On July 18, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, former Texas Governor Rick Perry introduced Navy Cross recipient and former SEAL, Marcus Luttrell who spoke from the heart about his military service and national security, saying frankly: “The only way we’re going to keep America safe is to have an elite military.”
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s recent decision to call up the National Guard to stem the flow of migrants illegally crossing the border brings up several hot button issues. Whose responsibility is it to guard U.S. borders? Should the military be involved in such a mission? What do we do with the thousands of people, many of them unaccompanied minors, coming over the border? How do we turn them back when most are simply seeking greater freedoms, economic opportunity, or fleeing dangerous situations in their home countries?