Notes and Summary of the Broadcast: Memorial
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This Memorial Day weekend, Americans
honor those who have given their lives in service to our Nation. As we
pay tribute to the brave men and women who died for our freedom, we also
honor those who are defending our liberties around the world today.
On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to Americans from every generation
who have given their lives for our freedom. From Valley Forge to
Vietnam, from Kuwait to Kandahar, from Berlin to Baghdad, brave men and
women have given up their own futures so that others might have a future
of freedom. Because of their sacrifice, millions here and around the
world enjoy the blessings of liberty. And wherever these patriots rest,
we offer them the respect and gratitude of our Nation.
A Libertarian Response to the President
- Libertarians mourn the loss of Americans in war.
This is so for two reasons:
- We mourn the loss of Americans created in the Image of God, and we
share the grief of their families.
We mourn the loss of Liberty. War always destroys liberty.
Not all libertarians agree with that last statement.
Many believe that war can be justified, at least in theory, at least
sometimes, even if some wars were senseless and only increased the power
|Which should have the higher priority:
||Peace or War?
Liberty or Security?
Life or Death?
Right now, war has our government's highest priority. Our
government's budget and national conversation are dominated by war.
Some will respond that peace is actually our highest priority, but war
is the means to peace; war is how we achieve peace.
The question that should be asked is: Does war ever increase peace,
liberty, and life? Or does war always lead to less liberty and more
needless destruction of life?
More particularly, does the current war promote liberty and life, or
does it expand the grip of tyranny and death?
The Democrat Party Radio Address:
- Elliot Anderson says "We all support our troops."
A Libertarian Response to Democrats:
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