Sunday, September 26, 2010

Alyssa Peterson- A Person Most Honorable

 A name, a person, we should all know, and respect- something she afforded all who came into contact with her, not the blind respect of authority that the military instills (which amounts to little more than a false sense of freedom from culpability, if not outright cowardice) but the fundamental respect that should be afforded all humanity. Something that made her brave and righteous enough to stand up to the all too predictable consequences of blind authority.

Authoritarian institutions like the military often like to pay lip service to higher moral codes in the service of honor, here was someone who actually lived their very life by it- and could not do otherwise...

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