Colonel Jessup speaks about knowing things beyond what even others in the military community know and certainly beyond what average citizens of the US could possibly fathom. Our nation has a professional military partially for the very purpose, to ensure that regular citizens are not subjected to sacrifice and the horrors of combat. The Colonel continues on and states, not just the need for men with guns, but the fact that although many might never understand and even might not approve of the methods used by those in combat zones, unconsciously and perhaps consciously but certainly not voiced, they need and want these violent men acting on their behalf.
However, regardless of your political leaning, this nation does and will continue to need men and women willing to do violence on behalf of its citizens. Which takes me back to Colonel Jessup,” we live in a world with walls, and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s going to do it? You?” We ask these men and women to do this violence on our behalf, whether directly or indirectly, and this has consequences, directly and indirectly. Deep down in places we don’t talk about at parties, we need these men and women on guard, ready to kill on our behalf, whether are Republican or Democrat, pro-war or anti-war. If you make a living within these walls, blessed by the freedoms that are afforded each of us because of the men and women of the past that have provided this blanket of freedom we are covered by.
This is least we can do for…..A Few Good Men.