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... Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government ...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"One Out Of Many"

From the Avenging Apostate:

"America is a unique country. People that are born in the US and have lived there all their lives sometimes forget how blessed they are as Americans. It sometimes takes peopel from the outside to tell you what you really have. Watch the following video (especially around 4:05 mark onwards) and it will make you acknowledge America for the blessing that it is:

On top of what the guy in the video says, a simple fact that makes me appreciate America (even though I have never been there and might never be able to set foot on American soil) is the following:
I have a copy of it at home. It cost me less than $5. I think every American should buy it and keep it at home.
I would just end this tiny article with the following: God bless America."

Image from John Barry Ballaran.
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Blogger Silverfiddle said...

I too have a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, and I use it to educate my kids.

I have often thought (as a GI who has lived all over the world) that we should send our whining crybabies to live in South Asia or even Southern Mexico so they can appreciate just how good they have it here.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:32:00 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Silverfiddle, i agree our Youth should go all over the world and see how 'real' life is.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:38:00 pm  
Blogger midnight rider said...

I have 2 of that edition (lost the first, bought a second, found the first. sheesh). Additionally, I used to have a copy of the Declaration hanging on my cublcle wall. Once I get a cublicle again I'll put it back up.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:43:00 pm  
Blogger christian soldier said...

thank you AA- for your encouraging words--
I do hope that someday you and yours can "step foot" onto US soil--
We would be honored to have a freedom lover like yourself among us-US!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:16:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

I saw this on a show about MOH winners, and it impressed me not because of this man's religion, for he could easily have been a slav and catholic or orthodox, but because of what WE represent, and what it caused him to do.

When Tibor Rubin was found at Matthausen, all he wanted to to do was to be as the men who found him, and serve the nation that ended his nightmare.

His biography can be found at the link, THIS is what his desire to be an american caused him to do.

Corporal Tibor Rubin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950, to April 20, 1953, while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Korea. While his unit was retreating to the Pusan Perimeter, Corporal Rubin was assigned to stay behind to keep open the vital Taegu-Pusan Road link used by his withdrawing unit. During the ensuing battle, overwhelming numbers of North Korean troops assaulted a hill defended solely by Corporal Rubin. He inflicted a staggering number of casualties on the attacking force during his personal 24-hour battle, single-handedly slowing the enemy advance and allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete its withdrawal successfully. Following the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, the 8 th Cavalry Regiment proceeded northward and advanced into North Korea. During the advance, he helped capture several hundred North Korean soldiers. On October 30, 1950, Chinese forces attacked his unit at Unsan, North Korea, during a massive nighttime assault. That night and throughout the next day, he manned a .30 caliber machine gun at the south end of the unit's line after three previous gunners became casualties. He continued to man his machine gun until his ammunition was exhausted. His determined stand slowed the pace of the enemy advance in his sector, permitting the remnants of his unit to retreat southward. As the battle raged, Corporal Rubin was severely wounded and captured by the Chinese. Choosing to remain in the prison camp despite offers from the Chinese to return him to his native Hungary, Corporal Rubin disregarded his own personal safety and immediately began sneaking out of the camp at night in search of food for his comrades. Breaking into enemy food storehouses and gardens, he risked certain torture or death if caught. Corporal Rubin provided not only food to the starving Soldiers, but also desperately needed medical care and moral support for the sick and wounded of the POW camp. His brave, selfless efforts were directly attributed to saving the lives of as many as forty of his fellow prisoners. Corporal Rubin's gallant actions in close contact with the enemy and unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:33:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, now that you mention Korea, EPA . . .the Koreans aren't amused by the Libya intervention

N. Korea slams armed attacks on 'sovereign state' in Middle East
SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has voiced its opposition to the armed aggression of a sovereign country under the pretext of an anti-terror campaign, Pyongyang's state media said Monday, in what appears to be thinly veiled accusations against the United States over the unfolding crisis in Libya.

A North Korean envoy has accused the U.S. of launching armed aggression against a sovereign country in the Middle East and killing its civilians, calling it an act of terrorism and a human rights violation, the Korean Central News Agency said, without naming the country in the Middle East.

Monday, April 18, 2011 3:10:00 am  

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