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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Patriotism

If you have read any of my blogs, surely you know that I am a genuine patriot and you know me by name. I am not afraid to say what I think and I try not to use offensive words in the process..Tomorrow is independence day..I won't be rallying around the flag pole because I like to spend the day with my family as they are the ones that have supported and believe in me. However, this blog is not primarily about that..I would like to be inquisitive to you who read this. Have you noticed how many college aged folks seem to have an aversion to war and think peace can be achieved through minding your own business and negotiation? That would be fine if the rest of the world felt the same way, but they don't..My Question to you is why are so many kids thinking this way..I grew up with war and fully understood what it was all about. I never questioned the need to serve. I'm wondering if it may be because so many colleges are polluting their minds in this direction. What say you?

5 Comments:

  • Excellent point Mr. Davis. Challenging an extremist’s patriotism is like questioning a Klingon's honor. I hope you get the comparison.

    - Tetracide

    By Blogger The Political Crossfire's Republicans, at July 03, 2005 10:18 AM  

  • In today's world, people are led to believe that war is not, and can not be, the solution to modern problems. What they fail to realize is that it was the only solution to numerous problems in the past. World War two, for example, could only have been solved through war. It is my contention that the conflicts in middle east can only be sloved through war too. What you fail to realize, though, is that it is not just the college students of today who think that was is not the answer. It is also those who saw the end of the Vietnam War, and the end of the Cold War, but not the begging of those two wars. Do not try to blame the aversion to war on just us college kids, but on everyone in this country.

    By Blogger Catgirl450, at July 03, 2005 5:50 PM  

  • Catgirl450:You prove one of my points..The wars you mentioned IE vietnam and cold war: Vietnam was never declared ended and still is only in truce..You didn't mention Korea, but it is still in truce also. Both of these wars result in some sixty to eighty thousand troops tied up for many years..And of course there was the gulf war:no win..When was the last war we won? WW11.All these unfinished wars have one thing in common.Lack of support from back home and the dwindling of the will to persvere..Maybe one of these days we will be able to finnish another one!!!

    By Blogger Howard, at July 03, 2005 6:20 PM  

  • I think catgirl450 skipped some of her history class's. I seem to remember the Viet Nam protesters I saw were by and large young college students or drop outs. Sure, there were some older people who spoke out against the war, but they were few and far between.
    It seems the present conflict is similar to WWll. We were attacked by Japan and fought back. We fought Japan and all its allies. Now we are fighting the 9/11 terriosts and all their allies when and where we find them.
    I don't think Howard was putting all the blame on the college students. Sounds like he was questioning the Universitys where they get their ideas.
    Just in case Howard didn't get the comparison of crossfire's, I believe Klingons have no humor and an extremist has no patriotism.

    By Blogger sandy, at July 03, 2005 7:45 PM  

  • Sanderson: As to the patriotism comment..I was not evern going to respond..but since it's gone this far I'll just consider the source and let it ride. Besides, my skin is pretty darn thick and maybe my head too.

    By Blogger Howard, at July 04, 2005 2:30 PM  

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