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What Happened to Our Country?

dnoonan-miss Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 11:44 AM
I only agree with you in regards to the Waco incident which was horific lunacy on part of the Clinton white house, and yes, there is some collateral damage in wars which is unfortunate. BUT to say that wars we fight to keep ourselves safe in this country, such as wars in Afghanistan and Iraq etc are wrong, I completely disagree. We have to actively fight terrorism where its leadership is located, which is in the middle east as well as any cells located here or nearby. We can't afford to simply sit still and do nothing, as the terrorists will grow ever larger and eventually they will be attacking us again on our own soil. Pacifism is not the answer to terrorism.
NewJAl Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 11:57 AM
I recall that Ephesus, in the New Testament of the Bible, was a thriving community with enough Christians to recieve a letter from Paul. As with the Armenians, I imagine Muslims came in, demanded bowing to Allah or beheading. I do not know if there are Christians there, now.
I do know Christians are often expected to pay a special tax in a process called dhimitude and that a Christian woman, in Egypt, may go to jail, with her 7 kids, for changing from Islam.
Pacifism would have all of Southern Europe, ages ago, in Muslim hands.
'From the halls of Montazuma to the shores of Tripoli' are significant Marine Corp words.

When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.

Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts...