I am not being kept safe by an occupational war in Iraq, that has zero to do with me. Terrorism was never a huge threat to me, it doesn't impact my life that much. What it did was to allow for war that should never have happened. It allowed for expansion of the government beyond that which it should have done. It's got little partisan hacks running around shouting if you're not with us, you're against us and other nonsensical ignorant statements. Don't sit there and try to tell me that I'm sacrificing soldiers for my safety. My rights are not being defended in Iraq, my liberty is not at stake. The terrorists had no way of impacting those things, the government is the biggest threat in those regards. And they have used this little propaganda war to raise the shadow of horribly large, intrusive government into our lives. Those soldiers in Iraq should not be there. They should never have been called on to sacrifice themselves for this cause, for the cause has nothing to do with America's sovereignty or the "safety" of the People. I don't take that sacrifice for granted, I want to respect that resolve. I want to employ the military only when my freedom and liberty is at stake. My countrymen should sacrifice themselves for nothing less. Be given ever advantage in a fight, be reserved for only when true threats arise. Afghanistan fine, I could buy into that one at the beginning...everything else has been nothing short of cluster****. Perpetrated and proliferated by the likes who will claim my "safety".
I'm well aware of my safety, and for the most part I can take care of myself. Terrorism isn't the threat you make it out to be. It's a constant, we'll never run out of terrorists. You have to be on guard and there are things which can be done to help curtail it. It will never be zero. We will eventually be attacked again, and we'll deal with it when that time comes. But don't sit there and try to pass off what our military men and women go through as some sacrifice for me or my safety. Talk about not respecting the commitment. Nothing I have is at stake in Iraq, never was. What is at stake is ever decreasing liberty caused by ever expansive and intrusive government. All at the hands of big government types who want nothing more than power to the federal government. The worst of which claim some form of conservatism as political ideology. Liars the whole lot.