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Do you think that veterans deserve more respect and kindness than they receive?

  • They are heroes

    If it were not for the soldiers of WWII, the world may be different. The Germans would have won. If it weren't for the soldiers of today, the Arabs would win. They deserve all of our respect because they gave/give up their comfortable lives to let us exercise our rights as Americans.

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They deserve respect

    They put their life on the line for us and protect us so we can live in a peaceful country without war and lots of other problems that could happen if the didn't protect us. Since they serve and protect us, we should give back to them and help them

  • They are just people.

    No, I do not think that veterans deserve more respect and kindness than they receive, because they are already given far too much benefit of the doubt. Any problem that a veteran ever has was caused by his time in the service. The rest of us are just supposed to tolerate them being drunks just because they used to be in the army. Maybe they would have been drunks either way.

  • They could deserve it

    Theyll deserve more respect in my eyes once they actually start respecting all the people in society they look down on with contempt for not being in the military or america. I could throw a bunch of money into officers training and instantly gain 1/3 of the militarys respect without earning it. They might not like me but just because im military now they suddenly have to and they hold everyone else to that starndard which is complete bullshit. I own a gun to protect myself dont push some form of social debt on me because you signed you life away to be told by the government how to live and think thats why i pay taxes.

  • They made a choice.

    With no regard for the people who could be murdered at their hands, they made a career choice. At best this choice was made through ignorance and naivety, but even in such cases the choice still shows a callous and selfish disregard for the 'enemy', and has caused death and suffering. At best a soldier is dangerous and stupid.

  • Not todays Soldiers

    Why do you think people would want to terrorize our country? Because we've been bombing theirs for decades. When will we stop bombing them? When young men and women can't be convinced to invade other nations as though we will actually benefit from it. I'm sorry for how it may have effected them but if it were up to me they wouldn't have gone... I tire of the "I'm fighting for you" argument...

  • They are no different from others

    Aside from the fact that they think they are entitled to everything just because they signed up for army. Most wars they participate in are not legit, they are used as pawns by governments. Forget about "bringing democracy to other countries" thingy and start thinking. You are being used. So you either get smarter and quit (do something else) or you just deserve what you have and do not deserve to be treated differently - you just another loser...

  • Veterans have NO valid right to respect, nor a right to anyone's property because of their "service".

    Veterans CHOSE to put their lives at risk by enlisting in the armed forces. Even in the case of mandatory conscription (a feature of a dictatorship that has NO proper place in a free society), they CHOSE to comply with the mandate, enlist, and assume that risk, instead of evading the draft, as they would have a right to do, based upon their right to self-ownership and personal liberty; therefore, no one owes veterans money, or goods and services because they "fought in defense of our lives and our freedom". Unless you personally contracted with a soldier to defend YOUR life and freedom and those of your loved ones--and voluntarily paid for that protection entirely out of your own resources--that soldier did no such thing ! Veterans have no valid right to other people's property because of their "service" or their "needs" because people are not slaves to veterans, just as they are not slaves to government. Moreover, given that the US military has been used for decades to impose and murderously enforce a hegemonic foreign policy by placing "boots on the ground" in over 100 countries, military "service" is fraught with such moral hazards as should persuade anyone committed to peace and individual liberty and legitimate individual rights not to engage in it in any way. Let all of those in foreign lands fight on their own, and at their own expense and risk, to rid themselves of tyrants, and pursue whatever lifestyle and culture they choose, bearing the full consequences of those choices for good or ill on their own lives and property. If any American wants to "suit up" and "play cop and warrior" anyplace on this earth, let him/her do so entirely at his/her own risk and expense, and not be so arrogant upon his/her return home to demand respect and loot from anyone !

  • Certainly not; it's just another job and not a respectable one either.

    It's just another job and not a particularly good or moral one either. They get paid to go to another county, in today's case a country that likely poses no threat whatsoever to national security and kill a bunch of poorly equipped people and a lot of civilians through collateral damage at the whim of politicians with an underlying agenda. I also get the impression that a majority of these "vets" aren't particularly bright people with good prospects in life. Not everyone can get a top education and hold a good job. Almost anyone on the other hand can be either cannon fodder or shoot at people unquestionably because their superiors order them to. Of course situations such as WWII where people are conscripted and have a reason to go to war are different. Today's vets on the other hand; defending "freedom?" Oh please, spare me the mindless BS and treat everyone you come across with a bit of decency instead.

  • Not in my eyes

    Majority of the United States wars were unjust and fucking stupid except WW1 and WW2. As stated above they CHOSE military service so they knew what they signed on for. I'm not going to be an asshole to a vet but I'm not going to grovel at your feet. The war in the middle east was built upon a lie and now we have many more problems to deal with. It's been a huge waist of money and lives on both sides and hence the reason we have more people joining terrorist organizations. Simple as that really.

  • We all work for queen and country since she appears on our bank notes!

    Certainly not; it's just another job and not a respectable one either. It's just another job and not a particularly good or moral one either. They get paid to go to another county, in today's case a country that likely poses no threat whatsoever to national security and kill a bunch of poorly equipped people and a lot of civilians through collateral damage at the whim of politicians with an underlying agenda. I also get the impression that a majority of these "vets" aren't particularly bright people with good prospects in life. Not everyone can get a top education and hold a good job. Almost anyone on the other hand can be either cannon fodder or shoot at people unquestionably because their superiors order them to. Of course situations such as WWII where people are conscripted and have a reason to go to war are different. Today's vets on the other hand; defending "freedom?" Oh please, spare me the mindless BS and treat everyone you come across with a bit of decency instead.

  • We all work for queen and country since she appears on our bank notes!

    Certainly not; it's just another job and not a respectable one either. It's just another job and not a particularly good or moral one either. They get paid to go to another county, in today's case a country that likely poses no threat whatsoever to national security and kill a bunch of poorly equipped people and a lot of civilians through collateral damage at the whim of politicians with an underlying agenda. I also get the impression that a majority of these "vets" aren't particularly bright people with good prospects in life. Not everyone can get a top education and hold a good job. Almost anyone on the other hand can be either cannon fodder or shoot at people unquestionably because their superiors order them to. Of course situations such as WWII where people are conscripted and have a reason to go to war are different. Today's vets on the other hand; defending "freedom?" Oh please, spare me the mindless BS and treat everyone you come across with a bit of decency instead.


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