I was paging through an old Reader's Digest from November '16. Under their regular feature, Humor in Uniform, was the subtitle; A SALUTE TO THE FUNNIEST MILITARY MOVIE QUOTES. One was - "STRIPES (1981) John Winger: We're all very different. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans. You know what that means? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world."
Beyond the claim that this is humor (let alone a 'funniest movie quote'), all of our forefathers LEFT those decent countries and set up a government that was of, by, and for the people. It is a government that recognizes that it operates under the consent of the governed - a BRAND NEW concept in the hierarchy of governance. And! It allows a procedure to change the Constitution by Amendment by and for.
For this slight by the movie industry and the Reader's Digest, i can not apologize, but I can thank all who fought and served in the armed services for their sacrifice to give / maintain the right in free speech.
Celebrate Veteran's Day! Fly your flag for them.