The military is being used to protect our freedoms This is the biggest self serving load of shit that politicians have ever given us, the other day that useless piece of crap Rick Santorum said the reason that we were attacked on 9/11 was supposedly because a bunch of people who live in caves in the middle east, all of a sudden got up one day and thought about how pissed off they were that people who live on the opposite side of the planet were free to do whatever they want. Before too many people attack me, I want to say I have the utmost respect for everyone who has fought and died for this country, this is not an attack on them, I am pissed off because I see them being abused by politicians who clearly do not have the goal of freedom in America in mind. With that said how could any logical person buy into the shit that politicians are selling in order to propogate the myth that our military actions abroad are âprotecting our freedoms.â When was the last time in history that ANY COUNTRY posed a serious threat to freedom in America? Last one I can think of is the Cuban missile crisis, and that was solved without ever firing a bullet. On the other hand, the same politicians who have told us our military actions are based on âprotecting our freedomsâ have used the fact that we are at war to justify their actions in stripping us of our most fundamental freedoms, and that is the freedom from being unfairly attacked by our own government. Since 9/11 the government has given themselves the right to do whatever they want, from warrantless wiretaps, to indefinite detention by government, to TSA molestation, to flat out killing American citizens without a trial. All this happens under the headline of "protecting our freedoms" We are getting fucked in the ass by neo con chicken hawks, and For all the pissing and moaning liberals do about guys like Bush and Cheney, they sure seem to disappear in a heartbeat whenever a democrat is in charge, and there really is no discernible difference between the two parties when it comes to this. I have read tons of attacks on Ron Paul over foreign policy in the last few weeks, and I find it hard to believe that people would not atleast take a second to seriously think about how Americans have benefited from our military actions abroad, and what the government has done to us based on these wars. I cant understand how a logical person would not at the very least question a large part of our military actions abroad. It seems very easy for people to dismiss Ron Pauls idea of complete isolationism as crazy, and maybe that isnt the right answer, but take a look at every single war we have gotten into going back to world war 2 and try honestly asking yourself whether or not the benefit outweighs the cost,in terms of money, freedom, and most importantly the loss of life from the courageous people who have fought these wars for us. The biggest threat to our freedom is not some guy living in a cave abroad, its our own government, and its the threat that we will go broke, and America will collapse, and while entitlements and domestic spending are a huge problem, military and foreign spending is the other side of the busted equation. I cant help but think that Osama Bin Laden is currently rotting in hell with a smile on his face thinking he couldnt even imagine pulling off the destruction our own government has caused us since 9/11. 'When i hear a politician brag about the military as "protecting our freedom" i just want to punch them right in the dick for using peoples lives to fuel their political agenda.