Lisa De Pasquale

In my column last week I asked whether those that support the global war on terrorism are hypocrites for not joining the military.  Several comment posters thought so.  They don’t seem to grasp the point that the reason we don’t want all supporters of the war in the military is because we want to win.  Their goal is different – the humiliation of America just so they can say “We told you so.”  We want the strongest, most intelligent military of the willing in order to ensure victory.  As Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) said, that’s “a real big problem” for Democrats.

Those who don’t support the troops and their mission are showing their complete ignorance when they make charges of hypocrisy.  True hypocrisy is the Left’s phony claim to “support the troops” while making demands that weaken the military.

Townhall.com poster “Corbett” wrote:

I don't care if you're 95 years old and confined to a wheelchair. If you believe that the nation's survival is at stake, then you have an ABSOLUTE DUTY to go down to the recruiter's office & try to enlist.

Since logic has never been the Left’s strong point, another poster responded to him:

If you believe national security is at stake and you are unfit to serve in the military you have a PATRIOTIC duty to stay out of the way of those who are and try to help some other way, like offering your support, morally, substantantively, and/or monetarily… Liberals like corbett don't really want 90-year-old invalids going to the recruiting office just to be rejected. They want 90-year-old invalids feeling guilty about having an independent opinion. They want to bully anyone and everyone they can (apparently including aging invalids) because they can't win an honest argument.

This poster calls himself “wiseone.”  Indeed!  Thankfully, military service is not compulsory because of guilt or fear of being called a hypocrite by treasonous liberals. 


Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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