We're often told that The Troops Defend Our Freedoms.
Of course, the Generals don't protect the freedoms of anti-war groups like the Westboro Baptist Church:
Retired AF generals target Westboro lawyers - Air Force News News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Air Force Times
Robert Nisbet pointed out that the military destroys decent, civil culture:
How the Military Encourages Immorality
Here's an example from the Westboro Baptist Church voicemail:
[[ WARNING: Soldier Speaking -- Violent Language Alert ]]
Don't worry: your First Amendment Freedoms are safe in the hands of soldiers like these.