You obviously have never served or had a child join the military, and for that you should just keep your mouth zipped in your truck. You get paid fairly well for your service, and you don't have to trek through jungles, or 130 degree temperatures, you aren't shot at by the enemy, and you get to go home a whole lot more often then the military who are in active service. so that should be thank you enough.
The very fact that they volunteered to lay down their own life, if need be, to stand in defense of your freedoms is enough. It doesn't matter whether they actually have or haven't. No one has a crystal ball and they had no idea what would be entailed or if they would be called upon to die when they volunteered and yet STILL they volunteered. The fact that they stand ever ready should be enough.
As to what "in [your' lifetime" --- how about 'Afghanistan, the Taliban and Al Qaeda" for starters. They went after the very people who attacked this country, killed 3,000 innocent American citizens and who planned for many, many more of our deaths. Is not the potential for your own life to be taken by a terrorist enough of a loss of "freedom" for you? By your own statement, "drandall", you have shown yourself to be nothing more than a petty, selfish, small-minded little twat and yet STILL they will fight for you whether you appreciate it or not.
I and many others like me did our jobs while serving your unworthy a$$ I don't give a damn if YOU think I protected any of your freedoms or not and I most certainly don't expect any gratitude from someone who blames a soldier for what his political leaders ask them to do. Most of the people I served with took that oath of office seriously and were willing to lay down our lives in service of this country. I don't care whether you appreciate what is done for you and people like you on a daily basis, but please don't demean the soldiers for doing what you have no intention of doing yourself.
November 6, 2013 at 10:15pm
does the part/parts of it claiming god commanded genocide bother you?
November 6, 2013 at 10:12pm
the pledge is a mantra born out of national socialism….the kid was respectful and right ….school is not for programming or is it?
Please read my posts which contradict your position and explain why.
November 6, 2013 at 12:17am
You have 2 choices with the constitution -It either designed what we have now or it caused it…..our new freedom will come only with non-compliance,what good is a piece of paper gonna do? Read Lysander Spooner who forgot more about this subject than Levin ever knew!
November 6, 2013 at 12:13am
voting is useless now,or maybe it always was and I just figured it out……disobedience is the beginning of our new freedom
 November 5, 2013 at 11:54pm
It is the Jones Plantation(watch Jones Plantation youtube)
June 12, 2013 at 11:22pm
I’m so glad to be delivered from all this belief in a fairy tale rapture.I can skip this movie just like all the others!
'Before Abraham was, I AM'
That is the amazing thing about the Gospel. God HIMSELF came down and lived a sinless life and made an atoning sacrifice for all who will believe. yes, God HIMSELF did that. Jesus is not just some created being. That would render the Gospel useless. The Bible tells us that God loves us so much that he himself paid the price.
26 And God said, Let [us] make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
[Us}, being the father, Son and Holy Spirit...
May 27, 2013 at 8:13am
How about decriminalizing plants and quit locking people in cages for wanting to feel good?All you Ronald Reagan worshippers forget he fathered the most foolish wasteful govt program ever…the WAR on drugs! which is a war on people
I was a marine in the 70′s.It takes nothing special to make it.You either finish bootcamp or go to the brig.Being called a hero for murdering innocent people plays hell with your psyche when you know it is wrong!
May 25, 2013 at 8:07am
It couldn’t be guilt/sadness from the barbaric actions they were convinced to perpetrate?
DRANDALL, "It couldn’t be guilt/sadness from the barbaric actions they were convinced to perpetrate?"
It is not barbaric if amerikans do it. Barbarism is only committed by foreigners on amerikans, no matter the reason.
May 1, 2013 at 7:36am
No never! There is no such thing as “national security”.Wrong is wrong.
Every word spoken by any politician is just for show. Christie is just getting in his "sound bite" so he can tell the useful idiots how he fought for them to get "help." I actually think those who
got "blown away" probably deserve some help - but as usual, the elite elected want to make sure they help out their buddies who give them campaign donations so they can continue to "show off" how much they care about spending other people's hard earned money.
What a load on both sides of the isle - The Dems are the biggest criminals while the Repubs are most likely to get fried by the lying MSM.
How's that 'Hope and Change' working out for all the taxpaying suckers now?
We need a new tax on people who do not pay any tax by cutting their welfare and entitlements by at least 10% - then they will feel much better about paying their 'fair share' like the rest of us!