I spent some time yesterday trying to think of a good entry in honor of Veteran’s Day to no avail. My first thought was to post a rant about how it seems to be popular to accuse liberals of not appreciating the men and women who have given their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy and how that’s not true of any liberal that I’m aware of and how it’s ironic that this complaint is really about how those people are upset with us liberals daring to make use of those hard-won freedoms, such as the freedom of speech, to actually voice dissent or question the justification for some current military action. It’s almost as if we’re being told: “Hey! A lot of people fought and died to defend your right to speak your mind and the least you could do to show some appreciation is to SHUT THE FUCK UP!”
But I didn’t want it to be a rant so I spent several hours playing with my wife… er… playing World of Warcraft with my wife that is.
I can’t speak for every liberal, but this one does appreciate the sacrifices of those people who have and do put their lives on the line to ensure that the freedoms I enjoy today are still here tomorrow. My father was old enough that he participated in World War II and I’ve had uncles, in-laws, and friends who have all spent time in the service of this country and their stories over the years have helped to give me a very personal sense of what they must have gone through. No matter how much I may agree or disagree with a particular military decision of my government, I will always appreciate and support the troops who are called upon to take on the tasks required. You have my deepest and most sincere thanks.