Michael Crook needs to leave the U.S.!
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!