My semi-apology for the length of the prior post – a nerve got triggered. But that nerve still overrides my consideration for removing or significantly shortening the post. Take it or leave it. Some things just need to be gotten out, appreciated or not. As for me and my house, we will always appreciate military, law enforcement, and first responders above almost any other profession – and stand with them (the bad apples among them notwithstanding), however inadequate that support may be.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."