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War Hero Urges President Bush to Save the Mt. Soledad Cross and Veterans Memorial
Thomas More.org ^ | June 27, 2006

Posted on 06/27/2006 12:02:05 PM PDT by RDTF

ANN ARBOR, MI – Retired Navy Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, former POW and former U.S. Senator, in a personal letter sent on June 14th, asked President Bush to save the Mt. Soledad cross, which is the centerpiece of a national war memorial honoring our veterans. Rear Admiral Denton urged the President to consider saving the cross by means of the federal government exercising its power of eminent domain in order to maintain the land as a National monument.

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Rear Admiral Denton first came to the American public’s attention in 1966 as a POW during a televised interview by his Communist captors. Before the interview, Denton was tortured and threatened with more torture if he didn’t properly answer their questions regarding alleged American atrocities. Despite those threats, Denton responded in front of the gathered Communist dignitaries, and glaring camera lights, “Whatever the position of my government is, I believe it, I support it, and I will support it as long as I live.” During the televised interview, Rear Admiral Denton blinked his eyes in Morse Code spelling out the message “T-O-R-T-U-R-E,” which was the first confirmation Naval Intelligence had that American POWs in Vietnam were being tortured.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: antitheist; churchandstate; denton; mtsoledad; waronjesus

1 posted on 06/27/2006 12:02:10 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: weegee; el_texicano; bmwcyle; MeanWestTexan; mtbopfuyn; dangus; AppyPappy; garbageseeker

ping


2 posted on 06/27/2006 12:04:36 PM PDT by RDTF ("We love death. The US loves life. That is the big difference between us two. Osama Bin laden)
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To: RDTF

Just do it, George.


3 posted on 06/27/2006 12:04:58 PM PDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: RDTF

Issue an Executive Order. If Clinton can do it to the land where low sulfer coal exists at the behest of the Lippo Group, then W can do it for Vets.


4 posted on 06/27/2006 12:05:06 PM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Kryptonite

I second that. GWB, just create an executive order to buy the little plot of land as a national monument.


5 posted on 06/27/2006 12:06:17 PM PDT by pissant
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To: RDTF

Why can't they sell the small patch of ground on which the cross stands to a private group and then the Constitution is no longer a problem........


6 posted on 06/27/2006 12:12:27 PM PDT by Red Badger (Follow an IROC long enough and sooner or later you will wind up in a trailer park..........)
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To: RDTF

>>>Retired Navy Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, former POW and former U.S. Senator, in a personal letter sent on June 14th, asked President Bush to save the Mt. Soledad cross, which is the centerpiece of a national war memorial honoring our veterans.<<<

Forget that wimpy Bush. He will only act if the left-wing media and leading demoncrats ask him to act.


7 posted on 06/27/2006 12:14:41 PM PDT by PhilipFreneau
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To: Red Badger
Why can't they sell the small patch of ground on which the cross stands to a private group and then the Constitution is no longer a problem........

I think that was tried but the court blocked the sale.

8 posted on 06/27/2006 12:15:48 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: Red Badger

congress has passed no law.......the Constitution doesn't facilitate this.....the perpetraitors of Unamerican Activities in black robes and faggot bath-houses do.


9 posted on 06/27/2006 12:17:56 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: PhilipFreneau
Do you think Mr. Freneau, and his friends Jefferson, Madison, et al ever came across public displays of Christianity in their day?
This is yet another assault on the American ideal as well as a further contortion of our Constitution to slake the liberal thirst.
10 posted on 06/27/2006 12:23:43 PM PDT by jla
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To: RDTF

Tony Snow said during today's WH press briefing that the administration is looking at what they can do to get around the court mandated removal of this cross.


11 posted on 06/27/2006 12:24:53 PM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: jla

>>>Do you think Mr. Freneau, and his friends Jefferson, Madison, et al ever came across public displays of Christianity in their day?<<<

Every where they looked.

>>>This is yet another assault on the American ideal as well as a further contortion of our Constitution to slake the liberal thirst.<<<

No doubt. The spirit of anti-christ is very strong in America these days.


12 posted on 06/27/2006 12:35:03 PM PDT by PhilipFreneau
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To: RDTF

How about doing things the constitutional way by impeaching the federal judge......ooops we'd need to have a congress to do that, sorry.


13 posted on 06/27/2006 12:39:39 PM PDT by Kokojmudd (Outsource GM to a Red State! Put Walmart in charge of all Federal agencies!)
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To: RDTF

Stand up an be counted Mr. President.

Check your package and find something there.


14 posted on 06/27/2006 1:10:14 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: massgopguy
Issue an Executive Order. If Clinton can do it to the land where low sulfer coal exists at the behest of the Lippo Group, then W can do it for Vets.

He can indeed, but he will drop his amnesty plan before he takes this action. In other words, never.

15 posted on 06/27/2006 2:30:04 PM PDT by itsahoot (The home of the Free, Because of the Brave (Shamelessly stolen from a Marine)
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To: Mark was here
I think that was tried but the court blocked the sale

Another judge who stepped over the line.

16 posted on 06/27/2006 3:21:19 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: RDTF
During the televised interview, Rear Admiral Denton blinked his eyes in Morse Code spelling out the message “T-O-R-T-U-R-E,” which was the first confirmation Naval Intelligence had that American POWs in Vietnam were being tortured.

Now *that* is clever!

17 posted on 06/27/2006 4:02:51 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace higher taxes with Angelides.)
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To: All; Red Badger
Why can't they sell the small patch of ground on which the cross stands to a private group and then the Constitution is no longer a problem........

It's been tired. Multiple times. Each time a court has found some flaw. While the county recorder lists the winning bidder, the Mt Soldedad Memorial Assoc. as the owner, the 9th Circus had nullified that sale. However, the city never paid the MSAS back. So it's either on private land already or still on public land as the 9th Circus determined. Congress and Bush already declared it a national war memorial. The voters (over 70%) approved transfer of the land to the Feds for preservation but a state court has blocked that, the same state court which decided a week before the election that simple majority wasn't enough and ordered a requirement of 2/3rd approval. Appeals are pending.

If Bush has any worth as a "conservative" then he'll issue an executive order.

18 posted on 06/27/2006 4:08:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace higher taxes with Angelides.)
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