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Posted on 06/13/2005 8:36:03 AM PDT by ParsifalCA
What do our students understand about the war were in and how we are fighting it? With all the condemnations from political groups, the media and the Blame America First crowd, what do our young adults believe about our nation? That question is second only to the question of what we have to do to win the war, and not only because our young adults are called on to fight it. This war will outlast our generation and eventually it will be they who have to reckon with our enemies and decide our course. We and they -- are awash in a flood of news that usually fails to distinguish fact from opinion and elevates the importance of the Michael Jackson trial above that of Syrian missile tests. Less jaded than we, young adults are more susceptible of being influenced by the constant barrage of reports of prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and in Afghanistan. It is only a very few of them and, truthfully, too few of us who pay attention to the endless investigations that show again and again that though some abuses do happen, both their frequency and their seriousness is horrifically exaggerated.
Will those now in high school and college believe America is worth defending if all they hear is that our soldiers torture prisoners, that our people flush the Koran down the toilet just for fun? How will they learn the nature of the terrorists and the nations that support them, their ideology and their goals? Who is going to make them think about what their lives or their deaths -- will be like if we lose?... [more]
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Time to do it again...
The president doesn't think the country is worth defending.
We could only hope to do better than the last time it was attempted (1861-1865).
This time, we need to make passing unConstitutional laws, or deciding a court case against the express language of the Constitution, a hanging offense.
Why not? If 5 million Jews will fight over a piece of desert why not our children?
Was America worth defending in 1941?
I see a lot of "the end is near crud here"but you were not around in the 30's.
Anyway,I am 78 and served my country as did my children and now my grand children.
The ideal of America is still worth fighting for. What most of us are saying is that the country we are now living in resembles that ideal very little.
Keep telling yourself that. A lot of citizens in empires from history believed that too. See if you can find any Romans and ask them how that went...
Yes America is still worth defending but sadly there will be a time in the not so distant future when the majority of those citizens who are of age to serve in defense of this nation will not think it worthy . There will also bee a very large & very vocal segment of this nations citizenry that will actively work & scheme to do harm to it in as public a fashion as they can. You can see the starting of this in the move-on.org folks who are running the DNC & on the college campuses with the tenured communist hold outs from the 60's & the apologists for the kamikaze jihadi's. Make your plans & preparations accordingly folks it's gonna be a very exciting ride.
Love the tagline.
For those on this thread who waver in self-doubt, remember... the eyes of the MSM look upon reactions like yours with gr$$d because they think to sell more copies showing an America in self-doubt, and because that's their playbook from the Vietnam War. It follows therefore, that not only the MSM loves to see you look like you're losing your nerve... our enemies abroad are emboldened with each and every sign of an American losing faith.
Now, if the above isn't enough to get your Irish up, then I don't know what else to say.
standing ready to fulfill my oath to protect the Constitution 'till the day our Good Lord issues me my final PCS orders.
You have a very odd definition of freedom. Free to flee your burning property doesn't rise to the level of liberty in my book, but your mileage obviously varies.
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