RANT: Elect Ron Paul; get the girls and boys home NOW!

[This came up in my daily google search for “reinke”. Most likely no relation. But, so what if it’s not.]


The Pueblo Chieftain News Local news
After Iraq Former soldiers, families reassess war’s impact
Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:30 pm, Fri Dec 16, 2011.

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Scott Reinke, father of Army Staff Sgt. Gavin Reinke, who was killed in Iraq in May 2006.

Reinke is proud of his son’s service to his country and is certain nearly all U.S. service men and women who took part in the Iraq war share that same pride. But that’s not the same thing as believing the war was worth the cost.

“I was reading a story in the paper this morning where this Iraqi was saying that Americans didn’t leave new schools and factories, that we left a nation of widows and orphans,” Reinke said and then softly cursed. “After all we put into that country. If that guy’s sentiments represents a majority of the Iraqi people, then what we’re getting out of that war isn’t worth all that we put into it.”

Reinke recounted how President George W. Bush urged American intervention in Iraq in 2003 on the basis that dictator Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. None was found.

“Granted, Hussein was an evil man. But it’s hard for me to justify our sticking our nose in that country’s business. The Middle East has always been in turmoil. Maybe if I felt that the Iraqi people were truly grateful.”

Reinke said he recently ate lunch next to an Army engineer who talked about all the friends he’d lost in Iraq.

“This soldier talked about how his guys would be building a school or working on some infrastructure project and the Iraqis hated Americans so much, they’d just attack them anyway,” Reinke said. ” I don’t think anyone who lost a child, or a husband, or a wife, or had someone severely wounded over there will tell you that it was worth it. Now I wish we’d do the same in Afghanistan.”

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It’s one thing if the girls and boys are down at the beach or the border to resist an invasion, but that hasn’t happened since 1812?

Not one drop of blood, nor a penny of treasure, is worth sticking our <plural synonym for donkey> in another country’s business.

Ron Paul is the ONLY “peace” candidate. And, he’s not an isolationist; nor, stupid about defending America. He’s just serious about it.

This may be our ONLY chance to reverse the “imperial” rule of the “chicken hawks”. You don’t see their children dying overseas. Hell, they don’t even send their kids to “publik sckrules”!


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GUNS: Self-protection is ones own duty


Buddhist Packing Bond Pistol Shows American Embrace of Guns
By Ken Wells – Dec 9, 2011 5:37 PM ET

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Bates, 64, says she believes guns can be potent equalizers that well-trained civilians can handle. “A gun is like a fire extinguisher,” she says. “It isn’t there because you want to have a fire or expect to have a fire. It’s there because you may find yourself in that situation where it can save your life and give the professionals time to get there.”

This is why more Jews should join the conceal-carry bandwagon, says Dovid Bendory, an Orthodox rabbi in Livingston, New Jersey, who heads the 4,500-member Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Post-9/11, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ranks the domestic terror threat against synagogues equal to that of railroads and utilities.

“I ask Jews all the time, ‘Are you prepared for an active shooter in a synagogue?’” Bendory says. “‘What would you do?’ The common answer is ‘I’d dial 911.’ So I ask, ‘And what would you do until the police got there? Hide?’ They don’t have a good answer for that. I believe we are woefully unprepared for such an attack.”

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“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Sorry, but I think that guns should be “loaned” by the bailiff when the woman picks up her “order of protection”.

Americans should NEVER be victims. They have rights and the Second Amendment recognizes their right to protect their rights.

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