Senator Obama’s Patriotism – a Veteran’s Perspective


Patriotism is the cloak we wear to announce our love of country and our bond to our neighbors. It reflects our commitment to each other and to the ideas upon which this country was founded. It is that which trumpets the chorus “We Stand Together.” The threads are our highest and noblest principles and they remind us to be vigilant in regard to their protection, lest they become bare, frayed, distorted and lose their luster. It is not blind obedience, but is thoughtful and reflective. It is that of a caretaker. Mindfully practiced, it can shape the essence of the individual and thus be reflected in our society. It is a simple thing and is profound in its potential.

It is also a simple and profound thing that occurs when it is neglected, distorted, or diminished. We lose the We. The We becomes strangers who have forgotten what price has been paid in blood for our individual Freedoms and Obligations. The We becomes we who are less committed and connected to our neighbors and common values. When the cloak is removed, it is harder to recognize from a distance what principles are within the heart, what they are striving for.

Patriotism is not a dangerous word when it is grounded in precious truths that we have to aspire to and frequently fall short of. It is not a dangerous word when it is practiced sincerely, inclusively and humbly. It is the journey of a group that wants the Nation to radiate warmth and love. It is why individuals have the courage to stand up to the government when the nation’s principles seem to be lost or off tract. Because the principles mean something, many hearts weep when the next generation appears to have forgotten or never were taught about the journey, the price. Freedom is not free and there are those that would take it away.

Just as Senator Obama said in February during this election cycle, “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream.’ Just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words? ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words? Just speeches?” I agree with the Senator that words do matter.

I would also add, “Don’t tell me that symbols don’t matter. Putting your hand over your heart when saying the Pledge. Just a symbol. Treating the Flag with reverence. Just a symbol. Wearing a Flag lapel pin. Just a symbol. And guess what, – symbols matter. It should matter even more for the representatives of our government. It is a part of being mindful about our freedom. It is part of showing the next generation that these ideals are the principles of this Nation. These principles are why our fathers, mothers, sons, daughters are called upon sometimes to risk losing their lives. Symbols matter. They slow the decay of ideas by causing us to remember.

That is why this photo creates in me such distress. Sen. Obama might become President and he doesn’t have a clue about what being Patriotic means. There is a level of arrogance in his actions that slaps everyone who has had to answer the call to arms. I believe he refers to us as the clingers. The clingers to guns and religion whose forefathers founded this great country and in January of 2009 might become his subjects. The Senator seems to only see the negative in America and not its strengths. He must have learned that from his pastor.

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”
William J. Clinton

NOTE

To Follow the Larry Sinclair story that the media is trying to suppress and for up to date information regarding Mr. Larry Sinclair’s allegations, “Senator Obama and Larry Sinclair engaged in the illegal use of cocaine and engaged in gay sex in 1999”, see links below:

Larry Sinclair’s Blog

CitizenWell’s Blog

Obambi.com Blog

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7 Responses to “Senator Obama’s Patriotism – a Veteran’s Perspective”

  1. sisterrosetta Says:

    Latest Larry Sinclair – Jeff Rense Interview Tuesday, July 1, 2008

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_L_Sinclair_070801.mp3" /]

  2. sisterrosetta Says:

    (July 2, 2008) America’s Hope Foundation Announces Two New Radio Ads Concerning Barack Obama to Air in Several States

    NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Charlottesville, VA, United States, 07/01/2008

    http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/36469/

    The America’s Hope Foundation, which has planned to air both TV and Radio ads aimed at exposing the truth about Barack Obama, has announced two new radio ads which begin airing in several swing states on July 2, 2008.

    America’s Hope Foundation, which plans to run TV and Radio ads in swing states throughout the United States from July to November, announces two new radio ads that will begin airing on July 2, 2008 in markets across the country. The ads may be heard on the Foundation’s website (see below).
    The ad descriptions follow:

    • Obama – Iran ad – This ad focuses on the discrepancies in Obama’s statements related to the nuclear situation in Iran. In his own words, Obama downplays Iran’s threat level, only to dramatically reverse himself two days after. This ad calls into question whether Obama, who seems to have such an elementary grasp of foreign policy issues, will be able to keep the American people safe in this time of war. This ad is airing in Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, and Alaska.

    • Obama – Sinclair ad – This ad focuses on the allegations from Larry Sinclair, former Obama associate, who alleges that he and the Senator engaged in drug use and sexual activity together in 1999. The mainstream media has largely ignored Sinclair, but his statements must be brought to light so that they may be properly investigated. This ad is airing in Virginia, Florida, Colorado, and Nevada.
    The ads will air over the next two weeks before a new round of TV and Radio ads are announced.

    The Reverend Tim L Donovan, Executive Director of the America’s Hope Foundation, is available for comment and for interviews. Please use the contact below to inquire further.

    Contact name: Collin Jensen

    (800) 530-5106 / cjensen[.]americashopefoundation.com

  3. sisterrosetta Says:

    Here are two latest Larry Sinclair — Jeff Rense Interviews

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_L_Sinclair_070108.mp3" /]

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_L_Sinclair_070208.mp3" /]

  4. sisterrosetta Says:

    Richard R. Wier, Jr.,P.A. is a weasel.

    wea•sel [wee-zuh l] Pronunciation Key – noun, plural -sels, (especially collectively )

    –noun
    1. any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents.
    2. any of various similar animals of the family Mustelidae.
    3. a cunning, sneaky person.
    4. a tracked vehicle resembling a tractor, used in snow.
    5. Slang. an informer; stool pigeon.

    –verb (used without object)
    6. to evade an obligation, duty, or the like; renege (often fol. by out): That’s one invitation I’d like to weasel out of.
    7. to use weasel words; be ambiguous; mislead: Upon cross-examination the witness began to weasel.
    8. Slang. to inform.

    [Origin: bef. 900; 1920–25 for def. 6; ME wesele, OE wesle, weosule; c. OHG wisula, G Wiesel ]

  5. sisterrosetta Says:

    (July 3, 2008) America’s Hope Foundation, a Group Committed to Restoring Integrity to the American Political Process, Announces an Upcoming Ad Buy Through the November General Election – Larry Sinclair

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 3 /PRNewswire/

    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/07-03-2008/0004843622&EDATE=

    America’s Hope Foundation announces plans for an upcoming TV, radio and internet based ad campaign aimed at educating the American people about Barack Obama, his extremist views, and his radical associations.

    On July 2, 2008, America’s Hope Foundation began airing two radio ads. These ads addressed Barack Obama’s inconsistencies in his approach to a potential Iranian nuclear crisis, and several shocking allegations from a former Obama associate (Larry Sinclair).

    The Foundation will continue to air the two radio ads, and will unveil several new TV and radio spots over the next several weeks. The two ads referenced above are available on the foundation’s website ( http://www.americashopefoundation.com ), and new ads will be added to the site as they air.

    The foundation will target the following states in the ad buy: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, Missouri, and Iowa.

    The Reverend Tim Donovan, Executive Director of America’s Hope Foundation, classified the media buys as “the American people’s response to a mainstream news media that has abandoned the basic tenets of investigative journalism and has chosen to look beyond Obama’s own statements, his writings, and his extremist associations.” Reverend Donovan estimates that the foundation will spend between 8 and 10 million dollars on ads “related to Barack Obama’s candidacy, and his unwillingness to address issues and allegations that have surfaced about him.”

    Additionally, The America’s Hope Foundation announces a new website debuting on July 7th, (www.obamahatespeech.com), which they believe will expose the Obama rapid response machine’s use of threats and intimidation to silence those who question Barack Obama. The foundation will post all hate mail and threatening messages received from Obama supporters. In addition, the foundation will invite other groups and individuals who have been targeted by the Obama smear campaigns to post their hate messages on the site as well. According to Rev. Donovan, “The American people deserve an opportunity to see what type of ‘change’ Obama supporters actually represent.”

    This release was issued through The Xpress Press News Service, merging e- mail and satellite distribution technologies to reach business analysts and media outlets worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.XpressPress.com

    SOURCE America’s Hope Foundation

  6. sisterrosetta Says:

    (July 3, 2008) Larry Sinclair – Radio Interview 8PM EST

    http://talkstarradio.com/main/listen.htm

    RADIO NOTE: I WILL GO ON TALKSTARRADIO.COM AT 8:00PM EASTERN THIS EVENING WITH ROGER.

    http://talkstarradio.com/hosts/rogerpage.htm

  7. sisterrosetta Says:

    “There is a level of arrogance in his actions that slaps everyone who has had to answer the call to arms.”

    Well stated, Zach.

    It took me awhile to figure out you were a veteran.

    From one freedom lover to another, may I thank you.

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