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March 23, 2016

Will you let the Belgian terrorists get what they want?

The Belgian terrorists: Will you respond with fear or reason? Retweet

Why did the Belgian terrorists do what they did? Two answers are obvious…

  • They want people to live in fear
  • They want people to change their way of life because of that fear

Another answer is likely, though not certain — they want to provoke a counter-attack from the West because that will…

  • Help them recruit more terrorists
  • Push the Islamic world toward greater fundamentalism

How will you respond to this? Will you give the terrorists what they want?

  • Will you feel fear?
  • Will you change your way of life?
  • Will you give politicians more power to spy on you?]
  • Will you endorse more military action in Islamic countries?

We’ve been doing all of that for a decade-and-a-half. It hasn’t worked. It cannot work. Instead, it gives the terrorists exactly what they want. In truth, there’s only one way to win the war on terror.


  • Don’t feel fear.
  • Don’t change your way of life.
  • Don’t give politicians more power — give them less.
  • Don’t endorse military action in Islamic countries — oppose it.

Do you agree? If so, use our “I Am Not Afraid” campaign to tell Congress. The hardwired message for this campaign reads…

I am not afraid of terrorism. Please do NOT be afraid on my behalf.

You can copy or edit the following sample letter for your personal comments to your elected reps…

Responding in fear gives the terrorists what they want. I will not do that. Neither should you. I face more danger from driving an automobile than I do from terrorism. We must not change our way of life or trash our Constitution because of it.

Counter-attacks also give the terrorists what they want. Such attacks kill innocents, inspire new terrorists, and push Islamic societies toward deeper fundamentalism. All the military actions taken to date have made things worse, not better. OUR MILITARY HAS NO USEFUL ROLE TO PLAY IN THIS MATTER.

Please, do as I am doing. Declare that you have already won your personal war on terrorism, by NOT being afraid.


Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer.

Perry Willis & Jim Babka

Downsize DC

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