In times of war people who aren't connected in some way to the military , take so many things for granted, even their freedom of speech. You say you have the right to blast our men and women who serve our country. I guess you actually do, but what you forget is the sacrifices that are made daily for you to be able to continue bashing, verbally abusing and calling it your right! Did you forget harassment and verbal abuse is a crime; or did you think it's just a soldier so I can say or do anything to protest the war, and his or her rights to stand proud and tall and let you know what you say may or does hurt deep inside, but they won't ever voice it. No their strong and will go to their graves with honor as you stand tormenting and chanting ridiculing them as they stand at attention in respect for their fallen comrades. They hurt inside, but all you see is a steel grimace on their faces knowing from the look on their face your words made their mark. so what becomes of you who call out in the name of freedom of speech, did you ever think of all the unselfish things they do on a day to day basis for you?
Will you ever be more than an ungrateful wretch to mangle the minds already torn apart by war and injustice or will you stand up and be man or women enough to say I'm sorry, please forgive me I have no rights without you're sacrifices. Be man or woman enough to stand up for the rights of our soldiers and their families. Do you realize the words you say not only hurt them, but their children and so on. Do you think your cruelty and thankless ways teach our children prejudice and un-patriotism is OK.
You teach God is love, then have a way that says, but he doesn't like war and killing is murder. In times of war killing is self-defense; it means you have to defend yourself, family, friends and country, not excluding people like you, who are of a very selfish nature.
Being a soldier is an unselfish act, something you believe in, knowing you are keeping peace in your country and keep out the ones who want to destroy you and the country you say you love, as you notice I did use the word say. You say with your voice and actions one thing and profess another.
So why not get up say you're sorry begin backing our military and country .
The prejudice of christians as you call yourselves is nothing but self-righteous indignation!
When all people realize we only have the freedoms because of our brave and honorable soldiers and their families sacrifices. It's an humbling experience for me to be able to stand with a flag in a line with my fellow patriot guard riders and protect the families from the harshness of a cruel world, that cries out about their rights.
did you ever stop and ask this one question... What about the soldiers rights, do they not deserve to be buried with dignity and pride for the USA they so bravely fought to protect? Where's the rights of the families in mourning to be able to mourn in peace and realize others are there to support them and let them know their loved ones sacrifices will never be forgotten.
Will people ever get over crying out for their rights and become more humane and appreciate what so many of our soldiers are dying for.
Last but not least, lets all start teaching our families to
Remember - The Fallen
Honor- Their Families
Teach - Our Children
So that no man or women serving our country in all branches of service is never forgotten!
Author: Teresa Lynn Wright
January 1st 2010