Are the lives of our sons and daughters in uniform worth the Freedom for our nation?
Having served in the military for a number of years I know what it's like to serve my country. I understood the risk we take as members of the Armed Forces. I knew the risk of being sent to war or in other forms of harms way. But when my own sons reached that age in which they could serve I was more scared for them than I ever was for myself. In order for our nation to remain free, someone has to serve.
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One must remember that when our sons and daughters become old enough to serve in the armed forces of today, that it is their choice and not ours to make. We have already served and at a different time and conditions. The oath I took was to protect and defend. Today I would not take that oath to defend the rights of people to sexually alter their bodies as they see fit. I did not serve so that my grand children are taught in public schools that many biblical sinful behaviors are "OK". I did not serve for any of the situation that has for the most part over taken our country.
It is up to the younger generation what they are willing to protect and defend because they are going to do what they want to anyway. The last bastion of conservative and biblical ideals in the military are no longer allowed or promoted. Today many join because it is a paycheck and a way out of bad living conditions so they will do what ever they are told to get the paycheck. Much like the business world in America today.
There is suppose to be 84% of our country claiming to be Christian. Liars! We wouldn't have abortion on demand, we wouldn't have the entitlement mentality which give control to who ever hands out something. We wouldn't have the sluggards we have living off the government.
The lying politicians are as bad a the lying hirelings in the church system. They will tell you anything to get your vote, attendance.
We already chose to serve based on the data at the time we served, now our children have to make the same decision. May they spend many Hours talking to the Father about their choice before making it and if they decide to do it, do it as unto the Lord and don't bully anyone.
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In His service
Rich- Thanks for your comment. I realize reasons for enlisting in the Armed Forces will vary from person to person. And I agree with you on many of your points. I can't help but wonder how much more bad off this nation would be if no one served.
Agreed things would be much worse. The closer we get to the return of Christ the harder it is going to be to do the right thing.
Our sons and daughters in uniform? I would hope that the freedom of our nation is worth the lives of everyone in America, sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, in or out of uniform, because if you are not willing to risk your life for the freedom of our nation how can it be worth the lives of those uniform? Freedom comes only with a price in this world and if only the few are wiling to pay the price they are nothing more than slaves to the "rest". Who are the rest? Not the people but those the people elect to be their masters.
And this is where we are today. Our leaders, elected though they are by the people, are not willing to risk their lives for freedom. For the most part those with the power are only interested in their legacies, there wealth, power and influence. They lie to the face of the American public at every turn and sacrifice the lives of our sons and daughters for political reasons only, in the name of freedom.
Look at our spent blood in Iraq and Afghanistan, the thousands of maimed and wounded in uniform, the sacrifice of their lives and families' futures, for what? An ill conceived plan from the start full of incompetence and miscalculations under Bush. But when a victory was finally achieved impotent, lying, narcissistic leaders like this Commander in Chief squandered their gain away for campaign promises to America haters who would never risk their lives like our sons and daughters in uniform volunteered to do.
Democrat Kerry said it all when he said Speaking to students at Pasadena City College,
"You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well, and if you don’t you get stuck in Iraq.”
That's how our leaders feel about those who die so they can keep their freedom!
The politicians are the biggest threat to our freedom. Their incompetence, their hidden agendas, their failed policies, domestic and foreign. Our sons and daughters lives would be better spent getting rid of them than doing their bidding in anymore wars.
Who would enlist under this Commander in Chief? He doesn't even know how to pronounce corpsman or what is a proper salute.
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