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    Back to the original topic, I would oppose the statue too and it has nothing to do with whether it includes a gun or even a pile of dead Iraquis at his feet. I think there's something twisted about the US's increasing obsession with memorials. The US lost more than 400,000 soldiers in 20th Century wars and I'm not aware of very many statues. Probably because people knew there were more important things to do. While other nations invest in their future, we're busy casting statues. On the other hand, maybe it's to be expected in a nation where every kid in the soccer league gets a trophy.
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    hey, it sounds like the guy died a hero. it's nice of his community to want to memorialize him. but does it have to have a gun, and be right next to a playground? why normalize little kids to that kind of stuff?
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    Mabudon, that statue isn't an accurate representation of me. This forum has a size limit for photo's

    Oh I'm bad.


    Presto, I TOTALLY see your point but one could say it's nothing worse than daytime television that features nonstop sex drugs and violence. Just look at Jerry Springer, which should be on right about now. I gotta go!

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    I think the statue should be allowed.The county raised the money and more people support it so why not!I think a lot of people don't realize what our soldiers go though,all the past wars to keep this country free!Just my 2 cents.You don't want me to get started because when I do I will surly get baned!


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    I understand your position and used to agree with it. But now I think money is wasted on war memorials. A decade from now, tens of thousands of veterans who served in Iraq & Afghanistan will be living in poverty. But maybe they'll be able to get a little shade from a statue, unless they're too disabled to reach the park.
    Bruce in CT

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