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Defending our nation

I have read articles from all points of view about what the Conservatives in America should or should not do in regards to the reelection of Obama. There is little doubt in my mind that he will devastate our military and our nation; the question is...

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Speech at the Cost of Freedom Tribute

Today I was asked to speak at the Cost of Freedom Tribute in Kentwood, MI. This was a 5-day event honoring those who died in defense of our freedoms. I was asked to speak from my heart. Here’s what I said; I meant every word. “I don’t...

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Honoring our Army and our Flag

June 14 is both the Army’s birthday and Flag Day. On 14 June 1775, Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole. This procedure and the desire for secrecy account for...

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Women in the Army

On 14 May 1942, a bill establishing a women’s corps in the US Army was passed by congress; it became law the next day, creating the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACs) and granting women official military status. In May 1941...

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War and the Dictionary

Just for the record, according to my trusty Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, copyright 1959 (from my college days), war is: “1. The state or fact of exerting violence or force against another, now only against a state or other politically...

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Thank you to the 0.45%

I got this from a friend: I remember the day I found out I got into West Point. My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my...

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Congress’ Budget Deal

A friend of mine provided me with this pretty clear explanation of the great effort our Congress is taking to keep our nation in good financial shape; The 2011 Federal Budget Deal Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000 (3.82 Trillion) Income:...

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We may have lost the battle

Listening to the circus performers and a mostly absent ringmaster perform in Washington, I’m full of real sadness for our nation. There will be no “deal” struck, and if one is finally found, it will hurt our once-great nation. This week signals that...

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14 June, The Army’s Birthday and Flag Day

On 14 June 1775. Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole. This procedure and the desire for secrecy account for the sparseness of the official journal entries for...