October 02, 2004

John Kerry unpatriotic?

Ya know, throughout this wonderful election year we have heard the incessant charge that one party--usually the Republicans, have challenged the other party’s, usually the Democrats, patriotism. I have found it intriguing that everyone, including Rush Limbaugh, go out of their way to assure their listeners that they are not questioning John Kerry’s, or whoever the person happens to be, patriotism. Well I want to go on record to say categorically, I DO question Kerry’s, as well as many other’s patriotism.

Why do I make a point of it? The dictionary says patriotism is “Love of country; and devotion to the welfare of one's country…”

Someone explain to me how Senator Kerry meeting with the declared enemy of the US while our troops are in their prisoner of war camps being tortured for information, contributes to the welfare of our country? And how does Senator Kerry’s declaring that we cannot win this war the way it is being fought and that the commander in chief is incompetent, contribute to the welfare of this country? And how have Senator Kerry’s votes against the military’s strength and equipping contribute to the welfare of the country? And, we could truly go on and on. So as I see it, Kerry’s patriotism needs to be questioned swift boat or not. Service in the military alone does not a patriot make.
Was the soldier from the 101st who tossed the grenade into the tent of his own buddies in the early days of the war a patriot just because he served with the elite 101st? Obviously not. So while no one else wants to say it, I will. I’ve known patriots Mr. Kerry and you’re no patriot-plain and simple. That’s my opinion…


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4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If, as Ted Kennedy is so fond of pointing out, Kerry-style dissention is "patriotic" then certainly, Pastor Bill, your questioning of Kerry's patriotism is itself Patriotic. Excellent!

You see, this is the problem with a standpoint, such as that held by Kerry, Kennedy, and the majority of Democrats, that cannot stand up to self-reflexive scrutiny. Their intellectual "critique" of W.'s methods, means, and motivations falls under it's own weight.

Occam's shaving utensils were never so relevant to understandings and definitions. Nice job reminding us of the simple and straight-forward concepts of Patriotism and how they apply today.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Dr. W. Sumner Davis said...

Nothing annoys me more than when non-Americans make sweeping statements of an unkind nature toward us; especially when they are accurate. The right has never been so wriong as they are today, and the left are no better. BUT..to drum up McCarthy era BS over Mr. Kerry is typical narrow mindedness. Remember, Mr. Cripe, those words from many years ago:
"it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship,
or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and
denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
(Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials)

Those who cannot learn from history simply repeat it..to the detrement of us all.

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