Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
Some may have read the story of the SECDEF requiring Marines to disarm prior to meeting him. http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/0...ech/?hpt=hp_t2
The Major General that gave that order stated that the reason it happened was because the Afghani soldiers attending were required to drop their weapons and that "there's a new sheriff in town".
Allow me this opportunity to tell you one of the main reasons OEF is going the way it
Love: We have the best equipment of any military in the world
Hate: Fiscal conservatism is viewed as a joke more than a way of life. To propose that someone, especially someone that is of senior rank, cut some of their perks or entitlements, is viewed as borderline blasphemy.
Love: We have nicknames and call each other things like Devil Dog, Leatherneck, Hard Corps, and Killer, to name a few
Hate: When people from other branches think they rate to call us those names. We're stuck up and elitist, get over it.