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Old 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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This is something I've thought about for quite sometime. Im sure many people will be "outraged" by me saying this, but isn't the whole saying "our soldiers are fighting/dying for our freedom" not really an accurate sentiment? I mean, come on, Iraq, Nam, Korea? None of these wars were fought for our "freedom".
Furthermore, it's been decades since we really fought for our freedom. I think WWII might have been the last time that we truly fought for our freedom.
And before WWII i can only think of two other wars, the Revolution (American) and the war of 1812.

I guess it's just a feel good sentiment. Am I way off base? What say you?
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: mancos
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911 comes to mind. wake up this is real
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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What about the Civil War? Wasn't that a war fought over freedoms? (On both sides)
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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911 comes to mind. wake up this is real
fehhh...
911 was an attack on US soil. We did not fight anyone. During 911, what do you constitute "fighting for freedom"?
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:27 PM
 
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What about the Civil War? Wasn't that a war fought over freedoms? (On both sides)

Yes, that's one that i did miss. But like i mentioned, the wars that were fought for freedom was WWII and earlier.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: mancos
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What about the Civil War? Wasn't that a war fought over freedoms? (On both sides)
and fought hard gosh they had guts. not like todays welfare babies
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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Seriously?
Liberalism is a disease.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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Seriously?
Liberalism is a disease.
Im dead serious. If you think im wrong thinking this way then SHOW me, otherwise, move along, troll.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Blocking the spread of communism, tyranny, genocide.....not turning a blind eye to slaughtered innocents.....

Sounds like fighting freedom to me

(you're welcome)
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: southern california
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that may not have been their initial intent but in fact that is what happened.
takes guts to be a soldier or a cop, they got it.
you know i have noticed the names of the soldiers now-- its lopez, rodriguez and gomez. used to be smith, jones and johnson. did our courage go south?
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