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argentus: JaxonRoberts: Simple words you wrote. I hope many read and just think. It's easy to cubbyhole vets as symbols of The Machine. It's easy to denigrate them as mindless bots. It's a hell of a thing to imagine walking in their shadow. Who would do such a thing? Another vet.
*I placed this in the Above Politics Forum because if there is one issue that should forever remain Above Politics in the United States, it is those who are serving and have served this nation by wearing the Uniform of Her Military...
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." -- Samuel Adams