When does the cost of freedom to pursue life, liberty, and happiness become to expensive?
Is there really to high a price for Freedom? What if the cost of Freedom is nuclear annihilation around the world? At what point do we stop killing human beings in the name freedom?
when people finally realize that OUR country iIS free not under the control of some freak...also it seems like a fun game of 'chess' but its real life chess
Give me liberty or give me death.
Sadly never. But nuclear annihilation would not allow one to pursue life, liberty and happiness, would it? If it would, someone would have done it already! The nuclear powers know it would poison the entire world, which is the biggest deterrent of all. Restraint allows us all in this nuclear world to pursue what we deem important. Unless of course you are a Muslim radical, then you could readily destroy the entire earth in Allah's name and still have it all in the afterlife. This scares me and I'm fearless!
Longer drift into uncertain territory:
The price of remaining free in any war has always meant many had to die. The ones that die initially are NOT the ones that create the conflict. You have to kill your way through the forces of the opposition to kill the leader(s). Those forces may have no choice but to fight or they will die at the hands of their own leaders. The current war in Iraq is a bit of a shift from that norm. Saddam is dead, but Al-Qaeda and the insurgents are acting somewhat on their own to kill our soldiers and people of their own faith that don't hate us (on their way to us and our leaders), and have sustained the conflict way beyond what was anticipated. I believe our leaders underestimated their willingness to die for what they believe in (annihilation of America and Israel and nothing less) and the strength of their faith. Their faith allows them to blow up themselves, their wives, even their children! Unlike us, surviving the battle is not necessary at all, and often not desirable! Think about that. They want to kill us, the American public as a whole, and also the Israelis, and their hatred knows no bounds, no price is too high to pay. To die for the cause for many of them is greater than to continue the fight or return to their loved ones. They are more deadly as a whole than the Kamikazes! Our soldiers would rather be home hugging their wives and kids than over there killing the Muslim radicals and the innocents that happen top get in the way. That is not to say our soldiers are unwilling to die fighting for our way of life, but they certainly would rather not! And we as a people would not encourage them in such literally self-destructive behavior. This is fundamentally diferent from our enemy. They have no government telling them to go fight, but they are there fighting, leaving their families to fend for themselves. Even blowing themselves up in the streets to kill others of the same faith.
To stop the killing in this war you have to stop the hate or kill all those that hate you enough to kill you. Unfortunately, our foreign policy, and the length and mishandling of the war is creating more Muslim radicals and is in turn causing more hate and hence death. If one side stops hating or stops fighting for freedom (or whatever they believe in) while the other carries on the fight, guess who is going to win? If we stop now what will stop them from bringing the fight here (again)? They can kill us all, every man woman and child, with no limit to the methods used, no concern for their own survival. But even if we were to win the war we would still be bound by convention to let the rank and file enemy combatants live, only to fight them another day when they have regrouped. And that fight will be even more unconventional than this one!
Our government set the stage with our oil politics and mishandling of the Gulf foreign policy, and then Bush stepped in it big-time with both feet. How we can get out of this without a major attack on our soil is beyond me. We aren't just fighting the Iraqi insurgents and Al-Qaeda, we are fighting all the Mid-East radicals that want to join the battle in Iraq. We called them out, and they are still coming in droves. People are dying over oil and who has the best God. Go figure.
The cost is expensive when you pay for it with your soul, morals, conviction, faith and you end up compromising your very being to acquire material things that in the end of your life is not something you would care about anyway.
Try to find a person on their deathbed who will wish.
They have more money to spend.
They get a new car, house, tv computer, clothes.
They went to hawaii, paris or any place.
Mostly people would care about the things that matter, unless they are really that far into their deception about what matters in life.
When we stop killing human beings who would take our freedom from us, or keep it from others who want it, there will no longer be freedom. Guess it all depends on how attractive life without freedom is to you on how important it is to fight for.
If you're talking the Iraq war, we were never fighting for the cause of freedom. In the name of it, sure...
A very good question-The cost of freedom becomes too high when we resort to war first without giving peaceful communication a chance. Communication is a very wonderful tool to use and I think it works if all concern would completely cooperate to achieve a peaceful solution.......