Film: ‘A Few Good Men’

Courtroom Speech

You want answers?

You want answers?

You want the truth?

You can't handle the truth!

We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know –my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.

You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you need me.

We use words like "honour," "code," "loyalty." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line.

 

I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to people who sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then question the manner in which I provide it.

I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way.

I don't give a DAMN what you think you're entitled to!

 

DID I ORDER EXECUTIONS? YOU'RE GOD DAMN RIGHT I DID!



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