Written by Joyce C. Lock

Whilst we abhor war andrepparttar American flag is only a symbol of who we are, our flag has become so very precious to us as it represents all that is dearest to our heart.

We consider freedom to be more than just a way of life, counting freedom to be life itself ~ as terror and oppression is hell on earth. And, aside from pro-abortionists, Americans value life asrepparttar 125452 most precious commodity there is, next to God, Himself; and to love His children is to love Him.

Thus, as Jesus gave His life to make a way for us, with opportunity for life more abundantly, we offer a heart like His in defending others, in need, too.

When we do war, it is not to recompense evil for evil. Our loved ones are far too dear to risk losing for trivial cause.

It is with a heart of love we offer othersrepparttar 125453 privilege of freedom and, aside from all our society's ailments, that is still what makes America great ...

War in Iraq, Not Sunday School

Written by Gary Revel

What a surprise, war in Iraq is nothing likerepparttar stories we heard in Sunday school about turningrepparttar 125451 other cheek and winning our enemies over with love. For those of us who went to Sunday School and then later faced death inrepparttar 125452 fight for freedom so other children could continue to go to Sunday schoolrepparttar 125453 recent photos of Iraqi prisoners being hazed by MP's is not news. Much worse than whatrepparttar 125454 photographs show has been going on for centuries and whatever happens because ofrepparttar 125455 exposure ofrepparttar 125456 photographs will not prevent it from continuing.

Why? Because war is hostility between two groups of people. Hostilities that are vicious, deadly, irreverent, and atrepparttar 125457 point of conflict resist conformity to rules of ethical conduct. Only those who don't knowrepparttar 125458 reality of war can believe there is a civilized way to win at war.

War is not civilized behavior. It is really based onrepparttar 125459 survival ofrepparttar 125460 fittest rule. The strongest, most intelligent, and sometimesrepparttar 125461 shrewdest may win. Contrary to one presidential candidate's opinion respect doesn't win war. If we had waited forrepparttar 125462 Japanese to respect us during World War II we would all be speaking Japanese today. We didn't win that war by getting their respect we won byrepparttar 125463 brute force of atomic bombs that destroyed cities and killed hundreds of thousands of people.

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