at American Thinker:
.... After 9/11 I slowly realized that we damn well better listen when people say they are going to kill us because their religion requires it, and they are actually acquiring the means to do just that on a mass scale, and while that production is underway they are doing it, just more slowly than they'd like.
I now know that defeating global terrorism is the single most important issue of our time. It is more important than global warming, than welfare reform, than stem cell research, even than reproductive rights. And that's because none of those issues can be addressed if we've been subjugated to Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.
As I said to the PBS interviewer but what was edited out, "my daughters won't have reproductive or many other rights if they are dead or burka'ed."
The (Jewish) PBS producer asked me whether I didn't think Obama reflected the essential Jewish value of Tikkun Olam. Most people, even when they correctly translate that Hebrew term as "repairing the world," believe it means social action by Jews on behalf of those less fortunate. But that isn't accurate. The term Tikkun Olan appears in a prayer Jews are obligated to say three times a day, and the phrase ends with "to perfect the world under the reign of the Almighty." This Jewish concept is about the betterment of social conduct in order to stop the wickedness of the world to Jews who live amongst them. In other words, it is about Jewish self-preservation and is most emphatically not about substituting social action for Judaism. Striving for social justice is entirely consistent with Jewish values, but it is not The Jewish value, and it certainly is not only a Jewish value.
Perfecting the world under the reign of the Almighty has nothing to do with Obama's strategy for dealing with genocidal maniacs. His strategy rests on the delusion that he can sit down and sweet talk them into submission. McCain's strategy is to prevent those monsters from using the nuclear weapons we know they are building.
For Lori (and the rest of you Jews for McCain) from the "Jews for McCain" blog:
Some very good news to report, friends! The poll that was most accurate in calling the 2004 presidential election, the IBD-TIPP poll, shows McCain has narrowed Obama's lead for the past 3 days and it's now down to just 2.8% with 8.8% of voters still undecided!
Let's go to work, people! Put your country first and put your time where the fascists don't want you to go.
If you are willing to make 20-40 or more phone calls for McCain, follow the directions here. I've done it and it's easy.
HOW IT WORKS
1. REGISTER at JohnMcCain.com
2. FILL OUT this page: http://poll.johnmccain.com/citizens.aspx
3. Check the item "Participate in a phone bank" in step 2.
4. WAIT for a link be email from McCain, or, try visiting http://www.johnmccain.com/PhoneBank/ right away.
The screen will display phone number and names, with the script to use. It has a way to note the disposition of each call. After 20 calls, the system pauses to give you an hour break before your next 20 calls.