Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans' Day: A Day of Gratitude & Respect (and Giving Back)

Gratitude & Respect"But war, in a good cause, is not the greatest evil which a nation can suffer. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse.

When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice – a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice – is often the means of their regeneration.

A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other." -John Stuart Mill, considered a founding father of classical liberalism. (On Liberty)

I know I am really late to the game, but once again I joined the "Army Team" for the Soldier's Angels' annual fund raiser for Project Valour-IT (voice activated laptops for our injured troops).

I can't get the codes to work for their cool donation buttons...
so GO HERE and join a team to donate -or-
go right to Soldier's Angels PayPal Donation page.

...Maybe today instead of a case of beer, a pizza or a Blockbuster rental everyone could send a bit if cash their way for Project Valour-IT. A VERY, VERY worthy cause.

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