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Gov. Matt Bevin ® is worried about the lives of his grandchildren if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin ® said on Saturday that conservatives may have to turn to physical violence to protect their values.
“I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically,” Bevin said during his speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But that may, in fact, be the case.”

Bevin went on to say that he believed the U.S. would survive a Hillary Clinton presidency, but it might require bloodshed.
“The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood. Of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots,” he said. “Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room. It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something, that we through our apathy and our indifference have given away. Don’t let it happen.”

Asked by the Lexington Herald-Leader to clarify his comments, Bevin said he was talking about military service.
“Today we have thousands of men and women in uniform fighting for us overseas and they need our full backing,” he said in a statement. “We cannot be complacent about the determination of radical Islamic extremists to destroy our freedoms. Nor can we allow apathy and indifference to allow our culture to crumble from within.”

Republican nominee Donald Trump has also used violent imagery during his presidential campaign.
“If she gets to pick her judges ― nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said in August. “Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.”

...Are Kentuckians getting their tap water from Flint, Michigan?
With American extremists in charge, radical Islamic extremists might be the smaller problem. Moderate Muslims, the sorts who believe that Jeffersonian democracy is compatible with Islam, will be. Such is the Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia, largely, and what prevails among Muslims in India.

The extremists who cut off the heads of anyone not toeing their religious line in the name of Daesh can be dealt with decisively because what they practice is not Islam but instead fascistic tyranny. But if America should go very bad, then it will be the moderate Muslims who defeat us... and judge us. If we are fortunate we will find that the moderate Muslims will judge our worst -- our violent fascists -- and find the pretensions to Christianity wanting, much like we Americans found the pretended Christianity of Nazis insufficient. Had they been truly Christian, then maybe they would never have herded those Jews to the shooting pits or gas chambers, they would have never mistreated prisoners of war, or they would have never murdered the mentally disabled.
Donald Trump is the sort of person that Soviet commies used to call "useful idiots", except that Trump is not a Marxist but instead a dupe of a nebulous, but nasty ideology.

The more that I see of Donald Trump this year, the more I have to compare President Obama... to President Reagan.... on knowing who the Bad Guys are and how to deal with them.
So here's how you deal with "radical Islamic extremists"

BERLIN ― Three young Syrian men arrested in Germany on Tuesday were Islamic State members brought into the country by the same network that smuggled militants into France to carry out deadly attacks last November, the German government said.

Federal prosecutors said police special forces arrested the three in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on suspicion of being sent by Islamic State “either to carry out a mission that they had been informed about or to wait for further instructions” for an attack.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said they arrived in late 2015, probably with the help of the same network that funneled IS militants into Paris to carry out shootings and bombings that killed 130 people on Nov. 13 last year.

“Everything points to the fact that the same smuggler organization behind the Paris attacks also brought the three men to Germany who were arrested,” de Maiziere told a news conference. “Indications are that their travel documents all came from the same workshop in that region.”

European governments are on high security alert after a series of militant strikes in France, Belgium and Germany, where three attacks this summer were carried out by asylum-seekers and two were claimed by Islamic State.

Around a million migrants arrived in Germany last year, and concern about their presence has grown since the attacks, raising pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to cap arrivals at 200,000 refugees per year, as her Bavarian allies are demanding. She refuses to set such a limit.

More than 200 police were involved in the operation to arrest the three men, aged 17 to 26. ARD television said they were held after raids at refugee housing in towns north of Hamburg. German authorities searched the flats of the three suspects but did not reveal what they might have found.


De Maiziere noted that two of the Paris attackers last year had registered as refugees. “That suggests that IS was determined to send these kinds of people to blend in with refugees in order to cause uncertainty in Europe and Germany.”

He added: “The French connection ... is what makes this case so special. We have to find out if these are individual links or if there is a larger network. It shows IS is not only targeting France or Germany or Italy or Belgium or Britain - but the entire West.”

Federal prosecutors said one suspect, Mahir Al-H., joined Islamic State in September 2015. He received weapons and explosives training in Raqqa, the militant group’s de facto capital in Syria.

In October, he and the two other suspects, Mohamed A. and Ibrahim M., signed up with an Islamic State official responsible for operations and attacks outside Islamic State territory and traveled to Europe, the prosecutors said.

Islamic State allegedly provide them with passports, more than $1,000 in cash and cell phones with a special communications program. The suspects traveled through Turkey and Greece before arriving in Germany in mid-November 2015, at the height of the migrant crisis.

...does anyone want to bet that the genuine refugees squealed on them?