*Previously Recorded by Phyllis Schlafly // November 2012*
The gravest threat to world peace today comes from the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them that are in the hands of terrorists and rogue states. We live in a world where there are many evil dictators and evil nations. The number-one task of our U.S. government is to protect American citizens from attack, and in a nuclear age, this means having enough nuclear weapons and anti-missile defenses to make sure we are safe.
It has been so long since we have done any nuclear testing that so many Americans have lost sight of the power of nuclear weapons. The consequences are terrifying. Just think about the loss of even one American city held hostage to nuclear blackmail by terrorists. We have to face the fact that there are countries and ideologies that hate America and want to destroy us. Have we really faced the fact that there are nations in the world run by very evil dictators who would like to kill Americans and destroy our country? We need a President who is proud of America and wants to maintain the peace of the world, and U.S. military superiority is the best road to achieve that. The tragic events that took place in Libya, where our U.S. Ambassador was viciously murdered, as well as the attacks on our embassies in several other countries, was the consequence of weak U.S. leadership and lack of respect for America.
President Ronald Reagan was terribly harassed by the Soviets and even by our own State Department trying to get him to abandon plans to build an effective anti-missile defense system. Reagan resisted all those pressures, and we hope and pray our President will be as steadfast as Reagan in standing for the principle that America must have a workable system to shoot down nuclear missiles before they hit American cities.