To the Editor:
I would like to respond to U.S. Rep. Don Beyer's column titled "Help Reduce Gun Violence" in the June 30 issue of the Mount Vernon Gazette. Unlike the congressman, I was not moved and inspired by the Democrat "sit-in" in the House of Representatives.
Acting like spoiled children, they turned the floor of the House into a rerun of Romper Room so they could distract from the real cause of violence in Orlando. Not once did I hear them mention violent Islamic jihadists.
If Congressman Beyer is really serious about curbing violence, then he should support HR 3892 to ban the Muslim Brotherhood by designating it a terrorist organization. The pro-jihad (and stealth sharia) Muslim Brotherhood gave rise to Hamas, Al Qaida and other terrorist groups. The
FBI supports this bill because elements of the Brotherhood show up in almost every terrorist case they investigate. Even other Muslims understand the Brotherhood's danger and have outlawed it in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE.
So Congressman Beyer, what will it be? More petulant preschoolers in Congress conspiring to further erode the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens or elected representatives (and public servants) doing what is right and necessary to keep Americans safe in accordance with their oath of office?