Tomorrow

Three years ago today a radical Muslim terrorist walked into a U.S. Army personnel processing center at Ft. Hood Texas and opened fire while screaming “Allahu Akbar”. Thirteen soldiers were killed and 29 wounded.

Tomorrow we will vote to decide whether the man who called this terrorist attack an incident of “workplace violence” and denied the dead and wounded Purple Hearts will remain our nation’s President.

There has seldom been a more stark choice between the direction our country will head. One candidate promised to “fundamentally transform” America, the nation that was conceived in the blessings of liberty and has stood as a bastion of freedom for two centuries, which has spent its fortune and shed its precious blood not to enslave and conquer others, but to liberate them. He swore to change the system which produced the mightiest economy the world has ever known and allowed dirt poor immigrants to prosper. The very same system which says that no man is doomed to the same fate as his father merely because of the accident of his birth. Every man and woman is free to succeed or fail based on their own merits, not on the caste to which they were born. He traveled to foreign lands and berated the country which he had sworn an oath to serve and to lead, and declared himself a”citizen of the world”. He refused to utter, not once, the  word victory when talking about the sacrifices made by our finest, and then abandoned them to die when they are attacked by the enemy that he refuses to admit exists. He blames others for his own failure, takes credit for the hard work of those he looks down upon, and scapegoats the successful while promising victim-hood, serfdom and the soft tyranny of dependance on government subsistence for everyone else.

His opponent on the other hand speaks of love of country, of liberty and prosperity, of pride and patriotism, freedom and personal responsibility. He is an example of the success that can be achieved, and the American character which creates it. He loves his nation, and is proud to be a citizen of the greatest country God has ever placed on the earth.

Brigadier General James Sehon was a POW in the Hanoi Hilton for 5 years. Despite repeated torture and deprivations he and his fellow POW’s never broke faith and continued to resist in any way they could. From the POW who was caught with a hand sewn Old Glory and beaten near death, only to immediately make another one the instant he returned to his cell, to the entire Chain of Command who one by one faced torture because they dared to lead their men in the Lord’s Prayer in a contest of wills with their captors, they never broke faith with the nation they loved so dear, and suffered so much for. Brig. Gen Sehorn said of the fragility of liberty;

“To be born free is an accident.

To live free is a privilege.

To die free is a responsibility.”

Tomorrow we have the chance to ensure that we, and our descendents, will have the chance to meet our responsibility.

Pray that we choose wisely.

 

13 comments

  1. 1
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time
    By Ramsey Cox – 11/05/12 02:01 PM ET
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    A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov. 6.

    One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.

    “We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense (DoD) to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service members, which we believe could result in the imminent disenfranchisement of thousands,” the letter stated.

    Mail redirection in the military can take between 14 to 50 days, meaning a ballot could reach the voter possibly more than a month after ballots have to be mailed back in order to be counted. The Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) identified problems with the system after the 2010 election, but hasn’t implemented changes.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    I’m spreading this around…… Hope you don’t mind Crunchie.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #:
    Kinda why I wrote it Gingis. :em01:
    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. recently posted..TomorrowMy Profile

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    :em01:

    But check this shit out. OBAMA’S CLOSING ARGUMENT: ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU FROM AMERICA’S EVIL PAST–AND FUTURE

    Mein Gott, was ein Esel.
    Listening to him, D-Day was evil. Hell everything we’ve ever done in the cause of freedom is evil. This bastard really thinks that he is God.

    I really don’t want to go to town in the morning. But I have to. If the Blight Bringer loses, Wednesday will be really fun. As where I have to go is not the best of ‘hoods….

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    I posted this on Mr M’s post on facebook, but it bears repeating…It’s about time we started playing cowboys and muslims :em01:

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    I still believe in no voting unless you do some civil service…military, Peace Corps, etc. Other than that, sit your ass down and let those of us who have risked everything have the privilege to choose the ones who send us back to those hell holes.
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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Election Day has just arrived on the East Coast. This day will be a very interesting day in a number of locations around the country. Godspeed Rotties – this is the day we have all been waiting for. Be counted, and be ready. Either way this goes, tomorrow will never be like yesterday.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    LC SecondMouse @ #:
    I’m gonna be praying all day that we as Americans, choose correctly.

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    I still believe in no voting unless you do some civil service…military, Peace Corps, etc. Other than that, sit your ass down and let those of us who have risked everything have the privilege to choose the ones who send us back to those hell hole

    No.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Draco says:

    I still believe in no voting unless you do some civil service…military, Peace Corps, etc. Other than that, sit your ass down and let those of us who have risked everything have the privilege to choose the ones who send us back to those hell holes.

    I must enter a separate opinion. While I am attracted to the idea of service to vote, I do not really accept Peace Corps as an equivalent of militry service, with all its special risks, hardships, and discipline, even in peace. And most certainly not the “service” of Job Corps, Vista, and other suchsubversive travesties. The Helots of Sparta served. Mao said that power grows from the barrel of a gun, he said nothing about it coming from the handle of a shovel. This is why I wear my medals to the poll.
    For today, let us Vets prove once again that we deserve our honor in this time of strife. – Veterans to the front rank! Fix bayonets!! Charge!!!

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    LC Draco @ #6:

    I still believe in no voting unless you do some civil service…military, Peace Corps, etc. Other than that, sit your ass down and let those of us who have risked everything have the privilege to choose the ones who send us back to those hell holes.

    Yes.

    While I am not enamored of Peace Corps, these are people willing to get off their duffs and DO something, Sir Rurik.

    Heinlein had the right of it in Starship Troopers (not the cringe-worthy movie!!) – those who are willing to do something for somebody else have shown that they have their fellow-beings in mind, not totally self-centered like the Great Unwashed Masses we have today. If you are not willing to server your fellow man, fugeddabout voting, you worthless piece of crap…
    (I’m paraphrasing what Heinlein had to say, it’s been a while since I’ve read it.)

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    There are those who say Military, there are those who say property owner, there are a number of variations. How about you have to have a job? If you are on welfare, you don’t vote. :em03:
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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician @ #12:
    Indeed. It would be a conflict of interest to do so, and a heckuva(n) incentive to not be a leech on society.
    :em01: