"None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong. It's weakness that invites adventurous adversaries to make mistaken judgments. America is the most peaceful, least warlike nation in modern history. We are not the cause of all the ills of the world. We're a patient and generous people. But for the sake of our freedom and that of others, we cannot permit our reserve to be confused with a lack of resolve."
Ronald Reagan (1984)
I want to wish all of my Christmas-celebrating friends, a very Merry Christmas. May you find joy and renewal of spirit in the holiday. And may you eat way too many Christmas treats and drink too much eggnog!