Thanks to Ruthi Coats for this:
I am the proud mother of 3 sons in the Air Force and a proud mother in-law of a daughter in-law also in the Air Force. Please read this and realize that it is very true.
IT IS THE SOLDIER
by Charles M. Province
IT IS THE SOLDIER, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
IT IS THE SOLDIER, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
IT IS THE SOLDIER, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
IT IS THE SOLDIER, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
IT IS THE SOLDIER who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag and
Whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
"Exploitation” of food animals
COMMENTARY: AN ACTIVIST MANIFESTO: WELCOME TO THE WORLD AFTER WE WIN
by Dan Murphy on 3/28/03 for www.meatingplace.com
It remains a compelling vision, one shared by cynically opportunistic leaders and rank-and-file zealots alike in the campaigns to legalize animal rights on a par with people, impose a vegetarian diet on all of humanity and effect a transformation to socialist-style governments everywhere: Someday, somehow they will "fix" this messed-up world and permit all life on Earth to live forever without cruelty, injustice and greed.That pipe dream centers on three key tenets:·
"Freeing" all animals from bondage to humans·
Switching all people to purely vegan diets·
Reinventing global food production and processing according to a low-tech, labor-intensive template.
Such a transformation would solve virtually all of the world's problems, according to the activist gospel.
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