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We have feminized the Medal of Honor.

According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, every Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving life. Not one has been awarded for inflicting casualties on the enemy. Not one.

Gen. George Patton once famously said, "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his."

When we think of heroism in battle, we used the think of our boys storming the beaches of Normandy under withering fire, climbing the cliffs of Pointe do Hoc while enemy soldiers fired straight down on them, and tossing grenades into pill boxes to take out gun emplacements.

That kind of heroism has apparently become passe when it comes to awarding the Medal of Honor. We now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.

So the question is this: when are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things so our families can sleep safely at night?

I would suggest our culture has become so feminized that we have become squeamish at the thought of the valor that is expressed in killing enemy soldiers through acts of bravery. We know instinctively that we should honor courage, but shy away from honoring courage if it results in the taking of life rather than in just the saving of life. So we find it safe to honor those who throw themselves on a grenade to save their buddies.

Jesus, in words often cited in ceremonies such as the one which will take place this afternoon, said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). So it is entirely right that we honor this kind of bravery and self-sacrifice, which is surely an imitation of the Lord of Lord and King of Kings.

However, Jesus’ act of self-sacrifice would ultimately have been meaningless - yes, meaningless - if he had not inflicted a mortal wound on the enemy while giving up his own life.

Bryan Fischer, Rightly Concerned 107 Comments [11/23/2010 4:57:04 AM]
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vana

In addition to everything that everyone else has already pointed out about this guy's stupidity, there's one simple thing he seems to not understand- the Medal of Honor is awarded for things done "above and beyond the call of duty".

Now, I know that killing is not what being in the military is all about. However, the possibility of having to kill the enemy is part-and-parcel of what every military person signs up for. Killing the enemy, if necessary, is exactly a soldier’s duty. Therefore, an award for doing something above and beyond the call of duty cannot be awarded to someone who was doing only exactly what their duty entailed.

11/27/2010 8:07:09 AM

Hey

Sane americans are not included:



If the majority of the Americans think like this, you are a threat to this planet. I don't give a fuck what you think that you consider peace to be "feminine" and war, death and devastation to be "manly". So please get the fuck off this planet. Your mentality doesn't match with it. Your mentality fits to the landscape of Mars.

11/27/2010 1:55:30 PM

Elia

So, youse thinks they're girly for tryin' to save their pals' asses on da battlefield. Howz about we throw you into da fight and see how you do, hmm? Big Jimmy here's already got your plane ticket ready.

Oh, ya don't wanna go 'cuz you wanna stay alive? Well, then, shaddup! We ain't got room for you chickenshit wussies who talk like a buncha damned veterans but never bothered to or considered going to haul ass in a fight zone. Either go and fight, and try to keep a buddy alive while you're at it, or shut your damn hole and go back to jerkin' the ol' salami to your war porn. Those guys are more manly than you ever will be for the rest of your life.

/mobster

11/27/2010 3:01:42 PM

Gnome

Looks like someone got all his ideas about war from movies. You sicken me.

11/29/2010 10:45:11 AM

Pipcard

Wasn't Jesus always peaceful?

11/29/2010 5:55:37 PM

Adrian

Missing the point of the Medal of Honor much, you bloodthirsty moron?

12/12/2010 6:06:40 PM

angrycatholic

really? i served in the navy for ten years, and we always followed the motto "noone gets left behind". in fact, they drilled it into our head that we place saving over killing...

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