Friday, August 28, 2009

The America that is not at war

The United States military is at war.

Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Border Patrol.

We as Americans have over one million folks in battle with foreign enemies.

There are 300 million Americans.

How many of us feel a personal connection to the wars that are raging?

Not enough.

Our military is an all voluntary group.

Just as our founding fathers envisioned it.

People fighting the cause because they care.

The problem we have is that most of America couldn't give a rat's ass. Because they have no clue as to what is at stake.

And therefore, their representatives in government are not focused on the world war that is around us.

This is not the military's problem.

It is a leadership problem.

We have a Commander in Chief.

We have a Congress that funds and approves our military's actions.

Our military performs the most basic function of government.

Protecting the American populace from foreign enemies.

We need leaders that can either call us to war or not.

What frightens me is that we have enemies all around.

And I don't see one leader in Washington saying that.

Radical Islamists around the globe.

Crazed drug dealers wanting U.S. connections because our country consumes what they sell.

We either find a plan to eliminate these enemies, or we fight them on U.S soil.

America has a choice.

We have the technology and the military power to eliminate enemies.

Pussyfooting around becuase of political correctness and worrying about collateral damage will be the end of us.

I know many of you won't like this.

But it is the friggging truth.

Violence is sometimes the only option.

We have to kill them before they kill us.

And we have to do it in a big way to send a message as to how costly it is to mess with the U.S.

Politically, that is a hard thing to do unless you have communicated the message.

We can either wait patiently, naively until it all gets here.

Or, we can strike at the heart of evil.

We need some leaders that say don't tread on us.

I don't know much, but I know that if our leaders give the direction, our military can make us safe from every possible direction.

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