While at Walgreens in downtown Minneapolis yesterday, waiting to pick up a prescription, I killed some time by looking through their selection of graphics t-shirts until my jaw dropped when I came across one the read, and I kid you not, "ARMY - Serving GOD Is Not A Job...It's An Adventure." WHAT!??? Serving god??? WHAT!!!? What happened to serving your country? I realize this is just a t-shirt, but it is being sold by the largest drugstore chain in America which suggests too me that this is a concept that is widely accepted as, at least, normal. If this even comes close to being the way people commonly regard their military service in this country, we are in big trouble boys and girls. Do you want the people armed with our national arsenal pledging primary allegiance to a fantasy arbitrated by people like Pat Robertson, Nazi Pope Benedict and James Dobson? I don't.
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