My wife and I have been watching a lot of old Law & Order episodes recently, back when the series dealt with its topics in a relatively even-handed way. And one line in particular keeps coming back to me.
It was spoken by ADA Jamie Ross (played by Carey Lowell), and it certainly applies to many of our current news items today: “I believe in monsters and things that go bump in the night, Jack. May they rot in hell, along with their attorneys.”
I wholeheartedly agree.
What else would you say about national monsters like Kermit Gosnell, whose abortion mill was so gruesome and stomach-turning that just reading the reports makes your skin crawl?
Or about tyrannical despots like Ahmadinejad in Iran, or Kim Jong-un in North Korea?
These men, each of them, ARE monsters…and are very, very real.
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“Peace through strength.”
Maybe no other phrase more embodies Ronald Reagan. That he believed so thoroughly in this concept was what made it so powerful. Far from being an out-of-control cowboy, Reagan was being utterly reasonable: make sure the world’s bullies understand that not only CAN you wipe them off the face of the Earth, but you have the conviction to do just that, IF they don’t behave accordingly.
His clarity on this subject was echoed by the recently deceased Margaret Thatcher, who along with Reagan formed a solid wall of willpower which ultimately toppled the Soviet Union.
Oh, that we had such leadership today.
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