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March 27, 2007


Jim Leech

Wow, I've never heard it put quite this eloquently, but I will be reading this several times, if to nothing more than enhance my arguments (I mean reasonings). And that link to the (can't say it here) guy who deficated on an American flag in front of a child and the the parents who allowed their child to watch - disgusting, disturbing, awful, terrible, unpatriotic, immoral, indecent, etc.

But at least we live in a country and society that is toleraant of that as well as the freedom of speech for people to belittle and demean the very people providing that freedom.

One question - What would happen if I deficated on the head of that person who deficated on the flag? Is this acceptable? Would there be cheering and smiles and clapping? Would I get an ovation? I'm only talking about those people who were watching in the photo.

Stephanie Wattles

VERY well stated! How refreshing to hear an appreciate perspective regarding our military. Thanks for a great post, John.


My pleasure, Stephanie. It's one small way to try to counter the anti-Americanism so pervasive in our culture. Don't hesitate to send other military friends this way to read this small effort at thanks. Please give my regards to Shawn and all others in your circle who serve.


Amen, John! You know you brought me to tears with this one :) I will, with pride, send this on to Derek and Dad. Thanks, Buddy.

Derek Martin

Well stated, John. You hit the nail on the head. It reminded me of one of favorite quotes: "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."--John Stuart Mill. God bless, Derek.

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