You all remember Jason Mattera don’t you?
Let me ask you aboutâ€”both you gentlemen, but starting with you, Jason. What are you guysâ€”what do people your age think about the war in Iraq right now, as it is going, as weâ€˜re fighting this to try to get the Iraqis to take over the fighting? Whatâ€˜s the view of your group?
MATTERA: I think my group is supporting President Bush on this matter. Weâ€˜re looking to defeat the terrorists.
MATTHEWS: Where? In Iraq.
MATTERA: In Iraq. Of course in Iraq.
And thereâ€”you wonâ€˜t see on college campuses, as you did in the 1960s, these rampant protests, these obstruction of classroom, theseâ€”the book burning, everything that went down. I think kids are more conservative today. And I think groups such as the Young Americaâ€˜s Foundation help thatâ€”help mold that conservatism.
MATTHEWS: Would you like to enlist them? Youâ€˜re 21. Youâ€˜re eligible to serve. Would you like to serve in this war?
MATTERA: Iâ€˜m fighting the battle for ideas. Iâ€˜m fighting…
MATTHEWS: No, Iâ€˜m just asking a particular question. Would you like to enlist in this war?
MATTERA: No, because Iâ€˜m fighting a separate battle. Iâ€˜m fightingâ€”weâ€˜re fighting the culture war here, but Iâ€˜m also supporting the battle thatâ€˜s raging in Iraq.
MATTHEWS: Well, what kind of people should fight in this war, if not you?
MATTERA: Those who want to, those who wantâ€”who feel the desire, who have the passion to go over to Iraq. I have many friends who are in Iraq myself, people from my church, people who I graduated with.
MATTERA: They went to go fight over there. Iâ€˜m here. Iâ€˜m fighting the culture war right now. Both need to be fought and both need to be won by conservatives.
…and it is no coincidence that in the nearly two years since that exchange America has not been attacked by terrorists nor has its culture been Islamofied and it is all because of Jason’s eternal vigilance. So we would be remiss if we didn’t point out that that just this week Islamofasciafarians once again attempted an assault on our precious freedoms, and Jason, just like Pat Tillman before him, stepped into the breech to defend our country:
Noted author, Hot Air contributor/host and jihad watcher Robert Spencer is scheduled to speak before a gathering of the Young Americaâ€™s Foundation in Washington on Thursday. CAIR, whose spokesman Ibrahim Hooper defamed Spencer on CNN Tuesday night, has issued a demand via its lawyers that YAF cancel the speech or â€œensure that false and defamatory statements are not disseminated at that session.â€
This is an effort to stifle free speech in advance of anything having actually been said. Itâ€™s pernicious in my humble opinion, and a serious mistake on CAIRâ€™s part to try to preempt its critics. Iâ€™m told by YAF that the speech will proceed as scheduled, and Jason Mattera, spokesman for YAF, responded to the CAIR complaint:
â€œCAIR can go to Hell and they can take their 72 virgins with them.â€
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