Bill Ayers asked why uniformed military get boarded on flights before everyone else in a recent rant.
I got an answer for him: because they risk their lives for people like Bill Ayers and his bitch wife Bernadine Dohrn to have the right to show their ass in public just like he did.
(As a special aside to the bitch...America is not, and never was, an empire. We've shoved our dependants and protectorates off of our protections and onto their own two feet as quickly as we could. The only real exceptions are American Samoa, which does its best to be a productive member of the union despite distance preventing them from becoming a full state, and Puerto Rico, which refuses to either shit or get off the pot on the topic of becoming a state or declaring their independence. And if it were a collapsing empire, like Dorhn insists...well, whose fault is that? Who is it, exactly, draining the life out of the nation? It certainly isn't the military. Nor yet the individuals with jobs, who pay taxes...)
In any case, to answer Ayers's question in simpler terms: we let the military board flights before teachers and nurses because despite the major service nurses offer society, soldiers serve and sacrifice far more than any of the rest of us, and deserve the privilege.
Where else in the world could he badmouth soldiers without being stood up against a wall and shot?
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