OPERATION: CAPTAIN KIRK
|"Gentlemen, I have no great love for you, your planet, your
culture. Despite that, Mr. Spock and I are going to go out
there and quite probably die in an attempt to show you that
there are some things worth dying for."
- Captain Kirk in the first season episode, "Errand of Mercy."
Even when Kirk might have to fight the devil he doesn't hesitate.
When it comes to a difficult problem Kirk makes a moral decision
and then he tries to implement that decision through action. He
decides what he thinks is right first. He is not thinking whether he has
the power, ability and resources for the moral position he takes;
the moral position is always to be determined as the first order of
Without the moral stance, without the commitment to a moral position,
prevailing in a conflict is impossible. No amount of power, equipment
or resources will ever be able to compensate for the lack of a moral
commitment. It was the moral commitment of the Founders to Liberty
that enabled them to persevere.
"Those who excel in war cultivate their own humanity and maintain
their fundamental laws and institutions." - Sun Tzu
In America, our fundamental laws are the Declaration of Independence,
the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; which simply codifies our
Natural Rights that God has given us. These Rights are established
with or without a government. To be against these Rights is a
Treasonous, un-American enemy position.
In order for America to remain free, it requires a moral commitment to
defend liberty even if we must give "the last full measure of our
devotion." The defense of Liberty is the eternal, moral high ground; it
cannot be taken from the People.
Watch some of the original Star Trek series and observe Captain Kirk.
Along with Spock and McCoy, all three characters are good examples
of virtuous human behavior. Of course, we know that in the real world
one can be killed for taking a moral stand, certainly less than
ideal...but then there is Operation: O B WANN.........
|"Star Trek shows, for moral
training they are. Study them,
|The bravery founded on hope of recompense, fear of punishment,
experience of success, on rage, or on ignorance of danger, is but
common bravery, and does not deserve the name. True bravery
proposes a just end; measures the dangers, and meets the
result with calmness and unyielding decision. - La Noue