Defend the Family

It is unfathomable that on September 11th, 2012 we didn’t call the attack on our American Consulate in Libya what it was, a terrorist attack.  When American soil is attacked, whether at home or abroad, we must defend our family.

This attack wasn’t a “reaction” to anything.   It was a full on terrorist attack, that for eleven days our President and his spokespeople wanted us to buy the lie that it wasn’t terrorism.

I know the current administration wanted years ago to believe the War on Terror was over.   Realistically, how stupid do they really think we are “out here”?

Truthfully, it doesn’t matter if you place the word ‘terrorist’ in front of attack. You messed with America and we should NEVER take that, sitting down.

Let’s bring this home just a bit, with an example we can personally relate to more easily.

When my brother was in high school he played in the school marching band.  One night at a football game, the band decided they would wear silly hats in the stands.   Sometime during the game, my brother went to the restroom, wearing his silly hat.  A kid from another school was in the restroom and being impaired by his pre-game and mid-game “unauthorized” beverages, beat up my brother.

My parents and I were not at the game that night, so we didn’t hear about it until we walked in the front door at home, where my brother met us with a butcher knife in his hand.  He had been attacked.  There was no other way to explain it and he wasn’t going to let it happen again.  As a family, we didn’t say the other kid was offended by the silly hat and just ‘had a reaction’ to it.  The kid attacked my brother and there was no other word to use.

Why is this concept of protecting and defending our citizens, anywhere they may be, so difficult for those in the White House to grasp?  There should never be hesitation to defend our homeland, which includes our sovereign land.  Something of this nature should take our President’s full attention, especially in the first few hours and days after the attack.  No hesitation.

But instead, on September 12th Mr. Obama cancelled his security briefing and made haste to a campaign appearance in Las Vegas and other, non-essential meetings.

What should this tell us about our leadership’s concern for our safety and of those who serve our country abroad?

It’s even more disturbing that CNN was able to retrieve pieces of the crime scene by the fourth day after the attack and our CIA representatives were going to be an estimated 10 days before arriving at the scene.  Is this a bit out of balance?


Our nation’s security has decreased significantly during this administration’s tenure because of the ‘Friend Based’ diplomacy they have established.

The idea of apologizing for America’s strength in defense and having high expectations for those we deal with, as well as our citizens, took over 200 years to establish and only three years to diminish. As citizens of this great land, we have an obligation to demand and expect more out of our country’s leadership.

America is a family.  If we defend our ‘blood’ brothers and sisters by demanding those who hurt them to answer in some way, why don’t we do it for our ‘national’ brothers and sisters?   Other American citizens risk and give their lives to defend those of us who haven’t served in our military.

Why do they do that?

Because America is a family.



Tina Drake

Arizona PolitiChick Tina Drake has been teaching and mentoring Junior High and High School students, in churches where she has been active, since her time as a college student, over twenty-five years ago. Tina believes politics and religion can, and should, be discussed together. She says she is a lifelong follower of Christ and believer in the true significance of God's power in each and everyone's life and she believes in the absolute need for God and Christ to be honored and included in the decisions made for our country. Tina continues to mentor students in this age group, along with her husband, multiple times each week. She believes that encouraging people, especially students, to see the need for a relationship with God and Jesus Christ in their everyday life, is an absolute need in her life. Tina volunteers weekly in her children's school, allowing her to witness how today's students are learning and developing in their social, educational, political and spiritual beliefs. Witnessing how students experience life, during the timeframe of Junior High through College, is immensely important to Tina. She believes this age group needs to be mentored, so they will have the tools with which to navigate today's societal pressures to live life without God, rather than with Him. Tina has also been a teacher to women in churches, teaching small groups, as well as speaking to large groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition to Spiritual Formation, Tina has been actively following and discussing the many facets of politics. Tina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. After college, she worked in the field of Advertising and Marketing, specializing in Media Buying and Planning, as well as directing entire Marketing and Sales departments. She has been a writer for since 2012 and says she enjoys the opportunity to encourage Americans to live out their faith in Jesus Christ, while they stand firm on the principles set forth by our forefathers in their political beliefs.

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