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Monday, May 2, 2011

Words From Ryan

It is very very rare my husband posts his view's online. I had to practically twist his arm to guest post for me during my surgery... but when he sat at the computer and wrote this down I couldn't tell him no... so for those wondering the thoughts of a Marine on recent events, here you go:

I am not one to go writing my every thought on the internet. However, I do feel the need to say something given our recent news and my wife was kind enough to post this on her blog.

First of all I would like to start out in saying that I think it is great that we live in a country where every one regardless of race, sex, or religion has the right to say anything they want. With that being said I too have a right to say what I want. Not just as a United States Marine or a “conservative” or even as a Christian, but as a human being. That being said, how in the hell can some of you be disappointed in the recent news of Osama bin Laden’s death? Perhaps you didn’t take the time to think about the fact that this man has murdered hundreds of thousands of people through out the world not just our country, and that the entire world is a better place for not having him around. Maybe you didn’t take the time to ask yourself how many people would have continued to die because of this man if he was still alive. I am not saying that there won’t be some attacks from the extremists who consider him to be a martyr, but all things considered we have proven that we can deal with any attempts head on like we always do. Our service men and women have been fighting this war on terror for ten years now and have become very good at it. This victory does not mark an end to the war on terror but does mark an important mile stone in our efforts to make the world a safer place. I for one can sleep better at night knowing that this man is no longer in existence.

I also seem to notice that most of this negativity is coming from the more liberal people in our society. I wonder how you can support something like abortion but not support the death of a mass murderer. How can you say that just because bin Laden was a human, that we should not have taken his life? This was a man that would just as soon kill you as look at you, and yet you seem to be defending the idea that his death was not a victory. Well my fellow Americans, it was a victory! It is a victory for all people of all nations who wish to live their lives in peace. Some of you seem to forget that all that is needed for evil to prevail is the tolerance of good people.

Si vis pacem, para bellum.


  1. Well said Ryan !!! Thank you for speaking straight with people... I say if people can't handle us happy about a mass murders death then they can just go live some where else... this is AMERICA people!!
    Anyway thanks for your post.
    Great to see there are still sane people out there.
    Semper Fi, Amber joy

  2. I haven't forgotten! Bottom line is our world is a safer place because he is dead. To me thats it!

  3. I am in no way disappointed... the only thing that irked me were the stupid remarks like "And that's how the USA outdoes a Royal Wedding." I'm not going to celebrate his death though- someone will take his place, and we (the US Military) are still in danger/still have a job to do.

  4. I physically cannot celebrate another human's death. It makes me sick to think about it. Yes, I am extremely happy that such a horrible person can no longer hurt others. But that doesn't mean that he still isn't human. Someone somewhere is mourning his death, it might be only one person in the entire world but there is someone. That thought alone makes it hard for me to celebrate. On the other side of things I can't celebrate because my focus is on what will happen next, who will take his place, and what this means for my husband in afghanistan.
    “I’ve never wished a man dead,
    but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.”
    - Mark Twain

    That was on skinnie piggie's blog and that is exactly how I feel.

  5. I always love hearing things from serviceman's perspective. LOVED it. Amen! Thank you for serving!

  6. I stumbled upon this blog and was inspired to respond. I understand and respect your views, however, the last paragraph left me baffled and slightly offended. First of all, not every liberal is pro-choice. Secondly, being pro-choice does not mean you necessarily support abortion. You support the right to choose. If we continue with your line of thinking then I question how conservatives tend to be anti-abortion but pro death penalty. A life is a life. Period. Regardless, how does abortion even remotely relate to Bin Laden’s death? I was quite confused on how you came to make that comparison. Do I think the world is a better place now that Osama Bin Laden is gone? Yes, absolutely. Can I rejoice in the concept of death? No. I know Bin Laden would not have hesitated in killing me. But one of the many things that separates me from a man who has no regard for the whole of the human race, is that I do. I, unlike him, can and will maintain my sense of humanity. Also, I highly doubt there is any individual, liberal or conservative, man or woman, who is “disappointed” that Osama Bin Laden is no longer part of this world. It is simply the idea of celebrating death that I cannot get behind.

    I hope you do not feel insulted by my words. You are clearly a good man and I thank you for your service to our country. I’m simply expressing my views and perhaps another perspective. And honestly, it was the last paragraph of this post that led me to reply with a comment.

    I fully commend and support the men and women who serve in our military.

    Peace and God bless America.

  7. Since you responded anonymously and my husband and I cannot email you, I am just going to comment here and hope you see it...

    First of all, he did not say every liberal is pro choice, he knows this. Because his own wife fits in that liberal but not really pro choice category. So that was a tiny bit presumptuous on your part.

    Secondly, he did not say pro abortion. At all. There is a difference and he knows that.

    His point was (and I hope I got this right!) that it seemed like to him, on facebook, the extreme liberals were the ones protesting bin Laden's death. These were the same people that are pro choice, which as a Christian is viewed as killing an innocent life. That is the difference for most Christians, an innocent life versus someone who has committed atrocious wrong doings. (I myself being liberal had to have this explained to me by my mother, who works in a Catholic Church, because I too wondered that... it is the innocence that makes the difference. Not that Catholics support the death penalty either way normally, but in terms of most Conservatives.)

    Why does it seem like the one that should be worth more, isn't? How can killing an innocent life be deemed ok and killing a very non innocent life be such a huge tragedy?

    That I believe it is what my husband was trying to get at.

    I appreciate the comment and other perspective (Ryan does too I am sure) but I wanted to just reply the best I could and try and clear some of that up. Hopefully I did not just make things more confusing.

    Thank you.


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