Monday, April 13, 2009

How I was wrong about the Military....

In a previous post, I made the comment that the only thing the Government does right is the Military....



Well.....upon further review, I think I was wrong.....



Just give me a minute my Camo Wearing Friends.....



The Government isnt the reason the Military does an exceptional job. The Military does its job IN SPITE of the Government.



The Military is given crap for pay, less than they need and most definitely, less than they deserve in many a combat situation. But what happens? Our Military kicks butt. They do an exceptional job...



They have the most difficult job of killing insurgents in Iraq and making friends of children. They have to be ever vigilant, but take time to play, pass out candy and smile to a child.


This time they took out 3 Pirates and saved a Captain that exchanged himself for those of his crew that were captured. Navy Seals did their job AMAZINGLY well! Bless their hearts that they had to wait on the President to let them do their jobs, but when given the "Go" - they were exceptional - EXCEPTIONAL.



My question is WHY? Why do men and women risk their lives for a Government with which they may not agree? Because they dont swear to uphold the Government, but the Constitution.


More than any other block of people, the Military know their Constitution - they read it every year at least once.


So, again, I admit that I WAS WRONG - the Military ROCKS - R.O.C.K.S. - and it does so DESPITE the Government....this Government that at times is Hostile, Condescending and Rude to these Amazing people that serve their Country and devote their lives, their fortunes and their Honor to the Constitution of these United States.


If you havent thanked someone in the Military - do it today....


And hit up a Tea Party on Wednesday - YOU KNOW YOU WANT TOO....SO DO IT!!!


Pray - Praise - Prepare....

7 comments:

Victor said...

Thank You.
Victor Snider
US Navy

Mayberry said...

I thank every active duty person I come across, and every veteran (if I know they're a veteran), every time, without fail. They are there for country, not goobermint. I'm gonna be at the Corpus Christi tea party!

And Victor, thank YOU.

The Other Mike S. said...

The key concept is that they have sworn to uphold the Constitution, not the government. Nowadays, the two are barely related.

Civilla said...

Awesome!!! My husband is retired Air Force. Good point: they uphold the CONSTITUTION, not necessarily the government.

We were at a ralley once, where some weirdos were talking about getting guns and taking over the government. My husband was irate, and said, "We're leaving!" He said, I vowed many years ago to uphold the constitution of the United States! (He called the FBI later.)

Great post! Yay for the Navy Seals!!!

Bitmap said...

The military is great because of the people and their love of country. Let us hope that the government does not alienate people to the point that patriots stop volunteering to serve.

One thing the government has done a fair job at is migratory game bird laws. I don't agree with all of them and no doubt they could be improved, but they have helped ensure that there would be migratory birds to hunt.

Anonymous said...

"One thing the government has done a fair job at is migratory game bird laws. I don't agree with all of them and no doubt they could be improved, but they have helped ensure that there would be migratory birds to hunt."


Bitmap- The problem with the migratory bird game laws, like the plethora of other laws, is that there are so many that no-one, not even the game wardens, know all of them, leading to selective enforcement. The laws can also be used as a weapon to defend goobermint sinecures: They drop the hammer on someone for doing nothing more than protecting their livelyhood, then go do he same damn thing these people were doing, but at taxpayer expense:

"Earlier this year, 10 men were convicted of slaughtering more than 2,000 cormorants on Little Galloo in 1998. Also this year, the state received permission to begin a population control program that involved spraying 16,000 eggs to prevent them from hatching. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit."
"Do as I say, not as I do." comes to mind.

I did swear to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States..... the folks running the show don't seem to have ever read that document.

theotherryan said...

Your welcome.