posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 02:48 PM
I agree with some of what you had to say. I agree wholeheartedly with the idea that there are a lot of things that must be kept secret. Being an
American citizen doesn't give us the right to know every single government secret. Some things are kept secret for our own good. It angers me to no
end when I see certain people, and especially politicians, expose government secrets for their own political gain or because they object to what the
secret is about or the fact that it's kept secret at all. Some people just don't understand the ramifications of having our enemies know our
government and military secrets. It's one of the reasons why I am in favor of the death penalty when it comes to crimes of treason. It seems like
we don't take those crimes seriously like we used to. These days we catch people in our own government spying on behalf of, and sending confidential
intelligence to, countries like Russia, Israel and China and all they get is some jail time and a slap on the wrist. When faced with the small chance
of jail time vs. the lucrative business of selling state secrets, I can see why many take the risk. If we actually used the death penalty like we
once did then this may discourage future spying. I apologize if I took your introduction post and rambled on and on!
But one question before I go... I see that you are a man who defends America. I respect that and I consider myself to be in the same league. My
question is this, though: are you here to be a mouthpiece for the U.S. who will defend them at all costs, even when you disagree with our
government's actions on a personal level? And are you willing to engage in the posting of lies and/or propaganda on ATS just to further the cause of
the US? Well, I guess that's two questions. My bad!
Anyway, once again, welcome to ATS! Just to let you know, you're in the minority on here as a man who supports and defends the American government.
You will be attacked, mocked and hounded with every pro-American post that you make. You'll even be mocked for posts that have nothing to do with
the U.S. or its interests, just because certain members will remember you as a pro-US guy. Just remember to keep your head up and pay no attention to
the anti-American naysayers here on ATS! We're outnumbered, but we're not alone!