
Had it not been for a courageous traffic cop with the Garland Police Department, a man who happened on the scene when the fireworks started, disaster would have likely been the result at the heavily attended event. The two Islamic terrorists who had traveled over eleven hundred miles to carry out the attack were both armed with AR-15s and clad in body armor. But the brave off duty patrolman, seeing the developing assault and with guns blazing from the suspects, calmly drew his service revolver and accurately shot both men dead with head shots. Calmness, accuracy and courage won the day and the unidentified patrolman became a hero to freedom lovers in the Lone Star State, one of the last great bastions of the America that used to be.
As should have been expected, the left and its media hacks immediately tried to shift the focus to Ms. Geller and her decision to hold the event. But here's the thing, folks, she has every right to hold a free speech event of this type and it was done because she is tired of the double standard that political correctness has wrought on our country. Artists develop questionable "art" by showing Jesus in a bottle of urine, yet Christians don't riot and attempt to kill. But somehow we turn the other way or cower in fear if someone shows radical Islam for what it is: evil. And Ms. Geller's event drew out just a few of the worst dregs of that movement to her event.
And here's another point they miss. The FBI was actively watching these two radicals, they had even been picked up previously. And FBI and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents were in the audience at Sunday's event. Yet it took one lone small city police officer to take the action that was necessary to defuse the situation and I think it was fitting that he was a Texan. God bless Texas, America, where the stuff that America was made of lives on.
I don't want anyone to be killed and I certainly like peace where it can be maintained, but when a town or a state or a country is being besieged by people who truly hate us, they must be taken down. Any people who want to live peacefully in America under our rule of law and meet legal requirements and want to be truly assimilated Americans are always welcome. But if their plan is disruption, terror and/or the imposition of standards or law that are not in our culture, it's time to just say no. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
God bless good people everywhere. And again, God bless Texas and one brave unidentified peace officer. Maybe this man should be a Texas Ranger.