At some point, America will not be worth defending. I wonder when that day will come.
I'm believing less and less that it is worth defending. We aren't the America we started out to be.
Freedom is worth fighting for ~ Bump!
Be Ever Vigilant!
I was teaching in a public high school a few years ago, and it happened to be Pearl Harbor Day. I told the class how my father and all his friends from school went to the recruiting office the next day to sign up (they told him to come back when he was 18). The students reacted with amazement: "What did he do that for?" I told them, "You kids are the guinea pigs in a unique social experiment. For the first time in history, the immense resources of the state--in this case, the school system, teachers and administrators, textbooks, building, etc.--are being used to convince a whole generation that the state is not worthy of being defended from its enemies. One out of 30 later confessed that she really had to think about that. It does make you wonder if certain people in this country really want it to survive.
I believe that the average American is very much willing to fight and defend his country. However, it is important that he knows that the country supports him in his efforts.
The reason that recruitment has been down recently is that the young men and women, contemplating volunteering to join the armed forces, notice how little real support our armed forces get from the populace (e.g. Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, etc.) and from their leaders including their commander in chief.
An especially galling example is that our troops are warned to be cautious in returning fire when it originates from a mosque. Compare this how we were willing to destroy numerous churches in Europe during WWII.
Our political leaders seem to be afraid of a vigorous pursuit of the war against muslim terrorism because they understand that we are not only fighting Islamic fundamentalism but all one billion Muslims throughout the world.
Many potential recruits are hesitant to join the armed forces when they see that they are expected to fight overseas while the backdoor to the country (our borders) is kept wide open for terrorists to enter. Are we planning to totally defeat the enemy or are we merely buying time?
Ever since the bomb on Nagasaki we have fought wars with one hand tied behind our backs and have often tried to appease the enemy. This is not conducive to a high morale of the average fighting man.
To put it in the vernacular; either $hit or get off the pot.
If your enemy is willing to die for his belief that he should kill you, and you are not willing to die defending yourself, your family, or your nation....all is lost already. Just raise your hands now.
The president doesn't think the country is worth defending.
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.