Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Keegan on the G.I.

John Keegan reflects on the American soldier, not only as a warrior, but as a reflection of the country. They are not imperialists, but rather "incurably democratic."    

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Thanks for posting today... Pretty light here at work...

My wonderful wife gave me Toby Keith’s new CD "Shockin’ Ya’ll" for Christmas.

Included was a song entitled "American Soldier"

The words are fantastic (and relate to the story Dr. Schramm notes)--

I’m just trying to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everything to everyone
Up and at ’em, bright and early
I’m all business in my suit
Yeah, I’m dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots



I don’t do it for the money
There’s bills that I can’t pay
I don’t do it for the glory
I just do it anyway
Providing for our future’s my responsibility
Yeah I’m real good under pressure
Being all that I can be

And I can’t call in sick on Mondays
when the weekends been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
And sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door
Hey, I’m solid, hey I’m steady, hey, I’m true down to the core


And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
I’ve counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I don’t want to die for you
but if dyin’s asked of me
I’ll bear that cross with honor
’cause freedom don’t come free


I’m an Amiercan soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
when liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right
I’m out here on the front lines
Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I’m an American soldier


Yeah, an American soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
when liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right
I’m out here on the front lines
So Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I’m an American
An American, an American soldier

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