posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 04:35 PM
Originally posted by cpdaman
trying to associate burdens with freedom is nothing a rationale person does
It makes perfect sense. It'd be easy to live in a state where you have no freedom and everything is done for you, your schooling, jobs, houses, etc,
are all just handed to you and you are told what to do and when to do it.
But people in a free country have to struggle to maintain it. Sometimes that means struggling against people that want power within the country, and
sometimes that means bearing the burdern of having troops going over seas to fight in a far off land. People didn't think that it was necessary to
fight in 'far off europe' during wwi and wwii, but america would've been less free if it hadn't. Some people didnt' think we should be involved
in the korean penninsula, but if we hadn't it would've all been a communist nation, the US had to fight to contain communism. That was a burden, but
it was necessary.
So he is saying that its tempting to just say 'forget 911, forget iraq and afghanistan, its too much trouble, lets just withdraw from the world',
but that its a bad idea.