Rich unwisely plays with metaphor:
So, Suicide is a requirement of being an American. Interesting
The only form of national suicide is the one in which we are gradually engaging, sacrificing our liberties and Constitutional safeguards in favor of a security that will prove to be a mirage, dangled as false bait in front of frightened fools. Our demise will prove to be entirely of our own doing.
Rich’s comparison is particularly nonsensical, as even the most pacifist society falling to the force exerted by another would be more accurately equated with murder.