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  • rwmgn rwmgn Jul 6, 2004 12:26 PM Flag

    Happy 4th to the board

    Yes I think Gradner has a right to speak his or her mind. I hope your liberal thinking would also permit those of us that love our country and disagree with his statements to speek out. I am old enough to remember my time in the Navy that people that spoke out against the USA got a scrub down with a stiff brush amd their mouth washed out with soap.

    RW

    PS My apologies to the board. In a much earlier post I promissed I would not take part in this kind of back biting.. When someone talks bad about the USA it really gets with me.

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    • That "scrub down with a stiff brush and their mouth washed out with soap" was in the old days and it was done to enlisted men who all were not deemed capable of independent thought which anyway would just confuse and slow 'em down. As a poet said: yours was not to reason why, yours but to do and ... In the loftier ranks you are taught to understand and appreciate your opponents and critics because it's the understanding and the thinking between the cavalry and infantry charges which ultimately wins the war and the peace.

 
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