Intentional omissions of words that matter leave us all more vulnerable
As ISIS operatives are acknowledged to be exploring new ways of expanding terrorist attacks in the U.S. and internationally, a toothless bill that has had three previous incarnations has reared its head again, just in time to coincide with election season and provide talking points to the homies.
Given the calculated-to-appeal title of “Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act,” H.R. 5471 authorizes the formation of a Counterterrorism Advisory Board tasked with issuing terrorism alerts.
Admit it. Don’t you feel safer already?
This posturing is in response to the Orlando terrorist attack that left dozens dead and wounded. Unfortunately, the bill, which passed the House on Thursday, is neither a serious response nor will it help make our country safer. Yet it is now headed to the Senate. The “violent extremists” are never identified. Not a word relates to curbing the continued flow of unable to be vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring nations.
Daniel Horowitz writing for Conservative Review explains the contorted language Republicans use in refusing to acknowledge the fundamental component of Islamic terror. Be sure to check out the chart titled, “Disappearing Language of Terror.”
Robin Simcox’ excellent commentary for the Heritage Foundation is titled, “The Unmentionable Origins of Terrorism.”
Rest assured the bogus HR 5471 allows for “no additional funds” to be authorized to carry out this Act or the amendments made by this Act.” Why would it need funding? It does nothing and says less.