Since 9-11-01 people don't hesitate to|
Appreciate and thank
Men and women who have donned
Or are sporting the uniform and the combat boots
Serving in our country's armed services.
These men and women have or are
Making selfless sacrifices
To protect and defend the freedoms,
Which aren't free,
Many of us enjoy
And take for granted
Like the rights --
free speech, right to bear arms, right to a speedy and fair trial,
the right to vote, freedom of religion and more --
Guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States.
An intelligent person would
Reason and conclude
Constitutional rights apply to
Our service members too
Not true! Sadly!
If you freely express yourself,
Your reward is an Article 15,
Which amounts to a
Loss of rank, pay and privileges
Unless you 'suck it up and drive on'
A definite violation of
First amendment rights
For this reason and more
Military intelligence is an oxymoron.
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