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A Memorial Day Message From a Former US Marine

• Ron Paul Institute - Lucas Gage

It's Memorial Day and Americans are out barbequing, having a few beers, and spending time with their loved ones; they are celebrating to honor the fallen warriors who have died to protect our nation, our freedoms, and our way of life.

But I have a serious question that may make you uncomfortable: Did they really die protecting those things?

If you believe that every war we have ever started, engaged in, or supported was just, then your answer will be a resounding "Yes!" But I think more and more American are beginning to realize they have been lied to about many of these wars, especially all the wars the came out of the so-called "War on Terror." Many of those Americans being war veterans just like myself.

America is 246 years old, yet has been at war for over 96 percent of its existence. Certainly, some of these wars must have been just, but most of them, especially after 1913, have been nothing but special-interest wars that benefited the Military Industrial Complex at the expense of Americans. We were warned about this entity by people who worked for it: once by General Smedley Butler, who wrote a short book (a mere 12 pages) called War is a Racket; and another time by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address. I highly recommend every American read both to get the truth directly from those who were on the inside.

 


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