Friday, January 16, 2009

How much sacrifice is too much?

Our new President has said that every American is going to have to sacrifice for our country to get out of this Depression we are in. He has also said that Government is the answer and can solve all of our problems.

For those of you who know me personally you may know that I do not agree with the Government being the answer to all of our problems, but I do believe that it will be the people and not government that will bring our nation out of this depression. This nation is now made up of individuals who have never known great want. I am including my self in this group, because I know that I have never had to make real sacrifice for my family or my country. Most of people who live in this nation are just like me and have never been asked to sacrifice anything for there nation. The question that I have for my self and for all the members of my generation is; "how much sacrifice is too much?"

Are we only willing to do what is comfortable or convenient? Are we willing to go a little farther and get involved in our community and make a difference? When the time comes will we be willing to stand up for our family and our nation and defend our freedoms with our lives if we are asked?

I have been asking my self these questions and have not yet made up my mind, but I know that I will be working to defend my family and my nation. I have decided that I will serve, now the new question is where I will be serving; in a domestic position like the Police or in the active Military? I have been exploring both and have not ruled out any options, but when I do make my decision I will let all of you know. If you have an opinion let me know what you think.


Joyful Noise said...

Family comes first and you need to be available to protect your family before your country. Just my humble opinion.

Mimi Nowland said...

I agree with Joyful Noise! But I often remind myself that death will not separate us!