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The following is the text of a speech Dutch MP and leader of the Netherlands' Party for Freedom delivered in Nashville on October 21 on behalf of the new International Freedom Alliance to stop the Islamization of the free world. 

Dear friends,

Thank you for attending this very important meeting.

It is great to be back in Tennessee, the Volunteer State.

I am traveling from Los Angeles to DC, but I insisted on coming to Tennessee for a very good reason.

Two centuries ago, General Andrew Jackson was tasked with raising an army to liberate New Orleans. When he sent the call out to Tennessee,  five times the number expected from your State showed up. The Tennessean Volunteers were noted for their valor in combat.

Many things change in two centuries, but the volunteer spirit and the valor of Tennessee has not. That is why I am here tonight. 

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The Weekly Standard says the 1950s case of Pvt. David Schine "mirrors"  that of Esn. Hunter Biden's. Really? Or is this a case of McCarthymania?  

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A recent post in the Australian blog Law of Markets begins:

There is, for some reason, a desire on the right to continuously play into the hands of the left on Joe McCarthy....

Yes, you can say that again. This perverse desire is hardwired into the American reflex to a point of scuttling rational appraisals of the man and, to my way of thinking, his exceptionally brave and patriotic efforts to penetrate the federal jungle and expose some of the many hundreds of Soviet agents and ideological Communists who covertly infiltrated the government during the Roosevelt/Truman administrations. McCarthy was quite successful it turns out, once you starting counting up the agents and Communists his committee investigated -- as the nation's pre-eminent McCarthy expert M. Stanton Evans recently did here. America, however, has been relentlessly conditioned to see McCarthy as evil incarnate -- far worse than any Hiss or White, two of the most prominent federal employees (and Soviet agents) whose perfidy led to the deaths of millions of people, including tens of thousands of Americans. 

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In the harum-scarum effort to rouse the West from the stupor induced by the Sleep-eze Elite to see the Islamic threat, some people run for office and live in state security bubbles, some people draw cartoons and require police protection, some people publish newspapers and get shot at, some people lecture and get fired or sued, some people go to court and defend them, some people lead think tanks, some people run blogs, some people make videos in many languages, some people write books and essays, some people run ads on metro buses.

John L. Work, a longtime friend of this blog, writes short thrillers that show people what it might well be like in this country in the not-so-distant future.

Today, John's latest effort, A Summons to Perdition 2, is out. Enter into his imagination here. It...

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DVIDS screen-grab of US Marine Ospreys landing in the Ebola hot zone last week.

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This week's syndicated column

Do you get the feeling the United States government is trying to get us all killed?

OK, not all of us. Some of us.

I almost don’t know how else to interpret the headlines, whether it’s the 167,000 convicted criminal aliens who, despite deportation orders, remain “currently at large,” or it’s the U.S. consulates in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea that are still issuing travel visas to citizens from these Ebola-stricken nations at a rate of 100 per day.

The White House refusal to exercise elementary precautions to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the United States has become another notorious hallmark of the Obama years. I refer to the administration’s failure to prohibit travel from the Ebola-stricken region into our formerly Ebola-free...

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