Abraham Lincoln in stirring words summed up the struggle of the Civil War for many in his speech at Gettysburg.
Imagine the horror of being in a crowed restaurant when an armed gunman enters and just starts shooting. When seconds count, a single person armed and prepared to shoot the gunman can save dozens of lives.
Our founders believed the right to bear arms essential to the preservative of a free society. The infamous tyrants of the 20th century would have agreed. They could not have subjugated their people if the populace had been armed.
Both Patrick Buchanan and Ron Paul warned America of its endless military commitments. Nineteen years after invading Afghanistan, we would have done better had we heeded their advice.
In the last decade, there have been at least 1,868 officers who have died in the line of duty. They had loved ones who never saw them return home safely.
Nineteen years after 9/11, our country is still not as secure as it should be.
In 2019, there were 421,394 reports of missing children in the United States.