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News ::
Stand Up for America (english)
20 Mar 2003
Modified: 10:57:02 AM
I'm here because men and women of the United
States military have given their lives for my freedom.
I am not here tonight because Sheryl Crowe, Rosie O'Donnell,
Martin Sheen, George Clooney, Jane Fonda or Phil
Donahue, sacrificed their lives for me.
If my memory serves me correctly, it was not movie
stars or musicians, but the United States Military who
fought on the

shores of Iwo Jima, the jungles of Vietnam, and the
beaches of Normandy. Tonight, I say we should support
the President

of the United States and the U.S. Military and tell
the liberal, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippy,
tie-dyed

liberals to go make their movies and music and whine
somewhere else.

After all, if they lived in Iraq, they wouldn't be
allowed the freedom of speech they're being given here
today.

Ironically, they would be put to death at the hands of
Sadam Husssein or Osama Bin Laden. I want to know how
the very

people who are against war because of the loss of
life, can possibly be the same people who are for
abortion?

They are the same people who are for animal rights but
against the rights of the unborn. The movie stars say
they want

to go to Iraq and serve as "human shields" for the
Iraqis. I say let them buy a one-way ticket and go.

No one likes war. I hate war! But the one thing I hate
more is the fact that this country has been forced
into

war-innocent people have lost their lives - - and
there but for the grace of God, it could have been my
brother, my

husband, or even worse my own son.

On December 7, 1941, there are no records of movie
stars treading the blazing waters of Pearl Harbor.

On September 11, 2001; there are no photos of movie
stars standing as "human shields" against the debris
and falling

bodies ascending from the World Trade Center. There
were only policemen and firemen - -underpaid civil
servants who gave

their all with nothing expected in return.

When the USS Cole was bombed, there were no movie
stars guarding the ship - - where were the human
shields then?


If America's movie stars want to be human shields, let
them shield the gang-ridden streets of Los Angeles, or
New York

City, let them shield the lives of the children of
North Birmingham whose mothers lay them down to sleep
on the floor

each night to shelter them from stray bullets.

If they want to be human shields, I say let them
shield the men and women of honesty and integrity that
epitomizes

courage and embody the spirit of freedom by wearing
the proud uniforms of the United States Military.
Those are the

people who have earned and deserve shielding!

Throughout the course of history, this country has
remained free, not because of movie stars and liberal
activists, but

because of brave men and women who hated war too.
However, they lay down their lives so that we all may
live in freedom.

After all - "What greater love hath no man, that he
lay down his life for his friend," or in this case a
country.

We should give our military honor and acknowledgement
and not let their lives be in vain. If you want to see
true human

shields, walk through Arlington Cemetery. There lie
human shields, heroes, and the BRAVE Americans who
didn't get on

television and talk about being a human shield - they
were human shields.

I thank God tonight for freedom - - those who bought
and paid for it with their lives in the past - - those
who will

protect it in the present and defend it in the future.

America has remained silent too long! God-fearing
people have remained silent too long!

We must lift our voices united in a humble prayer to
God for guidance and the strength and courage to
sustain us

throughout whatever the future may hold.

After the tragic events of Sept. 11th, my then eleven
-year-old son said terrorism is a war against them and
us and if

you're not one of us, then you're one of them.

So in closing tonight, let us be of one accord, let us
stand proud, and let us be the human shields of
prayer,

encouragement and support for the President, our
troops and their families and our country.

May God bless America, the land of the free, the home
of the brave and the greatest country on the face of
this earth
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violence only precipitates violence (english)
20 Mar 2003
this is the one of the sorriest pieces i have ever seen. no good can come of this debacle the united states government has started, it will already be a blemish on international diplomacy for decades. posting a copy and pasted email only shows the absurdity of equating war with freedom. have we learned from history? after reading this post, i would say not.
haha... (english)
20 Mar 2003
Yes...you got it..

Lets fight their religious extremism and delusions of moral superiority with our own breed of twisted religious extremism and delusions moral superiority...

fucking brilliant...
DIE NAZI DUMBASS (english)
20 Mar 2003
Eat Shit and Die, you Nazi fuck!