Every blogging supporter of the U.S. military in Iraq seems to be getting a similar pack of comments and e-mails recently. In effect they say, in tones of supreme snarkiness, “You support the war, so why don’t you go over there and fight it, or else shut up?”
The essence of it is, “People who advocate for some exercise of government power have no legitimacy unless those people endure the greatest burden of that exercise of power.”
So by that measure only property owners can approve school budgets based on real estate taxes, if you defend free speech you should become a porn star, and only firefighters can pull fire alarms.
Very succinct. Thank you.