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The following is a reenactment of an excerpt from a famous speech delivered in 1933 by retired Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, a 2-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
You can find the full text of the speech here: http://alturl.com/rf5...
In 1952, a coup to overthrow the US government by right-winged industrialists was thwarted by Butler when he was asked to lead the new government and 500,000 troops. Throughout his distinguished career, Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree.
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler
United States Marine Corps veteran of 33 years.
Congressional Medal of Honor, 1914.
Congressional Medal of Honor, 1917.
The Distinguished Service Medal, 1919.
The Brevette Medal in the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Edited by User 5,938,283 on Jun 5, 2012 10:20 AM