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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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We have troops fighting overseas. Is it a big war? No. This time — this time it is actually a small conflict, but it is a difficult challenge for the troops involved. Imagine the logistics of fighting in a landlocked … Continue reading
Here are a few thoughts from Senator Mark Obenshain on 9/11/2001. Some days forever echo in our memory; some days come to define entire generations. There are some days for which time stands still, for which the past is never … Continue reading
Here is a link to The Navy SEAL Foundation. from http://bonmimi.blogspot.com/ This past weekend, Naval Special Warfare suffered the greatest loss of life in a single day since WWII. Over twenty SEALs were killed when a helicopter was reportedly shot … Continue reading
I got this email today. It’s about a play cemetery. In a sordid way, it is kind of funny. Perhaps that’s why someone got the urge to subtly misrepresent Veterans For Peace‘s anti-war publicity stunt as a demonstration of support for the troops. The email also contains straightforward untruths. … Continue reading