The story of Erin Cox, the Boston high school student suspended for being called in as a designated driver is unconscionable. Sadly, it is indicative of the statist drive permeating our culture to negate individual initiative, personal responsibility, accountability, and acts of honor. When my daughter Aubrey tells me about times when she looks out for her sorority sisters, it makes me proud. Proud to know she is reflecting the Judeo-Christian values upon which she was raised. To the parents of this young lady, and to Erin as well, I commend you. Know that you embody two military creeds: never leave a fallen comrade behind and Semper Fidelis. http://cbsloc.al/16GtE1T
15 September 2013, was the one year anniversary of the Taliban attack against US Marine Corps base Camp Bastion in Helmand Province Afghanistan. The attack was the largest loss of US combat aircraft since Vietnam and resulted in the loss of two stellar Marines, one being the AV-8B Harrier Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Raible. I want you all to remember this incident because our American Marines were not being guarded by Marines, but Tongans. The fifteen Taliban had conducted reconnaissance and surveillance and exploited the weakness and were able to breach the base perimeter. This failure has never been a focus of the Obama administration to rectify and explain to the families of the Marines who were killed and wounded. I suppose this was not part of the campaign narrative in 2012. Extortion 17, Benghazi, and Camp Bastion….America better wake up and recognize the error you made. Semper Fidelis.