theweekmagazine
Americans have lost their taste for collective sacrifice… so when a frightening enemy like al Qaeda or ISIS threatens our sense of security, it suits nearly everyone for the president to blow up the bad guys without asking 99 percent of us to interrupt our pursuit of happiness.

Pretending we’re not at war

Presidents no longer ask Congress to declare war when ordering the military into action. That suits most Americans just fine.

(via theweekmagazine)