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DENYING THE POVERTY DRAFT-THE SOLDIER AS A SYMBOLThere are a lot of misconceptions about military service in the United States, many of which seem dictated by an individual's political bent as well as the national optempo (operational tempo; frequency of deployment/peacetime/wartime status). In times of peace, those who would like to call themselves 'liberal' popularly consider the Soldier (that is, all of them, as many are unaware of the distinction between the enlisted and the commissioned) someone who is by default woefully underqualified for 'real life' at best, and a brute who simply wishes for a legal venue to blow things up at worst. The conservative thinks little of the Soldier as an individual, but instead thinks of national defense - money for weapons systems, funding cuts for the Veterans' Administration.DENYING THE POVERTY DRAFT-THE SOLDIER AS A SYMBOL by heysawbones
In times of war, political necessity dictates that these perceptions change. Conservatives find their aggressive stances on national defense justified in the eyes of much of America, and so liberals must bend. The
What Is An "Original Post" (OP)?</ What Is An "Original Post" (OP)?What Is An "Original Post" (OP)?</ by DAPoliticalForum
In the simplest terms, an OP, or Topic Thread, is a report of someone's actions, an issue, or of an event, which has not been previously reported, and which interests or affects significant segments of the Forum audience.
An OP might be defined as:
a report of recent events.
material reported in a credible, verifiable newspaper, magazine, the news media, etc.
matter, or issues that are newsworthy.
sufficiently interesting to the general forum audience to warrant posting.
News, then, has a timely value, and it must be interesting to be of worth to the general forum audience. It must, also, have been previously unposted. Once posted it is no longer news, but history.
How does a poster evaluate an event for its newsworthiness? Perhaps the best an
A Celebration In Honor of All Fathers (Day)http://www.holidays.net/father/ A Celebration In Honor of All FathersA Celebration In Honor of All Fathers (Day) by DAPoliticalForum
both by SwordOfScotland
http://www.holidays.net/father/ Father's Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life - whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or "Big Brothers."
Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a "Father's Day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the st
When A Soldier Returns“Make sure you come back alive” they said.
You’ll be strong.
You’ll be a hero.
We’ll all be proud.
Many times (when I dodged the bullets)
I thought of them never holding me again.
You can’t reach into a casket without spilling tears.
But I did make it.
I was going home.
I did come back alive.
I was a ‘hero’.
But I wasn't strong.
They won’t hold me again (or say how proud they were).
You can’t reach into rubble without spilling tears.
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