During my formative years, whenever some compelling - at the time - distraction made me take my mind off the essentials, my default excuse was 'I'm going to get around to it'. Born with an infallible bullshit detector, my mother always nuked my excuse with one of her pet sayings: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
In November 2015, We the People have our own good intentions, which are getting sidetracked by compelling distractions. We're distracted by Black Lives Matter meatheads who are turning the centers of American cities into crime-infested cess pools. We're distracted by the longest presidential primary campaign in American history. We're distracted by visions of mushroom shaped clouds over Israel after an Iranian nuclear attack. We're distracted by an unabashedly Marxist, unflinchingly Islamist, POTUS who is hell bent on destroying this once great nation. We're much too distracted for our own good.
This week, We the People need to shrug off those distractions. We the People need to get our priorities straight. We the People must begin, by honoring the brave men and women who have, from this nation's inception, put their lives on the line. They traded their civvies for a uniform, then marched forth to defend our inalienable individual liberty. Ironically, it's, their service to our country which gives us the luxury of being distracted by all those compelling things which dominate the news cycle.
We the PIGs refuse to let anything distract us from honoring America's men and women in uniform, who continue to make us proud. Despite the Pentagon's insane brainfart to Korrect our armed services, our men and women in uniform performed their sworn duty admirably. Despite such demented drivel as sensitivity training on the front lines, a plan to bring affirmative action asshattery to officer promotions, and rules of engagement which made their assigned tasks impossible, our men and women in uniform never shirked their duty.
We the PIGs refuse to let anything distract us from honoring the brave men and women who served us so ably in Iraq. You won your war. It's the Obama Regime which is hell bent on squandering that victory, by relinquishing 'liberated' Iraq to ISIS, on a silver platter.
On this Veterans Day, each of us owes America's warriors, past and present, fallen or alive and kicking, an apology. While they were putting their lives on the line for each and every one of us, we got complacent and didn't do our part. We the people didn't guard the home front from the enemy who lurks among us. We didn't make sure that America continues to be a nation worthy of their service, worthy of their sacrifice.
While we're confronting our shortcomings, when it comes to our vets, past and present, living or dead, We the People must ask if this is the kind of nation which inspired so many rank and file Americans to interrupt their lives, get geared up, and venture forth in harm's way, in defense of our country.
Did they fight...did they die, so Uncle Sam could seize a hard working American's life savings after he's dead, via a death tax?
Did they fight...did they die, so Uncle Sam could punish American achievers and reward America's parasites?
Did they fight...did they die, to defend a 'Free Press' which went through an entire election cycle without asking a single, probing, critical, question of the eventual winner, whose background is the only thing in America that's better guarded than Fort Knox?
Did they fight...did they die, so the Barack-sucking MSM and Demoncrat supporting union thugs could to drive a stake through the heart of free speech with a unrelenting campaign to silence the TEA Party patriots, by any means necessary.
Did they fight...did they die, on foreign shores, so the nation they served so valiantly could surrender national sovereignty without a fight by leaving its borders undefended?
Did they fight...did they die, to allow their nation to turn its back on the capitalism which powers our liberty, by nationalizing the banking industry, the auto industry and the healthcare industry?
Did they fight...did they die, for late night comedians who go gutless and girlie at the very thought of making Messiah Barry the butt of a joke?
Did they fight...did they die, for a nation which has never found the spine to admit that it is in a fight with Jihadikazes who are determined to erase America from the face of the earth?
Did they fight...did they die, for a nation whose schools, at all levels, jettisoned teaching and replaced it with America-eviscerating neo-Marxist indoctrination?
Did they fight...did they die, for a criminal injustice system where a person's thoughts elicit harsher punishment than his, her, hishe, or its illegal actions?
Did they fight...did they die, to allow an American's pedigree (race, gender) to absolve an individual from being accountable for his, her, hisher or its own actions?
Did they fight...did they die, for a POTUS whose imperial presidency has nothing in common with such liberty-promoting Presidents as Washington, Jefferson, and Reagan?
We the People made a good start toward a meaningful apology with the mid-term elections in 2010, and again in 2014 but it's only a start. We the People need to do more. We the People need to renew the pledge we first proclaimed on Veterans Day 2009. What pledge? This pledge: our veterans, all the veterans from Valley Forge to Fort Hood, deserve our thanks, our respect, and our support EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. I don't begrudge our veterans their special day of the year. They've earned it, and that's a fact, but we owe them more than one day a year. We owe them more than one day of speeches, parades, and ceremonies which always leave a lump in our throats.
It's after the speeches are finished, the parade has ended, and lump in our throats has subsided, that our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future need us the most. By and large, we do them justice on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, but what about the other 363 days a year? What are we doing to honor our vets on those other, 'business as usual' days of the year? What are we doing, on a daily basis, to honor the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of the individuals who don the uniform and put themselves on the front lines in our defense?
The answer to the foregoing questions is, I regret to say, 'not enough'. The patriots who sought refuge in Valley Forge while fighting to create this great nation deserve more than one day a year. The 23,000 men who had their lives and bodies shattered at Antietam deserve more than one day a year. The doughboys who followed General Black Jack Pershing into battle in World War I deserve more than one day a year. The warriors from 'The Greatest Generation' who fought bloody, desperate, battles on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, deserve more than one day a year. The brave warriors who did us all proud in Vietnam, despite relentless political interference, deserve more than one day a year. The warriors who gave Saddam a reality check in the first Gulf War, deserve more than one day a year. The men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots deserve more than one day a year.
This year, instead of boxing up our veterans venerating patriotism and putting it back in storage, with our Halloween decor and Christmas lights, we must give it a prominent place in our lives. We must honor the veterans who still carry the psychological, physical, and emotional scars from their service to our nation, by doing the things that We the People have neglected much too long.
We the PIGs honor our vets, on a daily basis, by pounding this message home: We're in a war with a virulent, political style of Islam that would enslave us all. Furthermore, we honor our vets, daily, by facing the fact that this is a war against all forms of state-imposed supernaturalism. There can be no peaceful co-existence with this Islam, because, pure Islam, is - always has been - a belief system that demands total control of every human on this planet. This is a war for our very survival. The sooner we accept this, the better.
From those first fusillades in Lexington and Concord, Americans have been setting aside their tools of the trade, and mustered to defend our inalienable individual liberty. Our warriors wrested our liberty from the British during the American Revolution. Since then, we have sent our warriors in harm's way, against numerous enemies of our liberty. The only difference in this war, is the nature of the enemy. Instead of fighting under the flag of their country, they do battle under the banner of 7th century supernaturalism. Their banner is a different one, but their goal is the same as our more traditional foes.
We the PIGs won't put words in your mouth. We the PIGs can't renew this pledge on your behalf. All we can do is a John Alden, by speaking for ourselves:
We the PIGs honor the warriors who died defending our liberty, by stating the obvious. In the name of Islam, Jihadikazes initiated a war with us. They understand what too many of us can't/won't admit: Islam and inalienable individual liberty are fundamentally incompatible. The Islamikazes recognize that our liberty is their mortal enemy. The Jihadikazes know that liberty will destroy their suffocating supernaturalism and they'll stop that, by any means at their disposal. We the PIGs are compelled to say out loud, what Uncle Sam knows, but refuses to admit: Islam is the enemy of our liberty.
We the PIGs vow to honor our vets daily, by waging war on the brain fart that led to an especially vile Jihadikaze attack: the Fort Hood debacle. The 13 Americans who died and the 30 Americans who were wounded were sacrificed, by the military brass and their masters in Washington D.C., on the altar of political correctness. They were gunned down by the brass, and political pukes, who ignored the ticking time bomb who became the Fort Hood Jihadikaze. Our tepid response emboldened the JIhadikaze who gunned down our unarmed warriors in Tennessee.
We the PIGs vow to honor our vets, daily, by turning up the heat on the America-hating Marxist whom we the people STUPIDLY made Commander-In-Chief. We refuse to forget, excuse, or ignore the way he undermines our warriors by appeasing our sworn enemies, and making these brave Americans fight a war with their hands tied behind their backs.
We the PIGs vow to honor our vets, daily, by taking the time to listen when the vets we encounter in our daily life, feel the need to share their pride and pain with a war story that we already know by heart.
We the PIGs vow to honor our vets, daily, by giving a forum on the Free State of PIG to warriors - vets and active duty alike - who need to vent.
We the PIGs vow to honor our vets, daily, by publicizing the hard work and generosity of groups like Soldiers' Angels, who epitomize our stated goal of 'supporting our vets every day'.
We the PIGs vow to do all this, and more, to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Here, in the Free State of PIG, every day is Veterans Day. That's the best way We the PIGs know to tell America's vets "Thank you for your service."
Thanking a veteran for their service is a good start, but it isn't enough. Following through with our vows isn't enough, either. If We the People really want to thank them, honor them, we need to turn up the heat under the Nanny State. In November 2016, We the People need to finish what we started on November 2nd, 2010, by beating the Shrillary bitch and bitch slipping the Red Shed Commie's Demoncrat co-horts in Congress. We the People owe our liberty to the men and women who, throughout our nation's history, put on a uniform to defend our liberty. We the PIGs know that the best way to repay this debt involves making this nation conceived in liberty worthy of their service, worthy of their sacrifice.
It's time for We the People to get off that highway to Hell which is paved with our good intentions. Our veterans did their part, by defending our liberty. Now, it's time for We the People to do our part. Veterans Day 2015 is the perfect day for us to get our asses in gear and restore what we let slip away. After all they've done for us, the least we can do for our veterans is making this once great nation worthy of their service.
From the bottom of our PIGish hearts, We the PIGs thank our warriors, veterans and active duty personnel alike, for their service.
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