We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As we commemorate the historic significance of this day and acknowledge the honorable sacrifice of the young men who answered the call of duty simply because they believed in such things as honor and duty and sacrifice, let us remember that 6 years ago today, news broke of a leaked batch of information by a young man named Edward Snowden who also felt the call of duty and understand that the triumph of good over evil is never guaranteed and never a final victory.
Unlike the heroes of D-Day, Snowden lacked the courage of his convictions and fled the country.
Not a hero, rather a traitor and defector.
I suppose that if you believe that exposing the secret, illegal machinations of our intelligence services is treason when those brave men and women of the NSA, CIA, FBI, et al are merely doing their best to keep us safe from dangers we are not aware of, you must really be outraged about William Barr's threatened exposure of what they were doing to protect us from the threat of Donald Trump becoming President. Personally, I think you might be a little confused about loyalty to one's country and loyalty to the government of one's country.