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This is an incredible American who leaves me with a sense of awe and renewed hope. Tuck a donation into an envelope and help him with his reelection campaign. They will be throwing everything they can at him in an effort to unseat him. We need such as him in Government.
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For Drewzer: In your response to Mr. Wolf, you said, "Why would chaplains have to alter their sermons? I've spent time in many Catholic and Episcopal churches and services and never heard homosexuality brought up once. I'm guessing only the most hard core of fundamentalist evangelical churches even mention homosexuality". For the past 25-30 years there has been unbelievable turmoil in the Catholic Church over the molestation of young boys by gay members of the Priesthood. Naturally the Priesthood does not venture forth on an issue which has stained the honor of all. The Pope, however, recently apologized in the UK and in Ireland for just this commission. The Episcopal Church had been in similar turmoil about the admission of openly gay members of the Clergy. Many have fled the church and the issue remains of great contention as whole congregations have left and lawsuits have ensued over the Church buildings themselves. But I guess if you don't wish to see or hear, then you don't. There are members of all demonimations who feel this is against Christian teaching. The greatest concentration of those who believe in a strict interepretation of the Bible are in Fundamentalist or Evangelical branches. Could the attack on Christianity and the open maligning that has occured over the past decade or so be explained by this issue?? There has been a great offensive on against the Church. It is certainly possible that this is the answer. Here is the issue that occurs to me - a young recruit of 17-18 enters the military; an older gay person is in immediate power over this recruit. Is this not what happened in the Catholic Church? Tell me what the recourse will be in a newly minted PC military? It took many, many years for the Priestly molested young boys, now men to come forward. The church thought the Priests were Priests who were gay. The truth is that they were simply gay and had no Christian conviction to adhere to their vows and teachings. Extrapolated to the military, one can only surmise the outcome of the grand social experiment!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2010 on DADT repealed at BLACKFIVE
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To Johnr: Got nothing from the Brits did we? How about our bicameral system of democratic government? We may not have a Parliament but our system is based on theirs and they are not called the Mother of Parliaments for nothing. As for the French - they were fighting the British in Europe and so strategically allying with the American fledgling nation was a brilliant move. But please harken back to the French and Indian Wars. The first taxing by the British Parliament was instituted to help defray the cost of this defense of the American settler by the British army. How many American settlers on the frontier died horrible deaths at the hands of the French and their Indian allies? How about our laws based on English Common Law? How about our English Language? Please note that American troops burned York to the ground: that would be today's Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the burning of Washington was pay back time. My British ancestors came here in 1630 - 1650. I may be American to the core, but I honor the stalwart people who set out to build a nation and did so setting up institutions that were used to carry us into independence and beyond. Please look at the countries that France and Spain colonized! We were lucky in the extreme to have had British "parents"! We need only compare Canada and the USA to Mexico or any number of South American countries and the sad unending tragedy of Haiti.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2010 on Payback is a social medevac at BLACKFIVE
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To Johnr: Got nothing from the Brits did we? How about our bicameral system of democratic government? We may not have a Parliament but our system is based on theirs and they are not called the Mother of Parliaments for nothing. As for the French - they were fighting the British in Europe and so strategically allying with the American fledgling nation was a brilliant move. But please harken back to the French and Indian Wars. The first taxing by the British Parliament was instituted to help defray the cost of this defense of the American settler by the British army. How many American settlers on the frontier died horrible deaths at the hands of the French and their Indian allies? How about our laws based on English Common Law? How about our English Language? Please note that American troops burned York to the ground: that would be today's Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the burning of Washington was pay back time. My British ancestors came here in 1630 - 1650. I may be American to the core, but I honor the stalwart people who set out to build a nation and did so setting up institutions that were used to carry us into independence and beyond. Please look at the countries that France and Spain colonized! We were lucky in the extreme to have had British "parents"! We need only compare Canada, the USA, the independent British Islands in the Caribbean and Belize to Mexico or any number of South American countries or the sad unending tragedy of Haiti.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2010 on Payback is a social medevac at BLACKFIVE
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I can say categorically that in the last several election cycles there has been an issue in WI with military ballots. They filed for the extension this year although they have had a year in which they have discussed the issue. Primary elections need to be scheduled early enough so that the ballots can be prepared in a timely manner and gotten out and back on time. We need a federal law to govern the latest possible dates for the primaries so that this can be done. It really is a "no escuses" subject. NO ONE serving this nation should be denied a vote. It is my belief that some states which feel they are disadvantaged by the military vote, do not give it the priority it deserves. It must stop. It should be a federal crime to fail to provide every service person with a ballot and get it back on time to be counted.
That was incredible. Thank-you for bringing it to us. We must never forget what they are doing and have done for us.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2010 on I fought for you at One Marine's View
Major B to you and yours who are in the Kick Butt Business - we at home are in the support and prayer business! Not sure if you and yours are involved in the new offensive but if so we got you covered back here! From a Retired Navy Family member.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2009 on You heard what? at One Marine's View
I was at the last rally the night before the election that elevated this truly great man to the Presidency of the United States. There was an electric current running through the massive crowd as I struggled to lift my sturdy eight year old daughter high enough to see the man I had told her was our next president. No more malaise... I too loved this man and I am weeping because I would give anything to have him back, now, in this crisis. We are a land of 300 million souls. Surely at this moment when we need Divine Providence to send up a leader, there is one among us. Pray for America and Pray for a Leader like this one we have just watched. Bless you Ronnie!