“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” You’ve likely heard that quote, or some version of it. It’s a popular one even if its origins are murky at best. The people who like to quote it often do so when they’re somehow expressing their support for troops who fight wars on their behalf.
And it’s true. Servicemen who fight wars are rough. They use so-called locker room talk . . . and much worse language. They’re also a group of people who engage in the types of behavior that create fits of hysteria in modern punditry. If such troops ever ran for public office and their deeds and language became known, the sales of fainting couches would go through the roof. . . .
Read the rest at the Loftus Party.