No More Gunboats!

I do not wish to appear callous, but I believe that when an American adventurer, businessman or missionary ventures into to some turbulent or hostile foreign land, he or she should do so with eyes wide open and be willing to accept the risks.  Whereas it is our government’s duty to provide support, there is a limit to what can be reasonably done. 

I am reminded of Will Rogers’ tale about China sending a gunboat up the Mississippi during the American Civil War to protect a Chinese laundry in Memphis.

No more gunboats!

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