May 2010

Clearing the Water

elvis_and_nixon.jpgJeff and I both hail from the more right-brained side of the political spectrum (that’s the left for those of you who failed HS biology) and, as a result, we get accused of things that aren’t  true.  The truth is we’re not so surprisingly open-minded.  For instance, although I don’t think that Reagan was god’s gift to America, I do think he was the right man for the time.  And more than that, I believe Nixon is one of our most underrated presidents.

But the thing that gets me the most is when people accuse me of not loving my country because I’m not an apologist.  Anyone who says that what we do is right just because we do it is a moron.  As a country, we do a lot of wrong many times despite having the best of intentions.  Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, Roosevelt threw a bunch of Japanese-Americans into internment camps and they both thought that what they did was right because there was a war going on. 

When it comes to war, the water always becomes extra murky.  If I don’t support a war, I’m told that I hate America or, even worse, that I hate “the troops.”  Wait a minute, I’m the one who hates the troops because I don’t want them dying in some god-forsaken desert for a war they have no idea why they’re fighting?

Here’s the deal.  Both Jeff and I have friends and family who served in the past and who are currently serving and we couldn’t be more proud of them.  We may not always agree with them on everything but that doesn’t mean we support them any less.  In fact, just to show you how much we’re behind them, we’re dedicating this video of our troops hard at work to all of our military readers:

Seriously guys?  We’re not asking for much, just a little help here.

Happy Saturday!  And stay safe.

-A

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