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Monday, December 6, 2010

Values ???

As most of you know by now, I spent half my life in the military...24 years.  Essentially, while most of those serving rarely think about it...and even more rarely talk about, those serving have volunteered to give their life...if called upon...to defend an ideal.  For those serving in the militaries of democracies...this ideal is generally freedom.

My question to you, good bloggers, is....if need be, what is important enough that you would risk your life to defend it?

For those of you that are parents, you can't say your children...that's a given or you shouldn't be a parent :-)

19 comments:

Jess said...

Religious freedom, definitely. I feel so blessed that we live in a country where we can worship (or not worship) freely. To have that taken away would be worth fighting for.

Brittany said...

I also agree... religion... and free to be and live how I please!

Great thought prompt! It really got me thinking!

SSW said...

My rights as a woman, my sexuality, my freedom of who I am and how I live my life.

Mrs. Hyde said...

Chocolate! I have fought for it in the past and I have every confidence that I will do so again at some point.

Really? We should be willing to die for our kids? Somebody REALLY should have told me that shit upfront.

ib said...

I would like to believe that I would fight to the death bringing lost brothers to know Christ.

hed said...

I think all of the freedoms that Americans take for granted, especially speech. I mean, hate what you will, but we have every given right to say what we want, worship who we want and I would fight my ass off to keep our Constitution solid.

hed www.hedabovewater.com

Mynx said...

I am with SSW & Mrs Hyde. My rights as a woman to have chocolate. My family, my way of life. My freedom of choice.

lyndylou said...

I agree with SSW and Mrs Hyde also. Dying for my kids? They are slowly killing me already lol that is so not in the job description!

Also freedom from that little voice calling from the biscuit tin shouting "eat me, you know you want to and don't just take one, take two!"

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'd have to say my life. If someone was threatening my life with a weapon, I'd fight like fucking hell. Not going down without a struggle. I've got too much to live for to let some psycho person take that from me. This isn't meant to be narcicistic.

Jumble Mash said...

Freedom probably. I mean I would fight to the death for my loved ones, too, but if we aren't allowed to say that, then my freedom.

DW said...

I really don't know how to answer this one, but am in a different position than most (I didn't die when I was supposed to - it's a long story). The responses so far have been good, and each are thought-provoking on their own. I guess I would say I would die fighting for my freedom to think. There are many people out there who want to tell me how to think, how their way of thinking is better than mine, etc. When we are able to *think* freely, we are able to *do* freely and *live* freely.

Uninspired Blogger said...

There's not much I'd die for really. You can take away all my rights, but you can't take away my thoughts and as long as I have those, I think I'm good.

Dying for loved ones doesn't count here because I'd do that in a heart beat.

Cinderita said...

While I would definitely go to the wall for chocolate as Mrs Hyde mentioned above, I'd have to say my freedom to be who i am in any given moment. The freedom of self expression. I would absolutely fight tooth and nail for that...the freedom for everyone to have that. I've fought very hard to get it...so you can darn well bet I'd kick anyone in the hole to keep it....uhm...if you tell anyone I used that term, I will deny it. :-)

PS..happy to have stumbled upon your blog over at Core Blimey.

Dad said...

I learned several things from your responses...y'all are deep thinkers..I'd proudly serve with any of ya...and I really need to buy stock in chocolate! Seriously, great answers...and values.

@Mrs. Hyde...welcome! The dying for your kids was in the ultra fine print...right below No Returns, No Refunds !


@DW...I'd like to hear that long story.

@Cinderita...welcome! So...do you think she'll give him an OBVIOUS sign?

Cinderita said...

I just left her an obvious comment in hopes that she will!

Krissy said...

I would fight for a lot of things mentioned above, including my loved ones and especially my many nieces and nephews (who I didn't give birth to so I can say that.. Ha!). I have to also say I'd die for animal rights if someone was hurting animals and I could stop it. Those people need to be put down in the most horrible way.

And Dad.. How you raised 3 girls without the knowledge of buying stock (or a stash) in chocolate escapes me. :)

I admire both you and my father (and many others I've had the honor to know) for pledging your life to protect us all, including our right of expression on here without which none of us would have discovered each other.

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Dad said...

@Krissy...well said...can you imagine living with sensorship and trying to blog???

caterpillar said...

Freedom to be is one. Keeping my family and friends safe is another... (I don't have kids...I mean my parents, sister, hubby..friends...)

Dad said...

@caterpillar...I like that phrase..."Freedom to be"...very kewl, thanks