By Chief Harry P. Dolan (ret.)
“Why?” This is a one-word question that requests clarification, reasoning, or purpose of something or some request. Asking ‘why’ is a universally human concept. Aristotle pointed this out over 2,300 years ago when he said, “All human beings, by nature, desire to know.”1 It is also a truly American word. In the United States, the greatest country in the history of the planet, we have taken the question why to the next level.