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Hello, America, You Listening?
By CJ Heck   
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Last edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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It's time to wake up ...

I know war is bad. I know war is wrong. Hell, war hurts. But here I am, and so are you, caught in the crosshairs of those who aim their hate at America and everything and everyone we love. Right now, our freedom, our people, our very beliefs, are being threatened in the streets of nearly every major city in the world. Hello, America, you listening?

What frightens me even more is to see Americans protesting again, like back in the Vietnam Era. There are even Americans -- and I say the word, Americans, hesitantly here, preferring to think of them as terrorists, themselves -- who show up at military funerals, wanting to protest there. These are our fallen heroes, America. They fought and died earning the very freedoms you dishonor them with, by your protesting ... that's just not right, and every time I hear about it, I feel like someone sucker-punched me in the gut. Hello, America, you listening?

These funerals are so much more than laying a soldier to rest. These are our husbands and wives, our sons and daughters, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, grandchildren ... these were our future doctors, teachers, lawyers, and our one-day neighbors and friends. These funerals bury so much more than soldiers, people. These are America's young, who gave up their hopes, their dreams, and all of their tomorrows to do what they felt was right. Thank them and show your respect by allowing their families to bury them in peace. Hello, America, you listening?

Everyone hates war. We've all given till it hurts, and I agree, we should choose our battles wisely. But people, we're not always given a choice. We have to defend ourselves, our country, and our beliefs when they're threatened and, if we have to fight, we have to fight to win. With the constant threat of terrorism, we're facing pure evil, right here in our own lifetime. Osama Bin Laden may be gone, but we aren't out of the woods yet. Get your heads out of the sand, people! We don't know what's going to happen next ... hello, America, you listening?

Take a few minutes, everyone. Thank a soldier, hug a vet. Put the focus where it belongs. You will never change anything by protesting -- you're only making things worse by being terrorists, too. Don't you see, there are better solutions? Far more can be accomplished by voting into office those who feel as you do. Change has to come from the top. "If you can't be part of the solution, at least don't be part of the problem ...




God Bless America ... are you listening?

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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/24/2011
I'm sure listening, and always have been.
Good article, C.J..
Mark
Reviewed by John Martin 5/24/2011
The old man use to tell me that back in thirties, smelly old rotten eggs were a very effective means of free speech use to counter Nazi and Communist protests... I bet they would work equally as well on these traitors, too. Even at todays prices, they would be well worth the investment.



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