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21. Morality and Patriotism: What Sacrificing for the Greater Good Really Means

The following is excerpted from Robert A Heinlein's Speech to the USNA 1973.  

As one drives through the bushveldt of East Africa it is easy to spot herds of baboons grazing on the ground. But not by looking at the ground. Instead you look up and spot the lookout, an adult male posted on a limb of a tree where he has a clear view all around him - which is why you can spot him; he has to be where he can see a leopard in time to give the alarm. On the ground a leopard can catch a baboon... but if a baboon is warned in time to reach the trees, he can out-climb a leopard. The lookout is a young male assigned to that duty and there he will stay, until the bull of the herd sends up another male to relieve him. Keep your eye on that baboon; we'll be back to him.

Today, in the United States, it is popular among self-styled 'intellectuals' to sneer at patriotism. They seem to think that it is axiomatic that any civilized man is a pacifist, and they treat the military profession with contempt. 'Warmongers' - 'Imperialists' - 'Hired killers in uniform' - you have all heard such sneers and you will hear them again. One of their favorite quotations is: 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.' What they never mention is that the man who made that sneering remark was a fat, gluttonous slob who was pursued all his life by a pathological fear of death.

I propose to prove that that baboon on watch is morally superior to that fat poltroon who made that wisecrack. Patriotism is the most practical of all human characteristics. But in the present decadent atmosphere patriots are often too shy to talk about it - as if it were something shameful or an irrational weakness. But patriotism is NOT sentimental nonsense. Nor is it something dreamed up by demagogues.

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Tags: American Values, Education
22. 9/11/2001: Todd Beamer, Flight 93, "Let's Roll"

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.  A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.

This post is a tribute to Todd Beamer and the other passengers on that fourth plane:  Flight 93.  The plane was 20 minutes of flying time from its suspected target: the White House or the U.S. Capitol, symbols of the American Republic.  The four hijackers were defeated by the alerted, unarmed passengers.

According to the 9/11 Commission Report

 

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Tags: American Values, Islam
23. 9/11 Budweiser Commercial - Aired Only Once

This is the commercial Budweiser did after 9/11. They only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event ......

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Tags: American Values
24. Bruce Barton Passes, Husband of Rep. Brenda Barton

LD6 Representative Brenda Barton  lost her husband, Bruce, suddenly, following a brief hospitalization.  Bruce was Rep. Barton’s right arm.  Like Brenda, Bruce was a passionate patriot, a defender and fighter for individual liberty, at a time when too many people look to government to solve their problems. He was completely devoted to Brenda. He will be painfully missed. May Brenda feel God's comfort and Light as she carries on.  Please pray for Brenda and her family during this very difficult time. 

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Families, American Values
25. Baptist Pastor Steve Gaines responds to the Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Here's a question posed by the Arizona Freedom Alliance:  Did the pastor at YOUR church discuss this subject from the pulpit on Sunday?

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Tags: American Values, Christianity, Christian Persecution
26. Gender Identity Curriculum Angers Parents in Virginia

As you watch this, pay close attention to this statement:  "I may talk about Virginia, but this is happening across the country.  So, listen carefully about what's going on in your own community."  Andrea Lafferty, President of Traditional Values Coalition.   

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Tags: American Values, Education, Educational Malpractice
27. U. S. Department of Education: In Your Face Celebrating Gay Marriage

Did you see that the U.S. Department of Education's Facebook profile was recently changed to honor and celebrate the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage?  Here it is:

 

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Tags: American Values, Christianity, Educational Malpractice
28. Thanksgiving Proclamation: George Washington, Oct. 3, 1789

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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Tags: American Values, Bill of Rights, Founders, Religious Freedom
29. Honor our Veterans by Honoring our Country

Dinesh D'Souza's speech to the Combat Veterans for Congress.

"When we cease to be an economic super power, we will also cease to be a military super power.  America's strength is found in our culture, values, and sense of national unity and patriotism.  If we don't care about our country, we are not going to have men and women willing to die for it."  Dinesh D'Souza

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Tags: American Values
30. Rep. Salmon Statement on the Release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican Prison
Tags: American Values, Matt Salmon

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