After I emailed Steve – a 41-year old who resides in Topeka, Kansas – with a detailed list of my defensive capabilities I asked him a very polite question. Specifically, I asked him how he would prefer to be incapacitated in the event that he made an attempt on my life. I politely offered him the choice between a quick shot to the cranium or a shot to the midsection, which might prove to be a slower and more painful way of incapacitating him. I noted, of course, that the latter option would reduce the chances of collateral damage. That’s an important liberal consideration I wished to accommodate fully.
3. A man must always communicate to his enemy the course of action required to avoid a potentially lethal confrontation.
After Steve was given the choice of a head shot and a body shot (in defensive response to an attempt on my life) he wisely responded with the following: “I let my anger get the best of me. I am sorry.”
That really proved my point about people with bi-polar disorder. There is no excuse for making threats on people’s lives – even if you suffer from such an illness. And medication is not the only thing that can be used to check the behavior of someone suffering from mental illness. That should provide “hope” for a president wishing to “change” the behavior of the presidents of Iran and North Korea.
I concluded my discussion with Steve by telling him, not asking him, that he would never under any circumstances communicate with me again – now that I had employed the services of an internet security expert to identify his name, date of birth, and the precise location from which he issued his threat of violence.
For nearly six months, Steve and I have been at peace. I predict the peace will be long-lasting.
Barack Obama’s father did not stay around to raise him. Instead, the president was raised by a woman who taught him that misunderstandings, being the root of all conflict, can be cured by mere negotiation. The president needs the advice of men with experience in conflict resolution – men who recognize that the world is full of those not interested in peaceful negotiation. I offer this column in the hopes of fulfilling that need.
Let us hope the president takes my advice, which is guaranteed to preserve the peace. Jesus would not have it any other way. He was the Prince of Peace, not the Prince of Appeasement. The two are not the same and should never be confused.