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holy fuck, i'm actually done

Posted on 2007.05.17 at 15:32

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Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-05-18 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
maybe i'm putting on the blinders to the political landscape- but i signed up to defend all 50 states.

my time in the army has made me very aware of just how different i am from the average citizen- and of on how many fronts my ideologies differ-

but i can't find it in myself to say "well i agree with that guy over there, so i'll pick up my weapon to defend his life, but not yours"- even to the people who'll inevitably call me a murderer. we swear in for everyone.
betternewthings at 2007-05-19 20:25 (UTC) (Link)
Assuming this newest piece of paperwork gets fixed, I'll get paid by all fifty states.

That means that while I'm receiving my paycheck I work for all the taxpayers and go where all citizens send me. It doesn't, however, mean I give a shit what happens to all of them equally. If some privileged protester gets atomized by a suicide bomber, I consider it a wonderful trade. I might find myself going to work to save him someday, but that's just a paycheck.

Must I pick up a weapon to defend them? If Congress wills it, I shall.

There are plenty of people I will find myself defending at work that in my private time I hope die a horrible death.
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