In my book, The Right Wing Handbook: Demolishing Ten Lies of the Left, I encourage conservatives to fight back against one of the most cherished strategies of the left.  That strategy can be summarized as follows: Tell a lie often enough and for long enough and people will believe it.  Aided and abetted by leftwing journalists, college professors, media outlets, and the entertainment industry, liberals have been effective in convincing the American public to believe some things about conservatives that are just not true.  For example, one of the favorite myths of liberals is that conservatives are warmongers.

Listen to liberals and you will think that wars are caused by heartless conservatives seeking pleasure and profit.  Naïve liberals are fond of displaying bumper stickers containing such slogans as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Make Love not War,” as if bumper stickers will calm the pathological rage of terrorists who hate America. Predictably, though, liberals have no answer for a very important question:  What should America do when liberal bumper stickers don’t work?  The best answer they can come up with is this: Support the United Nations.

When I hear this answer from a liberal, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.  The United Nations is the most pathetically impotent organization in the world.  Any sovereign nation that puts its security in the hands of the United Nations will not be sovereign for long.  The only thing the United Nations has been effective at doing is giving enemies of the United States unfettered access to our country with complete diplomatic immunity to ensure they are not disturbed while hatching plots against America.

There are things Americans can do to help prevent war, but they do not include displaying naïve bumper stickers or putting our trust in the United Nations. The first of these is to see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.  Americans can help prevent war by opening their eyes and admitting what they see: a world filled with people who hate the United States and everything it stands for, people who are determined to bring our country to its knees.  People who will gladly blow themselves up if they can kill innocent Americans in the process will not be deterred by bumper stickers or the impotent involvement of the United Nations. Unmitigated hatred knows no reason and has no bounds.  Consequently, Americans must be ever vigilant and prepared.

The second thing Americans can do to prevent war is to reject all attempts by President Obama and his fellow travelers on the left to balance the federal budget on the backs of the military.  There has never been a time in our country when having a strong, well-equipped, and properly trained military was more important than it is now.  Only our military stands between global terrorists who hate America with a pathological zeal and our families, friends, and neighbors.

The world is an increasingly dangerous place for Americans.  In an unstable global environment made increasingly dangerous by envy, hate, poverty, and hopelessness, there is only one way to effectively prevent wars.  That way is to field the best-trained, best-funded, best equipped, best-supported military in the world.  To prevent war—whether conventional, terrorist, or nuclear—America must have a military that can quickly and effectively make the cost of attacking the United States too high to even contemplate.  Further, it must have a commander-in-chief who is willing to take the gloves off and use our military assets wisely and well.  Shackling American troops sent in harm’s way with politically correct rules of engagement that give the enemy a competitive advantage is not acceptable.  In fact, pandering in this way to the enemy just encourages more attacks on our country.  (The author’s book, The Right Wing Handbook: Demolishing Ten Lies of the Left, is available at