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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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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sam Kegley

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I just rec'd this, even though it was a speech made about 7 years ago, it still resonates strongly with me and those who want to keep our country.  We have too many who expect to have it all "given" to them, w/o working or deserving it.

*Freedom Rally speech by Quang Nguyen*

On Saturday, July 24th, 2010 the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a
Freedom Rally.  Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming
to America and what it means. He spoke the following in dedication to all
Vietnam Veterans. Thought you might enjoy hearing what he had to say:

Start Quote:

35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here
speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I'd laugh at you. Man,
every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the
greatest country on earth.  I just want you all to know that the American
dream does exist and I am living the American dream. I was asked to speak
to you  about my experience as a first generation Vietnamese-American, but
I'd  rather speak to you as an American.

If you hadn?t noticed, I am not white and I feel pretty comfortable with my
people. I am a proud U.S. citizen and here is my proof.

It took me 8 years to get it, waiting in endless lines, but I got it, and I
am very proud of it

I still remember the images of the Tet offensive in 1968, I was six years
old. Now you might want to question how a 6-year-old boy could remember
anything.  Trust me, those images can never be erased.  I can't even
imagine what it was like for young American soldiers, 10,000 miles away
from home, fighting on my behalf.

35 years ago, I left South Vietnam for political asylum. The war had
ended.  At the age of 13, I left with the understanding that I may or may
not ever get to see my siblings or parents again.  I was one of the first
lucky 100,000 Vietnamese allowed to come to the U.S Somehow, my family and
I were reunited 5 months later, amazingly, in California. It was a miracle
from God.

 If you haven't heard lately that this is the greatest country on earth, I
am telling you that right now.  It was the freedom and the opportunities
presented to me that put me here with all of you tonight.  I also remember
the barriers that I had to overcome every step of the way. My high school
counselor told me that I cannot make it to college due to my poor
communication skills. I proved him wrong.  I finished college. You see, all
you have to do is to give this little boy an opportunity and encourage him
to take and run with it.  Well, I took the opportunity and here I am.

This person standing tonight in front of you could not exist under a
socialist/communist environment. By the way, if you think socialism is the
way to go, I am sure many people here will chip in to get you a one-way
ticket out of here. And if you didn't know, the only difference between
socialism and communism is an AK-47 aimed at your head. That was my

In 1982, I stood with a thousand new immigrants, reciting the Pledge of
Allegiance and listening to the National Anthem for the first time as an
American. To this day, I can't remember anything sweeter and more patriotic
than that moment in my life.

Fast forwarding, somehow I finished high school, finished college, and like
any other goofball 21 year old kid, I was having a great time with my life.
I had a nice job and a nice apartment in Southern California. In some way
and somehow, I had forgotten how I got here and why I was here.

One day I was at a gas station, I saw a veteran pumping gas on the other
side of the island. I don't know what made me do it, but I walked over and
asked if he had served in Vietnam.  *He smiled and said yes. I shook and
held his hand. The grown man began to well up.*  I walked away as fast as I
could and at that very moment, I was emotionally rocked This was a profound
moment in my life. I knew something had to change in my life. It was time
for me to learn how to be a good citizen. It was time for me to give back.

*You see, America is not just a place on the map, it isn't just a physical
location. It is an ideal, a concept. And if you are an American, you must
understand the concept, you must accept this concept, and most importantly,
you have to fight and defend this concept. This is about Freedom and not
free stuff. And that is why I am standing up here.*

Brothers and sisters, to be a real American, the very least you must do is
to learn English and understand it well. In my humble  opinion, you cannot
be a faithful patriotic citizen if you can't speak the language of the
country you live in. Take this document of 46 pages - last I looked on the
Internet, there wasn't a Vietnamese translation of the U.S. Constitution.
It took me a long time to get to the point of being able to converse and
until this day, I still struggle to come up with the right words. It's not
easy, but if it's too easy, it's not worth doing.

Before I knew this 46-page document, I learned of the 500,000 Americans who
fought for this little boy. I learned of the 58,000 names inscribed on the
black wall at the Vietnam Memorial. You are my heroes. You are my founders.

At this time, I would like to ask all the Vietnam veterans to please stand.
I thank you for my life. I thank you for your sacrifices, and I thank you
for giving me the freedom and liberty I have today. I now ask all veterans,
firefighters, and police officers, to please stand. *On behalf of all first
generation immigrants, I thank you for your services and may God bless you

Quang Nguyen
Creative Director/Founder
Caddis Advertising, LLC
"God Bless America"
?One Flag, One Language, One Nation Under God?

*For those who understand, no explanation is needed.For those who do not
understand, no explanation is possible.*

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