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  • The President Should Change Course

    by Representative Joe Wilson

    Posted on 2015-12-10

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    WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, it is sad to me that it took the President 5 days to identify the attack in San Bernardino as terrorism. After I heard the tragic news last Wednesday, I knew in 5 seconds it was a terrorist attack.

    The President needs to revisit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, which clearly establishes the timeline of the global war on terrorism. He can see copies of fatwas by Islamic extremists declaring war on modern civilization dated in 1996. The war has never stopped.

    The Second Amendment's right to bear arms has never been more important for citizens to protect their families. The thought that gun control can stop terrorism is a diversion from the real threats. This was revealed by the mass murders in Paris, despite French strict gun control.

    In the past weeks, the terrorists' mass murders have been horrifying, of Lebanese, Russians, and French, along with Americans in Iraq, Israel, Paris, and San Bernardino, of Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

    The President should change course to actually destroy ISIL, not just give pathetic political lectures. We are facing an enemy that requires us to set aside partisanship to protect American families.

    In conclusion, God bless our troops, and may the President by his actions never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.


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