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The Lessons of Veterans Day

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Veteran of the Culture Wars - Lou Dobbs

Today, millions of Americans were off from work because of Veterans Day, but I wonder how many really thought about why they were off.  Veterans Day is a day to think about those brave few who gave so much for this country.  I do this in the way I have since I was a small child, by watching war movies.   Nothing says “thank you” to our country’s veterans like watching their exploits dramatized on cable television.  One of my regrets in life is that I was unable to serve in the military.  Unfortunately for me, my family was well off and I really had no option other than college, but I like to think I would have been  a great soldier.  The American fighting man is the best in the world and we do them a grave disservice when we don’t use them.  To our veterans who served when their country needed them, I thank you.

It seems fitting that Lou Dobbs would leave CNN today.   Like me, Dobbs isn’t a veteran of trench warfare, but he is a veteran of the culture wars.   Nobody has done more to heighten the fear of middle America to the dangers of illegal aliens.   I hope he winds up on Fox News or runs for public office, but I want everybody to remember the sacrifice that he has made for all of us, especially if he has to take a job at Univision or something.  Lou and I aren’t soldiers, but we have been wounded in this cultural war and we continue to try and fight the good fight.  Isn’t that what Veterans Day is all about?

 

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Written by thatsrightnate

November 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

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