Letter to the editor: US soldiers defended



I am not only shocked and appalled by what you have to say, but I am honestly offended as a patriotic American and the relative of an American soldier fighting for your freedom, which you are clearly taking for granted.

Those brave young men and women fight for your rights of freedom of speech, press and religion, which you have turned around and used to make them look like the enemy. You should be ashamed of yourself. I would love to see you walk a mile in their shoes.

Jack Nicholson said it best in the film “A Few Good Men,” when he said, “We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said ‘thank you,’ and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a d— what you think you are entitled to.”

Next time, before you decide to make shameful, offensive statements like these, why don’t you think about the families that have lost sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters fighting to defend your freedom in a war that I think you have a VERY ignorant opinion about?

I STRONGLY disagree with what you wrote. You should be thankful for what these soldiers do for you, not spit in their faces like you did in this letter. Peace and civilization do not depend on some liberal website that you support. It depends on the brave souls who are fighting for you and me every day. They are the ones you should be supporting.

I truly feel sorry for you and those who agree with you.  You have no clue how truly blessed you are to live in a country where you are protected by a great military, even if you don’t deserve to be. You should spend some time thinking about the price that others have paid for your freedom. You will never be able to repay that debt, but you could start by apologizing for your letter and showing that you are actually grateful for the sacrifices they make. Then you can call yourself an American.

Taylor Hundley

Business management sophomore