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Minuteman Project Caravan to DC Pace Car -- Freeper After Action Report
Self | June 3, 2006 | The Spirit Of Allegiance (former screen name Blurblogger)

Posted on 06/03/2006 7:59:11 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance

Hi All.

What a trip it was! I dropped everything to participate in this historic caravan. I logged 6,930 miles. Now that I've got things normalized a bit, let me start out with a THANK YOU to Jim Robinson for his sincere interest in restoring America to her greatness! Thanks to Doug from Upland, La Enchiladita, JustPiper, Rondog and so many others for the enthusiastic online support and prayers and to Eeevil Conservative and NewRomeTacitus for showing up at rallies. Apologies if I've overlooked someone, it was a flurry of energy, people and names at times so please remind me.

To those who helped underwrite gas and other costs--thanks. The list I can publicly mention includes Doug from Upland; Rondog; Rushmore Rocks; Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin; and a couple of FReepers whose real name I have but whose screenname I need (let me know and I'll gladly thank you by screenname).

OK, now it's time to get down to some serious business.

As can be easily seen, the whole borders/amnesty issue is an enormously hot topic, here at FR, across the country and throughout the Web--and for good reason. I am furious with those in my employ--those sworn to protect me and my friends and Countrymen from enemies foreign and domestic.

When the Bible demands that rulers honor the law and rule justly, God wasn't kidding. When the Founding Fathers recognized that our Government is authorized by its Citizens ONLY to make and enforce just, moral laws, they hoped we would be watchful to ensure that those in office were carefully scrutinized and held accountable. When Ben Franklin was asked about what form of government the Founding Fathers had created, he replied, 'A Republic...if you can keep it.'

And Franklin's concerns are in-our-face today.

Liars of every stripe call this Republic a Democracy. Perjurers and perverts are allowed to remain in office. People who violate the Public Trust and their oaths of office are lauded and still considered Citizens and Patriots. I ask--OF WHAT COUNTRY?!? NOT AMERICA!

We have forgotten, fellow Patriots, the power we have with our Votes and our Voice.

We have been too forgetful and forgiving of those who betray us--right to our faces. Many in the U.S. Senate, for example.

We have neglected, fellow Patriots, the stewardship of holding unworthy politicians to accountability.

We have been so engrossed in the Pursuit of Happiness that we have forgotten that if personal amusement and leisure is all we pursue, we forfeit our Liberty!

We have let be censored and rewritten our honest history books and permitted a Marxist-Atheist monopoly to indoctrinate children at OUR expense on OUR property about how bad America is.

We have laid down our arms when anti-Second Amendment politicians and judges collude to outlaw them, one clip or 'assault weapon' description at a time.

We have been silent and passive when anti-First Amendment politicians and judges collude to outlaw Free Speech, one encroaching decision at a time. EXAMPLE: I with about a dozen peaceful others from the Minuteman Caravan was THROWN OUT OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN's D.C. OFFICE (separate thread to be posted later). John McCain and Russ Feingold have colluded against our civil rights as evidenced by the McCain-Feingold Act. Why are they still in office, Arizona and Wisconsin voters? Capitol Police?

We must start taking back ground NOW. A recent FR poll asked whether I'd put McCain in vs. Hillary. I didn't vote. I DO NOT TRUST THE MAN. And the way his staff treated us was exactly how I'd expect to be treated by a political enemy. I guess I am--because I expect anyone on a governmental payroll in the United States of America to be loyal to the U.S. Constitution, to say the Pledge of Allegiance and to defend this Country--not betray it. Mr. McCain, thanks for your past service, but you are now no friend of America, Sir.

Meanwhile, it is IMPERATIVE that true Conservatives not be dismayed or alienated from the GOP--we just need to weed out the untrustworthy RINOs and CINOs posing as Republicans. THAT is the solution, not being divided-and-conquered by Leftist friends like McCain!

As regards amnesty, we delivered petitions and made our voices know on Capitol Hill. Most Senators have flat REFUSED to obey their employers. That insubordination is beyond winking at. We need to throw those rascals out before they let a bunch of criminals stuff future ballot boxes in their favor--and THAT is why so many of our humble public servants are dragging their feet, despite the will of the LAWFUL People.

The U.S. House of Representatives needs encouragement to stall and KILL the Senate bill.

I'll post more in the next several days.

God Bless America!

Lyman

Jim Gilchrist at the wheel of my car, at a pro-America rally in Costa Mesa, CA, April 2006


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KEYWORDS: aar; alaiens; aliens; amnesty; borders; illegals; immigrantlist; minuteman; minutemen; pacecar
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1 posted on 06/03/2006 7:59:13 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Ping


2 posted on 06/03/2006 7:59:39 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: La Enchiladita; eeevil conservative; JustPiper; Arizona Carolyn; RonDog; doug from upland; ...

ping


3 posted on 06/03/2006 8:03:01 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Keep up the good work.


4 posted on 06/03/2006 8:06:02 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Lenning for SPI, Strickland for Controller, Parrish for Treasurer, No on 81, No on 82)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
Wonderful! Thanks so much for the report.

Bumpity bump.

5 posted on 06/03/2006 8:08:29 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; devolve; PhilDragoo; Smartass; bitt
Almost 7 thousand miles!! Good for you and what a fantastic experience it must have been! Thanks for the ping SOA.

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6 posted on 06/03/2006 8:13:15 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; doug from upland; RonDog; Rushmore Rocks; Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin; ...

THANK YOU ping


7 posted on 06/03/2006 8:13:18 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: Victoria Delsoul; CounterCounterCulture; potlatch

Thanks for the moral support!


8 posted on 06/03/2006 8:15:32 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

And THANK YOU, sir. It was my honor to help just a little. I , and many here, were with you in spirit.


9 posted on 06/03/2006 8:15:34 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thank you.


10 posted on 06/03/2006 8:16:42 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: potlatch
Thanks for PING...


God Bless The Minutemen

 

11 posted on 06/03/2006 8:21:01 PM PDT by Smartass (Vaya con Dios - And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thank you,thank you,thank you!


12 posted on 06/03/2006 8:21:16 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Great report - and thanks for the ping. Hats off to you!


13 posted on 06/03/2006 8:22:17 PM PDT by GOPJ ("What we have learned from history is that we haven't learned from history." B.Disraeli)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

You said it all! We need to fight for our Republic with all the tools and powers that have been enumerated to the people.

I'm dying to hear more about the trip!


14 posted on 06/03/2006 8:27:15 PM PDT by Sweetjustusnow (Mr. President and Representatives, do your duty to uphold our laws or you are all gone.)
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To: Sweetjustusnow; Rushmore Rocks; Arizona Carolyn; Boazo; Smartass; GOPJ

America needs informed active law-abiding patriots like never before, thanks for your efforts!


15 posted on 06/03/2006 8:41:55 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

BUMP


16 posted on 06/03/2006 8:42:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thank you so much. And God bless your efforts.


17 posted on 06/03/2006 8:42:57 PM PDT by native texan
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thank you so much. And God bless your efforts.


18 posted on 06/03/2006 8:42:59 PM PDT by native texan
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To: Rushmore Rocks; The Spirit Of Allegiance; CounterCounterCulture; Enterprise; OKSooner; ...
It was great to make new friends and learn more about the Minutemen.

May the Minuteman spirit live on in all of you great American patriots!

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19 posted on 06/03/2006 8:54:34 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

We Love Ya Patriot!


20 posted on 06/03/2006 8:58:57 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: EternalVigilance

ping


21 posted on 06/03/2006 9:15:46 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: cmsgop

Curiosity has got the best of me; does your tagline refer to an actor on MAD TV?


22 posted on 06/03/2006 9:27:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita

No,but I watch MAD TV, who were you thinking?


23 posted on 06/03/2006 9:30:02 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: cmsgop

Michael McDonald is the actor who plays the character Stuart and the Angry Persian Cab Driver, among others.


24 posted on 06/03/2006 9:31:51 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita

Oh We Love Stuart in this Family, My Wife wants me to be him for next Halloween


25 posted on 06/03/2006 9:37:58 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: cmsgop

Uh... okay. Heehee.


26 posted on 06/03/2006 9:43:33 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita
Look What I can do.....


27 posted on 06/03/2006 9:49:29 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

THANKS for that update Lyman.


28 posted on 06/03/2006 10:20:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
Well done! Drawing more attention to what our handlers would have us believe is an intractable problem, er, issue. Our borders, especially our southern border, can be sealed and should be before TSHTF.

The '06 elections should yield some interesting results, and with more efforts like yours and the MM Project, and a little luck, a clear message will be sent to the seditious open borders gaggle. Praying for light.

FGS

29 posted on 06/03/2006 10:28:59 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Mrs Zip

ping


30 posted on 06/04/2006 4:01:42 AM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Great job


31 posted on 06/04/2006 4:12:15 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; La Enchiladita
La E - Thanks for the ping and the time you took to post the trip across America. Please keep us in the loop.

Spirit of Allegiance -
Never seen a 2 line Tagline before.
Your all's tour across America must have done done some good. The first three articles in the past several months in U.S. News & World Report referred to the Minutemen as "vigilantes". And that was always in the first several sentences.

Their most recent article left that out and the article was written in a better light.

Even the local Olney Gazette (MD) when interviewing Stephen Schreiman was favorable. Of course Casa of Maryland is still making threatening over tones to the Minutemen.

So while your trip didn't make as much news as you might have wanted, it was very successful in changing the minds of people, including some news outlets.

Keep up the magnificent work.

Anyone who hasn't donated to the border wall should do so.

[Mr] T
32 posted on 06/04/2006 4:12:51 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Outstanding Lyman! Thanks for your Words and Deeds.


33 posted on 06/04/2006 4:13:08 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

thank you


34 posted on 06/04/2006 4:36:05 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thank you for the update. Can't wait to hear more.
We owe you a deep debt of gratitude for being so active in this most important part of our history now.


35 posted on 06/04/2006 4:37:04 AM PDT by Bizzy Bugz ("If you cannot get what you like, Why not try to like what you get." ANONYMOUS)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
My gratitude for your "boots on the ground" activism. This is in the true spirit of Free Republic.

Nothing surprises me anymore about McManiac. I'm sure his meaness and arrogance trickles down to his aides and staff. I'll look for your report on His Queegness.

Leni

36 posted on 06/04/2006 4:54:13 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
Thanks for a great report Lyman. The waste, fraud, and abuse by Governmental leaders and employees at all levels is infuriating. But, the people end up with the arrogant Government they voted for. This Government has had decades to solve problems that are vexing us now, such as energy, immigration, education, and fair taxation. Unfortunately, because lazy stupid voters keep putting deceitful people back in office, we have problems which cannot be solved. I have no doubt that the Government will make concerted efforts to control and suppress freedom of speech on the Internet. It is a powerful tool for revealing the lengths they have gone to usurp the Constitution and commit fraud by virtue of their public office.
37 posted on 06/04/2006 5:47:05 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
We have been silent and passive when anti-First Amendment politicians and judges collude to outlaw Free Speech, one encroaching decision at a time. EXAMPLE: I with about a dozen peaceful others from the Minuteman Caravan was THROWN OUT OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN's D.C. OFFICE (separate thread to be posted later). John McCain and Russ Feingold have colluded against our civil rights as evidenced by the McCain-Feingold Act. Why are they still in office, Arizona and Wisconsin voters? Capitol Police?

Didn't you get the memo? You're supposed to bring strawberries!! Seriously, thank you so much for the ping, and the excellent report. I am so thankful that you all were able to make such a long trip without serious incident : ) McInsane needs to resign.

I know you posted the make/year of the car a couple of months ago, but can you post it again? I didn't get a chance to show my bf. He would know immediately by looking at the pic, but right now he's asleep. He is restoring a '72 Lemans convertable with a GTO package for his oldest daughter's 18th birthday. It's not easy getting the parts.

38 posted on 06/04/2006 7:28:14 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (If you don't understand the word "Illegal", then the public school system has failed you.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I don't know what to say. You covered everything with logic, wisdom and determination . My hat is off to you sir.

God bless!


39 posted on 06/04/2006 7:37:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Oh yeah, thank you very much for all you have done!

Bump!


40 posted on 06/04/2006 7:38:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul)
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To: La Enchiladita; doug from upland; JustPiper; All

Thank you all for taking the time and expense to do this.

BTTT


41 posted on 06/04/2006 7:42:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Excellent recap! You are so right. We have just handed over entirely too much to the pieces of scum in D.C. all because of our own selfishness, greed, and me first attitudes. Just hope its not too late to put an end to their tyranny!

God Bless Our Minutemen! We love You...
God Bless Our Minutemen! We love You...
God Bless Our Minutemen! We love You...
God Bless Our Minutemen! We love You...


42 posted on 06/04/2006 7:50:03 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
You seem to have left out some very important information from the caravan.

Maybe you can repeat some of the speeches where Bush was called a traitor and should be impeached.

43 posted on 06/04/2006 9:15:11 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: trooprally; The Spirit Of Allegiance

You're right, trooprally, even though I may only be able to donate $5-10 bucks to the wall, still it is something. Of course, wish it could be more.

It was truly fun doing the phone interviews and the posts on each day's Caravan threads. Of course, it was much more an adventure for those who actually volunteered to be part of the Caravan. I don't think I could have kept up the pace.

Thanks for the additional reports on press coverage. Since I have been so close to this issue and therefore, sympathetic to the Minutemen from the start, I can't imagine how the "average" American would view them. Although some lib friends (!!) have told me they admire the MMP. I'll remind them they can donate to the wall too! Hah!

So, I think people "get it" re the reality vs. the drive-by media, with the ultra-leftists being the main ones agitating vs. the Minutemen. Oh, and of course, the Mexican government with their covert anti-Minutemen operations.

Thanks, Mr. T!


44 posted on 06/04/2006 10:03:01 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I gave $25 last month to the fence project. I'll be sending in another $100 this month. Skipping a month's worth of Starbuck's lattes is little sacrifice compared to what the MM are doing!!!

"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." -- Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on the eve of Britain's entry into World War II


45 posted on 06/04/2006 10:15:33 AM PDT by RR76
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To: La Enchiladita

I'm not sure how the 'caravan riders' did it either. Drive all day, have a rally then get some sleep - for 10 days. Our hats are off to them.

FYI, the "donate" part was for those who read the thread, not you personally. You have contributed a lot in time alone. Some donate time, hopefully others can donate $$$. A little from a lot adds up.

So I repeat, to all those who can, the border wall needs your help.

[Mr] T


46 posted on 06/04/2006 10:18:27 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: RR76

OUTSTANDING QUOTE!!!


47 posted on 06/04/2006 10:28:36 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: RR76
Oh, and Image and video hosting by TinyPic to Free Republic!
48 posted on 06/04/2006 10:31:20 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
"EXAMPLE: I with about a dozen peaceful others from the Minuteman Caravan was THROWN OUT OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN's D.C. OFFICE (separate thread to be posted later)."

Be sure to ping me to that thread. My sister-in-law was here visiting and she asked me what I had against McCain. I told her some of what I knew about why I would not vote for him. I would like to be able to give her more reasons..............Thanks

49 posted on 06/04/2006 10:51:36 AM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
Thank you so much for putting your life on hold to make this loud and proud patriot statement. Your post was excellent!

I'm not surprised that McCain was discourteous to you. He lost whatever remaining shred of respect I had for him when he dissed the Swiftboat veterans even before he gave them a chance to tell their story. He also never stood up and supported the "Stolen Honor" POW veterans, either.

50 posted on 06/04/2006 10:52:06 AM PDT by Sisku Hanne (Send "Cut-n-Run" Murtha packing. Support Diana Irey for US Congress!)
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