"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill
"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry
Thank your God that there are men and women like me who are willing to fight and die to preserve your freedom to criticize us.
# posted by James :
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 1:20:00 PM
Impressive pics, amigo.
And when you say this: "Thank your God that there are men and women like me who are willing to fight and die to preserve your freedom to criticize us."
I could not agree more. Thank you, James, for your service to this country. Defending the rights of those with whom you disagree just ads to your valor.