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A Soldier's Liberties

December 6th 2006 03:28
The other night my husband and I were talking about politics and the such and as he often does when I least expect it; he came up with a gem of wisdom that knocked my socks off.

As we discusses protesters, etc... he said to me: "You know it's pretty sad that we give up our right to say no, we give up the right to walk away, we give up our normal lives, our jobs and our family; we give up our basic freedoms to defend those who disagree with everything we do."

I thought he was a bit off on that as I stated to him that they do it for everyone; he clarified: In a country that is ruled by a dictator those who agree with the government don't need to be defended; but those who disagree need to be protected from the the wrath of a dictatorship. In the end the military in the US and other free countries are defending those that disagree with them more than those who do agree.

I had never considered it that way, but he does have a very good point.

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Comment by Adele

December 6th 2006 04:03
That's an excellent point.

Comment by Anonymous

December 6th 2006 14:11
Bel.....Carl a pretty smart feller........I know you are now sitting with the Sword of Damocles hanging by a hair over your head.......all we can do is pray. All you can do is your damnedest to try and not let it destroy your Christmas.

I consider you a friend and would hate to lose that contact........

Comment by Anonymous

December 6th 2006 14:43
UGH this stupid thing is showing me as anonymous again, oh well.

Thank you very much Adele and to my anonymous visitor I have a darn good idea who you are, and you have no worries of losing my friendship.

Comment by In The Wind

December 27th 2006 14:53
That lays right there in the rhealm of something I learned from my Dad, a WWII Vet, and our Vietnam Veterans. Those who you defend are in fact very likely to be your staunchest critics. And, as Carl has so aptly put it those who must be defended the most are the very ones who will fight you the hardest.
In their defense, I believe they are hopelessly stuck in a "war is bad' mode.
To them it is like a cruel joke that there is any need to fight one at all. Unfortunately, we can't all just get along. Santy clause they won't believe in and prayer most of them will not address, yet they believe we could all just get along.
When we no longer need will be a sign that it is too late.

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