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WHY AMERICA? - WHAT IS SO SPECIAL?

A few days ago we celebrated a very somber and poignant national holiday, Memorial Day. The true significance of the holiday has been minimized in our culture as we view Memorial Day more as the start of summer vacation instead of the memorialization it was intended to represent. 1,752 more words

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WE GOT HIM

American Special Forces pulled off another highly publicized raid that mirrors the success of the Israeli raid on Entebbe in 1976. Like the raid in Pakistan that ultimately led to the killing of the despot Osama Bin Laden, this mission was conducted in stealth deep within another country and resulted in no American deaths while capturing vast amounts of intelligence data. 755 more words

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OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE

A year ago I wrote an article dealing with the crumbling infrastructure and what has led our great nation to be in an approaching crisis. This crisis is taking shape and Washington is now using the sensationalism surrounding the recent Amtrak wreck to terrorize America to approve a massive spending initiative with no way to fund the spending. 990 more words

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ISIS IS AMONG US

Recently there was a cartoon contest that was to depict the prophet Mohammad. In the Muslim religion graphical depiction of any human or other animal is not allowed. 795 more words

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SPITTING ON AMERICA

In 1971 I joined the Navy and like so many others from our surrounding community ended up in a war zone in Southeast Asia. We were all raised watching movies that showed Americans going to World War II, doing their duty for God and Country and returning to a grateful United States. 766 more words

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PATRIOTISM

This will appear in the Bernice Banner, Bernice, Louisiana, USA, the week of 4/20/2015

One of my most favorite holidays is Independence Day, the day that we celebrate as the signing of the document that was viewed as an act of tyranny by Great Britain but viewed by Americans as the document that threw off the yoke of tyranny. 500 more words

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VOLUNTEERISM AND SERVING

This will appear in the Farmerville Gazette, Farmerville, Louisiana, USA the week of 4/20/2015

America is steeped in its’ benevolence. Observe how a person or family or community is suffering and then watch how total strangers come to the aid of those in need. 751 more words

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