Through out the history of our nation, since it?s founding in the fire of revolution in 1776, we have spent more time at war through either actual fighting or in proxy wars, than we have at peace.
We have fought wars against almost every major European power, including ones who are now our allies, such as Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, as well as nations that are still not so friendly such as Russia.
America?s conflicts 1798 to 2004
When people ask why young gay teens are killing themselves you can point them to tweets like this one from the National Organization for Marriage.
It?s attitudes like this that create the feeling that society will not accept gay people as valuable human beings on par with everyone else in society. It?s this attitude that drives young people to take their own lives. It?s also attitudes like those pushed by the hate mongers at mis-named site ?American?s for Truth About Homosexuality?.