posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 01:39 AM
reply to post by Laxpla
Edit to add: I'm not defending someone disrupting a wake for a fallen soldier. Jesse was out of line. However, you must take into consideration that
this took place in a bar. I've seen old men get punched for trying to make a point to young men while under the influence... It often turned out in a
I have to add also that Jesse was right when he said that we deserve to lose soldiers (or sailors in this case) Even though I've lost friends in this
"war"... When you don't obey your oaths, any repercussions that follow are on your head, no one else's. That fallen sailor died because he didn't
follow the constitution, and took part in an illegal, immoral war.
~Quoting from the video~
"He was upset with the war, he doesn't agree with it which is fine, you don't have to agree with the war, I just get sent there. I don't have to agree
with politics, I signed up to serve the country, the country tells me what to do."
If this guy was actually doing what his country told him to do, he would have held true to his oath of enlistment and defended the constitution
"against all enemies, foreign and domestic", by disobeying an order to deploy when our congress had not made a declaration of war.
Jesse Ventura also should have done so when he was ordered to perform military actions in the Vietnam War. He didn't. He was as much of an
oath-breaker as the guy who punched him. *Perhaps this is why he feels so strongly about this in his OLD AGE. If this young buck were to respect his
elders a bit and look into history a bit, perhaps he would have understood this, and refrained from punching an old man for expressing his opinion on
something that he knows a lot more about than some greenhorn.
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