This is required reading:
The Vodka Pundit
In a nutshell (though please read it all):
"We will have proven that their way is the way of death; our way is the way of life.
How it will all play out is anyone's guess. But I do know this much. Anyone who claims we should just suffer attacks on our homeland, or retreat before all hope is lost, or surrender our liberties when those freedoms are what we live for--the only thing that person offers you is the same thing offered you by our enemies:
Stick to the game plan. We can win."