Mandeville, LA – I freely and with great sorrow confess that post 9-11 through the Iraq “Surge” I was a DeceptiCON. Big-war, big-military promoting loudmouth. I can’t tell you the number of times I got to yell and demean (I apologize, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxime culpa) at non-interventionists who in turn called me a “chickenhawk.” Fast forward to today and as I advocate, through history and Christian/Catholic teaching, non-intervention EVERYWHERE it is possible, I am now crowned the exact opposite. The following letter writer is basically telling me that I don’t deserve his “blanket of freedom” because I never served in the military. This is the same prideful insult hurled by police whenever any of us question excessive use of force and the swelling Hydra that is the police state: “have you ever served as a cop?” With all due respect you cannot have it both ways as 1. a selfless patriot who only does what they do in the military for the sake of Country (our wars are not Just & not for God) then is ready to tell his fellow citizens who do not condone his actions that they need to “STFU”:
@TheKingDude so glad that you let the world know about our special forces over there stfu
— Lee (@leeburl13) September 23, 2014
1. I never, EVER said or will say anything derogatory about the individuals enlisted in the armies of the United States who follow what they believe to be “Just orders”, NEVER.
2. I take it as my patriotic duty as a citizen and more importantly a citizen of The City of God, to ALWAYS question the use of deadly force, illegal invasions, corrupt schemes for the enrichment (usury) of a few at the expense of many. Consequently, I accept that there will be those who will heretically reject non-intervention and just war and heap attack on me for that, thank you brothers and sisters.
3. I stand ready as I know my brothers in Christ are, to beat some plows into swords if our COUNTRY is attacked/invaded but am likewise always kindling the fire of the smelting furnace to beat the sword back into a plow.
I will pray for all those in our war actions and will joyously accept the likes of the following, bearing in mind the above. Please consider THIS piece of mail from this morning:
“Comments: Comment on this morning’s show:
I don’t like Obama nor most of Congress however, I am a conservative. I agree that the politics of the muslim world is absolutely horrendous. But, we need to kill all of them before they try to kill all of us. If you see danger you can either run, hide like a coward and hope it doesn’t hurt you or you fight to stop the current and all future attacks. Have you ever served in the armed forces? Have you ever been in a fight? Just because the bullies or bad guys might retaliate, shouldn’t deter one from standing their ground and protecting themselves, their family, their culture or their nation. Its called being a man – for certain all of “radical islam” needs to be eliminated from the face of the earth and perhaps, and perhaps islam itself. Australia has it right – we’ve been sheepish for far too long. You can disagree with the politics of this war but, you ought to consider the importance of supporting those who have put themselves in harm’s way so that you can sit behind your microphone as a commentator under the blanket of freedom and protection they provide for all of us.” – Bill C