Can we still say “Happy Memorial Day”? Or is that “happy holiday” now, too–just in case there’s one pencil-necked geek out there who might be offended?
John Kerry, who has built a nice career on trashing his fellow soldiers, once said it would be too bad for someone to be the last man to die in the Vietnam War. I guess so: the side he was rooting for won.
This Memorial Day, imagine being the last, or the first, to die in defense of, say, free speech zones. No free speech allowed outside the designated area. How well does that go with this? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…”
How about dying for Obamacare? Or same-sex imitation marriage, and the right of bureaucrats and pressure groups to destroy you if you don’t agree? Or for the right to die in a VA hospital, when timely treatment would have saved your life, because the government can’t be bothered with you anymore?
How about dying in the service of a government that screams bloody murder about “hate crimes,” but has never uttered a peep about “knockout”?
Would you lay down your life on Little Round Top, Iwo Jima, or Bastogne for any of that?
O God, who gives us the courage to die for a good cause, give us the courage never to die for an evil one.