Mr. Harris' support for our troops and veterans is admirable. (This Memorial Day "Its The Troops")   However, his political theory is all wrong. 

The armed forces are not the source of our freedoms;  they are the defenders of our freedoms.  The source of our freedoms is our Creator: 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...."

The distinction is crucial. That which men give, men can take away.  That which God gives, only God can take away.

Paul Cusack
Atlantic Highlands, NJ