Freedom is not free.

Level 7

Since: Apr 13

New Hartford, NY

#1 Jul 5, 2013
I am sick of people bashing our military. In 1954 my husband was drafted and did not see his family for 26 months.
Dickhead Cheney

Syracuse, NY

#2 Jul 7, 2013
No, freedom ain't free, but I avoided the draft five times and I helped send our troops to Iraq searching for WMDs that I knew didn't exist. God Bless America.
Sam

New Hartford, NY

#3 Jul 7, 2013
The FIrst from lainey wrote:
I am sick of people bashing our military. In 1954 my husband was drafted and did not see his family for 26 months.
EXACTLY! He was DRAFTED!For those that volunteer....they do it for the money and benefits and then defend their actions by rationalizing an irrational war and saying that their defending our freedom....and then some just do it for the rush and to escape an unhappy home life. You couldn't drag me away from my family for all the money in the world! Government doesn't care if I get killed. Just another brainless body waiting to take my place on the battlefield.
ron

Utica, NY

#4 Jul 7, 2013
Who's bashing the military?

Level 7

Since: Apr 13

New Hartford, NY

#5 Jul 12, 2013
Sam wrote:
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EXACTLY! He was DRAFTED!For those that volunteer....they do it for the money and benefits and then defend their actions by rationalizing an irrational war and saying that their defending our freedom....and then some just do it for the rush and to escape an unhappy home life. You couldn't drag me away from my family for all the money in the world! Government doesn't care if I get killed. Just another brainless body waiting to take my place on the battlefield.
A lot of what you say is true now but so many men came home with out limbs. My cousin died 2 weeks ago from Agent Orange. I talked with a man that served in the ASA this morning. I told him "Thank you for serving our Country". I asked him if anyone ever said that to him before? He served 1957 to 1960 and had never been told that before. I agree that the Government does not care about the deaths. This has become very sad.
Some of you must have Fathers or Grandfathers that served our country. Ask them what they think.
MVCC

Utica, NY

#6 Jul 12, 2013
Blacks get more credit for their struggles in this country than veterans do.
Jesse

Ithaca, NY

#7 Jul 12, 2013
So exactly which conflict in the past 60 years has threatened our freedom or way of life? None of them.

Freedom isn't free is a great little tag line for the war profiteers in the military industrial complex to use, as it helps inspire jingoistic nationalism. Morons will rally behind meaningless wars that cost thousands upon thousands of lives, while the only people achieving a victory are the shareholders of GE, Lockheed, Ratheon, etc

Level 6

Since: May 13

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#8 Jul 12, 2013
Jesse wrote:
So exactly which conflict in the past 60 years has threatened our freedom or way of life? None of them.
Freedom isn't free is a great little tag line for the war profiteers in the military industrial complex to use, as it helps inspire jingoistic nationalism. Morons will rally behind meaningless wars that cost thousands upon thousands of lives, while the only people achieving a victory are the shareholders of GE, Lockheed, Ratheon, etc
In the late 50's, I know military people that worked in the ASA,Army Security Association. They broke some of the hardest codes that saved many civilians. "
Freedom isn't free is a great little tag line for the war profiteers in the military industrial complex to use, as it helps inspire jingoistic nationalism." I never thought of it in that regard and now agree with that part of your post.

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