What Does it Mean? Praising the Troops for Defending Our “Rights” and “Freedoms”Submitted by ralph hornsby on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:44
So, the fact is that American rights and freedoms are not in danger, at least not from the terrorists.
Thus, if American troops are not over there defending our rights and freedoms, what are they defending?
They’re defending the “right” and “freedom” of the U.S. government to be over there. That’s what the fighting is all about.
On the one side, you have people over there saying to the U.S. government: “Get out of our part of the world. Deal with your own problems. Go home. Leave us alone. Take your soldiers and your CIA agents away. Stop funding our dictators. Don’t come back.”
On the other side, you have the U.S. government saying: “Not on your life. We have the ‘right’ to be over here, thousands of miles away from American shores. It’s our ‘right’ as Americans. We have the ‘right’ to impose sanctions and embargoes on you, to oust recalcitrant dictators and install pro-U.S. dictators, to support pro-U.S. dictators with foreign aid, to invade and occupy your countries when necessary, to influence your elections with money paid to domestic groups, to kidnap, rendition, torture, and incarcerate people within your countries, and to do whatever else we want to you, your nation, and your government. Our right to do these things is part of our heritage of ‘freedom’ as Americans. You must submit to our will. It is for your own good. Otherwise, we will kill you, bomb you, and destroy your country until you do submit to our will.”