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Sunday, May 30, 2010


I spend a lot of time burning on the military and our current foreign policies. This Memorial Day weekend, I would like to pay my respect to those members of our military who have put themselves in harms way to protect the innocent and those who cannot defend themselves. I do recognize that there have been in the past, as there will be in the future, times when force is necessary and just. Those who put their own lives on the line for a truly just and noble cause, deserve great respect and gratitude.

When people ask me, "Do you support our troops?" I say yes, of course, I support our troops like I support every human being. That doesn't mean, and shouldn't be translated to mean, that I support every action they take part in under our flag. For in my mind, blind patriotism is exactly what our founding fathers were fighting against.

Let us not forget that the original freedom fighters of the American Revolution were considered to be terrorists by the British Crown, against which they rebelled. The nobility of their sacrifice is even greater in my mind, because in addition to protecting their families and loved ones (which I hope any able bodied man would do) they fought for a principle. The principle of the freedom from tyranny imposed by an unjust government.

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