Tyranny! Could the parents have used better judgement, yes. But I used to ride in the back of military trucks ALL the time with no restraints at all! Can I sue the government for abuse now? The parents might not be the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they did have the cage strapped down. What is the worst that could have happened? What was the likelihood of it happening? Operational Risk Management here… Not felony material for sure…
The problem goes deeper. It seems that she was in a cage, which probably would not have happened if the parents weren't 'supposed' to keep the dog in it, which is ridiculous in itself. Where did they get this idea they have to put the dog in a doggy seat? Wait for it....... some regulation put in place when a dog stubbed it's toe, that has absolutely nothing to do with these people or anything that these people have never and probably will never be involved in, ever. Somewhere along the line..
May 24, 2013 at 12:05pm
While the President is not REQUIRED to return a salute doing so acknowldges the sign of respect to his office that was rendered by the military member. I am an Air Force Retiree and when not in uniform, I was not required to salute, but I could, and I would expect and officer in uniform to return a properly rendered salute. As a Veteran I am pleased that we are now permitted to render a salute during the posting of colors and national anthem, even though we may no longer wear the uniform.
I don't think THIS president should return the salute, because he obviously has little regard for the military. It's a sign of respect.
What would you expect from someone from Indonesia.
He also NEVER forgets to bow to the Saudi king!! Allah forbid.
Thank you for your service sir.
President Obama is the Commander in Chief of the United States of America's Military, exercising supreme command authority of its nation's military forces or significant elements of those forces.and represents every service member thereof. Should he salute? Without hesitation! Out of respect, out of honor, out of the office he holds.
I have no idea how this man was ever voted back into yet a second term by the people of America. He has diminished your military by a thousand cuts, so obvious to those from other countries. Truly saddened!
Actually, as the Commander-in-Chief, he IS required to return a salute. Military protocols mandates that for every salute rendered, one MUST be returned. Notice, also, that when POTUS returned to shake the Marine's hand, the Marine did not render another salute ... because it was never returned. As a military retiree I am outraged! Our young men and women are sacrificing their lives for this disrespecting and unrepentant non-American!
He probably just forgot. Then came back down to make amends. I'm sure he has a lot on his mind.
Saddens me that the 'commander in chief' of our country only rates 53% of people thinking he should return the respect of people he can order to go die. This country is already a moral cesspool.
As the president does not wear a uniform, he does not need to acknowledge the salute wit ha salute of his own. That is a military jesture for members of the military currently serving in uniform.
You should certainly acknowledge anyone who salutes you with a nod, a smile, etc, but it is nothing more than a courtesy if ytou are not in uniform yourself.
There's a lot to ding the president on from policy to courtesy, but this isn't one of them. The fact that he came back off of Marine One to recognized he did not acknowledge the salute should be enough for anyone.
Always remember... salute the rank (Commander-In-Chief), not the man (Obama). And when you ETS... feel free to give him the "full bird."
Let's be clear - I hate the guy - but in all fairness, if you watch the video, he saluted the marine inside Marine One at the top of the stairs, greeted the pilots, and then realizing he missed the one told the pilot to hold on while he came out to rectify his mistake with the Marine on the ground. I think this is a simple mistake and I think he made good for it... although he could/should have saluted him. I don't see this as a biggie. Move on.
And besides, I think it's fair to say "he has a lot on his mind right now," agreed!?! ;)
Look, Obama's a proven buffoon. He's ignorant, which makes him incompetent. He's an Affirmative Action product, i.e., you don't have to be as talented as the next guy, you just need a special skin color.
He momentarily forgot to acknowledge his guard and actually showed a bit of humility to correct his mistake.
Who cares if he didn't return a salute. Obama is the president, not a soldier. I'm pretty sure the soldier appreciated the handshake, more than a salute. Move along folks, non-issue here.
YEAH_BUDDY...."He probably just forgot. Then came back down to make amends. I’m sure he has a lot on his mind."
Yeah-Buddy, I think you are correct, he probably has a lot on his mind...hopefully submitting his resignation is one of those things.
Every day this man is president is a black eye on the reputation and integrity of the USA.
Sure he does and it's such a weak, small mind that he cannot deal with more than one, or at most, two strenuous thoughts simultaneously such as preparing to walk up steps and rendering a return salute in mutual respect to one of the nation's finest.
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I can't believe I'm defending Obama but,
1.) He's not required to return a salute. He is a civilian and is not covered.
2.) He should have at least aknowledged him which he realized he didn't and went back out to apparently apologize.
In short, he is the worst president in history but let's criticize him on actual things like the IRS, etc....
This is a non-story.
Also the President never forgets to bow down to foreign leaders.
Hogwash. If not for the US military there would be NO president of the United States....or a United States. Get the facts straight.
Secondly - I served as Marine One crewchief for President Clinton from 95-97. Even though his wife (Hillary) was a complete jackwad on all flights - feet up in the chair, not flushing on-board toilet, throwing papers and food wrappers on the floors - he was very respectable towards the military men in charge of his in-flight safety all over the globe.
Marines are trained to salute lightpoles in bootcamp. When in doubt, salute the darn thing when walking by...
I believe that the president should salute the soldiers. However I am not overly angry about this as it appears that Obama realized his mistake and went back to apologize. If that is indeed the case I see no reason harass him about it.
He should return the salute of the Marine outside the chopper and he should Kiss the Rears of the Marines flying it.
As a Army Vet. and Patriot Guard Member, I also respect the decision to allow past armed services members to salute out of uniform as I respect our flag. I think that the President should return salutes from the military as he should respect someone that might die for this country and his President. I say,even though I do not respect him, we should cut him some slack, his mind is realling from the scandals he and his staff are working to cover up.
This story is dumb.
If Obama never saluted (or should I saw "returned the salute") of service members, then it might be worth reporting.,
I have been on both sides (enlisted and officer), and missed a salute or two. Not a big deal and I think we would do better figuring out Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP phone records scandal....
Very little respect. He showed that when he made those marines hold those umbrellas. I guess reading a teleprompter and holding a umbrella at the same time is way to complicated for this president.
God bless our military to hell with Mr.Obama.
@ Buddynoel... The words "Obama" and "humility" in the same sentence is a joke. Thanks for the laugh, I needed that!
Maybe he got confused after doing that ride the Pony dance on the steps, or maybe he thought he was in that 57th state he spoke about.......
Obama is a stupid man who has his head so far up his ideology that he does not know his a$$ from a hole in the ground. shows how bright the majority of American voters are.
He is called "THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF" and any COMMANDER AND CHIEF should and would. BUT A muslim would NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS A islamic muslim and belongs to the muslim buthood.
Sorry ... but If I were the Marine I would throw my career away and take a courtmartial before I saluted the man that abandoned my brothers in Benghazi. Obama IS the enemy.
I am a recently separated Navy Petty Officer. It is stated, and this is out of context, that if you know the person is a higher ranking officer (in this case the President) and is not in uniform, you are to salute the person until out of sight even if he does not acknowledge or salute back. The person being saluted that is not in uniform is not required to salute in return unless they want to.
Nothing better to do today but to conjure up Salute-gate... you guys crack me up. As a conservative, it's disheartening to see our group politicize and criticize absolutely everything the POTUS does AND create conditions that any nominee we could possibly hope for in the future will be so far in the fringe that he/she will be essentially unelectable. Enjoy the Democrats, because they'll be here a long time... and you can thank yourselves for it. Bravo!
I can't stand the man but give him a break. He has got a lot going on right now and is about to break. He forgot and tried to make up for it. I give him a pass on this one.
As an AF Retiree, I would be mortified to either salute or receive a salute from this disgrace of a president.
He hates America.
I heard from Military folk that they loved GWB......They liked the way he stopped and talked to them and asked them if they were ok.......I believe Obama just had too much on his mind....Golfing with Tiger and all those White women....Where All Da White Women At....!!
I talked to a young girl who had a Wounded Warrior shirt on, she was putting something in the back of a big black truck, looked like a wheelchair..........I noticed her shirt and told her that I was volunteering to build homes for an organization called Homes For The Troops......Her dad opened the door of the truck really fast, and said what do you want..!!......I told him what I was doing and he quickly told his daughter to get into the truck.......I noticed he had no legs at that point but he was very pissed that I talked to his daughter........He also told me very quickly that Wounded Warrior never did....SHI!! For Him....and slammed the door.....I know people will hate me for telling this story but I do not care......It is true and it happened to me, and I will never forget the way that man acted and was so pissed at that organization.....That is why I give when I absolutely know what that organization is doing for the troops......and I do not support gun control....ever. Our second amendment is what men have fought and died for.
To all our Soldiers I Personally Salute you for protecting my rights under my Constitution....
I cannot stand the POTUS and any of his minions. This just shows his mindset. I will say it was right for him to realize a mistake and go back to speak to the Marine. In this case the marine finally got the respect he deserved, the "salute forgetter" is still an idiot.
Good grief, is there no one here who can be bothered to actually READ the article?
Ronald Reagan was the FIRST president to salute the Marines. Eisenhower retired as a 5-star general, and HE didn't salute the Marines. So you clowns need to get on the case of EVERY president prior to Reagan, Democrat and Republican both. Or get over your false outrage.
President Obama does plenty to dishonor the title he holds, this is the least of the issues.
Know this comes from a person who believes the sitting POTUS to be a traitor and a tyrant.
The Marine Corps' policy on saluting is different than that of other services. As are our uniform regulations. A Marine will not salute if they are out of uniform or without a cover atop their head. The proper sign of respect during such a situation is to stand at attention and render proper greeting and acknowledgement of the salute if you are a subordinate or to acknowledge the salute with an "at ease Marine" if you are a superior. If you Airmen want to salute without covers, proper uniforms, or wear your combat uniform out in public, then be my guest, but the Marine Corps policy is far more stringent on what it allows.
Oh, and just as an aside. There are Air Force members in Moore, Oklahoma violating the Posse Commitatus Act by acting as though they are police or Guardsmen. Personally, I welcome all the rescue and relief that they are willing to give, but their role should not be policing.
@ termyt He's THE Commander-in-Chief.
It's the weekend of Memorial Day, a day of honor and remembrance for those who answered the call to duty by their Commander-in-Chief and died in our nation's service.
Sleep well under the blanket of security that Marine and all who gave their last full measure of devotion our nation have provided for you.
Ehh.....Really he is guilty of much more actively important things at the moment...this is really a pig in a poke. He didn't salute but he did go back down and recognize the marine in the end (thank you all for your service each and every one). In the scheme of things it really is just a non story. I agree he doesn't respect our armed forces and I think now he is TRYING to pay more attention because he's been called on his disrespect but there's been no real change of heart I don't think.
Let's call this one commented on and get back to those serious things he's doing that we may have a prayer of changing or doing something about. He's a tool, we know he's a tool...so let's not act surprised and outraged when we hear these little stories that tell us that yep, guess what? He's a tool. Hello?!? Moving on now, nothing new to see here.
Yeah as bad as as it looks. And what ever you think of this guy, to me, it looks like an honest mistake. Obama has so many flaws as it is to ground him on this! Lets keep our eye on the ball! This is just Obama being Obama.
Come on folks ... no other President returned salutes until Ronald Reagan.
Nixon - No
Ford - No
Eisenhower - No
Kennedy - No
Johnson - No
Hoover - No
Garfield - No
T. Roosevelt - No
F.D. Roosevelt - No
Garfield - No
Reagen - Yes
G. Bush - Yes
Clinton - Yes
G.W. Bush - Yes
Obama - Sometimes
With so much to be critical of Obama, this certainly is not one of them. Let it go and move one ...
Don't get sidetracked from Benghazi, IRS scandal, and illegal wiretaps of media.
We are??? do we salute with cover, or remove hat and salute? I was unaware of this change...
THE SALUTE OF THE PRESIDENT IS RECOGNITION OF THE CIVILIAN CONTROL OVER THE MILITARY AND NEED NOT BE RETURNED.
Flag Officers usually are not expected to return salutes due to tho their rank. On a base of 20,000 the officer would wear out their shoulder returning all the salutes. Lower ranks know this and think nothing of it. The President should not return salutes.
Although the POTUS (or any officer not in uniform) is not required to render a salute, the soldier is. It is common courtesy to return his salute. The POTUS is most likely considered in uniform as he arrived in "The Beast" or walked out of the White House and is to be recognized as Commander in Chief. It's the imagery that is damaging in this case and not the true protocol.
Bottom line, Obama effed up again.
While protocol to return the salute IS there, as Commander-in-Chief,m he has WIDE discretion in what he does and requests from the Military members serving on the various White House and Presidential Aviation Detachments. He came back down the Helo stairs and shook the Marine's hand was a good gesture. And no, I do not care for this President's policies one bit, but, he IS the Commander-in-Chief, therefore under Verbal Direction of the President, he can request his Marine detachment to hold umbrellas if he so desires.(it was not out of protocol)
I have faith in our USMC Presidential Detachments in keeping THEIR protocol procedures in place.
With all that this President has done lately and that has been revealed, I find the discussion about his Presidential military protocol gaffes to be VERY (intentional?) distracting from the scandals that are occurring under his watch(ful eye).
I am a former member of the Air Force Presidential Honor Guard. I believe that now you have the option to salute the flag while out of uniform, instead of crossing your heart. As for Obama not saluting, I will cut him some slack and say that he just forgot, as he had a lot on his mind. The White House does treat uniformed servicemen as butlers, though.
Sorry to disagree.. The President is The COMMANDER in Chief. He should ALWAYS return a salute!
I voted no on the poll and as a veteran I'll tell you my rationale. This po(tu)s, has never been in the military nor does he respect those who serve. I would vastly prefer that he does not attempt to understand or honor our soldiers. He treats them as pawns and that is all we need to know about this po(tu)s. Further, they know this and serve on a higher ground. That guy is a despicable pos.
Eh, I can actually give on this one... which is hard, even for me. As Navy we don't salute when not in uniform. If we are saluted by a gate guard, for instance, I take the time acknowledge the salute with words and a nod of the head. I cannot speak for the other services, but that's the Navy point of view.
The pictures captured to me simply shows a president sprinting up the ladder, absentmindedly returning a salute, realizing it probably looked bad, and returned to say thanks... or something. It is Memorial Weekend.
we are permitted to salute during the anthem colors, now? I've often wondered what the correct protocal for that was-- I never place my hand over my heart nor salute during the anthem-- I always stand at attention. But I always was taught that when NOT in uniform you NEVER salute especially when when you do not have your cover on....
Actually, Presidents didn't salute Military personnel getting on or off of Air Force One, Or Marine One before Reagan. look at old pictures of Other Presidents before Reagan. They did not salute. Reagan did it to show how patriotic he was after cutting and running in Beirut and selling tow missiles to the Iranians...
Nice try though media
I think this would fall under the category of a Freudian slip in this case. Obama simply doesn't have enough respect for the members of our military to clutter his vacuous mind with a concern for offering a proper salute to this Marine.
it speaks for itself
To those who say it was an honest mistake and therefore not newsworthy, I believe you missed the point. Every president has had a lot on his mind, or at least, should have, so 'forgetting' to perform this act of respect is uncalled for. He is the Commander-in-Chief, former military or not, and should ALWAYS return a salute. Sadly, this isn't the first time he has been disrespectful. Anyone remember back in 09 when he stood on a platform duing a Veteran's Day ceremony and didn't salute or place his hand over his heart as our national anthem played? Did he 'forget' then as well? How many times can excuses be made for a man that simply has NO respect for the country he leads?
Our O'pres ism't black...he is brown from alla the emperor butzkissing.
BO not only failed to salute, but failed to bow to his superior.
“Dwight Eisenhower, a former five-star general, did not return military salutes while president. Nor had other presidents,” Alexander noted."
Most have nodded to acknowledge the salute. AND, the salute at the top of the steps was PROBABLY to return a salute there in the chopper. To me, this is no big deal one way or the other for a persident, and I'm ABSOLUTELY NOT a Demidog Oslammerhead lover. I am also a vet, and I don't think most care one way or the other, as long as the military's salute is acknowledged, which he did when he came back down to shake hands. There's too much on the plate now to make a big deal of this. Try Benghazi, IRS, AP, OslammerheadCare, etc are of much more importance.
I to am a retired military, 25 years, U.S. Army, most spent at Ft Bragg with the exception to my out of country tours and trips, myself, my feelings about our seated President, i will not say his name, i take it as a slap in the face if he was to render a salute to me, since he has the blood of 40 Navy Seals, Army Helicoper Crew Members and an Ambassador and his Aide on his hands, he has NO RESPECT FOR OUR MILITARY so why should OUR MILITARY HAVE RESPECT FOR "HIM"?
Obama's entire presidency has been a 'protocol misstep'.
Obama loathes the military.
Yep so not a story. He is not a member of the military and is not required to render a salute. That being said I would make a bet that someone on board let him know what he did so he could make an attempt to smooth over the issue.
I prefer a PotUS that has worn the uniform in service to the country they know what it means to be willing to give everything for the ideals we hold dear. The man sitting in the office at the present time does not hold to those same ideals in my opinion.
Unlike liberals who defend every grotesque act their leaders commit while lambasting anything conservatives do, I have an open mind and I think it's great that Osama went back and shook the Marine's hand. I can admit when ANYONE does something good and that was a good thing, despite what I think of the Pres overall.
1. Adult leaders that are homosexual are still banned.
2. Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting
So they have not admitted homosexual boys into scouting… They have admitted boys that struggle with same sex attraction. There is a difference. Hate the sin, but love the sinner…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holds a VERY strict moral code especially in regards to sexual morality has pledged continued support of this resolution.
What better place for a youth struggling with same sex attraction than in an organization with (hopefully) strong male role models and other boys their age that strive to uphold the Scout Oath and Scout Law?
I think this was a very carefully crafted resolution looking towards serving the best interests of all boys and helping as many as possible to develop strong moral character.
Remember the story of the Savior and the woman caught in adultry? Let him who is without sin cast the first stone….Neither do I condemn thee go and sin no more. We should likewise follow His example.
@My- You and I both know it won't stop there. The next push will be for homosexual leaders and then the homosexual show and tell badge cause a Scout needs to learn about diversity.
If a youth is struggling with sexual attraction issues that should be sorted out at home with mom and dad or maybe even a mental health professional. It should not be addressed with a bunch of boys that don't have the reasoning skills and morals that an adult posses.
Most reasonable adults would not want their children put in a compromising situations - such as having to share a tent with another person that is sexually attracted to them or having a child put into a situation where they can be sexually harassed.
It is what it is - now the parents, members, and leaders can decide for themselves and either continue to move forward or just leave.
My best guess is the BSA will see the exact same consequences as the Canadian Scouts, as they saw their enrollment drop by about 67% from 1999 to 2003. In just a few years the BSA will be maybe 700,000 members. Camps will fold, Troops will close, and people will snicker when the Scouts walk on by...
Dude, you are so messed up. Hating the sin, but loving the sinner does not mean that you encourage the sin to continue. Jesus didn't say "You're a prostitute? That's cool, always be a prostitute and I'll love you anyway" he said "Don't be a prostitute, I'll love you no matter what, but don't be a prostitute".
If a child thinks they are homosexual, then we should love that child, but we should get them treatment. No different than if they have ADHD, depression, or any other mental issues. Accepting and encouraging their mental problems does not help them.
At present, on a time basis, a Scout is 1/35th as likely to be molested at a Scouting activity when compared to the background rate of molestation (University of Virginia Study).
The year before we instituted the Youth Protection Program, BSA paid out over one billion dollars in claims because of homosexual activity, either between men and boys, or boys and boys.
Don't come back with the tired old pedophilia line. If it is a 13 and a 14 year old boy engaged in sexual acts it is not pedophilia. If it is a 15 year old, post pubescent boy and an adult engaged in sexual acts, it is not pedophilia.
Our Youth Protection Program is completely impotent if you introduce adult or youth homosexuals.
We will be broke and non-existent within 10 years.
May 23, 2013 at 1:18pm
When the BSA first announced they were considering a change in policy I was outraged as at the time it looked like they were going to approve homosexual leaders also. However, if you carefully read the new policy I can support it as it does not condemn a boy for having same sex attraction, while at the same time it DOES condemn ACTING on that attraction. As for the statement about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints agreeing with the policy, that may be a stretch, but I bet they had a great input as it mirrors the LDS belief/policy on the issue. http://www.mormonsandgays.org/ While they believe homosexuality is a sin, you CAN have same sex attraction and be a member of the Church, hold the Priesthood, and even attend the temple, so long as you do not ACT upon those desires. I will continue to support the BSA regardless of the outcome of the vote. If you are a true christian you will support it as well… Here is why, Christ taught to hate the sin, but love the sinner. Where would you rather have a boy struggling with same sex attraction? I would rather have him in church and in the Boy Scouts where he can observe positive male role models to help him decide how he wishes to live his life.
May 17, 2013 at 12:52pm
I would love to hear the thoughts of the Marine holding the umbrella. My personal opinion: I have the deepest respect for the Marines as fellow comrades in arms. If I were president, I would NEVER even consider asking these heros to hold an umbrella for me. I would be humbled to hold one for them!
We certainly are on the "same page" on these posts, aren't we?
Good to remember "We are not alone!"
Amen. If he would have said.... thanks marine that won't be necessary.... that would have been awesome.. of course.... that would have required a real commander and chief... I can say there is no f-ing way this pos would ever show respect to the military!
'I would be humbled to hold one for them!' --- Exactly. Well said.
TK1995 - Your comments are spot on. What an 'off-the-cuff' opportunity that would have been for the President to honor our Marines. To show some humility and respect for those that serve so gallantly on our behalf.
But..... He blew it. Self centered SOB. Business as usual.
May 10, 2013 at 8:56am
I spent over 22 years in the AF as an enlisted man. Every chaplain I met out ranked me! I had some people share their faiths with me, some were quite zealous, but I would not recommend convicting them of a crime. I myself shared my faith with others, while I did my best to do so only if they expressed an interest. I would agree there could be a case where a senior person “ordered” a junior person to participate in a religious act, etc. may be punishable, but these type instances are covered well undere EEO policies.
April 8, 2013 at 2:55pm
Regardless of if you believe any of this, it is your choice. I look at it this way, I believe in Christ, I do my best to follow His teachings. If I am wrong and there is no God, or I belong to the wrong church, I believe a just and merciful God would reward me according to my understanding of His Word and how I actually put it in to practice in my life to SHOW I mean what I say, by my actions.
But on topic, I didn’t even notice a woman had never gave a prayer in General Conference. Not sure it is accurate as Relief Society and Young Women’s meetings are considered part of General Conference and I believe women have prayed in those sessions many times. Women have been speaking in General Conference for years, don’t see a big deal here…
April 8, 2013 at 2:51pm
Continuing revelation? Why would God cease to speak to His children? Did He not speak to his children before Christ came? Amos 3:7 makes sense to me… In today’s world where good is called evil an evil is called good, we NEED God to speak to us! Closed Cannon? By whom? One would do well to investigate how you came to have your current cannon in the first place. How many books are mentioned in the Bible that are not included? Yes, it takes FAITH to believe a young man was given the Gift of God to translate an ancient record into the English language. It took faith to believe in a man that called himself the Son of God…
Satan the brother of Jesus? Did we live before this life? Where did we come from? Was there a war in heaven? If so, who was satan? Where did he come from? Who was his father? Search the scriptures… It isn’t such a far stretch to believe we were all children of our Heavenly Father and because He gave us the greatest gift of all, our ability to choose for ourselves, some chose to follow satan and were cast out. If Jesus is the Son of God and we are joint heirs with Christ, therefore God is our father. If we were all in heaven before this life and satan was cast out, ergo he was our brother.
April 1, 2013 at 12:04pm
I am outraged! At this time of White House closures, furloughs etc. The President and his family vacationing like all is well and they have time to put together an April Fools prank? I was NOT amused, but infuriated!
Don't waste your energy or emotions on these fools. We shouldn't be surprised in the least. America burns and President Antoinette fiddles. This video is the most intelligent thing to come from the podium in the last four years.
March 28, 2013 at 1:07pm
I think all this cable stuff is great, however, please don’t forget your original grass roots Internet subscribers that helped you get to this point! Where’s the Android app???? At least my ROKU works good most of the time… I dumped Cable/Satellite years ago and will NEVER go back. I asked my cable provider to carry a public service channel with no royalties and they blew me off. I dumped them for Dish Network and then I switched to All Internet with ROKU and I do have an outside antenna for local news and weather. Save a bunch of $$$ (That’s how I could afford The Blaze!)
March 26, 2013 at 1:55pm
Glad the fixed the burger for the little girl. Now if they could just fix their position on supporting the BSA….
March 21, 2013 at 3:31pm
March 8, 2013 at 4:08pm
I think she should try to tackle someone when they are reloading… It has been proven, you can reload faster than someone can tackle… Hunting humans is only legal with the proper license and only in season. That is enemy combatants in a war declared by Congress…. Its about tyranny stupid!
That is not the only condition. When congress has failed and become the enemy of the people, you surely would not expect that same congress to declare the war that is provided for by the Constitution and needed to remove the government that has become the enemy of the nation (the people).
Our Constitution fundamentaly provides for armed revolution, by the people, without such a declaration by congress. This should not be a suprise as those who wrote the Constitution had themselves just finished an armed revolution against a government that was almost as tyrannical and oppressive as this one.
When the government has abandoned all of the principles within the Constitution (like this one has), when the government infrindes upon those inalienable rights given to the people by the Lord, the creator (like this one does), it is not only wholly acceptable under the Constitution for the people to remove that government, but a duty for them to do so.
So, the only question is: Where do We, the People draw the line? I for one can not think of any such line that this government has not already crossed.
Apparently unless you live in Chicago.
March 8, 2013 at 2:09pm
I applaud this young lady for Standing Up or SOMETHING. I believe she did it in a creative, thoughtful manner. Many on this thread have voiced very strong emotional views on both sides of the argument. Unfortunately, many have resorted to name calling, threats, and other such inuendos. While I personally agree with the young lady’s view point, I respect those that do not agree with it and choose to follow the homosexual lifestyle. It is important that we all have an opportunity to voice our opinions. As I stated, I think it is great she had the courage to speak out. If, homosexuality is a sin, then it is important that people of faith state such, so those who participate in such behaviors have been warned that it is wrong and they should change, else how would they know. Jesus, when confronted with the woman in adultry, DID NOT excuse the SIN, but did show mercy to the PERSON. “Neither, do I condemn thee, GO AND SIN NO MORE!” We need to be more civil in our discussions and we can hate the SIN, but LOVE the SINNER! I have several relatives that are homosexual, I do my best to show them that I love them, but also, I am bold enough to state that I believe their actions are sinful. Marriage was instituted by God for the bearing and rearing of children. We have forgotten this in todays society. People believe marriage is only for the pleasure of your partner. It is impossible, by natural means for a homosexual couple to create a family. What are we teaching our k
February 7, 2013 at 3:10pm
Discrimination is a bit over used, like racism. I’ll get in trouble here, but homosexuality is a choice, not a condition. The BSA screens applicants to discriminate to ensure pedifiles, felons, etc. are not admited, this is discrimintation, is that wrong too? Now if we were talking about excluding people of color, or people with red hair, or blue eyes, now we have something to discuss as someone cannot change their physical characteristics by ordinary means. Homosexuality is a behavior, and yes, believe it or not behaviors can be controlled and/or changed. Oh No! I’m saying people actually can control their own behavior, what a radical and unfortunately outdated idea.
The BSA set standards over 100 years ago. Why should political correctness force them to change? The Girl Scouts created their own organization to serve the needs of girls. The LGBT community is free to create their own scouting organization. But I’ve been told such an attitude makes me a hateful bigot.
The BSA is considering allowing charter organizations could make thier own decisions about the issue. However, what are the unintended consequences? First, there is the Scout Oath and Law, would they not require revision? But they are decided at the National level. Then of course as many have mentioned the BSA has struggled with problems of molestation in the past and has went to extreme measures to screen, provide training to leaders and scouts…. How are you going to deal with actively gay scouts and leaders, and all the potential legal consequences? It is no wonder the BSA chose to delay the decision. I hope they keep their traditional stance.
January 30, 2013 at 5:07pm
You forgot Florida, no prohibition here….
January 30, 2013 at 4:32pm
I’m not special forces, but I am retired military, where do I sign? Extremely well written!
January 28, 2013 at 4:28pm
I have always said, that if the Boy Scouts of America bow to any of the three ‘G’s, gays, girls, God, our Church will withdraw support. If they do I will burn my scout uniform as it will be a disgrace to all I held true in Scouting. Let us pray the National Board stiffin’s the backbone and stands for the right!