No tin pot dictators, please.

If people want to honor military personnel, I’ve no issue with that. But if you start demanding that we honor the military itself, I do have a problem.

The military is just another extension of governmental might. Imagine if someone insisted that we adore the IRS or the CDC. Sounds a bit daft, doesn’t it?

Encouraging citizens to adore the military as an organization tends to push a country in a direction that rarely leads to more personal freedom or civil liberties.

I recently saw an article that discussed a rising trend in some countries where the citizens want a more-authoritarian and militaristic government. Polls show some people in those countries actually wanting the military to be the government.  Not I. I like having civilian control over our military.

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in ’98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank.

I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management for said bank. After work, I watch movies & eat.

I’ve been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride an old Honda Shadow. Someday I want to go skydiving.