Absolutely nothing.

With the exception of defending a country’s sovereignty or a people’s way of life or pushing back a tyrant or two here and there.
Yes, I agree, war is a nasty business. If only the dictators and tyrants of the world would let others live in freedom and not force folks to act in defiance of their oppressors.

Other than that, I’m a rainbow and unicorn kind of robot.

Great song though.
Good God Y’all!

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  • Libertarian Buddha August 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Some where over the rainbow Robots fly!

  • Teresa August 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    If only everyone could just get along and live in peace, love, and happiness throughout the world wouldn’t that be lovely? That was a fantasy, and then I woke up to the reality that there are hateful people in the world that actually want to kill us.

  • Angel August 18, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Absolutely nothing.

    With the exception of defending a country’s sovereignty or a people’s way of life or pushing back a tyrant or two here and there…love it!:)

  • theCL August 18, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    If only the dictators and tyrants of the world would let others live in freedom and not force folks to act in defiance of their oppressors.

    I love my country, but I fear my government.

    America has been attacked once in my lifetime. Instead of seeking retribution, our government took American taxpayer dollars and killed my American brothers and sisters for a New Deal experiment overseas.

    What is supposed to be the freest most peaceful nation on Earth, actually creates more war than even the old U.S.S.R. or Iran, who hasn’t gone to war in over 60 years.

    It’s time to reevaluate folks.

    • mnrobot August 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      “America has been attacked once in my lifetime. Instead of seeking retribution, our government took American taxpayer dollars and killed my American brothers and sisters for a New Deal experiment overseas.”

      We could argue about the Iraq war all day long and you and I would disagree on everything from the reasoning behind it to the way we fought it.

      “For example, more than 58,000 of your American brothers and sisters died in Viet Nam. Are you any freer today because it?”

      I’m not so sure about that either CL. Do you have some crystal ball that you’re looking through to see a world where the Viet Nam war was never fought? I’m not justifying or arguing for it. Hell, I was barely alive enough to worry I might get drafted if it went on, and yes the thought did occur to me at the time, but I can’t say with any certainty whether or not we should have been there in the first place. I’m not in possession of that piece of intel that prompted the initial action.

      I do know this: Any war that is not fought to win, to dominate your enemy to the point of surrender, is not a war at all. It is insanity. We haven’t fought a war in that way since WWII.

      I think we can probably agree at the very least that too much PC and corruption has infected the thinking of our leaders. We just have differing opinions as to where the lines are drawn.

      I’m not arguing for any and all wars here. I’m saying that peace at any cost leads to slavery, much like FWP’s quote.

      I’ll finish this in my response to your other comment.

      • theCL August 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

        I’m not so sure [we’re not freer] either CL. Do you have some crystal ball that you’re looking through to see a world where the Viet Nam war was never fought?

        Well, we analyze this type of stuff all the time without a crystal ball, and quite accurately, I might add.

        I was barely alive enough to worry I might get drafted if it went on, and yes the thought did occur to me at the time …

        I’m what kept my father out of that war. He still has his draft letter. We’re talking mere days between when he was to report his wife getting officially (or whatever the proper medical term is) pregnant. You know, that lifeless, nonhuman chunk of tissue, the fetus, that magically turned into me! 😯

        … but I can’t say with any certainty whether or not we should have been there in the first place. I’m not in possession of that piece of intel that prompted the initial action.

        You have more information available to you today, than even the president had at the time. Even the most top secret government files eventually get released. America’s role in Vietnam is ugly. The war was started by the CIA without any official government approval, and in total secrecy. Not even the highest ranking members of Congress had any idea. Yes, bombs were going off and people were being killed in our names, but not even our representatives had a clue. The story only goes downhill from there, ending in the loss of more than 58,000 Americans.

        The only way a foreign regime could actually snuff our freedoms, would be to invade and overthrow our country. With such a large landmass covered by a huge (armed) populace, invasion and overthrow would be virtually impossible. No more likely than someone invading and conquering China.

        The regime in Washington however, snuffs our freedoms on a daily basis …

  • Gorges Smythe August 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I actually heard a woman once say that if we killed all the soldiers, there wouldn’t be any more war! Ah…isn’t that sort of what war is in the first place? Who would then kill the killers, since they were basically warriors, too? Who would then kill the ones who killed the killers? Where would it stop? I didn’t bother to ask the woman these questions; I knew that she wouldn’t understand.

  • The Conservative Lady August 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Ronald Reagan believed in “peace through strength”. We should follow his lead on this one.

    • theCL August 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

      I’m all for the idea of “peace through strength,” it’s the progressive idea to gallivant around the globe “in search of monsters to destroy,” that I believe has caused our nation great harm.

      For example, more than 58,000 of your American brothers and sisters died in Viet Nam. Are you any freer today because it?

      The obvious answer is ‘no.’ Since the war, your wealth has been whittled away through inflation, your taxes have increased, more regulations and laws restrict and criminalize you, the government has more power and control than it ever has in our history … and yet the odds of a foreign enemy invading and conquering America, are no better than the odds of invading and conquering China.

      58,000 lives … Maybe I am the last of a dying breed, but life trumps all in my book. Especially the whims of politicians. The Revolutionary War was justified and righteous … retribution for 911 would have been too … but we didn’t get retribution, we got a bloody Islamic State New Deal instead.

      Any soldiers life – any persons life – is more valuable than a government scheme.

    • mnrobot August 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

      @The Conservative Lady: I couldn’t agree more.

  • Francis W. Porretto August 19, 2010 at 5:25 am

    “We love peace, but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man, than war is destructive of his body. Chains are worse than bayonets.” — Douglas Jerrold

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