I have the utmost respect for the military. I should. My youngest brother has served a tour in Iraq, and some of my best friends from college were in the Army. But I’m tired of the exaggeration that they are “fighting for my freedom.” Yes, they are fighting to keep terrorists from blowing me up, to ensure that 9/11 doesn’t happen again. But my freedom? Between the Bush 43 years and DADT, there’s plenty of lack of freedom in this nation and in the military to suggest that there’s a bit of hypocrisy in our attempts at sacrosanct patriotism at home. If we really want to honor veterans and those on active duty, we need to get over our own need to deny others their freedoms, including the freedom to love and live their lives.
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