Earlier tonight I was watching one of my favorite movies/series, Band of Brothers, part 4. I love this series, the sacrifice that these men made, the terror that they experienced, the friends that they lost. In our nation today, one has to wonder, do we have the courage that they had?
In part four of the series, Easy Co. liberates the Netherlands and upon their arrival in Eindhoven are greeted with celebrating citizens. Private Frank Perconte is seen getting kissed and hugged by a brunette when another soldier pulls him away. Shortly after, a few of the citizens grab the girl and take her away to a crowd of other crying women that are having their hair cut off.
When asked ‘What did they do?’, the response was, “They slept with the Germans, they’re lucky, the men [who helped the Germans] are being shot.” The women were traitors to their country and the people took matters in their own hands.
Every country has them, during every war, people who betray their country men and actually assist the enemy. It’s not called patriotism, it’s called betrayal.
The American Revolution had them, the Civil war had them, this is nothing new. However, how countries at war have dealt with people like that is to shoot them. Get rid of them. If they are not on our side, and are actively working to assist our enemies, then they are just as guilty as the enemy, and deserved the same fate. That was the reasoning behind this.
Our Constitution allows for this if the President sees fit -Section 3 Article III. Fortunately for some people, that so-called dictator in the White House refuses to exercise this authority to do what is many past leaders have deemed necessary.
I’m not suggesting that we take drastic measures, and most certainly not in our own hands. I’m not saying that anybody against the war in Iraq is clearly anti-American. I understand that we are still human, and for various reasons, disagree on issues. What I am saying that within the war protest movement, there are people who clearly wish to see the defeat of the United States of America. That there are those that seek to protect the Islamo-fascist that will not cease the war until we either convert to Muslim or are dead.
We have those in this country that criticize people’s belief in Jesus Christ at every turn, yet want us to understand and be compassionate towards terrorist who use their religion as an excuse to kill innocent people.
We have those among us that hold freedom with utter disdain, and in their actions, they would have us rely on Government to solve every single one of our problems. They would have us disarmed, the citizens of their guns, the military of it’s nuclear capabilities, and the soldiers of their armor. They would see that we are weakened so that a foreign aggressor can defeat us and instill a different government. A government much to their liking.
I’m not saying that everybody against the war is unpatriotic. Some are just cowards, some think it’s unconstitutional, and others just want peace. But we ought not to forget that history teaches us that every generation has had them. People who think the grass is greener on the other side of the field, or for whatever reason, that does everything in their power to ensure that their country men lose the war.
Listen to what they say, they’ll tell you who they are. Would any of us say that Cindy Sheehan loves America?
Ignoring their motives won’t make them go away, ignoring them will just help you become a little more ignorant. In the coming days, they’ll be the loudest. Listen to them, identify them, and don’t forget them, don’t forget 9-11.