Whether We Like it or Not
“It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them,” Is a statement made by a prominent political figure recently. The disturbing phrase is “whether we like it or not”. We should not only like it, we must all be as proud as possible of this. We are a superpower and the world looks to us to be responsible and effective in protecting the rights of the innocent people of the world. The world looks toward us to be there to help poor nations deal with natural disasters and some unnatural disasters. We have always been there to provide a helping hand when one is needed. That’s the role of a Superpower.
Our status as a Superpower provides resources that allow us to send in our Military (men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others) in to a troubled area and provide the helping hand that’s needed. We are a Superpower, and we are the big boy and girl on the block. That’s a good thing, not something to be ashamed of. Our Military (men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others) always go where they’re told to go and do what’s expected of them. Sometimes they’re sent to help provide support to an area that has been devastated. Sometimes they’re deployed to make a show of force to help stabilize an area before violence breaks out. Sometimes they are sent in to kill people and break things. Whatever the mission they do it well, with honor, integrity, and courage. Qualities missing from most of our elected officials.
Our Military (men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others) are a source of pride to most Americans. Throughout our history, from the Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan, this country has been protected by citizens who were willing to go places and do things that had to be done at great sacrifice by them to the great benefit to the rest of us. We’re a Superpower because this country has never been short of men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others. This country is a Great Country because of the sacrifices made by our Military, and the men and women who are our Military. If the question really is “whether we like it or not” the answer is a very loud YES we do like it and we demand the same feelings in our elected leaders.
Did I use the phrase men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others enough times in this short piece of literature? The answer is no I didn’t. Have our elected officials used it often enough as a statement of encouragement or a statement of pride in the men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others. The answer to that is an obvious, no they haven’t.
We are a Superpower because of these men and women. The next question that will be asked from now to November should make the elected empty suits nervous. How do the voters feel about this country being a Great Superpower? That question will be asked in the voting booths and I know the answer. Whether we like it or not, we expect our elected leaders to have the same pride in our status as a Superpower that the voters have. We are a Superpower, our men and women who volunteer make us a Superpower, the courage and devotion to duty they demonstrate every day makes us strong. We will need that strength on election day to vote for the right kind of elected officials.
Vote the Bums Out,