I received this e-mail yesterday from my uncle. I have no knowledge of it's validity, so do not take this as Gospel truth. But it poses a very interesting question. The e-mail follows.
Guess I won't be drinking Starbucks anymore! ! !
Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to Let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee.
So as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should not support them by buying any of their products! I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground fighting street -to-street and house-to-house.
If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and no one will ever know.
After reading this, I did what most people do, I deleated it. But it brought a question to me later, how do I feel about companies that do not support the soldiers. There are more than enough people that don't support the war, and I don't think you have to, but I think that when it comes down to it, we should always support our soldiers.
So I post this, really to see what you all think. If there was a company that you knew did not support our soldiers, would you still support it? Why or why not? I think that this can go many ways, and I am hoping it opens up for some room to debate.
Have a great day!