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America's Last Crusade

Bill1036 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 7:28 AM
our mission in the world is to uphold Christianity, maintain teh republic as a virtuous source, befriend Judaism and oppose by all means anyone or thing spirit or being opposed to these. That is the core of America;s interest. Nothing more.
SMyles Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:21 PM
Wow. A true "crusader". How did that other crusade work out?
scott s. Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 7:39 PM
Which one? The Kingdom of Jerusalem lasted from 1099-1291, longer than plenty of other governments.
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 11:10 AM
Our mission is to protect the liberty and property of our citizens from government encroachment and from foreign invasion. That is the sum total of what our government is supposed to do.
For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War.

It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives.

From the fall of Berlin in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, that Cold War was waged by two generations, and with its end Americans faced a fundamental question:

If the historic struggle between communism and freedom is over, if the Soviet Empire and...