Veteran’s Day

If I didn’t already know it was veteran’s day today, I might not have known at all.  I really haven’t seen any evidence of it, and aside from an NPR special tonight, I haven’t heard much either.  It makes me sad, because the people in our armed forces, regardless of whether I agree with what they are asked to do, have my highest respect.  Members of the United States armed forces volunteer their very lives for the idea and purpose of protecting me and everybody else here.  That’s huge.

Thank you veterans for serving.

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2 Responses to “Veteran’s Day”

  1. In America, we enjoy the freedom of giving half our income to the government through various forms of taxes. We have the freedom to participate in a Ponzi scheme known as Social Security. We have the freedom to vote for the president. Unlike the voters of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, who only had one choice for president, we have two choices! We have the freedom to choose between Republican-led big government programs and Democrat-led big government programs. We have the freedom to use government-controlled money, which loses value every year. We have the freedom to subsidize the poltically-connected agricultural, automotive, and banking industries. We have the freedom of sending children through the compusory government-run education system, and then pay for job training for those that get through 12 years of schooling and still don’t know how to do anything. We have the freedom to own guns, provided that said gun is approved by the government and we pass the government-mandated background check. If we get the appropriate permits and stand in then proper free-speech zone, we have the freedom to protest.

    Thanks to all the veterans that defended these freedoms and kept them from being taken away!

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/023944.html

  2. disinter, i’m very sorry that you equate issues that you have concerning our political system with something that the military is supposed to protect and fix. Are you blaming enlistees for your dislike of social security? I think you are right to blame the freedoms that they protect for our choices and lack of choices. We are in a two party system because that is what the American people choose or put up with. I’m curious to know which 3rd party candidate you voted for. I’m also curious as to the way that you personally (other than blogging and voting) work to change these things.

    i’m also a little irritated at your response – first, is that response what you say to veterans? do you think so little of those who have died, been injured, and live with physical and emotional scars? because you are unimpressed with the result of the US, do you scorn those that sacrifice on its behalf? second, when commenting on my blog, please attribute quotations, in this case, to phil hensley, when you are using others ideas.

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