ETERNAL VIGILANCE AND THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: SHARIA AND MEIN KAMPF COMPARED
The ultimate goal of Sharia and Islam, like Hitler’s Mein Kampf, is the achievement of a global empire. Sharia must never get a foothold in the United States! First order of busines for Sharia and Islam is the overthrow of our Bill of Rights! It will be, on that basis alone, the predicate act triggering World War III.
The quote, “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom”
has never been traced to Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. [John Philpot] Currans Speech, On the Right of Election of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin. Dellivered Before the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland.—1790. (pp. 127–166; at 130) N. Chapman, M.D., Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary, with Prefatory Remarks, Volume IV., Philadelphia, B.B. Hopkins, and Co. 1807 (Quotation No. 1054: An early use of the words “eternal vigilance.” Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, at least, lists this as the source of “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” (15th ed., p. 397, footnate 8, 1980). But see also [Quotation] No. 1073 Wendell Phillips (1852) below):
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.
In this state of abasement the commons remained for a number of years; sometimes supinely acquiescing under their degradation; sometimes, what was worse, exasperating the fury, and alarming the caution of their oppressors, by ineffectual resistance. The slave that struggles without breaking his chain, provokes the tyrant to double it; and gives him the plea of self-defence for extinguishing what, at first, he only intended to subdue.
Niles’ Weekly Register, Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson, March 11, 1837, pp. 20–23; p. 22, 3rd column, last paragraph:
The severe lessons of experience will, I doubt not, be sufficient to prevent congress from again chartering such a monopoly, even if the constitution did not present an insuperable objection to it. But you must remember, my fellow citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty; and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government.
Wendell Phillips, speech in Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 1852.–Speeches Before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, “SPEECH: At the Melodeon, Wednesday, Jan. 28.” p. 13. (1852):
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty–power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day, or it is rotten. The living sap of to-day outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either from human depravity or esprit du corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only be unintermitted Agitation can a people be kiept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.”
Quotation No. 1073 in Suzy Platt, Ed., Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations, Pub. Barnes and Noble, Inc. 1993. The memorable and oft-quoted phrase, “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” was not in quotation marks in the printed edition of this speech. The Home book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 9th ed., p. 1106 (1964), notes that “It has been said that Mr. Phillips was quoting Thomas jefferson, but in a letter dated 14 April, 1879, Mr. Phillips wrote: ‘ “Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty” has been attributed to Jefferson, but no one has yet found it in his works or elsewhere.’ It has also been attributed to Patrick Henry.” See also John Philpot Curran s[Quotation] No. 1054 (above) in Suzy Platt, Ed., Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations, Pub. Barnes and Noble, Inc. 1993.
Meriam-Webster Dictionary defines “caliphate” as the office, term, or dominion of a caliph. “Caliph” is defined as a successor of Muhammad as temporal and spiritual head of the community and religious faith of Islam; a Muslim political leader claiming rightful succession to the caliphate.
After reading what I found below I am amazed, disgusted, indignant, and repulsed by the blissfully ignorant passivity of the American people at large to the invasion of Sharia Law in the United States. We are witnessing the first stage of the overthrow of the United States Government from within through Religious Espionage and the American people too dullard to know what to do about.
Violent Extremist’s Long View
This reworking of [at top] appeared in the Pentagon’s “Long War” brief. It author, the World Islamic Mission, is obscured, and it is attributed to unspecified “extremists.”
Gen. John Abizaid, as commander of CENTCOM, presented this slide to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Abizaid explained:
“To see in their own view off of one of their websites, to give a view of how they see it, you can see here in green the first step–to achieve an Al-Qaeda-dominated caliphate throughout the known Muslim world–and then you see down in the corner where they think it will go in a hundred years. Let there be no doubt about what they think. Just as we had the opportunity to learn what the Nazis were going to do from Hitler’s words in Mein Kampf, we need to learn what these people intend to do from their own words.”
See also, General John P. Abizaid, USA , Commander, United States Central Command, Testimony at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, August 3, 2006 (Testimony not available online).
The United States of Islam
The Islamic extremists’ timeless timetable
by Fred Edwards (http://milmat.net/archive2007.htm#070202)
Feb. 2, 2007 — In two recent columns I referred to a map of the Middle East — with Mesopotamia as its core — for which the U.S. Central Command has responsibility. I also wrote about a series of slides that show the Islamic extremists’ map for a “United States of Islam,” with a color-coded chart of the world and a time frame for conquest. Let’s look at the genesis of these slides and then the impact of the slides themselves.
When the United States invaded Iraq, it drove an American stake into the heart of the Middle East, disrupting Islamic extremists’ long-range plans to turn the region into a new caliphate. No matter what the cost, they could not allow the American infidels to remain smack in the middle of their turf. Neither could they let Iraq create a government based on any form of democracy. That would give citizens the right to rule by a law above Sharia law — and national citizenship must be secondary or even nonexistent under Sharia. Thus Iraqi democracy of any type would separate church and state. This would be intolerable to fundamentalist extremists because to them Islam is both church and state.
So the extremists laid out their objectives. Osama bin Laden and others published goals for Muslim consumption that were readily available to all others who would care to listen. For comparison, think of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, in which he outlined his plans to export Nazism throughout Europe. Then just convert Mein Kampf to “The United States of Islam.” Hence the slides.
The following is my adaptation of the slides, commencing with four phases in chronological order:
First, expel America from Iraq and establish an Islamic authority in Baghdad.
Second, replace the other governments of the region with Islamic theocracies.
Third, destroy Israel and purge the Arab peninsula of Jewish and Christian influence.
And fourth, establish the historical caliphate worldwide.
If that’s not breathtaking enough, read on to see how the enemy would achieve these four phases.
Phase 1. Expel America from Iraq
* Use all means of insurgency and information warfare to force the Americans to leave Iraq before the Iraqis have the capacity to provide security.
* Step up insurgent attacks against government forces and make religious claims for regime change.
* Overthrow the democratic government of Iraq and replace it with a Taliban-like regime.
* Expect the United Nations to issue a resolution, but to take no action.
* Do not fear that the United States will re-enter the conflict because the American resolve will have been battered to near non-existence.
With step one completed, the extremists would have an emirate in Iraq to serve as a base of operations from which they could revive the caliphate.
Phase 2. Replace the other governments of the region with Islamic theocracies.
* Export the message and terrorist acts through the Middle East.
* Use violence and extremist ideology to undermine the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, while sweeping up Syria, Kuwait and Jordan,
* As the governments collapse, impose Taliban-like regimes in their place.
* Establish Baghdad as the capital of the caliphate.
With the completion of phase two, the revived caliphate can then turn its full attention to Israel.
Phase 3. Destroy Israel and purge the Arab peninsula of Jewish and Christian influence.
* Intensify insurgent attacks against Israel.
* Ignore any resolution by the United Nations to stand down.
* Intensify information warfare so that the caliphate gains support within the Muslim world.
* Attack Israel directly, at the expense of a nuclear exchange involving Israel, Pakistan and perhaps Iran.
The completion of phase three sets the stage for the final phase.
Phase 4. Establish the historical caliphate worldwide.
* The Baghdad caliphate will call for an uprising within the remaining Islamic states throughout the world to join the restoration.
* The remaining Islamic states will collapse from within.
At this point consider:
The world’s most dangerous people would possess the world’s most dangerous weapons — nuclear, chemical, or biological. Terror attacks would weaken the world economy. Continued casualties would sap what was left of America’s national resolve. Traditional allies of the United States would counsel accommodation.
If the extremists should succeed thus far, what would be the effect upon the United States? America could find itself in the terminal phase of a Clash of Civilizations similar to that described by Samuel Huntington in his book by the same title. Our economy could be driven into a recession or a depression. And internal political pressure for isolationism would be intense.
Thus the president and the Congress might sue for “Peace for our Time” (often misquoted as “Peace in our Time”), which UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced in 1938 while Adolph Hitler was executing Mein Kampf.
That’s the United States of Islam as they see it.