December 7 is a day that will truly live in infamy, as President Roosevelt once stated concerning the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that fateful Sunday morning. However history has a way of revealing more than was previously known. Recent documents uncovered show the U.S. government avoided, ignored, or perhaps even goaded the Japanese into the attack. It was heinous on their part, but might have been completely avoided on ours.
The government is good at missing things. We found out there were key intelligence issues that were missed that could have minimized the 9-11 attacks. But again, the government messed up. This is not to minimize the diligent work of the rank-and-file, but to expose the problem (once again) with "big, centralized government" at every level.
So the government messed up. And we ended up with many lives destroyed because of two wars. World War II, and now the "Global War On Terror" (we can't mention Islam, you know). What else are we missing? Let's see. Our national borders leak like a sieve, aided and abetted by the U.S. President that has filed suit against one of the states. Muslims (many of them radicals) are moving into cities and towns across the United States, and frequent our colleges and schools. The radical left seeks to destroy even the positive elements of the free market, and insert communism as the predominant ideology in it's place; replacing flawed capitalistic greed with horrendous policies. And like that fateful Sunday decades ago, most Americans just don't care. Happy Holidays. Let's go shopping. We have other things on our minds. Until the bombs go off, or your child is killed. Or worse. What will we learn from this day in infamy? To be eternally vigilant would be the greatest tribute we could pay to the greatest generation.