Ron Kovic: We went to Vietnam to stop communism!... We shot women and children!
Mrs. Kovic: You didn't shoot women and children! What are you saying?
Ron Kovic: That was the war, communism, the insidious evil! They told us to go.
Mrs. Kovic: Yes, yes that's what they told us.
Ron Kovic: Thou shalt not kill, Mom. Thou shalt not kill women and children! Thou shalt not kill! Remember? Isn't that what you taught us? Isn't that what they taught us?
Mrs. Kovic: Stop it! Stop it!
Ron Kovic: But they're the evil, Mom. They're the ones we should be fighting. They lied to me growing up, they lied to all of us, but it's not gonna work anymore. Not for you... for me... for anybody else.
Mrs. Kovic: Stop it, stop it! As long as you're in this house, you will not talk that way. Eli, please stop him.
Mr. Kovic: Ron, come one now... you made your point.
Ron Kovic: No, I didn't make my point. Tell her, Dad. They're killing everybody now. It's all falling apart, Mom! King. Kenndy. Kent State. We all lost the war, Mom. ****ing Communism won! It's all for nothing! Tell her, Dad, it's all a lie. Tell her God's as dead as my legs. There's no God and there's no country. It's just me... and this wheelchair... forever.
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