Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor.
If governments are created to protect the life, liberty, and property of their citizenry, what all does that entail?
A grateful citizenry often honors its veterans by statues and memorials.
Or rather, as MeCCSA would prefer to enable an informed citizenry to participate fully in society.
A responsive, informed citizenry is the best weapon we have against crime.