Sunday, May 30, 2010

Never Forget

Memorial Day 2010

By Oliver North (Archive) · Friday, May 28, 2010

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. -- This is the place that receives the most attention on Memorial Day, though it is but one of 141 national cemeteries in the United States and 24 others located on foreign soil. Many of our countrymen will observe this "last Monday in May" holiday with travel, shopping and picnics. But those who take the time to visit one of these hallowed grounds will have an unforgettable experience.

These are the final resting places for more than 3 million Americans who served in our armed forces -- as soldiers, sailors, airmen, Guardsmen and Marines -- including the nearly 5,500 who have perished in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A visit to one of these quiet memorials is a tribute to those who made history by wearing our nation's uniform and taking up arms to preserve our liberty and free tens of millions of others from tyranny. In words written on stone markers, these places tell the story of who we are as a people.

Regardless of when they served, all interred in these cemeteries sacrificed the comforts of home and absented themselves from the warmth and affection of loved ones. Since 1776, more than 1.5 million Americans have lost their lives while in uniform.

At countless funerals and memorial services for those who lost their lives in the service of our country, I hear the question, "Why is such a good young person taken from us in the prime of life?" Plato, the Greek philosopher, apparently sought to resolve the issue by observing, "Only the dead have seen the end of war." I prefer to take my solace in the words of Jesus to the Apostle John: "Father, I will that those you have given me, be with me where I am."

My sojourns to this "Sacred Ground," as Tom Ruck calls our national cemeteries in the title of his magnificent book, remind me that among those here are veterans who served with my father and all of my uncles in the conflagration of World War II. Only a handful of those 16.5 million from that "greatest generation" remain. Others resting in these consecrated places were tested just five years later in our first fight against despotic communism -- on the Korean Peninsula. They braved stifling heat, mind-numbing cold and an enemy that often outnumbered them 10 to one.

Here are headstones of those who served in the decade between Korea and Vietnam. More than 12 millions young Americans donned military uniforms in what was called "the cold war." It was only cold for those who didn't have to fight in it. They served on land, air and sea in lonely outposts, dusty camps, along barbed wire barriers in foreign lands, on guard against those who would have done us harm if they had the chance.

Between 1964 and 1975, more than 7 million young Americans were committed to the bloody contest in Southeast Asia. The names of 58,267 who died from that fight are on the wall of the Vietnam War Memorial -- some of them were my Marines and my brother's soldiers. Headstones in cemeteries all across this land testify to more of their selfless sacrifice -- and serve as a reminder that the victory denied in that war should never happen again.

In the three-and-a-half decades since Vietnam, not a single year has passed without Americans in uniform being committed to hostile action somewhere around the globe -- including Grenada, Beirut, Panama, the Balkans and Kuwait. We are not a warlike people. But for more than two centuries, ours has been the only nation on earth willing to consistently send its sons and daughters into harm's way -- not for gold or oil or colonial conquest, but to offer others the hope of liberty.

Since Sept. 11, that great legacy has been borne by volunteers serving in the shadows of the Hindu Kush, along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates, in the Persian Gulf and on anti-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean. These young Americans are engaged against a merciless enemy who has proven repeatedly that there is no atrocity beneath them -- and that they will do whatever it takes to kill as many of our countrymen as possible.

Those now in uniform deserve our thanks, for no nation has ever had a better military force than the one we have today. And no accolade to those presently in our country's service is greater than honoring the veterans who preceded them on Memorial Day.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin

Poor Obama can't catch a break, not from the far left moonbats,not from the moderates,not from the "far right domestic terrorists". Obama is pretty much despised now by practically everyone, even Chris "Ive got a tingle" Matthews, not even the flying unicorns can save him now, it seems.

I'm checking to see if I have any sympathy for this ...person who currently occupies the White House. Nope. None.

Not one ounce of sympathy for a person who slams my beloved nation as racist. Not one ounce of sympathy for a person who refuses to honor our traditions and our fallen warriors. Not one single stinking ounce of sympathy for a person who continues to slam an American wife and mother for simply voicing her opinion. Not one stinking ounce of sympathy for a person who leads the way when mocking and ridiculing honest American citizens for exercising their RIGHT as Americans to peacefully protest.

Not one stinking ounce of sympathy for a person who believes it is perfectly fine to leave a helpless infant to die alone, cold and unloved in a medical waste bin. Not one ounce of sympathy for a person who advocates for and finances the murder of millions of helpless, innocent human beings around the world. Not one ounce of sympathy for a person who has labelled me and millions of other Americans like me as a potential domestic terrorist, just because I believe that every life is precious, not just those who are old enough to vote for the sociali....I mean democrats.

I wish him nothing but good health. I hope he lives a very, very long time. Because our nation will recover from the "Obama years" Our nation will rise again from the ashes of the progressive movement. Our nation and her people, MY people, will become less and less trusting of the government and learn once again the value of teaching our children the truth about our history and the great men and women who lived and died according to their deeply held beliefs in God and our country.

And I hope Obama lives a very long time and has to bear witness to the unraveling of all of his machivellian schemes and I hope every day is a bold reminder of his failure to completely gut this great nation. And I hope every day Obama is confronted with the greatness of the American people as we stand, resolute on the domestic front lines with our shoulders squared and say "This far---no farther!"

November is coming, Mr. President. Don't get too comfortable.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

How to Start a Civil War

How to Start a Civil War:

Step 1. Identify your opposition
Step 2. Isolate the leadership
Step 3. Marginalize the target
Step 4. Ridicule the target
Step 5. When all the above steps fail---force a "situation" i.e. send 500 trashy, low class people to a private citizens house to"protest", but what that really means is terrorize the family...

And that is exactly what the SEIU thugs did--under the protection of the D.C Metro police department. Remember though, your government considers peacefully protesting TEA partiers as domestic terrorist---these SIEU thugs are organizers..

"A caravan of SEIU buses receive a Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Department escort to a private home in Maryland where the protesters, from all appearances, violate Montgomery County law by engaging in a stationary protest. The Montgomery County police were not informed by their cross-jurisdictional colleagues of the impending, unusually large protest pending in their jurisdiction.

What’s up with that? Had the mob decided to torch the house, the D.C. police would not have been authorized to intervene. Not their jurisdiction. They’re just escorts. Meanwhile, a teenage boy is home alone, frightened by what’s happening outside his front door.

There’s something very wrong with this picture."

read it all here at BigJournalism

For your consideration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. (exerpt from the Declaration of Independence)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Phoenix Catholic Hospital Questioned Over Abortion to Save Mother's Live

Of course there are those who will claim the Catholic Church hates women and value the unborn child over the mother's life...and those people are always wrong. As the Bishop clearly says "there are two lives to consider---the mother and her unborn child"

Phoenix Catholic Hospital Questioned Over Abortion to Save Mother's Live