reply to post by CaticusMaximus
Actually, it would be more like Indentured Servants
than slaves, since you are bound by
your contract for a certain amount of time, where as slaves tend to be for life.
reply to post by Sharpenmycleats
As with anything in life, nothing is always certain. My son is intelligent to know that it's quite possible for him to end up having to fight. He's
an adult and over 21 and I respect his wishes.
You also have read me wrong: I'm quite proud of him period. I'm also proud of my military service, and I'm even a life time member of the VFW.
Please do not assume to know me.
reply to post by zatara
Of course people are willing to be part of organized crime, you have heard of the Mafia, yes?
I'm glad you feel that the OP's question is "stupid", just keep in mind that the "killing machine" as you put it, is there to make sure other
"killing machines" do not come over to do just that.
Originally posted by petrus4
Originally posted by eriktheawful
After all, you could be residing in a country where your posts would get you arrested in the middle of the night, and whisked off to god knows what
hole in the ground, while that' country's "political police" slowly remove your skin, inch by inch, until you confess to what they want you to
Lucky you don't have to worry about that.
Obama got the ability to black bag anyone he likes, on New Year's Eve.
Like I said earlier, you are not defending anyone's freedom. That isn't spitting; but it is stating a fact.
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because: (no reason given)
The US Military is not defending anyone's freedom? I surely hope you meant that in being deployed to areas overseas to fight wars you feel we should
not be involved in, is not "defending anyone's freedom". Else you are saying that we don't need a military period. Which in the case of a perfect
world, you would be right. But we don't live in a perfect world, and if the military was not there, exactly who do you think would keep another
country from just marching in and taking over?
United States Uniformed Service Oath Of Office
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of
evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Last line is actually optional, as not everyone believes in God.
I personally do not believe we should be forcing ourselves on another country, nor do I agree with the policies of my country over the last decade. I
do believe in helping other countries however who ask for it.
To me it is the same thing as if I was walking down the street and see someone being attacked by someone. Do you turn a blind eye to it? Or do you try
to help? Even if that help is in the form of dialing 911 on your cell phone.
It's very obvious that many people do not like military service personnel, or have certain opinions about them. Hey, I feel the same way about
I feel everyone has a right to their opinions and beliefs. I and most of my brothers and sisters who are either on active duty, or ex-service
personnel, however do not go out a seek praise from others for our time we served. Just as law enforcement and fire fighters do not go around seeking
that praise either, but they do get it from people too. People in the military are not just there to kill, but to help:
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