Courage Under Fire, But Who Is Firing?
Video Blog in support of our Military & First-Responders by Ann M. Wolf
Courage Under Fire, But Who is Firing?
Recently it has become popular in certain crowds, to mock, to show disdain for our military & first-responders. Some law-enforcement are now being murdered on the job, having been tried and executed for what certain individuals or groups have deemed to be the crime of just being a cop or firefighter. Other deployed members of the military are being prosecuted for stepping in to defend civilians in war zones or God-forbid, that they defend their own team members from hostiles in the heat of battle. In spite of much evidence to the contrary, these critics of our public servants evidently assume that their “good intentions” or their desire to sit down and chat and “have Tea with Mussolini” (so to speak), should somehow be enough outmaneuver those who wish to harm us.
Meanwhile, none of us are spared from having to endure the irony arising out of these “protests” since many of the very idealists who wage complaints, also count on those with guns to “protect & save them” when the chips are down, if their area is under siege, or if they have to move through a danger zone, thereby needing law enforcement to escort them about our American cities. We have also heard reports of others who travel in armored cars with gun-packing agents surrounding them, protecting them so they can arrive safely to their destinations where they stand up and make speeches about how our world would be safer once the populace has become disarmed…
Would I prefer to live in a world where love is so strong that it overcomes evil, where the lion has already “laid down with the lamb,” thus eliminating the need for “protection?” Absolutely! In spite of our good intentions & prayers, are we “there yet” in our nation & world? No! There is no getting away from the reality, that we share this planet with millions who have no regard for human life outside their own realm, their own culture; hence, we have those in the military & law enforcement who are willing to be our shield.
Meanwhile….one of the most amazing things of all, is that the ones who serve, do so impartially, regardless of this hypocrisy. When we say, “Courage Under Fire,” we now have to ask, “Who Is Firing?”… Every person facing a tour of duty knows that there are risks with their job; but today, extra prayers are needed to cover them as they face a new dangers, whether military or first-responder. Some of these dangers actually originate out of the circles of the very ones they are sent to serve; and as for our military, how can they do their job properly when they face prosecution for their acts of valor.
How tragic this is; and what a waste & mis-appropriation of energy, to exercise hostility against those who stand in harm’s way on our behalf. What “influence” could possibly be preying on those who have succumbed to such manipulation of thought, deed or intention?
I & millions of others, pray for a time when the sacrifice of our military & law-enforcement will no longer be needed; however, this is not the reality of the world we live in and so to these who have our back & to their families, we owe you a debt of gratitude and respect that should be reflected in our actions, our support, our community service, and in the way we teach the value of our Constitution and Bill of Rights to our young so they can discern the voices that would attempt to deceive & engage them in the destruction of their own legacy of Freedom. We can scrutinize fairly, our candidates & work to preserve our rights in the manner that we vote. We can choose who we listen to for our entertainment; and in offering our hand of fellowship to those who have our back, we can work working in Unity with one another. We can work on the development of our own character instead of seeking fault in others. We can get past petty difference and keep the big picture in mind. We can reflect on the timeless words of JFK, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
God Bless & Keep you in His Mercy & Grace. God Bless & Keep America as America, the land of the Free & the Home of the Brave. Until next time….
By Ann M. Wolf – c 2016 – BMI – All rights reserved.
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Remembering Officer Ashley Guindon: Honoring all those who have been injured or who have perished while serving in harm’s way & remembering Police Officer Ashley Guindon who suffered fatal injuries in the line of duty on her first day of service. RIP