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Certainty of our Cause

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Submitted by David Smith (United States), Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37

What a smug mug that 'man' has, anyway, Amen brother. This proves the fact that sometimes "War" is necessary and actually is a GOOD! All war is not a wrong, just like all elections and peace are not necessarily an automatic good. I think that what is really lacking in our leadership and body politic is a sense of certainty that ours is a just and righteous cause. The general feeling seems to be that if America engages in "war" then there is something wrong with us. I don't see Islamists' ever doubting their cause, they seem quite certain that theirs is a righteous cause and show no self censoring of any vile act. How low will they go? Hell is their limit.

Our UNcertainty of our righteousness stems from historical events: JFK murder and the following 50+ year of governmental cover-up; loss in Vietnam, Iraq, Iran. All middle east "Peace Deals" continually ruined. Rumors of CIA and covert actions destabilizing governments all over the world; These have left us feeling mistaken, something is wrong what are we doing wrong? We don't know what it is and this is not a simple malaise it is deep stifling our leaders to action and ourselves as a people.

What we need is a clear focus on what we can support fully and without ANY DOUBT WHATSOEVER and to take pains to never undermine our own best cause. Certainty of the value of our Declaration of Independence and our entire Constitution is a good start. All our foreign actions should align with those principals.

David

p.s. any person, terrorist group or nation who attacks America is by that action against America surviving and therefore they automatically forfeit any right to due process or protections of her laws. Our NEXT President in unity with Congress should make such a proclamation.


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100% correct [59 words]
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JeffJul 16, 2014 13:25216128
Why this soft treatment? Possibly psychology & the need to move on to other issues [79 words]
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PezDispenserJul 15, 2014 18:10216096
That only works for people who are omniscient [141 words]
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Stephen ConnorJul 15, 2014 17:46216095
1No Peace for Justice not Served [120 words]M. ToveyJul 15, 2014 15:15216093
Certainty of our Cause [306 words]David SmithJul 15, 2014 11:37216084
Your Views are Typically An Israeli Ones! [122 words]
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WilsonJul 15, 2014 04:16216074
Unmilitary responses [90 words]Paul WinterJul 14, 2014 22:49216069
Terrorism [12 words]Robert MarguliesJul 14, 2014 17:42216062
Appropriate Hearing before a Forum of the United States of Foreign Terrorits [369 words]LudvikusJul 14, 2014 14:29216054
Due Process [56 words]William LeeJul 14, 2014 14:02216051
The limits of retribution [150 words]
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GreggJul 14, 2014 13:37216048
Do Not Accuse Israel of that Which the Terrorists Want - Sympathy for Terrorism [265 words]M. ToveyJul 16, 2014 14:14216048
query [108 words]greggJul 16, 2014 16:47216048
Hm.. interesting [36 words]JohnJul 17, 2014 01:06216048
Show of force [132 words]larryBJul 26, 2014 18:20216048
1Leopards don't change their spots [267 words]Jules PostenJul 14, 2014 11:27216041
2Retribution [11 words]SvenJul 14, 2014 11:27216040
1"certain and nasty" [107 words]
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Ron MJul 14, 2014 10:47216038
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Khatala should beat the rap [49 words]Wallace SchwamJul 14, 2014 10:30216036
What to do with terrorists [444 words]
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2Good luck with that! [97 words]Abu NudnikJul 14, 2014 09:22216031
The european angle [121 words]Lars NielsenJul 14, 2014 08:01216026
1Don't put Terrorists on Trial. [212 words]Emanuel van den BemdJul 14, 2014 07:30216022
Stop all crimes and all wars [114 words]Michael JacobsJul 14, 2014 07:17216021

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