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I am of the strong opinion that there should be seperation of church and state. We are not a white nation, but a nation of many peoples. We are not a Christian nation, but one of many religions and faiths. We share a dream of equal protection under the law, that no race or religion can dictate to the others what is moral or immoral, or holy or not. Marriage is not only a Christian idea and should not be legislated according to this. Freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion.
I do not care if the person beside me is white, black, atheist, Christian, Muslim, homosexual or heterosexual or bisexual. I care only that they are competent in doing their job, that they love the higher ideals of liberty and equality that this country is still trying to aspire to and, hopefully, someday more fully achieve, and that this person has my back.
Concerning sexual assault in the military, it is underpenalized. We have women soldiers who are leaving the military from their ordeals, while the perpetrators are kept in because they are a 'good soldier' and that's what men do. I am very proud of my uniform and this country for which I've fought in two wars. Yet our military, like our country, is not perfect and knowing this with humility we ought to take strides to ever keep working toward the achivement of those ideals which this country is founded upon...
...Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Eddie S Black
Oregon Army National Guard 04-10
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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