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I wish to incite all Christians to rise up and take back the United States of America with all of God's manifold blessings. We want the free allowance of the Bible and prayers allowed again in schools, halls of justice, and all governing bodies. We don't seek a theocracy until Jesus returns to earth because all men are weak and power corrupts the very best of them.
We want to be a kinder and gentler people without slavery or condescension to any.

The world seems to be in a time of discontent among the populace. Christians should not fear. God is Love, shown best through Jesus Christ. God is still in control. All Glory to our Creator and to our God!


A favorite quote from my good friend, Jack Plymale, which I appreciate:

"Wars are planned by old men,in council rooms apart. They plan for greater armament, they map the battle chart, but: where sightless eyes stare out, beyond life's vanished joys, I've noticed,somehow, all the dead and mamed are hardly more than boys(Grantland Rice per our mutual friend, Sarah Rapp)."

Thanks Jack!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

God blessed this stubborn American flag waver Van T. Barefoot ... Thx Marge R!


Van T. Barfoot died
Remember the guy who wouldn't take
The flag pole down on his Virginia
Property a while back?
You might remember the news story several
Months ago about a crotchety old man in
Virginia who defied his local Homeowners
Association, and refused to take down the
Flag pole on his property along with the large
American flag he flew on it.
Now we learn who that old man was:
On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in
Edinburg , Texas . That probably didn't make
News back then.
But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944,
Near Carano , Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot,
Who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set
Out alone to flank German machine gun
Positions from which gunfire was raining
Down on his fellow soldiers.
His advance took him through a minefield but
Having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly
Take out three enemy machine gun positions,
Returning with 17 prisoners of war.
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And if that weren't enough for a day's work, he later
Took on and destroyed three German tanks
Sent to retake the machine gun positions.
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That probably didn't make much news either,
Given the scope of the war, but it did earn
Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after
Also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a well
Deserved Congressional Medal of Honor.
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What did make news...Was his Neighborhood
Association's quibble with how the 90-year-old
Veteran chose to fly the American flag outside
His suburban Virginia home. Seems the HOA rules
Said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted
Bracket, but, for decorum, items such as
Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were "unsuitable".
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Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for
The pole, but erected it anyway and was facing
Court action unless he agreed to take it down.
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Then the HOA story made national TV,
And the Neighborhood Association rethought
Its position and agreed to indulge this
Aging hero who dwelt among them.
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"In the time I have left", he said to the
Associated Press, "I plan to continue
To fly the American flag without interference."

As well he should.
And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to
Contest him further, they might have done well to
Read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it
Indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn't particularly
Good at backing down.
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If you got this email and didn't pass it on -
Guess what - you need your butt kicked
I sent this to you, because I didn't want MY butt kicked!
Do the right thing!

WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE  YOUNG  MEN WHO CHOSE NOT TO AVOID THE DRAFT,
AND SERVE THEIR COUNTRY THE BEST WAY THEY COULD AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN LIKE VAN BARFOOT!

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