There has never been a country like the United States of America. Not today's America so much, but the America that I grew up in and love. The America that I grew up in, only went to war when our national interest was threatened, or when we or a sworn ally were attacked.
The last of these wars was the Korean War. Every war since then has been a political war, started by politicians for political purposes. Wars that they couldn't justify. Wars that these same politicians micro-managed.
This micro-management cost good American lives and wasted American money with no hope of a good result. Especially since the fighting of these wars was taken out of the control of the military and put into the inept hands of lawyers.
And exactly where have these policies gotten us? We were driven out of Viet Nam. We have turned the Middle East into an explosive powder keg. Those that were our strongest allies no longer trust us. Russia is in resurgence. ISIS threatens us on our own soil. Meanwhile our President and Secretary of State tell us our biggest threat is "climate change". Through this, our President feels that his most important task is to disarm legal and honest gun owners.
There is a saying in sports. One should play within his game. In other words, do what you do well. Keep control of the situation. America's game has been strength and reliability. Today we have neither. The strength of our military has been downgraded in the vain hope that others would follow. Reality doesn't work that way.
There are those that would replace us as the premier world power and there are those that just plain hate us. We have given them control of the board, so to speak. This is foolish and dangerous.
Teddy Roosevelt had it dead on right when he said, "walk softly and carry a big stick". Smart man that Teddy. We must get people back in charge that understand and love America as she really is. "Hope and change" has failed. Miserably and dangerously. We must go back to our roots. Anything less is un-American.