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Posted on 08/07/2004 8:15:36 PM PDT by madisonjr
The following was posted on swiftvets.com. Please consider its contents and act as you see fit. Folks, these guys need your help...don't let them down.
Vets, PLEASE don't back down!
Words are inadequate to express how much I and thousands of others around the country appreciate what you all are doing. Those who maintain this site, worked on the book, are doing interviews, did the ads, all have contributed in this "war" for the truth. Just as in the physical military we need army, navy, air force and marines, in the war of information some provide "air cover" by doing on-air media interviews, some are "ground troops" by doing public appearances, etc., but every aspect is important and beneficial.
My main word of encouragement is to remind you that your being "under fire" as you are now will not last forever. However the election turns out, in three months those who have chosen to attack you will no longer have the motivation to continue, and you will be able to get back to your (hopefully happy) lives. But as you all know, sometimes events require that men of unique qualities rise up and be willing to do things that only they can do.
Those of you who served with Kerry are the only ones who have the first hand experiences necessary to refute the propaganda being put out by his campaign. You are our "special ops". No one else has the special skills you have to blow the strategic targets in this war. I know this seems like a great burden, but I make you this pledge.
If you commit to staying the course in this war, I and thousands of others like me will not abandon you as we shamefully did thirty years ago. I know this brings up old wounds psychologically, but maybe this is a way for all of us to heal: healing you by seeing the thousands of Americans that really do support you; and healing us by giving us an opportunity to correct the negligence and apathy we showed when you needed us most.
We are all really blessed in a way. Many times in life we make mistakes and never have an opportunity to make restitution to the ones we hurt. We have to carry the burden of the damage we did for the rest of our lives, as do the victims. But God is above all merciful, and we have been given a rare chance to do the right thing now, and in some small way make amends for the sins of the past.
The core of the people who founded this country signed on to a statement of principle over two hundred years ago. It said "with a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor". Every election is a "Declaration of Independence", a Revolutionary War, an opportunity to re-establish the principle that the purpose of government is to preserve our rights, not control our lives. Every past generation has borne the burden of doing what was necessary to maintain the freedoms those first patriots won. And fortunately for us, they heeded the call and met the challenge.
So now it's our turn. In some ways, the American people don't even have the right to ask these vets to sacrifice at all. They already did it once, and we turned our backs on them. It would serve us right if they just said, "Forget you, we put our tails on the line, and you abandoned us". But these heroes have already shown they are better men than we. They led by example, did all the background work necessary to get their information out, and have now begun to make themselves public targets by their visibility. Not for fame or money, because from my experience I know this will cost them more in time, money, reputation and every other resource than they will ever recoup. No, they are doing it for one reason, and one reason only: because it is right. And we have NO RIGHT to stand idly by while these men absorb the fire being generated by their actions. We must be willing to do whatever is necessary to provide cover, diversions, resources, strategies, whatever is needed, until they are able to complete their mission successfully.
I encourage everyone who reads this to do whatever you can to help. Contribute financially, help organize state by state, post ideas to this forum, contact them and offer to help in your area. Vets, please let us know what you need. Post your needs on this forum, create an email list for emergency notices, whatever would help.
Finally, and probably most importantly, don't forget about Divine Providence. If the founders had a "firm reliance" on it, we need it no less. Pray for these men, for their protection, for wisdom, and for the resources we need to win this fight. The Creator who gave you your rights wants you to keep them. All He asks is that you look to Him. So Praise the Lord...
...and Pass the Ammunition.
Everyone of FR should donate at least $10 to the Swiftvets. They put their necks on the line for their country....AGAIN. I think we should show our support.
I agree and did already. Thanks for what you are doing.
OK Vets. They kept us from doing our jobs 30+ years ago. Now we are free to do what we know we must. If you can afford a few bucks, please do. But regardless, register on that site.
If you haven't already joined the anti-CFR effort, please click here.
Just sent them $25. I truly believe it's the least we can do.
Proud to be a member here.
Buy the book! Buy multiple copies if necessary and pass them around!
Bought the book, sent some dollars - am awaiting further orders (or ideas).....
I rec'd two e-mails tonight informing me that the Kerry people are sending out an e-mail threatening to release the names and e-mail addresses of the Swift Vote Vets and the Viet Nam Vets who are telling the truth about Kerry. firstname.lastname@example.org. They are too cowardly to identify themselves. They are calling us "pathological liars", "right-wing nut jobs", etc. And those are the nicer names they are calling us.
I'm tellin' ya. The Dems are determined to win this election on Nov. 2. They are psychos going ballistic. We better tighten our seatbelts; it's gonna be a rough ride.
Just a thought. They have chat forums on shiftvets.com
Some of these guys are getting blasted in the media. Let's make sure they know they are not alone.
Are part of the proceds from the Book going to the effort? I already pre-ordered two copies. One is going to stay in Afghanistan.
I know, we all must be active. These guys have to know that we're out here supporting them.
Want you guys to see this thread. These patriots need all the help they can get.
Their names are already released, aren't they?
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