Vietnam veterans: Welcome home
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Last updated 6/13/2019 at 2:40pm
This is for all you civilians out there. Yes, you, who have never served in the defense and protection of these United States.
You see, all veterans make a sacrifice. All serve with the explicit understanding that at any time they may be called upon to protect and defend this great country of ours from enemies foreign and domestic, as the oath of enlistment reads.
And in doing so they give something up. In a word, they give up their freedom.
Because serving in the armed forces is not a democracy, but by necessity a top-down, hierarchical, authoritarian system wherein those who enlist or are...