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John McCains remarks /Pledge of allegiance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Indian Creek 1, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Indian Creek 1

    Indian Creek 1 Member

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    SNOPE'S confirms that this is Accurate ~~
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    > John McCain's remarks about the Pledge of Allegiance!
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    > In light of the recent appeals court ruling in California, with respect to the Pledge of Allegiance, the following recollection from Senator John McCain is very appropriate:
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    > "The Pledge of Allegiance" - by Senator John McCain
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    > As you may know, I spent five and one half years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. In the early years of our imprisonment, the NVA kept us in solitary confinement
    > or two or three to a cell. In 1971 the NVA moved us from these conditions of isolation into large rooms with as many as 30 to 40 men to a room.
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    > This was, as you can imagine, a wonderful change and was a direct result of the efforts of millions of Americans onbehalf of a few hundred POWs 10,000 miles from home.
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    > One of the men who moved into my room was a young man named Mike Christian.
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    > Mike came from a small town near Selma , Alabama He didn't wear a pair of shoes until he was 13 years old. At 17, he enlisted in the US Navy. He later earned a commission by going to Officer Training School Then he became a Naval Flight Officer and was shot down and captured in 1967. Mike had a keen and deep appreciation of the opportunities this country and our military provide for people who want to work and want to succeed.
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    > As part
    > of the change in treatment, the Vietnamese allowed some prisoners to receive packages from home. In some of these packages were handkerchiefs, scarves and other items of clothing.
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    > Mike got himself a bamboo needle. Over a period of a couple of months, he created an American flag and sewed on the inside of his shirt.
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    > Every afternoon, before we had a bowl of soup, we would hang Mike's shirt on the wall of the cell and say the Pledge of Allegiance.
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    > I know the Pledge of Allegiance may not seem the most important part of our day now, but I can assure you that in that stark cell it was indeed the most important and meaningful event.
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    > One day the Vietnamese searched our cell, as they did periodically, and discovered Mike's shirt with the flag sewn inside, and removed it.
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    > That evening they returned, opened the door
    > of the cell, and for the benefit of all of us, beat Mike Christian severely for the next couple of hours Then, they opened the door of the cell and threw him in. We cleaned him up as well as we could.
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    > The cell in which we lived had a concrete slab in the middle on which we slept Four naked light bulbs hung in each corner of the room.
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    > As I said, we tried to clean up Mike as well as we could. After the excitement died down, I looked in the corner of the room, and sitting there beneath that dim light bulb with a piece of red cloth, another shirt and his bamboo needle, was my friend, Mike Christian. He was sitting there with his eyes almost shut from the beating he had received, making another American flag. He was not making the flag because it made Mike Christian feel better. He was making that flag because he knew how important it was to us to be able to Pledge our allegiance to our flag and country.
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    > So the next time you say the Pledge of
    > Allegiance, you must never forget the sacrifice and courage that thousands of Americans have made to build our nation and promote freedom around the world.
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    > You must remember our duty, our honor, and our country
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    > "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
  2. njretcop

    njretcop New Member

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    I believe most Americans respect John McCain for his service to our country in both the military and the U.S. Senate...............

    I do not believe that John McCain would make a good president, due to his very liberal views on immigration and gun control to name a few!

    Sen. McCain is more of a Democrat than Republican and if the Dem's take the White house in 2008, our country will be in grave danger from our enemies!!!!
  3. rosierita

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    couldnt have said it any better charlie!
  4. Indian Creek 1

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    I agree with you there, looking at the names in the hat now , I think the country is going to be in trouble after the election. I just appreaciate McCain's thoughts on the Pledge.
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    I'm with you Charlie. He's a RINO.
  6. johnston3407

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    Indian, God bless you for your respect and admiration for an American hero. He surely deserves it. (For his service to our country) But now he's a politician. He (Like 99.9 % of them) says, what he thinks the people he is talking to, want to hear. This means he HAS to lie to some of them. I tend to agree with Cop, Rosie and Berto, he is not Presidential material. It's a long way off. Maybe someone eles will through a hat into the ring. None, impress me so far.
  7. glocknut

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    My view on the next presidential election is....ANYONE is better than Hillary!!!

    mike
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    AMEN BROTHER!
  9. Berto for President! :D ;)
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