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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Honoring Veterans -- and Not Loathing America

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 02:50 PM

In response to Veterans Deserve Our Deepest Respect, Patsy Dowdle Black wrote on Facebook, "Yes they do; however, it is a sad time when they are not appreciated as they should be. We are truly indebted to them all!"

Sharing Patsy's sentimentI wrote

Bill Clinton famously said he "loathed" the military [here's the quote: "loathing the military"]; in Barack Obama we may have a president who not only loathes the military but also, in a crucial sense, appears to loathe the USA, despising the U.S. Constitution (as written), the Declaration (as written), and the Bill of Rights (as written).

The memory of veterans past (including my father), veterans present (at Fort Hood and around the world) and veterans future (to protect this country once we restore it to its original purpose) deserves better.

My sense is that there is a growing awareness that this is the case, and that real positive change -- change rooted in the Founder's liberating vision of a society rooted in norms and content [that] respects the Creator and respects individuals endowed by Him with "certain unalienable rights" -- is very much possible. The next few months and years are crucial in the struggle for liberty in America and, hence, around the world.