posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 05:26 AM
I am a patriot. I love my country with all of my heart and all of my soul. I love my country so much, I have devoted my life to serving her; well at
least the last 33 years.
I have given my sweat, blood and tears for her and sacrificed financially, emotionally and physically.
I would do it all again.
I believe that the stronger my country is the more others will respect her. I do not believe in capitulation, negotiation or apologetics when it comes
to the foreign affairs of my country. I believe we are a country founded on the principles and morality of God and the farther we stray from that, the
worse off my country becomes.
I believe in the Pledge of Allegiance, In God We Trust and the principles of a Representative Republic.
Now some on here would say that is wrong. Some would have you believe that I am a bad person because of the way I feel. I care little about their
opinions as my beliefs are based on a life traveling the world, a life fighting for justice and a life dedicated to these United States. Most if not
all that will decry my life, my beliefs and my opinions have not done one tenth of what I have; they have not “walked the walk” yet are free to
“talk the talk” because of my service and the service of those just like me.
I grew up poor. More poor than most of you can comprehend or even understand. Yet I grew with guidance from my Grandmother that was sure and strong.
With discipline that was swift and fair. Being taught that if I believed and worked hard enough, I could be anything I desired. I desired to serve my
country, and I have.
Now some of you from other countries may feel the same. Some may have even done, felt and experienced the things I have. I applaud you one and all as
brothers. There can be more than one strong brother in any family just as there can be more than one strong nation in this world. Respect is all that
is required; and it is required as is strength.
For those of you that are either upset by this post, aggravated or angered, I suppose my message is this. There is no way I can ever make you
understand how ridiculous you sound when you spout off against my country and have never lived a life to be proud of. You have never given enough of
yourself to make your opinion matter. I am sorry if this offends, but it is the truth. You must be prepared to die for something you believe in before
your words have any meaning, and not just prepared to die in your basement in front of your keyboard.
Oh your opinion matters. It matters to those that are dirty, hot and sweaty; more tired than you have ever known and yet pick up their rifles and go
back to work. It matters to those that are lying on the side of some trail, bleeding and wondering if the medics will arrive in time. Matters to the
one rappelling from the chopper into live fire thinking of his wife and children back home. OH you matter all right; it is because of you they are
there. The “you” that hates the government. The “you” that believes the government is evil even though you voted that government in; if you
even voted. The same “you” that believes our very government was behind September 11, Pearl Harbor and every other terrorist act in recent
history. That there were no planes and a missile hit the pentagon and every other ridiculous conspiracy your mind can imagine behind your safe little
keyboard. It matters to me every day I strap my gun on and go to work, knowing the reason I must wear a gun is the same reason I may kiss my wife for
the last time this very morning.
So yes, I am a PATRIOT. I have earned the right to be a Patriot.
The only question is this….
Have you earned the right to criticize me?