To: Cincinatus' Wife
""I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare," Perry said. " ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life." "
Amazing. That's the same sense I had from my Air Force stint, especially the 3 years in Germany.
Nothing made me appreciate America so much as not having it for three years.
posted on 06/27/2011 6:59:00 AM PDT
(A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
Even when traveling in comfort outside the U.S., you look forward to getting home.
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