My father always said that the military was used when politicians failed. I'd like to use this as a call to elect the best people as our officials, those who decide when to call in the guns. Arrogance, ego, self-will, anything less than the purity "of Caesar's wife" will not be tolerated in those who hold the sacred trust of our elected offices.
This Memorial Day, let us resolve to diminish the number of graves in our national cemeteries by voting for people who take military action so seriously, it is a last resort.
My uncle, Robert Batten Dunham, is one who lost his life to a "military police action" in a foreign land. Today, that war is still ongoing.