This letter came from my cousin, the daughter of a career Air Force Officer. It was sent before the tragic loss of 12 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman and 90 Afghans killed, and numerous Marines and civilians injured.
As I have a long family history of military service, and have three close relatives serving now, this hit close to home.
The sad news coming out of Afghanistan is breaking my heart.
Seeing what people are going through in Afghanistan is so hard especially compared to the freedoms and blessings you and I enjoy here in the United States.
It also makes me even more grateful to live in the U.S.
No matter what you and I as conservatives have to deal with — liberal media, bias on college campuses, government growing larger and larger, public schools teaching a warped view of the world — it’s still an abundant, free, beautiful country you and I live in. Something to fight for and protect.
Ronald Reagan, in his 1967 Inaugural Address as Governor, said it well:
“Perhaps you and I have lived too long with this miracle to properly be appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation.”