You know what the problem with America is? We haven’t had to try our hardest in a long, long time and it’s showing. It’s been over 70 years since we had to pull out all the stops and put the totality of our civilian know-how and full power of our military forces to the maximum test and since then, only feeling it necessary to half-ass it has come home to roost. I’m not sure most of the world even believes we have one-tenth of the actual fighting muscle, technology and blasting tonnage we actually possess. Part of the problem is that since World War II, with the exception of Ronald Reagan, who defeated the Soviet Union without firing a shot, the place has been run for the most part by a bunch of pansies. We’ve been busy running around trying to get everyone to like us instead of just taking care of business.

Just how civilized are we? The reason I ask is to get your attention. The answer is we are not. We pretend to be, but fooling ourselves that all cultures deserve equal respect and failing to teach our kids how to stand up to a bully is going to get them and everyone else killed when they grow up. The real bullies that await them out in the big world don’t listen to time-outs or playing nice-nice in politically-correct academia. So here we are today, spying on our own citizens in the hope that we’ll be able to thwart terrorists instead of just taking care of business.

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