Saturday, July 5, 2014

One Half of One Percent

On this, the 5th of July...

let us consider this:  

During the past decade, as the military has been engaged in the longest period of sustained conflict in the nation’s history, just one-half of one percent of American adults has served on active duty at any given time.

And consider the words of John F Kennedy:

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.  My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.


You don't need to answer, but ask yourself...

What have you done lately?

Obviously, you don't need to join the military to serve your country, but did you vote? did you protest? did you write your congressman?  Donate to charity? 

Or did you just sit around here on your heels and bitch? 

I fear that for the majority of us, left or right, the relationship with the state has become a fairly one-sided affair.  As I said, you don't need to answer... to anyone but yourself.

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