Happy Fourth of July!
Enlighten NJ‘s insightful post,
Americans live in freedom because of the enduring power of our ideals. In the midst of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reminded our troops that our Nation believes in the “right to liberty under God — for all peoples and races and groups and nations, everywhere in the world.” Today, a new generation of Americans continues to defend our Nation and spread freedom. On this Fourth of July, we honor the brave men and women of our military, and their families, and we express our gratitude for their courage, dedication to duty, and love of country.
Jeff Quinton asks, do liberals lack basic research skills, especially when it comes to chickenhawk accusations? and points out,
Whether Anderson supported them or not (whether they were the right course of action or not), I wonder if Anderson understands this chickenhawk argument used against any conservative who hasn’t served in the military undermines every piece of military action taken in the past by any Democrat without military service (Bill Clinton is too easy of an example but he is the most recent one.)
Before heading for the beach with the Mrs., Josh Manchester, in his blog The Adventures of Chester noticed that Congressman Kucinich and insurgent leadership make same demands of Bush.
I can’t think of anything much more heroic for a grown adult with adult children than to reach out with humility and say, in essence, “I am here for you. I wasn’t always. You want an ear, I’ll listen but not judge. You seek encouragement, I can clap and hug, and not find fault. I will not let another day go by without investing in my kids.”
Jonathan Lee Morris of Morristown (the blog, not the NJ town, but which I had listed as a Jersey blog!) answers a question,
“Mr. Morris- Who’s to say that the founders weren’t wrong? This is what we call thinking outside the box. Try it.”
The difference between “thinking outside the box” and “being a perfect ass” is that those who think outside the box actually perform the dignified act of thinking. He who does this utters the above quote with the hope of arriving at a conclusion on the subject matter involved. Someone who is being a perfect ass is not interested in finding an answer or exploring the subject. Those who ask questions like “who’s to say what is or is not moral” do so not because they want to know so they can consult him. They do so because ultimately they want the answer to be “no one” so that the matter will drop for lack of direction. No matter what the issue is, this is a cowardly way of avoiding discussion. If the answer actually is “no one”, anyone who believes that should be ready to demonstrate it.
Finally, send the troops your books! Read more about it at Books For Soldiers.
Don’t forget to visit Today In History, too.