After reading the Dec. 26 article on military enlistment in Utah, it is easy to see why Utah is the most red state in the Union. I do not believe Utah has failed to do it's share in paying the price for freedom. Thousands of Utah natives have paid $3.95 for the 'Support Our Troops' ribbons that they display on their automobiles. Some have two or three! Now that's putting your money where your mouth is. It's a small price to pay for freedom, but someone has to do it.Looks like it might be time to recommend a few overly-zealous Utah youth I come across who all just happen to by-pass military service to Operation Yellow Elephant. I won't mention the name of a particular student I am thinking of recommending from the institution where I work since he quite regularly ego-surfs the Internets for his name. Many of SigNo readers know and loathe said student for his zealous quest to bring guns to campus and ban any sort of behavior that he and his ilk consider immoral and yet names said authoritarian yearnings "freedom." He also seems to believe that we are besieged from both within and outside the borders of the United States. Like many other young Utahns of his mindset, he has not, for all I know, ever considered defending the liberty he believes to be so threatened on the battlefield.
(Salt Lake Tribune: "A small price to pay")
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Smartass statement I wish I would have made
Sometimes I could just kick myself for not being more politically minded: