Monday, March 31, 2008

I Just Don't Understand




I got this from Words from Warriors. This is obviously supposed to be funny, but it also makes me very sad. How do these people not understand what our service men and women are doing? How does Code Pink not understand that without our military, who will defend our freedom to prance around in pink feather boas, saying whatever we want to, whether it's true or not? I don't hold it against any one for being anti-war. No decent human being would want war. But life isn't always about what we want, is it? Sometimes things get in the way, pesky little things like human rights.


War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is far worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so my the exertions of better men than himself.
~John Stuart Mill

I'm not about to debate on whether or not we should have gone to war. I have had far more military training than the average American, and that decision, and the intelligence behind it, is way above my pay grade and knowledge level. I will say, on the chance that I might actually share a personal opinion, that it is foolish for anyone to think that immediately withdrawing our troops is a good idea. Whether or not going to war was not the right thing to do, we still have to finish what was started and do it right. I want this war over just as much as anyone. I can't count how many friends and relatives that have been in harm's way. My brother is currently deployed and it looks like my husband might be headed that way in the next year. But you know what, like the clip said, it is a volunteer military and these honorable men and women VOLUNTEERED to put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that all Americans hold dear. All I can do is pray harder that the Code Pinks of the world figure this out some day.

God bless our troops!

God bless America!
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4 comments:

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Amen.

Stina, I was going to emaily you, but I forgot where I put your email address (I'm a bit overwhelmed these days. :) ). I wanted to tell you that my son is going into training on May 6th.

Kristina said...

Stina, my husband and I laughed at this video. But at the same time, I was so frustrated that people can't see what is right in front of their faces. And two seperate 'freedom of speach' rules? Ugh.

Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Amen. Thank you for you and your husband's service to our country.

Stina said...

Thank you ladies, for your comments. They were a real confidence boost! How wonderful coming from women who's opinion I greatly respect.

God bless you all!