A Liberal Marines Progressive Perspective

Marines are defenders of the republic and the Constitution. That is our oath, that is our purpose, that is our calling. Many are Democrats. This is the journal of one such Marine. This leatherneck's progressive perspective is as follows...

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U.S. Marine,0300 MOS,eight years in,honorably discharged,college-educated. To all the damned trolls, you better believe there are liberal Marines. Read "War Is A Racket" by 2-time Medal of Honor recipient Maj.Gen.S.D.Butler, plus Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s "Fortunate Son" and maybe then you'll understand. Semper Fi!

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

A Republic on the Fault Lines: Are We Doomed to Repeat History? Posted by Hello
Good morning. Got off to a late start this morning, so a quick post and then I'm out. Today is another noteworthy day in American history in that our nation's greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, was shot and killed at Ford's Theatre on this day, 140 years ago, by disgruntled, Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. Who knows what direction the 16th President of the United States would have taken the country after the Civil War, but there's a pretty good chance he would have provided a healing balm which would have helped close a fetid, cultural wound that wasn't healed (or, at least, closed significantly) for 100 more years...not until the turbulent 1960's. Because of this, I wanted to recap a point I'd made earlier. Echoes of civil war are, sadly, resounding throughout the land once again, just as they did in the mid -19th century. Have we reached an impasse philosophically, have we reached a "political Rubicon", are we too divergent, we Democrats and Republicans? Are our differences irreconcilable? These are serious questions that must be pondered by all Americans. We as a nation are reaching a tipping point. Be advised, the winds of domestic upheaval are a-blowin'...it's time to choose sides...and this Marine is with the party that has consistently stood with the people and stood for intellectualism as well as utilizing ones strength of intellect along with ones strength of faith to solve the great problems (unlike the current Administration). That party is the people's party, the Democratic Party...and one must always stand with the people. Semper Fidelis


Blogger Gothamimage said...

Interesting post- I suggest you check out my latest post, "Virginia Is For Lovers, But..." -I think you will like the links to Civil War sights, and to Mosbys rangers, but take note how Mosby became friendly with Grant. Does it amuse you to hear "party of Lincoln," uttered by people who would had contempt for him?

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