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What Will You Fight For, Indeed, America?

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 7, 2011 at 18:04

Indeed, posing the question: what will America fight for is a harder question to answer as the circumstances show that there is little, if any, remaining general appreciation for those things America did fight for that were worth fighting for; the intrepidity of the American fighting forces now being used for the political advancements of powers that could not care less what America once stood for.

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were worth fighting for: salvaging the American Union was worth fighting for: fighting to intercede on behalf of the beleaguered European states from tyranny (both nationalist socialist and communist) were worth fighting for by some estimates: but what were/are the costs?

America came out of the Cold War as a 'super power' entity with a thinking that having depleted the Soviet Union, freedom of the American sort could be bestowed upon a world seeking ways to express new found liberties. Hah! What were the politicos thinking?

Even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was the mujahedeen that had knocked the wind from the Soviet sails all the time the Reagan Administration ramped up the stakes for Cold War supremacy. The Soviet Union found out they could not, like Hitler whom they subdued before, run two fronts at the same time. It is the same lesson that America is struggling with now.

What indeed is worth America fighting for, if we cannot deal with the internal issues of not adopting the failed social experiments of countries we helped free from the oppression of one tyrant in order for another to succeed, that we find ourselves caught in the same mentality that our forebears fought to save ourselves from; what indeed is there worth fighting for?

What is seen today is the separating process, separation of the true American spirit that brought forth a new nation 'conceived in liberty,' such liberties now being trampled in the occupation of public squares, not for protecting those freedoms and liberties so dearly paid for, but to petition the government that has lost its moorings on the documents of freedom to sell out those freedoms under the rule of law in favor of meeting individual personal desires at taxpayer cost.

The willingness of the spirit to determine what is honorable to fight for is now what is at stake. There is no honor to fight for anything that does not measure up to the moral and ethical things of humanity; to fight against oppressive and repressive acts against humanity; to overcome the tyrannical mentality of those who believe that false divinity can be trapped up in human form over and above the freedoms of the people. All else becomes a process of merchandizing warmongering for the sake of gain: and that is as wrong in America as it is anywhere else.

But, to the situation at hand: as Israel finds it increasingly imperative to position herself against all-comers, does America honor the relationship started in 1948; or does America find itself foundering in the wake of anti-Semitic antipathies requiring Israel to surrender her sovereignty into oblivion? Since it is a historical fact that all who have tried to invoke an unholy rite against Israel against the promise of her Eternal Sovereign have found their way to a destiny of their own oblivion, the questions is asked: America, is your heritage of fighting for truth intact; or will you find that you did not think this was worth fighting for?

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