In the Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington movie “Crimson Tide” Hackman plays a captain of the submarine, the Arizona. He calls a war drill right in the middle of a fire that had broken out in the ships galley. One crewman was killed.
Washington’s character, Lt. Commander Ron Hunter, who was second in command, seemed visibly shaken that a Captain would call a war drill while the ship was in apparent fire danger.
Hackman’s character, Capt. Frank Ramsey, after asking whether or not Commander Hunter thought it was inappropriate to run a drill during a fire response was, “Confuse on a ship is nothing to fear, it’s to be taken advantage of. Lest you forgot Mr. Hunter we are a ship of war designed for battle.
We don’t just fight battles when everything is honky-dory, what'd you think, son? That I was just some crazy old coot, putting everyone in harm's way as I yelled "YEE-HA!"?”
The Captain’s point was that war is not a nice neat thing and one must be prepared to go to battle in spite of the difficulties one faces and one should be willing to do what ever it takes to win.
On October 29, 2007 I posted “Why Mitt Romney won’t win the Republican nomination” (see here) to which one of you dear readers took exception. My over all point was that Conservatives need someone willing to fight anyone and everyone who would attempt to destroy America by destroying her values. At that time I did not feel that Governor Romney was willing to fight for Conservative values. One of the things that I said was,
The last thing that Conservatives or Republicans need at this time is someone to portray themselves as a Conservative but once in office fail to fight for Conservative ideas as fervently as Democrats fight for their Liberal ideas like the girly Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarznegger who recently sold out California to the homosexual lobby. --AlaphiahNo matter how good or noble Governor Romney’s intentions the one thing that separates Democrats from Republicans today is that Democrats will do and say anything to win. Governor Romney is a good and honorable man who didn’t have it in him to fight a political fight that is less than honorable therefore he was destined to lose.
Some of you don’t realize it but this election, this war on terror is America fighting for its very existence and because the White house isn’t physically bombed or some apparent obvious grave threat you don’t realize the danger that you are actually in.
America is under attack from the left, from Europe, China, Russia , and the Middle East. Many times it’s not a blatant attack that you can see but every time you buy gasoline you are being attacked, every time you spend a dollar bill you are being attacked, everything from our economy to our way of life is under attack.
Oh the Left is very cleaver to call their attack “change” but make no mistake, it is an all out full frontal attack on the values that have heretofore made America great.
Mitt Romney says that because of the war and because Democrats might win he will end his campaign for the presidency. I on the other hand believe that Capt Ramsey had it right, “We don’t just fight battles when everything is honky-dory,” We fight in the midst of the chaotic times too because contrary to what many on the left believe and some on the right, CONSERVATIVE VALUES ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!