Editor’s Log

Welcome to issue 394 of your Military. As we do each month on these pages, we bring you the stories from those who proudly wore the uniform of our nation, our armed forces.

After all the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration, President Donald J. Trump wasted no time hitting the ground running on day one! I found it quite refreshing to once again have an honorable and respectable man in the Oval Office, as well as someone who deeply cares for his country. What has impressed me the most about President Trump thus far is that during his public speeches, he uses “We” and not “I,” unlike his predecessor. I take that to mean that it will be a combination of his leadership and our hard work that will result in bringing back some respectability to our confused country. It’s like a breath of fresh air after having to endure the past eight years.

As I predicted, the liberals have shown their true colors with their display of hate for the entire world to see. If I were they, I’d be embarrassed by their blatant lawlessness. What these “protestors” are doing is nothing short of domestic terrorism and they should be punished accordingly. That won’t happen, however, because law enforcement isn’t allowed to do their job and put a stop to these shenanigans. If these “protesters” were in, say, China, North Korea or any other communist country, their protests would end in short order, some as a result of death.

Other countries don’t tolerate these sorts of protests and they deal with it accordingly. Now, I’m not suggesting that the First Amendment be abolished and capital punishment reign free, but we have far too many bleeding-heart liberals who won’t allow justice to take its course against the violent offenders! The First Amendment states that it is the right of the people to PEACEABLY assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Peaceful assembly doesn’t equate to smashing storefront windows, damaging vehicles or throwing objects at people, as was the case on inauguration day, however, it seems that with liberals, anything goes in their ultimate goal to turn our country into a communist “paradise.”

On a lighter note, I read an article about how our military leaders inside the Pentagon have responded to the new administration. Apparently morale has picked up dramatically and things are beginning to get done in a more fluid fashion with less obstructive blockage. Perhaps now we can rebuild our military into a proper fighting force rather than the useless engineering lab of failed social experiments that the liberals were so intent on while they systematically destroyed the strength of our country.

In another article I read, the writer, a former flyboy, says the U.S. Air Force Academy is just a shell of its former self. L. Todd Wood wrote “This was no longer a military academy; it was UCLA in uniforms.” He also noted that many of the long-standing traditions of the academy have been eliminated, one being a sign that once hung on the tunnel entrance at the bottom of the ramp to the cadet area that read, “Bring Me Men,” which has been replaced with something more PC that reads something like “Integrity First. Service Before Self. Excellence in All We Do.” Likewise, discipline has become fairly nonexistent at today’s Air Force Academy where former graduates are no longer recognized or honored as alumni by the cadets.

U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Wood went on to write, “The academy was no longer training cadets to be Air Force warriors. They were no longer training to fight for our country and win wars. They were being trained to function in the bureaucracy. The academy was all about competing with civilian institutions in a variety of ways.”

Let’s pray that maybe President Trump can turn things around before it’s too late.

— John D. Shank, Editor