Veteran's Day is a day of conflict for people of two World Views. Just like there is cultural conflict between people that celebrate Christmas, and those that don't. Veteran's Day is one of those holidays where people who value Military Service, and those who do not have a conflict.
My limited understanding of the mission of the United States Military is contained in the Declaration of Independence:
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
I believe it is our job to liberate oppressed people from Governments who do not respect the unalienable rights of their citizens. Notice at the start of this declaration it says all men. It doesn't say Americans, or any other nationality. It says all men because the Rule of Natural and the unalienable rights it protects are universal. To refuse to accept that is either a misunderstanding of the highest law of any nation. Or a complete rejection of God, and the laws handed down to us from him.
The melting pot that is America has been filled for years by legal immigrants fleeing tyranny. If you check into history most tyrants usually do not value the rule of Natural Law.
The United States Military has had a fine tradition of defending those who have had their unalienable rights taken away from them. We have given our blood and treasure to defending God's law. God commands a sovereign nation formed under his laws to do so.
This would not have happened with out generations of men and women from ALL ethnic backgrounds putting their lives on the line to defend their fellow man.
I find it amazing that people who profess to believe in Natural Law don't seem to understand this. They say they are interested in Liberty, but condemn the very instrument that establishes freedom for us and the rest of mankind.
Time after time nations that have lived by the laws of man, have committed atrocities against their own citizens. It seems every time people who criticize our foreign policy, seem to take the side of the totalitarian regime they claim the United States is.
When we pay particular attention to this part of the Declaration of Independence it becomes clear what we have to do to insure unalienable universal rights for all mankind.
governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Please tell me how an oppressed people with no military capability can accomplish such a task with out our help? Critics say: Well we need to declare all of our wars. I agree. But please tell me how you declare war on a non uniformed enemy, whose homeland doesn't claim them?
Thankfully we have had people in the past who understand this mission God commands us to undertake. I thank the veterans who have participated in the past, and are currently serving on this mission. Especially those who have lost loved ones in the performance of this mission. Every one of you are Great Americans.
Hopefully some people in this country will catch on to the purpose of your mission, and appreciate it. But that will never happen until they accept God's Law, and realize we have been in the past, and currently are, in a war with an enemy who doesn't share a World View that has The Rule of God's Natural Law, as the law that binds all men.
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