April 10th, 2003


Antiwar, AntiAmerica?

Please do not confuse the two.

I am getting tired of people who are in favor of this war telling anyone who's not that they are antiAmerica. I am not anti-America, than you very farking much. I happen to love this country. Why do I love this country? Because it was founded on the idea that I don't have to love everything the government does!

That's right. I have the right to dislike the fact that we're at war. I have a right to be totally anti-war, which I am. I believe that war should be a last result only when all possibilities are exhausted and I don't believe we exhausted all our possibilities in this one. I believe that Bush has it in his head he wants to be the "Macho guy!" president and has something to prove to everyone.

I did vote, but not for him. In fact, if you all remember, it's kinda up in the air if he really did win the election anyways. But, we're stuck with him.

I am not against our brave men and women going off to fight this war, but I don't believe they've all become saints either. Most of them were in the service before this all began, this isn't WWII where boatloads of people were running down to enlist. I think they're human beings and some of them are probably scard shitless now and I don't blame them. That money for college is probably looking like a worse bargan than it did a few years ago when they signed up for the deal. But, I'm also sure most of them are making the best of it and trying to stay alive.

But please, don't shove this, "You're either for the war or you're against this country!" down my throat. In the United States we have the right to not like everything the goverment does. If we didn't, we wouldn't have a democracy, we'd have a dictatorship.

I have a right to be who I am, to form my own thoughts my own ideas my own opinions about things.

And my opinion is no more right/wrong than yours is.

Except when you start telling me who I am and you don't have a clue.
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