Friday, July 10, 2009


Honor a Fallen Soldier...amazing video
Killed in action the week before, the body of Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 . The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. The link below is a short travelogue of that day’s remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.

H/T Winter Soldier & Theo Spark

Watching this, seeing the thousands of people in the small towns of GA, the flags, the police, fire departments, the uniformed men and women, it made me feel good that I'm not alone in knowing of the sacrifice our bravest give. The video is hand-held and jerky, but seeing the people and listening to the music, it makes for moving few minutes. I'm sure the vast majority of these folks never met Sergeant Beale, but they honored him because he fought for them, and he died for them.

May his family be blessed with peace and may Sergeant Beale be in the loving arms of the Father.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

We are all Hondurans Now!

Surrounded by an "Iron Curtain", JFK let the USSR know that the free world would not let the strangulation of West Berlin stand. He said that we, the free world, were all Berliners and we stood with the free people of West Berlin, and West Germany, in defiance of the dictatorship of Khrushchev and the Eastern Block. It was powerful, it was inspiring, and it was history.

Now, with a little country surrounded by thugs and dictators, Chavez, Castro and Ortega, and the UN wanting to "meddle" in their business, Honduras, a western hemisphere democracy, is getting no support from our government, in fact, they are getting hammered form all sides from the Obama administration.

Props to Gateway Pundit and his relentless hounding on this story. This is the a great illustration of the difference in today's democratic party and the democratic party of our fathers generation. Obama states that he doesn't want to be seen as meddling in the affairs of our enemies like Iran, even when they are shooting protesters in the streets that are seeking to be heard by the world in their quest for democracy. He has turned a deaf ear to them, and to the vast majority of Honduran citizens that supported the ousting of their president that was trashing their constitution. And there is the reason for the Obama's unwillingness to speak out on behalf of the freedom wanting people of Honduras, they are upholding their own constitution.

The president of Honduras, Chavez-lackey Manuel Zelaya, was ginning up a group of thugs to push through a referendum that would have subverted their constitution and allowed for a vote to let him stay in office, basically to become another Chavez style dictator. This type of referendum is only allowed to be put to the people by the Honduran congress and he, with help from Chavez, was going to do it himself, which their supreme court and attorney general, all constitutionally authorized folks, said was illegal. He started the process, asking the head of the Honduran army to help and the general said NO. Zelaya fired him, the supreme court reinstated him, and Zelaya fired him again. The AG, acting under the authority of the Honduran supreme court and the constitution had Zelaya arrested by the army, the only true law enforcement in the country, and had him exiled to Costa Rica.

Now the news, even FOX news, (listen to Shep Smith go on with "Listen to this!" showing his true colors) showed pictures and stories of some protesters wanting Zelaya back, but what they didn't show was the tens of thousands marching in the streets in support of the former VP, now president, Micheletti, who said that if Zelaya tries to come back to his country, he will be arrested for his crimes, plus for drug trafficking crimes that have been documented and our own DEA knows about. For this strong stand against the forces of Statism and fascism, what does this little, poor country get........ a slap in the face from the US, from their democratic brothers in the Organization of American States and of course the UN; they have all come down on the side of Chavez, Castro and Ortega. This is a shame and a disgrace on the US and any freedom loving people in the world. We must do as Pres. Kennedy said, " any friend and oppose any foe...." to keep democracy and freedom alive in this world we now live.

Is it just me or do we now seem to live in a world that is just forgetting what we did 233 year ago this coming July 4th. We created a land of freedom loving people and invited those of the world to come and join us. We pledged to support those that sought freedom and liberty in their own lands. We sacrificed our blood and treasure for the sake of liberty and in fighting those that would take it from us or deny it to others. And yet, today, we see this little country, standing on its own, with no support from our government or the rest of the world, defying all to protect what is most valuable to them, their laws that provide them the freedom and liberty to live as they choose.

We once had that fire in our bellies, do we still? Do we have the will to protect what is the last, best hope for man kind, the United States of America,the idea that we still hold on to by the threads of a stepped on, burned up, spat upon Old Glory. I say we do and the people that I know still do. They I'm sure will understand when I say, We are all Honduran today! Viva Liberty! Viva Freedom! Viva Honduras!

Pray for them and for us, for this struggle may be to big for us alone, but we are never alone in a righteous fight.