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Published: Thursday, July 4 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Another Perspective
Bountiful, UT

Let us not fool ourselves. Many of the wars we have fought have had nothing to do with preserving freedom. Some wars are just dumb wars.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Was Dan going to let us in on which issues "really matter" or is this just a little history with added blather?

Bountiful, UT

With due respect to Dan’s tribute to Col. Joshua Chamberlain, I would give most of the credit for the Union victory to the 23,055 Union casualties (killed/wounded/captured/missing) that occurred during those miserable three days, along with the other 70,866 who went on to fight another day. No one single Commander or soldier was pivotal in the battle’s outcome – there were many, many other examples of heroism and sacrifice.

As for those who died, as President Lincoln eloquently stated at Gettysburg four months later, they paid “with their fullest measure of devotion” for that victory.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

Quote, "In this age, when patriotism seems to be out of fashion,"

Yes, the good ol' days when brother killed brother for the right to enslave. That was when patriotism was IN fashion?

Well, everyone I know is about to go out and celebrate. Too bad nobody is patriotic anymore...

Salt Lake City, UT

So we're supposed to charge forward, but in Gettysburg it was the Confederate side that did the charging not the Union side and they lost the battle.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Oh the glory of war. This article was clearly written by someone who has never seen or been in combat. Only the flag-waving politicians are the winners of war.

Signed - a combat veteran

Bountiful, UT

true patriotism is really just a adherence to the Golden Rule.


@CHS 85

You forgot about the corporations that politicians work for. They are also winners of war.

Honestly, I'm surprised that Danny Boy would take this stance. I figured a good Republican like he would be on the South's side. After all, the South was really fighting for states' rights against the big bad federal government, weren't they?

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