IDK y this didnt quote right but i want everyone to know the statement above this is NOT mine!
i know this because there are ppl in the military that arent US citizens that have made the ultimate sacrifice for YOUR right to vote and others that sacrifice there time and put there life on the line for your rights to talk on this forum. thats why they have done more for this country than you have if you have not served. please tell me (if you have not served) what you have done for this country that is above risking your life for it like non US citizens do everyday? Oh wait you cant think of anything..... my point is not that they should be able to vote it just enrages me that someone can say non US citizens do nothing for this country.
man i wish i could reach through a computer screen![/QUOTE]
I'm going to give you an example of someone that I admire for what he did for this country and he was never in the Armed Services. Have you ever read about George Washington Carver? He was a black boy that was an orphan after the Civil War. He was raised by a white couple and they helped him get an education. With that education he invented 300 different uses for the lowly peanut. While that might not seem like, much consider the war torn South and people starving. He helped feed allot of people and may have very well been one of the most important post war people in his day.
Remember the other day when the National Guard father and husband lost his life to save the Afghan girl? He paid more than most of us will ever be asked. His family greeves today and will for some time to come. He's just one of the many and there will be more.
Now you make the judgement to me here as to which of these people is more important. Thet both contributed something that helped someone else. I think maybe that's where it ought to be left too.
If you want to give credit to people for assuring me the right to say and do as I please then lets go back to those brave men that signed the Declaration of Independence. Not all of them served in the Army but they risked their lives, fortunes and sacred honor.
Now if you still want to reach through here and punch me I'll come and see you if you're within decent driving distance and let you take that swing. Or you can take my apalogy if I offended you, which I never intended to do. You've accomplished too much in life as a Marine to not be proud. I doubt there's a person here that would not lay down there life for you.