This week as we celebrated on beaches and at barbecues, there were others around the world with entirely different plans in mind. One example was North Korea which chose our Independence Day to demonstrate their progress with InterContinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) capable of hitting our nation. While this was a dramatic contrast, it is just the most recent example of an oblivious American public in the crosshairs of multiple enemies.
We’ve already fought one major war (although never officially declared a war) over the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean economy has been ruined by dictatorship and Communism. The South Koreans have enjoyed freedom and success by contrast.