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FLASHBACK - MAJESTIC MEMORIES

The government may declare victory in wars started in foreign lands, but for the people who live in small towns in this land the results are barely distinguishable from defeat. Lives are lost, families destroyed, futures shattered, hopes ruined; all this is the price paid by the people for the "foreign entanglements" we were long ago warned to avoid. The real price of war is paid not just by those who died in it, but by those who are left behind who bury their dead and pay the bills.

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I relinked this because "The Majestic" was on TV last night and I got to introduce one of our friends to the film, which she had never seen.

Watching Jim Carey's speech before Congress again, it occurred to me that the sentiment expressed regarding the soldiers of WW2 applies not only to the soldiers of today but to We The People.

Jim Carey's character in the film, Peter Appleton, points out that Luke Trimball and every other soldier who died in the war did so to protect the nation described in the Constitution of the United States. The very least those men were owed, the very least those who survived deserved, was that very nation.

The same holds true today. The US Government that has grown rich and powerful on the strength of our arms and the strain of our backs (then sneers at us because our sweat stinks) in the name of the nation described and defined in the Constitution owes us that very nation down to its tiniest details.

That is what we deserve. It is what we wanted. It was what was bought and paid for by all the soldiers who ever fought in the wars they were told were to preserve and protect that nation.

The US Government has cheated them, cheated us all, of our birthright.

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