Pro Deo et Patria

Issue 11 and Volume 172.

Bobby Halton
editor’s opinion ❘ By BOBBY HALTON “For God and Country”—that is a phrase we were raised with here in America and likewise around most of the free world. Phrases like it and “God Save the Queen” have summed up why countless patriots have served in the armed services, law enforcement communities, and firefighting services. Oddly, since 1880, roughly 140 years after Nietzsche put the statement “God is dead” shouted by a madman in his book The Gay Science, most folks haven’t given up on the idea of a supreme being or power. Country, nationalist patriotism also is alive and well. But lately, an intolerant few who want everyone to think, act, and speak exactly as they do are actively trying to silence the rest of us in society and the fire service who still find God and country burning in our hearts. It should be noted that the concept of God…

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