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War Is A Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler, 1935
Here ya go Jack, written by a highly decorated soldier who fraught in many conflicts. He is giving a scathing condemnation of our government.
[/quote]I hardly think a link reference to SOMEONE ELSE’s opinion exposes YOUR opinion that answers Jack’s request for YOUR rebuttals IN YOUR OWN WORDS to all of Jack’s arguments.
But if your focus is economy of effort, let me distill the questions. Do you:
Believe The Statue Of Liberty is just an old metal icon that is not important?
Advocate for the elimination of the office of the POTUS, the House of Representatives, the Senate and the SCOTUS?
Support casting doubt on the character of the United States Military and calling America’s soldiers in WWII “immoral killers”?
Call for the elimination of the U.S. Constitution because it is an instrument of slavery?
View the very existence of the United States Government as slavery for Americans?
You can simply cut and paste the questions with your “Yes” or “No” appended. No need for a lengthy post.
If you maintain that your answers are more complex than yes or no, I am confident that most members of this board will be able to follow whatever complex threads you might weave.
Now before you go into a rant like, “I honestly couldn’t give a damn what you think . . .blah, blah, blah . . . hot shot.” ( http://www.republicanoperative.com/forums/f17/wounded-soldier-writes-letter-about-pain-being-forced-commit-war-crimes-41457/index5.html#post605521 ), or cast doubt on my character, or military service, or experience, or you say something like, “I’m not required to answer your questions” (and you’re absolutely right, but this post is certainly not a demand . . . your call), or “I don’t need your approval” (again, correct), or some other means of sidestepping, evading, avoiding, or ignoring the questions (AGAIN) . . . a simple, “I choose not to answer your questions” will do.
In the past, you’ve articulated your position on abortion (“pro-life” I think, and I applaud that position), and your position on K through 12 public schools (“abominable”, I think . . . and again I applaud that position.) And, NO, I’m not resurrecting your position about this board’s opinion of college professors . . . just sticking to K through 12 here. So it seems reasonable for you to articulate your position here. IN YOUR OWN WORDS, not a link to someone else’s opinion.
And why did you feel compelled to come over to this thread, which Jack has specifically dedicated to quotes of other RO members ONLY, and give a listing of quotes from non-RO people?
In the interest of not hijacking Jack’s RO member quote thread anymore, if you choose to respond with anything other than a rant, you might start a new thread. If OTOH you choose to rant or get into personal attack mode, here or elsewhere, I’ll not participate further in any exchange. I’d appreciate it if you’d keep your comments to the arguments, and not the person. If you choose otherwise, talk to the hand!!!