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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:08 PM
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IF I were a "visionary" actually impactful enough to inspire the masses,...
,...to invest their lives in something greater than themselves, I'd demand a memorial that named each and every one who sacrificed on behalf of interests beyond their own. My name would only be presented in honor of all those people.

Which brings me to ask this question: why aren't those who have sacrificed their lives for peace and equality given a memorial akin to those who sacrificed for war?
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:26 PM
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1. Excellent question

INVESTIGATE IMPEACH INDICT IMPRECATE INCARCERATE :patriot:
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:33 AM
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2. because promoting peace is not in the interest of the state
War memorials are not there to honor the dead from the last war, they're there to inspire potential soldiers for the next one.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:50 AM
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3. Military personnel sacrifice their lives to the Will Of The American People.
If that happens to be war, then that's the choice of a democratic nation. It's called "service" - a word that seems to escape the comprehension of many. It's NOT those who serve who're choosing to engage in wars - it's the People.

Even in walking away from our duties of self-governance in a democracy, we are making a choice - and still bear responsibility. In 1776, the "Founders" set an example of taking responsibility for their own self-governance. Why do we think something less will do?

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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 07:02 PM
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4. People, here, are not as "free" as they have been indocrinated to believe.
You are awefully hard on common folks.

I hope you are more forgiving of the ignorant and meek than you are of the "powers that be".

I hope.
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