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    27 March 2006

    YOU do NOT support our troops

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    That's right, I said it and I'm right. No matter how many yellow ribbons made in China you put on your trunk, you still aren't supporting the troops.

    Do you see anything wrong with the fact that you just did, or are just about to, go to H&R Block and pay them to help you keep tax dollars that our government needs in time of war? Your grandparents bought War Bonds and you buy plasma screen TV's. Your grandparents collected steel and aluminum to help with the war effort while you fill landfills to the brim with plastic crap you never even needed. During WWII our grandparents or parents went without certain foods, gasoline, and even clothing. We can't even bring ourselves to drive more fuel efficient cars to be less dependent on oil from Jihadist countries. They volunteered in droves to fight for America. Where are all the people that "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" when all branches of the armed forces are falling short of their recruiting goals? I'm sorry, but you can't support our troops while discouraging your son or daughter to join the military (See excerpt below from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette)!

    Staff Sgt. Jason Rivera, 26, a Marine recruiter in Pittsburgh, went to the home of a high school student who had expressed interest in joining the Marine Reserve to talk to his parents. It was a large home in a well-to-do suburb north of the city. Two American flags adorned the yard. The prospect's mom greeted him wearing an American flag T-shirt.

    "I want you to know we support you," she gushed.

    Rivera soon reached the limits of her support.
    "Military service isn't for our son. It isn't for our kind of people."

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    You could say that your children are supporting the troops. Because they are the ones who will be paying back China and other lenders for our deficit spending. Heck, China bankrolls our war debt while supplying your “patriotic” stickers. But sorry, you can't say that you are supporting the troops with some silly stickers and a flag in your yard. Real patriots are willing to sacrifice like the signers of the declaration of independence (many of whom lost their lives and families), the troops that stayed with Washington at Valley Forge, the countless mothers that lost sons in defense of our country and the soldiers who enlisted after 9/11 thinking they would be fighting Osama bin Laden (whoops!). These real patriots didn't decorate themselves with symbols. They supported our troops, our nation, through genuine sacrifice.

    Oh but you say, "I voted Republican." Well, I guess that's all is asked of you...

    [UPDATE] fixed some html probs - Geoff

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