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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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