Thursday, November 11, 2004

Thank You

"The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson.

Today is Veteran's Day and it is time for meaningful reflection and honored reverance for those brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who risked and who gave their lives to preserve and promote the ideals that this country was founded on: Freedom, Equality, Democracy. It is also time to give thanks that our veterans have made it possible for me to have been born and raised in a country where people like Michael Moore, George Soros, Maureen Dowd, and Noam Chomsky can wail and caterwaul at this Administration for its supposed imperialistic and fascist tendencies, and in some cases the "evils" of the United States, from the safety of their homes, without the fear that they will be "disappeared" in the dead of night. Which is why this country, for all its faults (and there are many), works, because among its citizens are those intrepid souls who are willing to fight and die, if necessary, to protect the freedom of people who wholeheartedly oppose everything for which they stand for, or who exploit them for their own selfish and/or political gain.
So, again, I say "Thank You."


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