Newt Gingrich Calls for American Militancy
Republican Newt Gingrich, seeking to promote his visibility as a presidential candidate in 2008, today declared that Americans should meet the militancy of Islamic radicals in kind, with American militancy. “We need to have the militancy,” Gingrich said.
Militancy is the noun that describes the state referred to by the adjective “militant”. Militant is defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as “Fighting or warring” or “Having a combative character; aggressive”.
No, America does not need militancy. We do not need to encourage American militants to fight on our behalf.
What we need, Mr. Gingrich, is peace.