Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. It means you go anyway.
If you put your life on the line for your country, your country has to be something you believe in. Would anyone here fight today for a Fed that debauches currency until infinity, and a 51% electorate that vetoes capitalism and thinks $22T debt is not a issue?
Only because you think being ruled by the other side would be worse.
I have said for years that the only piece of dirt I’m dying for these days is right underneath my feet.
Serving was one of the defining decisions of my life.
At any given time, only 0.5% of the American people are serving to protect her. Answering that call is something to be proud of.
God bless each & every one who answered their nation’s call in time of peace, or time of war.
To all Veterans, thank you for all the blood sweat and tears to stand up against evil and oppression and for the gift of peace and freedom we now have today.
You know James, I served as an Army infantryman for a lot of reasons. Very few of them were noble reasons. Most were associated with my own self actualization. I definitely did not serve to defend the political class, the bureaucracy or even the government.
R.D., self is the most noble motive of all, isn’t it?
I always want to say “Thanks to all Veterans for everything you’ve done for America and the world” but I realize that I couldn’t even begin to grasp the enormity of what that ‘everything’ encompasses. In truth it can’t be quantified. What Veterans have done for the world is literally EVERYTHING. What kind of world would it be without you? Would mankind even exist anymore? I doubt it.
So… I’ll just say… from the bottom of my heart: To All Veterans– Thanks For Mankind! Without you there would likely still be an Earth but probably nobody here to write about it.
James: That’s not to say that I didn’t think I was defending something. I was defending my family and my church. I was defending my community and the farms and the businesses. I was defending my way of life.
It never occurred to me that I was defending party politics, the central bureaucracy or the power of the state. Hell, I wasn’t smart enough to even imagine that anyone would expect I would be defending that. If I thought that, I don’t think I would have volunteered.
I went in mostly because I wanted to be a warrior. I also went in because I wanted to defend the life I had in Podunk Iowa.
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