It’s a knee-jerk reaction among the politically correct, the “sensible” Washington types, and the Left to say that it is opportunistic and crass to appeal to fear. But these are the very people who have landed us in a world where, in fact, there is much reason for apprehension.
This is from a piece I have running in LifeZette today.
In the aftermath of the Orlando shootings, Donald Trump has been roundly branded a “fear monger,” with the suggestion that he is preying upon Americans’ darkest horrors for his own political advancement.
To which the only reasonable response is clearly, “Thank you, more fear please.”
Because whatever you think of Trump, the case can easily be made that a complacent America is not nearly fearful enough. After 49 people were slaughtered by an Islamist terrorist, why should the nation wait patiently for a massive attack before getting their afraid on? And with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen admitting this week that the economy may be on a direct path to nowhere, anybody not fearing for their job or their children’s future well-being must be sipping bourbon all day.
Please read the rest over at LifeZette.