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Some time ago, after skyping with a German friend of mine that I met while in the Navy 30 years ago, I posted, what some believe to be a very incendiary post. It was an angry post, yes, as my good Christian friends house was being attacked by 12-15 radical muslim immigrants who were vandalizing his house and yard because they had a cross in their garden. This cross had been in Armand's family for 300 years. It was destroyed. Threats to his wife and daughters were made.
At the time that I made the post, the Left was on an all out tirade against anyone using the words, "radical Muslim" or "vetting" or "Building a wall."
I believe in protecting my family and my community. By ignoring what is happening around the world and by inviting the same here, I believe we are walking down a dangerous path that might put me into that scarey position, some day of protecting my family.
I was told by many of my mentors, over the years, that "If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem." That is a strong statement and is very profound in my life.
So, by not being at least open minded to the solutions at hand, I believe, we are asking to be part of the problem. This has not gone away. All we need to do is look at London and Maryland, just in this week. We must decide what actions, correct and fair, that we are going to take, as a nation, or Paris and London are coming to a town near us soon.
So, as I will not, and can not apologize for my strong love and committment to my family, community and country, I will apologize for not being less crude and incidiary with my words. For not presenting my anger and fear as a defense intead of it coming off as a threat.
My years in the Navy, seeing other countries and their struggles, has made me a better American, a proud and thankful American, and the recent world and its turmoils, have me quite concerned for my family and community.
To anyone who felt threatened by my post, I sincerely apologize. I was using my anger and my fears to present my thoughts, and that was wrong. We, as a community, must be strong and united 🇺🇸 for our families and friends. I understand that this is more important than "getting my point across".
Thank you to all who have sat with me and discussed this. Thank you to my great immigrant co-workers who read my post and helped me understand.