Came across some old notes from April 2012:
Freedom is not free
But I don’t agree that this statement should occur in context of and support of the military. Violence is not the ultimate price for freedom. Perhaps it can be necessary to secure freedom. More than likely, however, freedom requires work of a different nature.
Work to fulfill one’s duties. Work to harmonize with nature rather than exploit her. Work to unit with other humans rather than strike divides. Work to educate rather than propagandize. Work to learn. Work to think. Work to decide. Work to find and use truth.