Will you still serve? - Page 3




 
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November 4th, 2004  
WannabeRanger
 

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I couldnt have put it any better than Big Z.
November 5th, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
I would always serve my country but if we get a government that wants to control the whole world then i rather take out a government and be done with it
November 5th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
What's the difference who the president is? If you're a soldier, you're a soldier. If not, go home and don't endanger your fellow soldiers. I served under under 5 presidents and I couldn't tell you how many were Dems or Reps off hand. It just doesn't make any difference.
What are you going to do if your commanding officer has an accent you don't like or a hair color you don't like or sends you somewhere you'd rather not go (it will happen)? If you're a real soldier you'll do your job and keep your mouth shut otherwise you're in for a short, miserable career my friend. One thing you must learn is to follow your leaders and follow their orders and ask questions later (if at all). That's just the way it is. If you can't do that, find another profession.
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November 5th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Top I could not agree with you more. This whole train of thought from dumbfounds me on so many levels. CINC is CINC regardless of party.
While you may not like the person in that chair as a Solider, Sailor, Marine, or Airman what you are defending is the right of your fellow Countrymen to decide who sits in it. My.02.
November 5th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DTop
What's the difference who the president is? If you're a soldier, you're a soldier. If not, go home and don't endanger your fellow soldiers. I served under under 5 presidents and I couldn't tell you how many were Dems or Reps off hand. It just doesn't make any difference.
What are you going to do if your commanding officer has an accent you don't like or a hair color you don't like or sends you somewhere you'd rather not go (it will happen)? If you're a real soldier you'll do your job and keep your mouth shut otherwise you're in for a short, miserable career my friend. One thing you must learn is to follow your leaders and follow their orders and ask questions later (if at all). That's just the way it is. If you can't do that, find another profession.
Well said.
November 5th, 2004  
texasrebel211
 
I personally will not look to who is president when I am able to enlist (or most likely go to West Point). Although I would rather have a replublican as president.
November 5th, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
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Originally Posted by texasrebel211
I personally will not look to who is president when I am able to enlist (or most likely go to West Point). Although I would rather have a replublican as president.
thats is true, it doesn't matter who the pres is, but you can still like or dislike the guy for his domestic and foreign policy
November 5th, 2004  
larsrq
 
I agree with the once that says you serve the country not the leader of the country. I know that I'm not an american but the same situation can be anywere. If I would have said that it must be the party of my choice that must rule then I would never joined up...
November 5th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yup. When you are a soldier it's about that job.
The politics are for the others.
Harder said than done but that's the nature of the job.
November 6th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
Some who enlist do so for other reasons than serving the president or the country. It bothers me, but some join only for the benefits and don't really want anything to do with the military. I joined for a page full of reasons (literally, i made a list before i joined). Things like 9.11, for my father who has cancer (to show him i'm not worthless. He has always felt strongly about the military) , and the simple fact that you cannot be a Ranger unless you enlist.