Pray Brethren

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Confusing Rights and Duties

Modern Americans have been taught to worship rights and unlimited freedom as the highest and greatest goods. Nevertheless, well meaning Americans who know deep down that self-sacrificial love of nation and neighbor is the foundation of our county, but armed only with rights language, many argue that they have a 'right' to defend their nation. Not only has this language been used to include gays in the military, but it is also being used to argue for women in combat.

This is where we must gain a robust understanding of duty. We must become comfortable with the language of duty, never fearing to proclaim that only healthy, sexually oriented men have the duty of defending the nation. If anyone has a 'right' to military service, it is only those duty-bound men. In the end, it is not about infringing on any one's rights. Rather, it is about calling into service those men who already have a duty to serve.

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