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Thursday, August 31, 2006
A Personal Encounter with Our President Bush
Normally, I don't publish this kind of thing on my blog. Those of you who have visited from time-to-time know me to be an agnostic conservative who generally steers away from the Christian conversation - not because I hate or fear them, but because I can't always understand them.
This one is a bit different - in that it is a personal account of one who has met President Bush and can testify to the man's character during one memorable encounter. Religion aside, I have sensed Mr. Bush's genuine nature (in a sea of ruthless politicians) since he came to office. I certainly don't always agree with him, but I am convinced (inasmuch as one can be from a distance) of his goodness and sheer passion for this country.
Lastly, I might not have believed the validity of this story (sent to me by a buddy who is an active duty Marine) had I not heard first and second-hand accounts from people who have also encountered the Bush family with similar tales of their warmth and humanity - to include Secret Service agents and crew-members of Air Force One.
Watching our President speak today, I was reminded once again of his moral courage and unflappable optimism in the face of this country's unimaginably frightening challenges and myriad of domestic and foreign enemies.
Here is the account from Bruce Vincent, who received an award from the President. The nature of the award is obviously unimportant, but the experience is telling indeed.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Moveon.org's "Plan for (Undermining) America"
Okay, enough of this holiday stuff. It was nice to take a break, but I really did miss venting my RIGHTeous frustrations.
So how about the reindeer games being played out by Democrats these days? All the self-serving politics at the expense of no less than our national security and the efforts of our brave men and women in uniform. I find that I can hardly watch the news or C-Span without gagging! Nancy Pelosi's face-lift might unhinge, or Harry Reid's little head could explode.
Take this idiotic leftist organization "Moveon.org" and their recent "Red Handed" commercials, which were pulled from the key states in which they were airing because they were nothing less than fabrications about four Republican Congressmen and their imagined illegal contracts with companies. What planet do these idiots live on? Congress does not award contracts - federal agencies do. You want to catch a politician "redhanded" in the commission of a crime? Follow a Kennedy around for a week....any of them.
Speaking of this silly outfit that seems to be taking over the Democrat party, check out the RNC's article Moveon.org's Plan for America if you'd like a good yuk or two.
Moveon.org petition: "It is clear now that the president has been repeatedly and willingly breaking the law to wiretap American citizens without a warrant. Congress must hold him accountable, and a reasonable first step is censure to show formal Congressional condemnation for his lawbreaking." Well, it is true that one Carter-appointed federal judge with an axe to grind has called the Terrorist Surveillance Act unconstitutional, but that battle rages on. The fact remains, these are LONG DISTANCE CALLS involving SUSPECTED TERRORISTS. And let's not forget - not one single terrorist has successfully attacked our nation in nearly FIVE YEARS. Why is the silence on this so deafening?
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor - "It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights," she wrote. "The three separate branches of government were developed as a check and balance for one another." So, let me get this straight: If, during the War of 1812, President James Madison (one of the authors of the U.S. Constitution) had discovered that carrier pigeons were being used to send secret messages to and from British agents in Canada, he would NOT AUTHORIZE the interception of these without a warrant? GIMME A BREAK!
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