Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day - #3925 - VIDEO: MSNBC Host: 'I'm Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Soldiers Heroes - Townhall (2) VIDEO: "If I Die Before You Wake." - Tribute to Armed Forces - 3,622,533 views

MSNBC Host: 'I'm Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Soldiers Heroes - Townhall - Yep, you read that headline right. Chris Hayes, of MSNBC's Sunday morning show "Up with Chris Hayes," says he's uncomfortable ascribing valorous terms to fallen military because it's "rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war." Just...watch: John McWhorter of the New York Daily News continued: I would almost rather not say ‘hero’ and come up with a more neutral term…I share your discomfort with those words because they are argumentational strategies in themselves, often without wanting to be.” Sorry, Chris, but anyone willing to sacrifice his or her life for your right to say whatever you want on your Sunday morning talk show is a hero. There is no incorrect way to "marshal" that word when speaking about the men and women who value the principles of our nation above their own lives. Calling them what they are -- heroes -- is a small way to recognize their bravery. It's hardly justification for more war; it's just one way we can say thank you to our soliders. The fact is, our soldiers are our greatest heroes, and they deserve our utmost respect for their willingness to sacrifice their time and their lives for us. Yes, Chris, you are wrong -- after all, the reason we celebrate this Memorial Day holiday is to honor our fallen heroes.  Steve Peters:  Throughout the history of man, but a few have lived in the freedoms found in America, but there is a cost to these freedom. Memorial Day started as Decoration Day which is a remembrance to all those citizens that gave "Their Last Full Measure of Devotion" to protecting our freedoms. Chris Hayes's freedom to utter such ignorant words on Memorial Day, along with other inalienable rights and freedoms embedded within America's founding documents have been made possible through the heroic sacrifice of fellow citizens, both past and present. These ordinary citizens summoned the courage when called upon over the last 2 1/3 centuries, and through their actions carried the torch of freedom to future generations. Freedom has a price which the heros have paid on behalf of Chris Hayes and they would not want even the most unappreciative and undeserving citizens such as him to live without it.

"If I Die Before You Wake." Tribute to Armed Forces - 3,622,533 views.
Video contributed by Steve Peters.

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