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In response to Thomas Garrods naïve and narrow-min
Navy worth the inconvenience
In response to Thomas Garrods naïve and narrow-minded response to What if the Navy left?
Have you served in the military? If so, were you honorably discharged? Im willing to bet you never wore the uniform. Do you have any idea why the Navy is on Whidbey Island? Of course you dont; youd rather talk trash from the sidelines.
Ive lived and served on Whidbey Island for more than 20 years. I havent seen a single incident in this town that he describes (loud music, bad drivers, etc.) that I havent seen in every other town Ive ever lived or visited. In fact, Ive seen much worse.
The term The Sound of Freedom nicely describes the small inconvenience we endure to ensure the security of our nation. The best term I can think of for Garrods rantings (and those who agree with him) is The Sound of Insanity. Quit your complaining and thank the next Navy person who crosses your path. You owe it to them. Pack your stuff and move to Marthas Vineyard.