posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:54 PM
What many people fail to understand is that if the jihaudests win you loose all of your revered rights like:
Gay Rights, they aren't allowed in muslem countries
Abortion Rights, same
Freedom to express your opinion on ATS, same
Freedom to not believe in any God, same, you'll just be killed
Women"s Rights, you wont even get an education.
Weather or not you believe in America, it provides you with the opportunity to oppose the things you don't like and try to change them and make life
better for all. It's not something you can force on anyone, especially in America.
Those rights were bought and pad for with the blood and suffering of regular folks doing extrordinary things, like my stepfather David Maynard. He
lived through the Japanese attack on Corrigadore only to follow the path of the Death March and ended up spending 4 years in prison camps in Japan.
In life he did not agree with all of the changes that happened to America and he argued against many of them, but he never ever denied anyone's right
to make their own decisions, and live their own life. Because he felt that he had somehow helped them to gain that right. In spite of those who would
trash his sacrifice, he said he would do it all again if he were called.
He died a few years ago and was laid to rest with better than full Military Honers. The local VFW showed up with 21 Veterans with 21 WW2 Weapons and
showed him all the respect they could. Even those who were not involved with the Funeral stopped what they were doing, just for a moment as they felt
something important was going on.
I served in the Army during Vietnam, though I never served in Vietnam, I suffered many of the indignities of those who did. My Uncle Sherm served in
Korea, and I have a Nephew who served in Iraq.
The question I have for those who would make light of all our sacrifice is this: Why can't you separate those who fight the wars from the politics
of those who cause war?
I am glad that 1 man stood to show respect for the Flag and for those who would still fight for what it means to be an American.
I stand up every time the Flag comes by, and I invite all of you to stand with me. I stand for all those who would continue to fight for that which
is worthwhile. If the day comes that no-one stands, then the day will come when you will lose everything you hold dear to your heart. What will you
complain about then. (if given the opportunity)
May God bless America, and may God (in what ever form you choose) bless You.