Should serving in the military be as glorified as it is?

  • We are defending our country.

    I feel those who make the choice with a career in the military, deserve just as much glorification as they receive. They are making a decision to defend their country at all costs, without thinking of the negative consequences, especially when American is going through a war at the current moment.

  • Yes, serving in the military should be glorified.

    Soldiers should be glorified because they are willing to join a branch of the military without knowing exactly what will be asked of them. Members of the military endure tough training while missing their families. I think the fact they are brave enough to put their life on the line for our freedom is a sacrifice that should never be taken for granted.

  • Yes

    Any time that you put your life on the line for our country and the people that live here you are a hero. These people are forgetting about everything else and sacrificing what they can do for the betterment of our country. I do not know what else would be considered a person of more glory.

  • Yes absolutely .

    Of course they should in fact they don't even get shown enough of respect, they should also get paid more "I think a man wearing a helmet protecting his country should get paid more than a man in a helmet protecting a football". These men and women are fighting for your every right, freedom is not free.

  • Absolutely!

    Yes it most certainly should be. These men and women put their lives at risk in the defense of their country. They spend countless weeks, months and even years away from their families and loved ones, all so we have the freedom our country was built on. They should be thanked in many more ways than they are.

  • They are designed to kill; to take a life.

    They are simply mindless machines that are designed to take lives. People talk about defence of country. For example, what are US soldiers defending while being in Afghanistan and Iraq? Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq is attacking nor are in any position to attack the US. So what are they "defending"? Instead they're there for oil. The politicians can't go in and take the oil. So they send in these mindless machines to bully the country. Along with this, the deaths that occur as "collateral damage"...the innocent people.

  • Definitely not.

    At least modern day soldiers shouldn't. Perhaps if they actually fought for our freedoms, instead of murdering for Kellogg Brown and Root. Our soldiers fight for the interest of corporations and governments. Our soldiers are pawns to be used in our unjustified wars of aggression so that America can buy oil with the dollar instead of gold. That's the reason we bombed Libya.

  • No equal opportunity

    Inside the army, there are no equal opportunity for a soldier with respect to the officers, the soldiers have very less opportunity to become officers or go for higher educations. There is literally no dignity for a soldier, imagine a life where u r waiting for an unknown enemy .

  • No it shouldn't

    I have respect for the military however the amount of praise they get is ridiculous they almost have a cult following typically coming from the far right. I don't like how those in the military are treated as if they are better than everyone getting showered with benefits. You can be stationed in Hawaii and then you return to be welcomed with a lifetime of thank you for your sacrifice. Patriotism has become the fastest growing religion in America as of recent.

  • They are Sheep ...

    War makes us money, there will always be war, and always be puppets that blindly follow it in the name of "whats right" but when you look at the bigger picture, it's actually pretty pointless, most people do it for the glory, they swing their new titles around for the ooohs and ahhhs, I feel like war should be talked about how it really is, how murderous, violent and dangerous. When you have little boys pretending to be soliders and want to kill people, you know something is messed up.

  • Glory for killers

    We glorify these people who are just sheep with guns killing on the word of politicians, while real helpers of society receive no glory I'm talking about teachers police fire fighters doctors social workers bin men cleaners public transport drivers meanwhile where to busy glorifying those who bullied us in schools and now get paid for it

  • Many other careers are more beneficial to society

    Military personnel are just people. People who chose to go into a career that can be dangerous. Many of them had few other options and benefit mightily from the armed forces. I'd like to see us glorify teachers, substance abuse counselors, and custodians as much or more than we do our military pesonnel.

  • Serving the community.

    Our men and women in uniform are serving the country. But so are police, firefighters, social-workers, teachers, professors, etc etc. They all serve the community and usually for a whole lot less money than they could make in private industry. If we really care about the "troops." How about lobbying Congress for a decent level of pay and benefits instead of jingoistic, pseudo-patriotic "salutes?"

  • No more than anyone else with a job

    Working for the military is simply a job. It's what they signed up for. Just do your job already and shut-up about it. Few jobs come with the expectation of such glorification. Even fewer jobs have as many perks. Many of us wear uniforms, big freaking deal. How many of us get a party or parade everytime we come home from work? It's quite ridiculous.

  • Respect the people, not the ones giving them orders

    Get benefits and pay to train and learn new skills. Likely go to a country where we are the oppressor and kill "terrorists". I absolutely hate the phrase, "protect our freedom". If they wanted to do some real good they could overthrow this damn government. And the "honor" they get for a lifetime? Priceless.

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