“Good bye empire. Good bye.”We must be the champions that the world needs. If not us than who? We’re the civilized minority standing firm against foes whose ultimate goals are to destroy the underpinnings that hold our world upright and we should deny them the mad desires they dream. Whether you are a beat cop coming off night shift or a soldier waking up down range keep your head straight. Scan ahead for danger. Grief on the faces of so many men make me remember the sad streets of my long ago childhood, but that’s not now and I’m no longer a boy. I have the mature strength of a man who knows well enough when things get tough that I can make a difference in this world. Can you? Hold the line, hold the line, hold this empire together.