Candid Commentary CJ Clarkby CJ Clark, Columnist & Featured Contributor

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]want SO to publicly decry this on Facebook but I have promised that I would not allow my relationships to be impacted by my political views. I have friend – good friends – and family that truly believe that socialism, isolationism and showing mercy rather than strength are good things. I want to believe that they are just idealists – people who think that everyone in the world can be good if we just treat them with compassion.


But this Facebook posting was just too much. The democrats are exploiting United States Marines and their sacrifices to prove a point that I do not believe that the Marines would accept – that failure to approve the Iran Deal would lead to inevitable war.

Marines know about strength. They know about evil. They have faced evil with their strength and won. They have worked their butts off to help the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan learn to govern and police themselves. They are intelligent enough to know that, when you let down your guard to those who want to kill you, you get killed, as happened to Lt. Col. Benjamin Palmer and Sgt. Kevin Balduf, USMC, who were training Afghan forces in Iraq when the student turned on them and shot them dead.

They believe so strongly in showing strength as a country that they put country before themselves. They don’t deserve to be used for this misleading purpose in the Facebook post. Shame.

I’ve known the person who posted this on Facebook for over 30 years. She is a good person, a social worker. Thank God for people like her who are here on this earth to provide compassion to others. But let’s be real.

There are bad people here on our soil. There are bad people in other parts of the world. They believe that those who do not believe as they believe should die. They REALLY believe that. Do we want our Marines or any other representative to let down their guard and be perceived as weak?

No, I didn’t think so.

While this phrase is often overused, it’s the only thing that can follow. #WakeUpAmerica.