Monday, May 21, 2007

Recognize the Hero

In today's NY Post the paper finally identifies one of the Circuit City clerks who blew the whistle on the Fort Dix Six. Nate Sierer and two other employees of the chain recognized that there was something really off about the video that the would-be terrorists wanted to copy into a DVD format. Their concerns were relayed to Homeland Security, and the result was the recent apprehension of the gang of six.

As the Post says, Mr Sierer isn't looking for any rewards for his heroism, "I don't want to live scared...And it felt good to be able to do something like that for my country." Yet, his actions should be recognized, and it might even be a good idea to re-name the so-called "John Doe" Amendment the Nate Shierer Amendment.

All the more reason, also, for the Congress to move forward with its effort to immunize good Samaritans against the intimidation tactics of Islamic pressure groups, forces who are cleverly exploiting this country's legal system to advance an anti-American agenda. The NYC Council should immediately schedule a hearing on the Monseratte resolution and bring in Mr. Shierer to testify. All the council members, including the speaker, should support this important legislation.