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Old 05-26-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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Hugh Thompson was a true American hero - he received no hero's welcome when he returned home, instead he was villified.

We need to remember what true bravery is - the willingness to put your life on the line for your moral convictions.

hugh thompson - Google Video#
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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How sad it must be to use a day like Memorial Day to play political games. Mr. Thompson is consistently regarded as a hero on just about any internet article you pull up. What happened is over 30 years old and the poster just wants to try to associate the hippies of that time with anyone who opposes the military industrial complex and the current Bolshevist expansion of our empire by our "glorious" leaders.

Heroes of My Lai

Postings like this are fodder for those who love the military but hate the troops, like Mr. Kissinger did. Personally, I'm much more comfortable being on the side of the troops versus the military.

God Bless America!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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How sad it must be to use a day like Memorial Day to play political games. Mr. Thompson is consistently regarded as a hero on just about any internet article you pull up. What happened is over 30 years old and the poster just wants to try to associate the hippies of that time with anyone who opposes the military industrial complex and the current Bolshevist expansion of our empire by our "glorious" leaders.

Heroes of My Lai

Postings like this are fodder for those who love the military but hate the troops, like Mr. Kissinger did. Personally, I'm much more comfortable being on the side of the troops versus the military.

God Bless America!
I am honoring him as a true American hero - So stop your hateful game playing.

GOD BLESS THE WORLD!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I am honoring him as a true American hero - So stop your hateful game playing.

GOD BLESS THE WORLD!
You can hate the troops and love the military all you want.

I'll opt for the reverse. I think I chose more wisely.

Happy Memorial Day!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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GOD BLESS THE WORLD!
Do you support the concept / proposals for a "One World Government"??
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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You can hate the troops and love the military all you want.

I'll opt for the reverse. I think I chose more wisely.

Happy Memorial Day!
And I'm sure that true 'patriots' like yourself would be the first to drop a dead animal on Hugh Thompson's doorstep
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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And I'm sure that true 'patriots' like yourself would be the first to drop a dead animal on Hugh Thompson's doorstep
Do you support the concept / proposals for a "One World Government"??
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Do you support the concept / proposals for a "One World Government"??
Actually I strongly oppose the NWO straegies which dovetail nicely into the PNAC plan already implemented by Bush/Cheney.

I'm a believer in multiple, diverse governments, with a common agenda of cooperation rather than exploitation.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Hugh Thompson was a true American hero - he received no hero's welcome when he returned home, instead he was villified.

We need to remember what true bravery is - the willingness to put your life on the line for your moral convictions.

hugh thompson - Google Video#

This sounds like a thoughtful, loving platitude, but lets think about this for a sec.

What if it's my moral conviction to walk around punching random people in the face? Should I be honored for that?
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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This sounds like a thoughtful, loving platitude, but lets think about this for a sec.

What if it's my moral conviction to walk around punching random people in the face? Should I be honored for that?
I am referring to my own Christian moral conviction of 'love thy neighbor', not the Satanic immoral conviction of 'kill thy neighbor'. I suppose I should have clarified that.
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