.lenconYes there is freedom of speech but honestly not supporting the people who gave you that freedom is pretty ironic. Also it's almost like sadition which isn't protected.
.lenconAnti war is awesome. If there was no wars and peace that would be awesome. But unfortunately we don't live in a time where there is 100% peace and no wars. If no one served then we would be fucked. Look at ISIS for example. As soon as we took our troops out of there ISIS happened, and now they're in parts of America. They haven't taken away "rights" but if they pull something they take away your right to live.
Support the veterans. They don't want to kill people. They do it for you. Stop being an entitled bitch and thank someone.
(Ps this isn't at you Ming just people who are really anti veterans haha)
Please explain how invading countries around the world, keeping troops stationed there, assassinating leaders, funding rebel groups, etc gave me my freedom?
If an islamic guy in America throws a rock at your car, that's "TERRORISM IN AMERICA!" CNN will blast it all day, fox will have new choppers flying overhead.
If we go in and kill the leader of a country because we don't like him, or he won't do business are way, and slide somebody into that spot that is willing to do what we want, that's called "Spreading democracy" or "freedom".
And do it for me? That's pretty fucking misguided then. I appreciate the sentiment but we need to stay realistic. If we keep pushing the idea that this is "for our country, your us all" and "the only reason Americans have freedoms" we'll keep these wars going all the time, keep these troops around the world.
Why cant we be realistic?
The government is fucking with far more of your freedoms than any scary brown man in the desert on another continent ever will.
These wars of recent times have nothing to do with your freedom of speech or other freedoms.
For the thread. What is our obsession with flags? I'm not suggesting we get rid of the American flag, but do we all really need 75 in our front yard? If we go for the 10 foot flag instead of the 50' in front of our car dealership will that be the end of freedom?
The idea that being against our overkill nationalism in this country makes you "unAmerican" is just stupid.
If we toned it down, got realistic, and pulled out heads out of our asses, maybe we could have a more positive role in the world.
Also good reading some of the posts on here. Things have changed in the last 5-10 years.