Today in America we react to the terrorism in Orlando. Today we give the terrorists exactly what they have been working towards, our terror. Our terror has caused arguments among our fellow Americans, our neighbors and even our family and friends. Some say it was a hate crime while some say it was terrorism. Terrorism is but a hate crime at its root, is it not? Some have taken this opportunity to slam others with politics and some have actually used this tragedy to further their agenda on gun control or immigration.
Some say this monster was not a terrorist, he was an American. Terrorism is an equal opportunity employer. Terrorists come in all races, genders, religions and sexual orientations. Terrorists are everywhere and they are called that because they feed on TERROR and HATE. We are weakened by terror when we react in this way. The goal of every terrorist is to make us fight amongst ourselves, to make us fear the freedom so many have given their lives for and to hate those different from us.
When we give in to the terror we lose our freedom, when we hate people based on race, gender, religion or sexual orientation we lose our freedom. The men that fought for this country during it’s infancy did so in order for us to live without fear of persecution. We have to stand together in love for our fellow-man in order for us to defeat terrorism. They are winning because we have lost sight of what America stands for. People stomp on our flag because they no longer believe in it. If we forget what this country was founded on then we give them all the power. We grow weaker and weaker with each attack and our hate makes them stronger. It’s time to focus on the real enemy.
Have we all given up on the pledge we all swore to?
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and JUSTICE FOR ALL.
It’s not enough to say the words, you have to live up to them. We should be standing up together for America and innocent people around the world. #OneWorldAgainstTerror #UniteAgainstTerrorism