Strengthen terror stance

I think President Obama has erred gravely in his leadership regarding terrorists, which goes back to Libya, where our people were left to die. It emboldened our enemies around the world and here at home.


One of the most egregious errors was giving Miranda rights to enemy combatants. Our Constitution was written to protect and guide the United States. It doesn’t govern outsiders – which brings me to the bombing in Boston.

I don’t know if the younger brother had the forethought to become a naturalized citizen, where he would be afforded rights under the Constitution instead of being sent to Guantanamo Bay if caught. It makes no sense otherwise if he was going to kill people he took an oath to be loyal to. If that was the case, his rights and citizenship should be revoked.

Also, Obama’s idea to close Gitmo puts the citizens of our country in danger.

If I were a terrorist with nothing to lose and was put into a prison with people of like minds, I would build an army within. Imagine: You have all day long to plot and plan a takeover. You know that every prison has an armory. It wouldn’t take long to see the weakness in the enemies’ daily routine. If coordinated around the country, there would be a formidable army to break out into society and tear this country in half. Also, Obama’s idiotic quest to destroy the Second Amendment would leave everyone vulnerable.

We should implement, as a deterrent, a new law that automatically gives the death penalty to terrorists. There should also be a maximum two-year appeal process, which stops years of living on death row at the taxpayer’s expense.

Gregory J. Topliff

Warrenville, S.C.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:00

Editorial: Our common ground