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Who is the US military veteran? He or she is a rather unique individual. Some were called up, drafted, some volunteered. Many, if they are honest did not want to go to war or take on a military career, but they knew they had too. It was their duty and they were willing to do it. Most all hated war. But, they loved their country.
They endured weeks of basic training, undoing all of the comforts, and privileges of a free society. They endured constant yelling and insults from drill…Continue
NOTE: This was originally posted on my blog site, Richie L's Rant. Given the tragedy in Newtown, CT and the proximity of Christmas, I thought this might have some relevance. Though the theme of this piece is decidedly "Christian," I think there is an object lesson in that less discussed portion of the first Christmas story, relayed here. Please receive it in that spirit regardless of your faith persuasion or lack thereof.
Everyone is familiar with the story of Christmas as…Continue
On a fairly mild, autumn day in October, 1621, the surviving half of a Christian congregation we call "Pilgrims" (though they rarely referred to themselves as such for that was their state, not their name) displayed a tremendous amount of thankfulness to the Lord for his provision. Most of us in some way or another attempt to replicate this event the fourth Thursday of every November. Sure, we have the turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed and or sweet potatoes, corn and or cornbread, cranberry…Continue
Humanitarian Plea to Fellow Tea Party Patriots
Dear fellow Tea Party Patriots,
Our fellow Americans in the northeast, namely in NY and NJ, are suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and, no surprise, FEMA and many state and local government agencies can't or won't do very much to help these folks. While I know it's very tempting to say that after all of these years of these people in that area votimg for big government, they're getting their just desserts so why bother,…