James Leroy Wilson's blog

Friday, November 11, 2005

They Died for Our Freedoms

Or so is the myth that Veterans Day is supposed to make us remember.

But when were our freedoms ever under attack? By the British in the 1770's. And again in the 1810's as the British kidnapped American sailors.

And...?

Every subsequent attack on America's freedoms have been by our own government. Throughout most of our history, our governments have treated us worse than the British did in the colonial period.

This day doesn't make me look back with solemn gratitude. Yes, many Americans did make brave sacrifices of their lives. But for what? The more I think about it, the angrier I get.

1 comment:

  1. I choose to celebrate Armistice Day instead of vet's day. Ending a war is something worth celebrating, even if getting into it was senseless.

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