Happy Veteran’s Day to all those out there that have taken your turn standing post guarding America’s freedom. I’d like to especially thank those foreign war professionals at-arms that have been asked to sacrifice so much in defending our liberty against imperialism, socialism, communism, despotism, and in our present day, Islamic Terrorism.
Though the names and faces of evil may change, the threat is always real and present. There are bad people in the word and it is always amazing to see that there are good people who are willing to step forward in order to meet the struggle head-on. It is only by taking the fight to the enemy and having the fortitude to conquer that we can ensure safety and peace at home. The paradox of peace is that it DOES NOT come from compromise. Much struggle and bloodshed is required in order to achieve it. Once you have it, you must protect it. It is a delicate thing and easily lost.
As we saw from the domestic terror attack last Thursday, our men and women in uniform may be called upon at any moment to seal their commitment with their blood. All those who enter uniformed service are required to swear an oath of allegiance to the Constitution (whose protections they must temporarily set aside) beginning with these words:
“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
In WWII the enemies were foreign. In Vietnam and Korea, they were foreign. In the War on Islamic Terror, they are foreign AND domestic. Thank you armed service professionals who protect us abroad AND at home.