I served in the Army, supporting and protecting the principles of human rights, dignity, and justice. This is what makes America great, noble, and worth fighting for. This is what gives meaning and value to the sacrifices of our military. Our President gives lip service to honoring the military, but he doesn't understand the ideals that veterans have bled, and died for. He makes America small. And by the degree we accept him, vocally or silently, he makes us all smaller Americans.