I have a few questions that roll around in my mind. If anyone has answers, feel free to comment.
1. When is America going to wake up and unite in a common goal of preserving our freedoms and our way of life? I have to admit fault in allowing our country to drift by not being more engaged in considering events over the years while I was busy working and caring for my family. I was not acutely aware of media bias and did not seek multiple sources before accepting "facts" as presented by the major networks on TV and in the newspaper. The terrorist's attacks on our soil alarmed me far more than those on American interests outside of the USA. In this I was not alone, but the question remains--why, when all of the assaults on our nation by militant Islamofascists are listed, some people not convinced that we are in a fight for the continued freedoms we have?
2. How can Americans fail to appreciate what our military have accomplished in liberating millions of people who have lived under the most sadistic rulers in two nations which have been very active in their support of terrorism?
As a nation, we have a long history of generosity toward people who do not enjoy a good standard of living. Sometimes our generosity has a good outcome and sometimes it has a less desirable outcome as when we throw money and aid at a people only to have it end up enlarging the bank account of some dictator and his militia which worsens the problems of the people we are trying to help.
3. Who will defend us if our military cannot recruit in our schools? It has always been our brightest and best who have formed our military. Even when the draft was the manner in which great numbers entered the military, it was those who were mentally and physically fit who were drafted. Nobody wants to send our children off to fight and possibly die or be maimed for life and yet we find people who have willingly joined our military despite these threats. Actively discouraging or blocking access to recruiters seems counter productive to me. It is through the youthful enthusiasm and idealism that we have a hope of defeating the very real threat to our way of life.
4. When will we silence those people who slander the entire military because of less than exemplary behavior of a few, because they hate those elected by the majority
of voters, or because they enjoy being in the spotlight and therefore create controversy? Aiding and abetting the enemy was a crime prior to Vietnam. In WWII we used to say, "Loose lips sink ships." Now it seems that anyone can utter the most hateful accusations against those defending us and fuel the fire in the dark hearts of those who wish to kill us. By silencing, I am not advocating violence against the persons but rather than saner voices speak out, that the media begin supporting our nation, voters reject them when they come up for renewed terms in office, and boycott the products of their slander against our nation.