THE LEFT IS PROJECTING THEIR OWN INFANTILENESS AND THEIR OWN DEMONS. AND THEIR UTTER LACK OF PATRIOTISM.We are not your sons and daughters, whom you must protect and defend. We are your sword and your shield. We are men and women who volunteer to place our lives on the line so you do not have to. We do not decide when or where we will be sent. We go. You are our advocates, not our parents.
... Our "high moral cause" is one of service to a nation whose principles we believe in.
... I know my life is in the hands of others because I choose for it to be that way. I am not your daughter, a child who must be guided. I have made my choice and pledge my honor to it. I will thank you to remember that because we serve our nation, none of us dies in vain, regardless of the cause; end of debate.
Every day a new Marine enlists or an airman puts on her uniform is a reminder that our defenders come from people who still believe in our nation and the values it aspires to, as flawed as we sometimes are. War does not make our sacrifice honorable, death does not make our service honorable; service itself is our honor.
... So on a dark night in Afghanistan we stood under a velvet sky of a million stars to honor one man who lay under 50. We never doubted what he died for. Pfc. Patrick A. Devoe II died for you, the United States of America.
Sarah Albrycht is a Bennington native serving in the Army in Afghanistan.
[DR. SANTY:] There are those in this country who insist on treating our service men and women as children; or as helpless victims who must be constantly shielded from the consequences of war and military action. Sadly, these are the same people who on the other side of their mouths are quick to describe the same warriors as sadistic killers who thrive on torture and cruelty.
The inability to understand that these are adult men and women who have made a conscious choice to do what they do; and that they are content and proud of that choice; is something those who alternately infantalize and demonize them are unable to appreciate because of their ideologically addled thought processes.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
BENEATH THE VELVET AFGHAN SKY A PATRIOT SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT
VIA DR SANITY - RTWT:
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