Bersiap Bendera Pusakathe first Indonesian flag, is raised on 17 August It was mid-September before news of the declaration of independence spread to the outer islands, and many Indonesians far from the capital Jakarta did not believe it.
March 23, in ArmyPatriotism Permalink Col. Ripley, to whom this blog is dedicated, was the personification of the values expressed in this article. Written by Lieutenant Colonel David G. Bolgiano, USAF, Retired Alexandre Havard writes in Virtuous Leadership on the importance and relevance of the cardinal virtues — prudence, fortitude or couragetemperance or self-control and justice — to both leaders and organizations.
Any person or group that lacks in one or more of these core character traits is doomed to failure. As William Penn, the founder and namesake of Pennsylvania, said: Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too … Let men be good and the government cannot be bad … But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Likewise, our military depends on good people to lead and man it. Historically, it has consistently embraced the cardinal virtues to better ensure a spirit of selfless sacrifice and service amongst its members. It is now under subtle attack by those that decry such beliefs as antiquated or even unconstitutional.
Unfortunately, there are those trying to change that very culture by marginalizing the voices of virtue within our force.
If the Armed Forces of the United States is to remain a dominant player in geopolitics as well as a guardian of our populace, it must not proceed under the false belief that aspiring to live virtuously is somehow an antiquated and irrelevant modality for a postmodern world.
Such an objection is a canard that is predicated on ignorance of history and the law. Sadly, these voices have found traction of late within the Executive Branch.
Hence, this virtue, like all the others, must be taught and learned. When a leader consistently makes wrong decisions — or makes rash decisions, right or wrong — then that individual is imprudent.
Due to the complexity of the modern battlefield, it is easy to err in this fashion.
Accordingly, competent leaders seek the counsel of others and quickly learn to delegate responsibility and authority to trusted subordinates. They also encourage freethinking amongst their staff.
Those assigned to a dysfunctional staff, where the commander browbeats those who disagree, will instantly recognize this lack of virtue in their boss.
Sadly, courageous subordinates are often crushed; while sycophants, or those who simply remain silent, get promoted. Prudence or competency is the result of practice. But, it also may require personal humility. It is possible that the commander is right and his staff wrong; but the opposite may be true, especially if the commander is consistently disagreeing with those whose demonstrated judgment is sound.
Absent a moral barometer, either derived from natural law or the Ten Commandments, there is no measure of right reason. Accordingly, bad commanders will simply bully others to get their way.
For he who believes in everything believes nothing and, consequently, lacks a compass by which to steer a true and straight course. Justice is more outwardly focused.
It is that trait which seeks to give everyone his or her rightful due.Apr 24, · The fight for American independence is a story of patriots and acts of great sacrifice.
Even some of the most famous heroes have even more to their historic contributions than most people realize.
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