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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

jvomacka Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:36 AM
As one who served my country in 1970 when I first went in, I took an oath to protect my country against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Once again I feel some stirrings to serve again should this country continue to get too far off the track of freedom. That is the situation that the second amendment was written into our Constitution for. Our Declaration of Independence states: "whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness), it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government". Of course we hope that that does not become an absolute necessity.
Paul3686 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 7:54 AM
As a 1947 vet I'm with you, jvomacka. Why is Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama lowering the number of our military and building the number of his "civilian" army? Hitler number 2, perhaps?

We apparently have an enemy within.

It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice.

A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery.

Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden...