Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


What price is freedom worth?

I don't know that I'd want to sacrifice my children in the name of a free country. But, what if my child was an adult who willingly went to serve his country? What if he volunteered to preserve our way of life? What if he wanted to see that others in the world had a chance to taste freedom? What if he were willing to lay down his life, if necessary, to protect others and ensure that our country would be free from terrorist attacks?

I couldn't tell him not to go - especially if he were an adult - because I have taught my children than our way of life has not come without high prices to pay. Many men and women have given their lives to allow us to be free. In the past, we drafted military men. Today, men and women freely give their lives over to the service of our country. Some have died for us. Some have been maimed for us. Willingly, and most often, enthusiastically they signed up to join.

I have stayed away from blogging on this subject, but I ran across a great editorial in the Christian Science Monitor about Cindy Sheehan. It compares her to Akbar Ganji. He is an Iranian journalist who wants to see his country have freedom. He has been jailed on a charge of being "un-Islamic" because he demands democratic reform in Iran.

Sheehan, on the other hand, "doesn't think the US should be in Iraq, helping the Iraqis build a democracy as a model for other Middle East nations and, as Mr. Bush would argue, help the region stop being a breeding ground for terrorists,"according to the editorial.

Wow. I am so glad to live in a country where people like Ms. Sheehan has the right to disagree with the president, be a pain in the ass at his home and she even has her own hippie following of lefties who like to skip baths and scream Bush lied, people died and no blood for oil. This guy is willing to rot in jail for the chance to simply disagree with his government and to have the right to free speech.

Hmm. Imagine that? Wonder why we are in the Middle East fighting these terrorist fishsticking buttwipes ... hmm. Let's ask Akbar what he thinks. Oh wait, we can't. He is in jail for being un-Islamic and speaking his mind. Hmm. What other reasons could we be in Iraq? Oh yeah, to steal their oil. Oh wait, my gas prices are $2.59 a gallon. Nope, that can't be it.

Hmm ....


  • At 1:05 AM, August 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…'ll believe anything put in front of you. If I said, "Suck it", would you respond with, "All the way down?", because that's pretty much what you've already done with Bush Inc.

  • At 6:50 AM, August 18, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    That's nice. Love associating the Jesus name with sucking dick. You're a class act.

    Don't like what I have to say, there is the door - it is the little X box in the top righthand corner of the computer screen. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


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