I’m writing this because I feel that I have to,I do not want to lose any blogging friends for what I’m about to say,and if I do lose them well so be it.This is a free country after all,and we are allowed to have differences of opinions.This being said I will now continue to my posting.
I chose to title this a visit to the past for one simple reason.this post started out as a reply to someones comment that they chose to follow. Let’s go back in time to a different war.It’s the 70’s the war in Vietnam was causing a lot controversy,there was war protests,there were some deserters,there were cowards that did not want to serve in the military and fled to Canada.
Then there were some men that show their own brand of loyalty to family,I’m referring to those that did not want to serve in the military because of their beliefs.Those men who refused their draft notices ended up going to prison for their beliefs.
One such person is my friend Irv. He felt so strongly in his beliefs that he refuse to be inducted into the military when he received his draft notice and he ended up going to prison for 2 years,which would have been the time he would of had to serve. Now concisest objectors are nothing new there were those that refuse military service in world war 2 as well. They were offered alternative service instead. Now when the same type of a person expressed those same beliefs they were thrown in prison instead of being an alternative service. So Irv went to Jail for his beliefs,I went into the US Air Force for mine.
This is what made our country so great.I hope that people understand why I wrote this.