Brad Thor — a keen observer of national security threats and a New York Times bestselling novelist — says that political correctness is now our “biggest chink in our armor.”
Thor, an unabashed patriot, writes successful novels that combine fact and fiction to drive his readers to understand the threats facing this nation. In this exclusive interview, he says “political correctness has always been a wedge, a tool, the left uses to separate people out.”
Saying this is an ideological battle, Thor says it is time to “call out the ideology.”
“Islam wants a carved out place in the public square where they don’t get criticized,” he continued. “If Catholics, Presbyterians, or Dutch Reformers had people killing in the name of their texts in the numbers the Muslim faith does, we would be compelled to address those issues.”
Discussing how progressive elites have worked to build a hostile public perception about the tea party, Thor said, “I believe that if ISIS carried a Gadsden flag instead of the black jihadist flag, they would have gotten a lot more attention. The left is successful to the degree to which they keep the people they purport to promote, down.”
On American skepticism about government surveillance, Thor thinks it is up to Congress to be aggressive on government malfeasance. If there was a competent, vigilant leader in Congress with authority and respect, whistleblowers would beat a path to Congress, he thinks.
As for our porous border, Thor worries, “a country without a border, and who can’t keep secrets, is not a country.”
Brad Thor has recently moved his family from Chicago to Nashville for “freedom,” according to his children, he says. Listening to Thor, undeterred crime and violence, excessive taxes, and the overall penalty for success embedded in governmental policies are driving similar successful people to migrate to more success-friendly states, like Tennessee.
This wide-ranging video interview was filmed on September 11th in Washington, D.C. His latest book is “Act of War.”
Thor, energetic and always working, is currently at work at his next spell-binding novel, as well as working to transform his action-packed books into movies.
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