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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

San Francisco - Because They Are Special!

Voters in ultra-liberal San Francisco overwhelmingly approved measures encouraging schools to keep military recruiters off campus. Makes one wonder what is going on in these peoples so called minds. Do they actually believe that denying graduating high school students and those attending college access to information about joining the military is going to put a stop to terrorism? Is it their belief that there is nothing worth fighting for? Are they saying that they have no use for the military? What do you think they would be saying if terrorists attacked their city and killed San Francisco residents? You can bet they would be crying for help from the same military that they are disrespecting.

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight – nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety – is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”— John Stuart Mill

Maybe the people of San Francisco are convinced that they are an enlightened people living in a Camelot like place where unicorns roam free and terrorists would not attack them because they realize how special they really are. Those of us that live in the real world know otherwise.

“We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians; they are all targets in this fatwa.”— Osama bin Laden

Of course the people of San Francisco, as well as other leftist groups, will tell you that their actions are meant to help the young men and women currently serving in the military. They will tell you that they support the people in the military but not the military establishment. Right!
Check out the quotes below that are a blast from the past:

“(The American antiwar movement) was essential to our strategy… Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement… America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.” Col. Bui Tin, North Vietnamese Army

“We praise the American peace champions. The movement of the American people to protest against the war of aggression has really become the second front against the U.S. imperialists.” Vietnam News Agency, 1966

Don't misunderstand me! I have no problem with the honest debating of any topic, including the war in Iraq. But there is a big difference in having an honest belief, for or against, and taking actions that can actually cause harm to the very people you are professing to protect. Each of us is accountable for our actions and the result of those actions, both negative and positive.
Maybe the people of San Francisco should Ponder on that for a while.


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