This week I went to the polls in Texas. Truth be told, I am a
pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, small-government, strong-defense
and a national-anthem-standing conservative. But, I also believe
that black lives matter, that the Dreamers deserve a path to
citizenship, that diversity and inclusion are essential to our
national success, that education is the great equalizer, that
climate change is real and that the First Amendment is the
cornerstone of our democracy. Most important, I believe that
America must lead in the world with courage, conviction and a
sense of honor and humility.
If we remain indifferent to our role in the world, if we retreat
from our obligation to our citizens and our allies and if we fail
to choose the right leader, then we will pay the highest price for
our neglect and shortsightedness.
I voted for Joe Biden.
McRaven was a Navy admiral and commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011-14. This is a good op-ed to pass to fence-sitting friends and family.