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Response to Walleye (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:53 PM

19. I learned all about FREEDOM and the military when I was drafted

I keep seeing comments on bar resistor websites (ones that are open despite the governor's shutdown orders) making it an issue of FREEDOM and CONSTITUTION. The Constitution guarantees our FREEDOM. We should be FREE to operate our bars and restaurants as we please, and nobody is forcing you scaredy cats to go to bars/restaurants. Blah blah

Well my comment is that Freedom is not some absolute. I learned that when I was drafted into the military. We have obligations and responsibilities as well, sometimes calling for the ultimate sacrifice.

(detail: technically I wasn't drafted. I pre-emptively joined the Navy only so I wouldn't be drafted and end up in an Army infantry division in the jungles of Vietnam. As it turned out, that was a good move -- my lottery draft number turned out to be low enough that I would have been drafted for sure)

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