A mentor of mine, when speaking in front of thousands of people has read this quote that he was made to memorize while attending the Air Force Academy. At the time, he admits, he didn't really grasp the significance of this message. "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." John Stuart MillEnglish economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873) This quote isn't just about the fighting our brave men and women are doing overseas, it's about you and me. What are we willing to fight for? I have a few ideas, and I'm in a fighting mood.

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