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We largely begged off yesterday, in part to put into better perspective what we had been learning about Viet Nam Veterans Day; we wanted to add material from “our” Marine to the stuff we’d found on the web. There were a few articles we thought of more help than others, but most of what we found was comments to such…and most of the comments fell into just a few categories. Most were along the lines of “Welcome home”, many times from a Viet vet to others; some of this nature made note of particular vets, some noted that the welcome those vets got at the time was, well, less than sterling. A lot went to the now popular “Thank you for your service”, and some followed that other pattern of noting specifics and the welcome of the time. There were a number that thanked all vets of all eras/conflicts. A few took exception to the “Welcome home” greetings, generally on the basis of timing: some took exception to the “Thank you for your service” as being too little too late and/or seemingly insincere.
We asked “our” Marine. He said he’d seen some of that material and found some of the tributes to particular vets to be quite touching yet, for the most part, he tended toward the “too little too late” school mixed with a little of the disquiet over insincerity…with a codicil: sincere appreciation could be shown in other ways, like ensuring vets benefits were appropriate and delivered in a timely manner, and that history and civics didn’t become extinct from high schools…either as subject matter or guiding principles for behaviors by students or faculty members.
That guy sometimes has a point.
We decided to not provide links to the articles we’d seen, opting instead to again encourage independent research. Just “Viet Nam Veterans Day” may be all that is needed to get more than you might want to know.
Now, we offer a question [which admittedly pretty well reveals our own stance]: In that our country seems to be in some form of armed conflict somewhere more of the time than not, and that we have Memorial Day for the Fallen and Veterans Day for all who have achieved that status [enlisting is not sufficient; neither is getting through "boot"], is it appropriate to have a special day set aside/observed for the vets of a single, particular, conflict?
Finally, new windows are now open for
signing on to our petitions; please check the “Action Items” page, sign the
petitions, and encourage others to do so
We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”,
designed to keep UN & similar attempts against US
sovereignty, as regarding arms and the Law of the Sea Treaty, from ever
allowing the UN or others to dictate to the US, while still allowing the
US to adopt positions in line with such. Do you really want the UN
telling us what to do about an invasion at our border, for example?
Please help this effort to protect US Sovereignty and The US Constitution. More, here. Or, take our word for it and immediately go to The White House site to sign: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/issue-specific-statement-regarding-preservation-sovereignty-and-constitution-outside-influence-1
[making use of the WhiteHouse.gov site ensures that nobody need leave any information here, potentially saves us a lot of work, and provides opportunity for visitors to also choose from a variety of other petitions that they may also wish to support...or not].
Let’s get this thing over the 100K signatures-in-30-days threshold for a response…in record time.
you are familiar with the place “III”, or “3%” holds in the gun rights
realm, then it becomes simple: just 3% of the “likes” for National
Association for Gun Rights on Facebook would be sufficient. A similar
proportion of NRA “likes” would get the job done as well. That doesn’t
go directly to questions of sovereignty, either; those who dislike
“foreign entanglements”; those opposed to the Law of the Sea Treaty; or
any number of other specifics, each of which would be covered by the
proposal at issue. [Gun people tend to not be “joiners”, so the
potential pool from such resources could be far greater than indicated
by “likes” for NRA or NAGR, so the proportion needed might be
significantly less…but every signature counts, as does timeliness; please do whatever research you need to make yourself comfortable with signing ASAP and sign].
The confirmation email for having created a petition includes:
Until your petition has 150 signatures, it will only be available from the following URL and will not be publicly viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People
We need 100,000 signatures, and would rather have twice that -- how about a half million? -- by April 29, 2015.
September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging. Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.
This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections]. A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise. [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]
Too often, we may go on too long. We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.
One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time. We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].
That will have to do for today: life interrupts.
Addendum, October 4, 2011
Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.
Addendum, October 6, 2011
We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.
Addendum, December 9, 2011
We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much. Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first. We hope this makes things easier for visitors.
Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.
We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.
Taking no ads, the only revenue to keep this site going is out of our own pockets and should arguably
be going to other things, from the few items sometimes in our store, and whatever
donations might be put in the tip jar on our Comment/Support page.
To the extent that you think reasonable
-- and please think for a moment about how long it would take you to put something like this together,
and what it would cost you, in energy and money, to then make it and keep it available on the web --
we ask you consider contributing to our delinquency.