Thursday, July 3, 2014

The American's Creed

Our Flagpole

Happy Independence Day!

I attended a Tea Party picnic and meeting on Tuesday evening.  The speaker read something called The American's Creed.  I decided it would make the perfect Independence Day post.

I think there are some folks in Washington, DC who need to read this and take it to heart.

The American's Creed

by William Tyler Page
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

Remember to keep America in your prayers every day.

America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)

 My country,' tis of thee, 
 sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; 
 land where my fathers died, 
 land of the pilgrims' pride, 
 from every mountainside let freedom ring! 

 My native country, thee, 
 land of the noble free, thy name I love; 
 I love thy rocks and rills, 
 thy woods and templed hills; 
 my heart with rapture thrills, like that above. 

 Let music swell the breeze, 
 and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song; 
 let mortal tongues awake; 
 let all that breathe partake; 
 let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong. 

 Our fathers' God, to thee, 
 author of liberty, to thee we sing; 
 long may our land be bright 
 with freedom's holy light; 
 protect us by thy might, great God, our King.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

UPDATE 6/2 - Questions Arise About Sgt. Bergdahl Release; Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is Free

Good news for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who I have previously posted about in this blog.  After 5 years, the United States has obtained his release from the Taliban in Afghanistan.  We released 5 GITMO prisoners to obtain his freedom.

(Note Update:  I corrected his rank from Pfc to Sgt.  The previous articles listed him as Pfc.)

Via:  ABC News

In Prisoner Exchange, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released After Nearly 5 Years in Taliban Captivity

May 31, 2014 12:56pm
AP bowe bergdahl jt 140531 16x9 608 In Prisoner Exchange, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released After Nearly 5 Years in Taliban Captivity
(Credit: U.S. Army/AP Photo)
WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after nearly five years of Taliban captivity, President Obama announced today.
“On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal,” Obama said in a written statement released this afternoon.
Bergdahl was discovered missing from his unit in Afghanistan in June 2009. He was declared to have been captured by the Taliban soon after.
His freedom was secured in exchange for the release of five prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who said on Saturday that Bergdahl is now under the care of the U.S. military.

UPDATE 6/2/14:

Since the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, stories are being released bringing into doubt his allegiance to America. There are more questions as to whether or not Mr. Obama had the right to release 5 dangerous GITMO detainees for Sgt. Beregdahl's release without notifying Congress.  I've linked to all the stories from The Drudge Report that I could find.

This is very disturbing. 

Bergdahl: 'I am ashamed to be an American'...

'The title of US soldier is just the lie of fools'

'The horror that is America is disgusting'...

Resentment lingers among POW's peers...

CHARGE: Soldiers died searching for 'deserter'...

RICE: Bergdahl Served With 'Honor and Distinction'...


Five of Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive...

Terror suspects were labeled 'high risk'... 

Deal Could Be First Step to Emptying Gitmo... 

Taliban Hails 'Great Victory'...

Soldier allegedly abandoned his post after growing disillusioned with war...

The bizarre tale of America’s last known POW