This was the sig line on a group email. I tend to consider myself a pacifist these days, but the good father was rightt when penning this poem (statement).
IT'S THE SOLDIER

It's the soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the PRESS.
It's the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of SPEECH.
It's the soldier, not the campus ORGANIZER,
Who has given us the freedom to DEMONSTRATE
It's the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a FAIR TRIAL.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, Serves under the flag
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.
-Father D. E. O'Brien