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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
You wrote to leadpenny:
"Another thought....we all know who Barbara Olson was. We admired and respected her. But we are Freepers. My in-laws would not have the slightest idea of who she was.

"They vote Democrat Politics bores them. They are not unique.

"Ted Olson argued one of the most important cases in our history in front of SCOTUS. I doubt they even recognize his name."

But that's just the point:

(1) Our heroes must be celebrated and those ignorant of their sacrifice must be informed about their greatness. We all need those heroes. Our children need to know about them. Ignorant democrats need to know. Your relatives, too. The American public has few heroes. The military no longer allows the celebration of heroic exploits in battle due to secrecy and safety concerns and media abuses in opposing and jeopardizing the military. We are a nation desperately in need of heroes. Now we have a few--and we must celebrate them and publicize every one of them. We must not permit the left to consign them to oblivion. We must raise them up. They must be examples to all our families and friends and neighbors. It is desperately important to preserve the memory of the few heroes we are given today.

(2) Keep this in mind too: The networks only retain their licenses to broadcast on the public-owned (that's you!) airways if they serve the public, and part of their responsibility is to provide information and objective news reports. When they no longer fulfill that responsibility, do they deserve the license with which they broadcast--our license, our airwaves--do they deserve their near monopoly on televised information?

S. Elenchus

29 posted on 12/31/2001 1:41:03 PM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
Here's a note that may encourage you - more than $200,000 has been donated to the "Barbara K. Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund" at Cardozo Law School by friends, family and admirers of Barbara and her values. The endowed scholarship will be given to a student who best represents Barbara's values. What better way to insure that we are shaping young leaders with the values of our heroes?
33 posted on 12/31/2001 1:51:19 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: elenchus
We are a nation desperately in need of heroes. Now we have a few--and we must celebrate them and publicize every one of them. We must not permit the left to consign them to oblivion. We must raise them up.

You are so right. If it was Gloria Steinem instead of Barbara Olson on that plane, can you imagine what the coverage would be? There would be no end to the liberal fawning worship of the feminist goddess. She would be posthumously honored in all the women's magazines, guaranteed.

Only liberals can be heroes in the Land of Ought-to-Be.

44 posted on 12/31/2001 2:50:35 PM PST by pray4liberty
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