One of the greatest frustrations modern Veterans deal with—and, for that matter, Veterans of every generation—is the mind-numbing political debate concerning the mission they’ve been handed. Regardless of a warrior’s political beliefs (or lack thereof), they eventually develop a disdain for those politicians, pundits, academics, media-members, students, and normal citizens who claim to speak for them. Do you know why? Because those who fight don’t have the luxury of a stateside debate on what they’re doing.
The warrior is in the arena risking his ass. It’s that simple.
For your average citizen, discussing war—whether it’s our current one or past ones—is as casual as discussing who’s going to the Super Bowl. They rarely have anything at stake. They don’t have to give it any thought afterwards.
For the warrior, the conflict never ends. Even if you come home from deployment physically intact, it will always be with you. Not everyone who goes to war has PTSD. Not everyone who goes to war has the same experience. But you will always remember it. It will always be a deeply personal part of your life.
It wasn’t a game. It wasn’t a political argument that you could walk away from. It wasn’t your reputation on the line—it was your Sisters, Brothers and YOUR life on the line.
We Americans, since July 4th, 1776, when 56 delegates from across the 13 Colonies converged on Philadelphia to seal our national fate, live by our colors. It’s the representation of everything we are and strive to be.
We’ve seen it endure through all types of adversity—wars, riots, protests, foreign incursion. Yet we keep striving…and so do our colors.
What makes this country great is not necessarily the decisions we make, but our desire to always be better. This is what separates us from everyone else. We don’t play to be safe. We play big. We play to win, always. It’s that first Betsy Ross Flag, with its 13 Stars, that represents
this great American experiment. It shows, from 13 to 50, that we’re an evolving people who never settle for less. It represents our penchant for adventure and excellence, how we’ll never quit.
The first stitching on our flag is more than a statement—it’s the building block of our national soul.
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These limitations serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. They guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public.
Bill of Rights the Unapologetic American Version
For those out there in America who like to burn flags, spit on our Veterans and preach your basic hate and discontent, the collective we, the soldiers, sailors, marines, coasties, air men and guard are the same group of women and men that signed their names and took a oath just SO YOU COULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO TREAT US AND AMERICA LIKE SHITE!By your sheepdogs at www.unapologeticallyamerican.com this ain’t Nam dude brought to you by your sheepdawgs at firebase116.org
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