in my name
As busloads of would-be socialists head out to protest military action against a dangerous regime, our troops our being deployed.
Mothers, daughters, husbands, fathers, sons, lovers, sisters, brothers and friends are making their way across the ocean in order to protect the world from tyranny, to free a people from the grip of a madman, to make the world safe for everyone; even for those who profess to hate the country they live in, yet reap the benefits of it.
The greatest benefit you get from living in the United States of America is the freedom to disagree with your government. That freedom comes at a price, that freedom comes hard fought and not without its share of tears and pain and death.
Since this nation was formed, countless numbers of soldiers have died so we can live free. Your friends and neighbors have fought valiantly to procure our liberty and that of other countries. Today's war brings tomorrow's liberties.
As the protesters converge on Washington, D.C. and San Fransisco and points in between, as they raise their fists in defiance and pledge their support to opposing the necessary force needed for the removal of a very dangerous man and his regime, the rest of us will be thinking of our soldiers as they head out to do their job; the job that gives those protesters the very right to raise their fists in defiance.
This is my counter protest.