Michael Crook needs to leave the U.S.!

December 11, 2006 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Michael Crook thinks we pay our soldiers too much!  I found out about his entry when I read this post from a soldier who is deployed in Afghanistan.  Reading his post just pushed my buttons.  Now, I’ve served in the military, so you might say I am biased, and that is fine.  However, unless you have served and experienced what our soldiers go through, I hardly believe you, Michael Crook, are qualified to criticize what our soldiers are making while serving in the military.  I suppose you also think our police and fire personnel  are over paid too.  When one considers the hours these people spend while defending our liberties, I can hardly believe these guys are overpaid.  I’ve been there.  I wasn’t overpaid.  Trust me!

Oh, Michael, have you considered that these soldiers are fighting to defend your right to criticize them.  Maybe you’d like to live in a militaristic state where your criticism of the soldiers would earn you a bullet.  No one will hunt you down for what you have opined.  It’s a defended liberty in our country and you are entitled to it.  And Michael – I’ll bet no one in your family has served either.  You have no idea what these families have sacrificed for your benefit.  Michael, you said:  I do grudgingly acknowledge my American citizenship, and I am aware the freedoms we enjoy.  However, these are rights, and not privileges.  Let me say this – if you don’t like here – leave!  You are correct, these freedoms we enjoy ARE rights.  They are something our forefathers wanted to make sure you had (and don’t forget – most of them were soldiers AND politicians).  Oh – and they are rights that are still defended by the men and women in uniform.  I say pay ’em more!  We don’t pay them enough.  They have sacrificed tremendously for our rights, and they will continue to do so – even for the likes of you, Michael.  This is what we do!  We are soldiers!

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