Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Time To Choose Approaches

I received this e-mail (below the *********) from CJ over at A Soldier’s Perspective.

I can’t help but wonder what the mom in the Move On video will do with her son, if, after another 9-11 event, where his countrymen are killed, he volunteers. Does a parent stop loving their child for their choices, or threaten to with hold love...?

I could have more respect for the lady if she phrased it ‘he chooses not to volunteer’.

I am VERY proud of my two sons. One would just as soon bloody your nose, break your arm and throw you in a trash can as let you disrespect God and country. The other would rather you bloody his nose and break his arm as let you harm any living creature.

That doesn’t mean they both have respect for the rights this country gives them and you. Ultimately, I believe both of them would stand up against injustice and fight, be it physically or verbally, for your right to choose.

They are our children. We raise them, they choose. We are proud.

That’s is what it all really seems to be about, choice, the freedom to choose. Is Move On a choice? Does their candidate offer a choice?

Let the DNR bashing begin...
You may have seen the latest ad from the far-left group, which they spent over $500k broadcasting on television.

The ad uses a young mother, holding her infant son, to launch a baseless and, frankly, creepy political attack on Senator McCain.

You can watch the :30 second tv ad here:

Here is what she says: "Hi, John McCain; this is Alex. He's my first. So far, his talents include trying any new food and chasing after our dog — that, and making my heart pound every time I look at him. So, John McCain, when you said you would stay in Iraq for 100 years, were you counting on Alex? Because, if you were, you can't have him.">

Former Air Force Major Eric Egland is running for Congress in the 4th Congressional District in California. He is married to Ania Egland. Here is Ania's :30 second video response:

"Hello Senator McCain, these are my precious boys Noah and Daniel. Their daddy served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I grew up under communism. So, when you say we have to protect freedom in Iraq, I understand. And, someday, I would be proud if they volunteered to serve this great country. Senator, thank you for your leadership."

Enjoy and please pass it on.

A Soldier's Perspective

I never apologize.
I'm sorry, but that's just the way I am.

"Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
Philippians 4:8



Nancy said...

I think it should be a choice. Oddly, the only ones willing to let it be a choice are the ones choosing to do what needs to be done.

Why is it that people who are unwilling to do something insist that no one should choose anything else?

Preposterous Ponderings said...

My oldest son leaves for the Army next Wed. I am not looking forward to him going.

It is a huge worry although I am very proud of him.

He will be doing medical stuff...

DNR said...

Nancy - well said.

PP - I know the feeling. Is he leaving for Boot Camp or the Sand Box?

Cappy said...

Thanks to your boys for their service.

DNR said...

Cappy - Will do, although only one is in service.

Kat in GA said...

one time, on a local forum, someone was doing a lot of political bashing and ranting and raving. I don't DO politics, but once someone starts disrespecting my soldiers , then the claws come out! This woman said, "I just don't understand how these women can "let" their sons go off to this war! Why do they send their children to die?!"

Yeah...I let her have it pretty good. Last I checked, you had to be a legal ADULT to sign up without your parents' consent. And as an adult, they have the right to choose how they live their lives and the parents can't do nary a thing about it. and so on. Crazy lady eventually apologized, much to my surprise. :D

DNR said...

Kat - Glad to see you're still out there.

Wow - She appologised!?! Way to go KAT!!

Kat said...

lol yep, I'm still here, for the most part, lOL! Took a flying leap offa motorcyle last week(not on purpose, lol) and messed up my knee. Only a sprain, but just enough to keep me down & out for a lill while. *grumble, gripe, grumble*