Wednesday, January 21, 2009

God bless America, land of the free

There was a medal of honor awarded today (ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 6/2/08). I am truly thankful for the honor of those who serve our country in this time of war. I think that they provide many worthy examples for others to learn from. Nevertheless, I wonder if that honor and those examples couldn't be put to better use at home. What do we do here for freedom and justice in the world? Do preemptive wars of aggression really help spread an ideology of peace, freedom, and civilized dialogue in the uncivilized parts of the world where our troops are deployed (those areas are uncivilized - nothing spells uncivilized like the homicide by suicide that caused 9/11 and continues to take lives every day over in the Middle East)? I ask, does killing half a million Iraqis really make the rest of them free? How can we spread a better ideology than the one for which we now award medals of honor posthumously? This country cannot afford to spill its bravest blood in the sands of far off lands. We need to bring that faith and that courage home with our flags flying high at their return rather than draping their coffins.

As the picture says, what did you do for freedom today?

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