“You want me on that wall — you need me on that wall!”

Part of the reason that quote from A Few Good Men is so powerful is that somewhere in the deep recesses of our mind, our fear finds that sentiment seductively comforting. Especially in post-9/11 America.

But truly, why do we defend human beings? Answer: because of their God-given dignity. We should not want defenders who would be willing to sacrifice their own God-given dignity in order to secure our lives. Some things are more precious than security. The dignity of the human person is certainly one of them.

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