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.

  • 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're putting their life on the line

    Without knowing the outcome, soldiers are willing to die for those who they don't even know. They don't know if they will come home; if they ever get to see their partner or children again. They are real heroes that cannot be repaid well enough. They are the real superman.

  • 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.

  • 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. War is amoral and inhuman.

    At home we sentence people to death and and life in prison for murder. Killing children is seen as especially heinous and child killers can't even make it in prison amongst the most evil criminals. But when soldiers go to third world countries and kill civilians including pregnant women and children we give them medals and call them heros. The vast majority of all war casualties are civilians, not combatants.

  • It's Become An Excuse For Over-Patriotism

    I have a high enough respect for those who serve in the military, believe me, no matter what their reason for joining is. But it has become a reason for the way many alt-rights act. The military shouldn't be worshipped like a cult, they fight for our country, but praising them for everyone they fight against promotes the idea that Muslim bans and "the wall" are all just, as they are "against" our country.

  • It's not as good as it seems

    The military uses and abuses those who join. They fight so the government makes more money. They're an interchangeable pawn made to view killing as a good thing because some big guy told them too. It uses cult techniques to keep people in and make sure they don't tell everyone how bad it truly is.

  • No! Absolutely not!

    The milirty first and far most is not "fighting for our freedom" in anyway. They aren't fighting at all. Instead, they learning to kik and intrude other countries for oil. Not to mention destroying those countries by setting up their bases and training camps there. They should not be glorified for that.

  • Principles of an arrogant militaries.

    Every nation deifies it's military and the people who join. This allows politicians and high military officer's to dismiss any skepticism or criticism of people as being ungrateful or spoiled, even though many of these skepticism or criticism would place many other government agency under intense investigation. Creating a system of entitlement in the military that needlessly puts the needs of service members and their families over the needs of most other people.

  • 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.

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