Someone asks a legitimate question after a conversation about the U.S. military: If the U.S. military did the right thing, then shouldn’t we honor them? My answer was something like this: Not any more than the cook at Waffle House.
To give you more context—
What he is asking is if all U.S. troops came home; all U.S. military bases on foreign soil were closed; military personnel stopped being the president’s personal attack force; all foreign wars and military adventures were ended; all drone strikes and bombing stopped; U.S. foreign policy ceased to be reckless, belligerent, and meddling; and military personnel secured U.S. borders, patrolled U.S. skies, guarded U.S. coasts, and actually stood ready to defend the United States—then should we honor U.S. military personnel?
It all comes down to this: Should we honor military personnel if they actually did the jobs they were supposed to do?
If we are going to honor military personnel just for doing their jobs, then there are a whole lot of people in the United States that we should likewise honor.
Should we honor military personnel more than taxi drivers?
Should we honor military personnel more than nurses?
Should we honor military personnel more than physicians?
Should we honor military personnel more than construction workers?
Should we honor military personnel more than cooks?
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And notice that I didn’t mention anyone who worked for the government.
Laurence M. Vance [send him mail] writes from central Florida. He is the author of The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom; War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism; War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy; King James, His Bible, and Its Translators, and many other books. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society.