Last night terrorists conducted a vicious, coordinated attack in the city of Paris, France. As of this writing the death toll stands at 129 people. Another 352 were wounded, 99 of them critically. So far, one American -- 23-year-old exchange student Nohemi Gonzalez -- has been reported among the dead. The terror group Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility, which authorities have since confirmed.


 The Modern Whig Party of America extends its deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Gonzalez, and to the loved ones of all who were lost in this savage attack. We wish to express our outrage at the brutality of Islamic State, and we pledge our solidarity and support to our French allies, as well as to all who stand against the unrelenting tide of violence flowing from this ruthless, barbaric organization.

We believe our deep, longstanding ties to the nation of France will grow even stronger in the face of this growing threat, and we fervently hope all the leaders of the Free World will unite to take whatever action is necessary to fight this scourge. We support all efforts to protect peace-loving citizens everywhere from these murderous attacks. And we are confident we can be successful if only we stand together and take determined, vigorous action.   


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  • jules rensch
    commented 2016-03-31 12:32:58 -0400
    Interestingly, the idea that we may not trust government in steadily gaining strength..such the pity,
    yet, it behooves us all to remember that WE are the government…our duty is to take our voting priviledge most seriously.
    Getting excited with a Presidential race is one thing, but being vigilant at every level of selecting leadership, from Town, City, County, State and National elections assures our position as “we the people”….like no other.
    Truth is, our country is being shaped more by the people who do not vote than those that do.
    Hopefully, more will do the right thing…becoming informed and vote!

    respectfully, Observer Jules.
  • Grant Jensen
    commented 2016-03-29 22:37:01 -0400
    I know that we should take measures to protect the innocent but we still have a series of difficult judgments to make. Freedom has been a long standing American value that has always been something to take in moderation. I don’t trust to government enough to take all of my freedom by I trust it enough to give up some of my freedom. Terrorists are forcing us to extend the ultimate sacrifice for freedom to extend beyond soldiers on the battlefield and into our families and the innocent. It is not the first time innocent people have been affected by a war but it is something that causes us to evaluate our personal boundaries of freedom every time an incident like this happens.
  • jules rensch
    commented 2016-03-03 00:33:59 -0500
    Bravo Modern Whig Party