What Did They Fight For?

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    My father-in-law passed away last week. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a foot soldier who was awarded a purple heart along with several ribbons for battles he was in including the Battle of the Bulge.

    After he came home at the end of the war he took up a trade, began raising a family, worked until he was 68, was very active in his community and cherished the freedom he fought for and won.

    After his passing I began to think about what he and all the military personnel actually were fighting for and risking their lives to preserve. He was a registered Democrat on the order of JFK, Scoop Jackson, and perhaps today's "Blue Dogs". Over the past several elections he voted Republican because he felt the Democratic candidates for President and Congressional seats wanted too much government and he was not for that at all!

    When he went to war it was not for the purpose to pave the way for an ever growing and controlling government. It was not for the purpose for the federal government to attack the capitalist economic system of the United States. It was not for the purpose for the government to some day totally take over one of the most private aspects of our lives, that being our healthcare. It was not for the purpose of the federal government to so regulate the nation's business and industry that it has nearly become strangled and is dying a slow death.

    You ask why then did he fight in World War II, along with his fellow military comrades? He, and they, fought and won this war because they were fighting for FREEDOM! Nothing more and nothing less. It is a shame that their heroics and sacrifices are being ignored by self-serving politicians who for the past forty years or so have slowly and surely been taking away the very freedoms they cherished. Our freedom was bought with a price and "we the people" have been selling them out by demanding more and more government programs to "take care of us" because that is easier than being responsible for ourselves, our actions and our choices. I am afraid if our nation continues to go in the direction it is currently going all of the sacrifices that have been made for freedom from the Revolutionary War to the present time will have been for naught and those who made the ultimate sacrifice would have done so in vain.
     
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    My father passed away some time ago (shortly after 9/11). He fought in THREE wars, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. He fought for our freedom, he also fought for our country and he despised those that fled to Canada during Vietnam....My father did not always agree with our government, he fought for our people, our country all the same.

    If you read up on your history, you'll find that our government was corrupt from day one and it's only gotten worse. The Boston Tea Party? Yeah it was about taxes, it was about the English tea being taxed so little that it was cheaper to buy the legal tea than the smuggled tea our forefathers brought into this nation....Thomas Jeffereson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams...they were all business men first and patriots only because it was in the best interest of their businesses.

    With the internet, I'm surprised so many people still buy the lies of our leaders and don't realize the fools they've been taken for......

    And one more time..Paul Revere never made that midnight ride, he spent the night in jail. The Emancipation Proclamation never freed anybody and there were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq.
     
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    Every country we liberated or defeated in WWII has used their freedom to choose universal healthcare.
     
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    If you hate America that much why don't you move to Cuba? You have nothing to keep you here!
     
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    That is what happens when people give up thier freedom for a pot of porridge! Those countries have been socialist for decades and their government run health systems have all been failures.
     
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    We could discuss WW2 but what freedoms did we fight for in Korea and Vietnam? We weren't threatened in the least.
     

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