Posted on February 7, 2011 by basicman
Events over the last month in Tunisia, Southern Sudan, and Egypt should cast a bright light on things we tend to take for granted while going about our daily lives in America. It’s certain the citizens of those African countries and millions of others residing elsewhere under repressive rule don’t take freedom and liberty for granted.
The populations of the aforementioned African nations have experienced firsthand a lifetime filled with repression, corruption, and fear where individual freedom is a privilege only granted through the graciousness of government and society.
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Posted on November 7, 2009 by basicman
There were too many black limos and hearses. There were too many parents, young wives, and kids dressed in their best clothes at Arlington that day. It was too busy. …… But then I remembered we are a nation at war, two wars to be exact.
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