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Tribute to the fallen: Unapologetic America Must Remain

Updated on May 26, 2014
Normandy Beach War Memorial
Normandy Beach War Memorial

Honor the Honorable:

The window of opportunity is fleeting. This is the third installment of my presidential election hubs aimed at the march toward November 6th, 2012. We, the American voters are searching for meaning, looking for clues and are praying that one of our two choices will release the pressure threatening to ruin this great land. Dear readers, this life we live must relate to those who stood before us, and we most certainly need to resonate with those whom will follow our dust. Honor is not vainglorious, honor is an achievement earned by currency that cannot be measured. Let not the glow of honor cease to set on America.

Honoring the dead is a duty I feel dedicated to fulfilling. I recognize my own life has no purpose, no direction, no home and no dream to chase if it were not fortified by the sacrificial lambs of our history. I am a father, a son and a husband. There have been no fewer than 1.2 million fathers, son’s and husbands who paid with blood for what I reap today. They do not stand in my judgment; I do not caste a fleeting glance upon their lives, trying to stain what cannot be undone. Who shall stand in the boots of our warriors and caste the first stone, in the meanwhile cowards hide behind principals they didn’t defend? We are forgetting how easy it is to say the past is long gone, only today matters for tomorrow my never come. Why do some of our brothers and sisters feel compelled to blot out any good performed by this Nation? We are walking in dangerous times. The past is ceasing to exist, or worse, it is being scrubbed line by line until no honor remains, only sins in the wake of history.

What is the sin of an enlisted man who died in a foreign theater for no conquest? Who dare apologize for attempting to offer freedom to an oppressed land? Who dare strip away protection from mothers and daughters while in their time of greatest need? Who dares to stand in front of our enemy and cede ground to our detriment? I must ask you, do these things strengthen America? Does a powerful America hurt our chances of fighting poverty, recession, joblessness, inequity, terrorism and moral good? Or does a weak and distressingly less powerful America make our chances of economic recovery, domestic security and global prosperity more likely? Are you honest enough to answer what the truth clearly points to? Are you noble enough to accept the consequences and injuries we will sustain from lowering our standards?

The Real Peace Keepers
The Real Peace Keepers

The Honest Enemy and the Hidden Truth:

How do we honor the sons and daughters of Liberty if we sell our freedoms to a false god? Why do many American’s feel guilty for the prosperity we cultivated? Why is it a noble cause to handicap our productivity and ingenuity in order to allow diametrically opposed nations the chance to catch up? These same American’s are the very ones who would disarm law abiding citizens in the face of an armed criminal element. These same American’s exude righteousness from offering a hand to our enemies, saying “we just need to give them an equal voice at our table, which will change their disposition toward us.” Yes, Neville Chamberlain felt the same way about Adolf Hitler after signing a peace treaty. George W. Bush made a fool of himself when he made this statement after meeting with Vladimir Putin,

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul. He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning of a very constructive relationship,"

Georgia has an entirely different encounter and vision of Putin. North Korea realizes they can play cat and mouse with America and Soul for years, retreating from the table to develop weapons free from effective sanctions while starving its population. Iran’s suicidal leaders are well versed in negotiating for more time. The gross incompetence, naivety and ultimate ignorance of admitting evil says what evil does, is excruciatingly painful to watch.

The Libertarian movement is a wish our enemies long for. A libertarian America would in effect mark the pinnacle of debauchery, decadence, moral bankruptcy and wickedness. Our isolation from the rest of the world would seal our fate while simultaneously starting the countdown to implosion. The Libertarian is an animal of gross incompetence, not by way of measuring oneself, but by way of wholly overlooking the corrupt nature in all who prey upon the weak. The motto “self-regulation” is as childish as thinking our enemies would think better of us if we gave them an equal seat at our table. The honest answer is most American’s cannot handle unfettered freedom. The honest answer is most American’s cannot exercise self-governance. We proudly push the meaning of what excess is until the meaning need be reformed to encapsulate new boundaries never before imagined. Let’s face it, our innovation enriches the pursuit of our endless desires, for better and for worse.

On one end of our society we have Larry Flynt, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, George Soros and Mark Zuckerburg. Each of these elite represents an excess specific to their industry and applied morality. At the other end of our society we have Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, Nadya Suleman, Amanda Clayton, Occupy Wall St. and Patti Patton-Bader. Each of these ‘average Joes’ represent a completely different America. Many of these names may not be known to you, therefore it is imperative you Google each to find their intrinsic value to society. Make no mistake, these are the emblematic projections of America as seen by foreign countries. Our individualism earns a high water mark in flat ability to become something and someone. But there is a forgotten element foreign bodies see the most, our American servicemen and women. To some, these ambassadors of liberty mean the difference between a life of cruel servitude or a chance to experience some semblance of what every day American’s take for granted.


To you haters of American might, what did we win as conquest in our involvement during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Columbia, Mogadishu, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya? How much territory did we colonize? How many free barrels of oil did we secure for our Nation? How many women, men and children did we enslave in these territories? Which of our corporations are now running parts of these countries on our behalf?

Lastly, why are you so selfish with your liberty that you would keep our military from helping others to gain theirs for the first time in history? Our choices are very clear in November, either you chose to re-strengthen America or you will choose to dilute America and her liberty.

The first two hubs in this series:

Honor the honorable

How do you honor the Fallen

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      Rod Martin Jr 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Jason, a stirring article, but you dishonor what this country stands for.

      We have been suffering the creeping tyranny of Bankers and their friends who start wars for profit and there's nothing honorable in losing our good sons and daughters to fill their coffers.

      You make greed sound patriotic. Have you ever heard of a "false flag" operation? Check out Operation Northwoods. That our highest military officers could even consider such treason is a shame to our nation and its founding fathers. The more evidence I've gathered, the more it seems as though all 20th and 21st century wars have been of this nature. Problem-Reaction-Solution -- tricks to lead lambs to the slaughter.

      Let's us say you don't believe in conspiracy theories. Would you consider conspiracy facts?

      Not every conspiracy theory has a strong foundation of facts, certainly. But evidence is mounting that our government and our military have played major roles in tyranny across the planet. America has become the "Evil Empire" we decried not so long ago.

      What value is defending America if the Constitution is being shredded by the very presidents who swore an oath to defend it?

      If you can stand a taste of enlightenment, look at "Inside Job," the Academy Award-winning documentary about the housing bubble burst of 2008. That's only the tip of the iceberg.

      With Bush and Obama trashing the Constitution, accelerating the national debt into the stratosphere, and going on warmongering campaigns with less and less adherence to the Constitution, getting approval instead from the UN, we are losing the land of the free and the home of the brave.

      Here's a few facts for you:

      * 9/11: steel-frame buildings do not collapse at free-fall through the path of greatest resistance without controlled demolition.

      * Al Qaeda (a CIA operation) could not have had unrestricted access to all 3 WTC buildings over the several weeks required to plant the needed demolition explosives, unless given that access by insiders.

      * The CIA had offices in one of those buildings (WTC7).

      * Marvin Bush (the president's younger brother) and a cousin were executives in the security company which oversaw the WTC.

      * The Bush family had been dealing with the Bin Laden family for decades. In fact, Bush Sr. was having a meeting with representatives of the Saudi royal family and the Bin Laden family on September 11, 2001!

      * The Bush White House changed the rules of response for fighters a few months before 9/11 and changed them back right after 9/11, allowing the hijacked planes the freedom to do their thing.

      * New York mayor Giuliani committed a felony by destroying crime scene evidence, removing most of the WTC debris to CHINA!

      Motive? Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucrative oil contracts, government borrowing from the private "Fed," lucrative wars (military-industrial complex profits), plus the ability to trick America into giving up their precious liberties.

      We are in grave danger of losing those hard-won liberties. The lives lost protecting our freedoms will all be for naught unless we can all wake up to the domestic enemies wearing patriot's clothing.

      He may not be perfect, but Ron Paul is the only candidate protecting the Constitution, despite the Corporate Party's media trying to make it seem unpopular. You can vote for Hitler or Stalin (Romney or Obama), or you can help restore the Republic.

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      Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Howdy J - thank you friend. One of my life's big regrets is I didn't serve in the armed services. The least I can do as a civilian is defend them, honor them and hold fast to the U.S. Constitution and Federalism. God Bless friend.

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Wow, Jason, a beautiful testimony to our wonderful country and the men and women who help make it that way! And the last two paragraphs just blew the America-haters right out of the water--good job, my friend!

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      Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hey Dino, I figured you would find this more up to your style compared to the dog marriage hub. Sometimes (many times) I personally feel like I cannot say or show enough gratitude to what our fighting men and women have done for this country. I would hate to see such sacrifice go to waste because our nation no longer holds Liberty and Freedom in the same esteem let alone context, as we once did. This isn’t blind, rose colored glasses admiration, just respect and awareness of how many children have lost their parents so we can sleep safe at night. Thanks for the terrific comments Dino, God Bless you and yours.

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      dino 5 years ago

      OUTSTANDING!! Jason, once again out of the park!, We were never more relevant then when we were feared. Our military strength has always given us position in the world to help those in need and squash those who needed knocked down a knotch or two. Even ONE life given is too much to give if its waisted. I pray to God every day for strength and knowledge of how to be of help to America and Israel if only through the strength in prayer. What would the world and liberals say or do if we TOOK our plunder, We wouldnt be in debt and probably woudnt be hated any worse.I fear we are seeing history repeat itself again(fight and give much, just to give it all back).I thank God for His mercy, His blessings both to me, my family and my country and the freedom to vote my choice for the future, and I hope enough people see the truth and choose to strengthen our country. God bless you Jason, and keep up the good fight.

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      Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hello Lj, thank you for reading and commenting. Please spread the word, please thank a Vet for what we have.

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      lj gonya 5 years ago

      There's nothing more to say. Bravo.