That's a fair enough statment on your part.
"Principles and values" are not the same for all people.
Early Christian "principles and values" made for some well fed lions.
Jewish "principles and values" lead many of them to the gas chambers during WWII.
Those same "principles and values" allowed a young man with a brace on his leg and a bolt action rifle holding 5 rounds to watch 50 of them dig potatos outside a concentration camp where they ultimately met their end. That same guard who had no reason to lie told me about this.
My "principles and values" don't really lend themselves to taking chances where those who I love could be hirt. And being an American I love all other Americans.
I don't want to start wars or treat anyone in this world unfairly, but should someone spoil for a fight I would have absolutely no problem in the world clubbing the stupid ass like a baby seal!
Like I said!...
"Obama and the democrats will never do what's right because none of them knows what right is!"
The disconnect comes when you move from your love of country, which is all well and good, and your desire to keep it safe which is also well and good and moves quickly to:
Another thing that they fail to realize is thart in this world.... "WE ARE THE POLICE"! There is no one ever gonna stand up and protect us if we lay down!
Torture? Fuck them terrorists! Get the dykes out ... trim their nails then shoot them all like fuckin' rabid dogs!
We are NOT the policemen of the world. Sorry, we are not. It is not in our Constitution, it is not in our mandate, it is not in our national interest.
The second assumption is that, we would "lay down". There are a billion options available.
No, we don't hunt down terrorists and kill them all. That's not our job. If they have not done anything to us and we do that, we are just like them. That is not what this country is. We have chosen NOT to go that path.
A while back I had a sig line on another forum that pissed off several guys. Then I explained it. Most figured it out.