Thursday, May 21, 2009

When Law Enforcement Works

by Dick Mac

I have always believed that terrorism is a crime, not an act of war, and that it should be investigated and prosecuted as a crime, not an act of war.

Last night, four men were arrested by law enforcement agencies in New York while they were in the process of attempting to blow-up a synagogue and a Jewish community center, which action was to be followed with an attack against a military base.

When we spend our tax dollars to fund law enforcement, they can enforce the law and protect the citizenry. When we use our tax dollars to attack sovereign nations, pretending that this will prevent terrorism, we do nothing but destabilize the world and further endanger our citizenry.

There is no such thing as a War on Terror. It cannot exist, anymore than you can have War on Grace, or a War on Drugs, or a War on Courtesy. Wars are fought between the armies of sovereign nations; law enforcement takes place on a local, regional, national, and international stage and prevents crime.

America needs more law enforcement and fewer "Wars."

4 Accused of Bombing Plot at Bronx Synagogues

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