May 12, 2005
Civilians start wars. The military ends them.
Here's an editorial by Lou Sessinger,a columnist with The Intelligencer in Philadelphia. It's worth reading:
It's all about this great freedom we enjoy here, the freedom of speech. It's a freedom worth defending, and over the years a lot of people have defended it in a lot of different ways, some on the battlefield and others on the protest lines, in the courts and in jail cells.
Sessinger skilfully poked holes in each ignorant statement and concluded with:
What these readers are implying is that the military should be denigrated because its members are sometimes required to wage war. Well, that's its purpose. And, yes, war is bad, and nobody despises the veil of war more than the warrior.
And perhaps a few adults need that lesson too. In my experience, kids get it. They understand and appreciate our armed forces. Somewhere along the way to adulthood, some lose that knowledge. Thank God for columnists like Lou Sessinger who remind them.
Posted by Deb at May 12, 2005 09:02 PM
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