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    When I was in ROTC in college, we got this tough-ass ex-spec ops guy as an instructor.  On his first day in class, he gave us all copies of the federalist papers (which he quized us on) and the little gov't printing office pamplets that have the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  He told us that we would be declaring an oath to defend this document, and we'd better learn it.  

    He always made us carry the pamplet with us whenever we did ROTC stuff.  I kept mine in a ziplock bag, but it still got dirty and warped.  I got in the habbit of carrying it with me even later on in my career long after ROTC and college. I didn't always keep the pamplet on my person like our instructor made us, but I had it around.

    The pamplet has been to Korea, Thailand, Iraq, and many more places.  Its jumped out of airplanes and fast-roped out of helicopters.  The print on the covers have worn off, and its falling apart.  But, I'll always keep it.  That was my civics lesson, and I wish more people had the same.

    "An adventure is just something that sucks until its over."

    by LiberalRakkasan on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 02:05:35 PM PST

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