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Correctness or Patriotism
Over the past several weeks like you, I have been watching the news on TV, reading the newspapers, listening to radio, and discussing topical subjects with friends. All of which has been in an effort to better understand and attempt to make sense of it all. The result of all of this seems to always be grounded in the same fundamentals; religion (the apparent war by the Muslin world against the Christian & Jewish world), a general lack of morals/ethics/character/integrity, the news media's attempt to continually broadcast their slanted view of the world in an outrageous and emotional method, silent politicians, and the anti-war groups who refuse to see the truth and condemn the United States without any voice of condemnation against Saddam and his tyranny or terrorism.
I continually struggle with the apparent fact that the few continue to be the voice of the many! Why is that? Are most people just to lazy, complacent, or blind to what is actually going on and are not willing to make themselves be heard? We have many ways in this modern era to be heard and we should take advantage of them all. We have the internet, US Mail, fax, community meetings, religious gatherings, and the telephone just to name a few. So why doesn't this "silent majority" make themselves heard? Is it based in the comfort of our lives, the threat of being considered radical, and the companies who employ us, political correctness, or even possibly not knowing how to be heard? One clear method of communication that is not used by the "silent majority" is the direct communication with the elected representatives and church officials. This clearly in my view is the best and most efficient method of making you heard and having it count. And the best communication is the old fashion hardcopy letter via US Mail. Nothing says more and is louder than a hand written letter.
Having served in
Vietnam with the 1/501st Infantry Regiment, 2nd BDE, 101st Airborne/Airmobile
Division as an Infantry rifle platoon leader and returning home to a less
than enthusiastic home front. I see some of the same unfortunate anti-war
turmoil today. It is, in my humble opinion, the duty and responsibility
of each and every citizen to support our military and our government in
time of war.