Jack Cunningham
Jack Cunningham

Chip God Away One Day At A Time

This is another disgrace. Call your members of Congress. Get involved...

Military Academy may drop the phrase SO HELP ME GOD

http://www.americans-working-together.com/stop_abuse_of_political_power/id18.html

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Jack Cunningham

Not every American is Christian. I don't care if you worship your god, but don't force others to do so under the guise of patriotism. A non-Christian can serve our country as well as any.

Deanna Mae Holloway
Deanna Mae Holloway

Either love this country with all of it's religious memorials and our freedoms to express our love and appreciation for those who have fought for these freedoms or take the first plane to Afghanistan and join the other God haters!

Bill Skaggs
Bill Skaggs
  • Deanna Mae Holloway

So forget about the Constitution and kick out all the non-Christians?

Denis Brisson
Denis Brisson

I am not a religious person. But even I don't go around saying that stuff should be destroyed because it offends me because it is based on religion! That is just stupid.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Denis Brisson

exactly.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Denis Brisson

Neither am I religios. But I don't go around saying things should be destroyed because it is offensive and based on religion. That is completely stupid and mindless. I am rather annoyed by the posts that I am reading from people however that are brandishing "athiests" as "evil" and "devil worshipers". That's totally out of order.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • Denis Brisson

More so especially, when I am supporting this cause whole heartedly and am hearing it's athiests that want it removed so basically this means athiests are "bad people" Oh, my dear life it just never ends, it really doesn't!

Elissa Donahue
Elissa Donahue
  • Denis Brisson

I went on the Freedom of religion website and I asked them kindly to leave the memorial park alone and they shouted all kinds of profanities and called me nasty and vulgar names, I wish they would have treated me as kindly as you are being treated here today!!!!

Rebekah Renee Tibbels
Rebekah Renee Tibbels

We spend thousands of dollars protecting other monuments of others who were in the movies, or did this or did that, BUT, IT IS UNCOMPREHENSIBLE, THAT CONGRESS, WOULD JUST STAND BY, AND ALLOW THE TEARING DOWN, OF MONUMENTS, OF THE BRAVE MEN AND WEMAN, FROM GENERATIONS, TO GENERATIONS, THAT HAVE FOUGHT, AND DIED, SO THAT YOU AND I COULD SET HERE TODAY, AND FREELY SET HERE, AND LIVE IN THE GREAT LAND, AND EXPRESS, OUR VEWS, LIVE, IN THIS GREAT LAND, FREE, THEY GAVE THEIR LIFE, AND ARE STILL...

We spend thousands of dollars protecting other monuments of others who were in the movies, or did this or did that, BUT, IT IS UNCOMPREHENSIBLE, THAT CONGRESS, WOULD JUST STAND BY, AND ALLOW THE TEARING DOWN, OF MONUMENTS, OF THE BRAVE MEN AND WEMAN, FROM GENERATIONS, TO GENERATIONS, THAT HAVE FOUGHT, AND DIED, SO THAT YOU AND I COULD SET HERE TODAY, AND FREELY SET HERE, AND LIVE IN THE GREAT LAND, AND EXPRESS, OUR VEWS, LIVE, IN THIS GREAT LAND, FREE, THEY GAVE THEIR LIFE, AND ARE STILL GIVING THEIR LIFE. WOULD YOU PLEASE, STAND WITH ME, SO OUR GRANDCHILDREN, AND THEIR CHILDREN, WILL HAVE THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE, AND TO REMEMBER, THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID, FOR THEM.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Rebekah Renee Tibbels

Congress is not free to violate the US Constitution.

Eileen Dillon
Eileen Dillon

What the hell is wrong with this organziation? Didn't, doesn't, any of them know someone who served, is serving, to protect our freedom? I'd be real tempted to smack one of these people in the face but then that's assault. I am far from a violent person, but having had three generations in the marines, this is totally unacceptable.

William Wiley Bolton
William Wiley Bolton
  • Eileen Dillon

Sometimes it is necessary to remind people that memorials should reflect the values of the people that died for the cause and not the selfish narrow minded pig headed ideas of mental midgets that hate decency.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Eileen Dillon

@Eileen Dillon, it was veterans that filed this complaint because this symbol doesn't represent their service or values. Try to avoid making assumptions about all servicemen and women. Not all of them are Christian or recognize the Christian cross. "To protect our freedom" includes people who are not Christians as well.

Eileen Dillon
Eileen Dillon
  • Eileen Dillon

Perhaps I did not read this well enough. I fully agree with you about the fact that this should be all inclusive.

Dennis Shawn Lettau
Dennis Shawn Lettau

Let us NOT FORGET at the Nation's War Memorial Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC - there are crosses on all the graves of the men and women who fought and died to protect "OUR" freedom. Men and women continue to risk all to protect that freedom. Take heed all you who would strike at the heart of the freedom's you enjoy (your ability to protest, etc. ) - there may come a time we will not have them. Respect is earned, and as Lincoln said those that fought AND DIED gave the "last...

Let us NOT FORGET at the Nation's War Memorial Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC - there are crosses on all the graves of the men and women who fought and died to protect "OUR" freedom. Men and women continue to risk all to protect that freedom. Take heed all you who would strike at the heart of the freedom's you enjoy (your ability to protest, etc. ) - there may come a time we will not have them. Respect is earned, and as Lincoln said those that fought AND DIED gave the "last full measure" for US IN THE U.S. (granted war is NOT AN ANSWER - but a response, an action in reaction).

Erin Whitty
Erin Whitty
  • Dennis Shawn Lettau

Dennis Shawn Lettau have you ever been to Arlington? not all the headstones have crosses. some have nothing but the name,some have a star of David and I'm sure that there are probably some that have a symbol that represents other religious beliefs as well. I agree that the memorial ought to be saved,I just wanted to make sure that your opening statement was correct and as I have been to Arlington and seen with my own eyes the headstones,your statement that ALL the graves have crosses is inaccurate.

Jill Cooke
Jill Cooke
  • Dennis Shawn Lettau

*****Let us NOT FORGET at the Nation's War Memorial Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC - there are crosses on all the graves of the men and women who fought and died to protect "OUR" freedom****

Jill Cooke
Jill Cooke
  • Dennis Shawn Lettau

Dennis, there are symbols of all faiths at Arlington. Have you ever been there? It's a cemetery. Christians aren't special, nor are they the only ones that died in US wars.

Dennis Shawn Lettau
Dennis Shawn Lettau
  • Dennis Shawn Lettau

Dear Erin and Jill - the point I was trying to make was this - at Arlington (yes there are veterans buried of all faiths, races, and creeds - the common thread is they sought and fought for freedom), and I don't know about you - but when I looked out over the vista - the most striking aspect were the rows of crosses - prominently sticking out for all to enjoy! Arlington used to belong to Robert E Lee's family - and became a memorial to all battle - all war, and a symbol of National Pride - let us NOT FORGET the Eternal Flame!

Dennis Shawn Lettau
Dennis Shawn Lettau
  • Dennis Shawn Lettau

Boy how I wish I could edit? There I meant to say striking - but sticking works too- my bad! Thanks you for your thoughtful comments - to spark a dialogue of any kind demonstrates freedom at its core! Editing or not!

Suzanne Strache
Suzanne Strache
  • Dennis Shawn Lettau

Where were the rows and rows of crosses? What I saw were rows and rows of grave markers that were NOT cross-shaped. Each headstone can bear a carving of whatever religious symbol (military-approved) that the interred declared in life. That is their right and their choice. That marker represents that ONE person. Not the same as a memorial on public land that is meant to honor and represent all who fought.

David Lohr
David Lohr

What kind of country removes memorials to fallen soldiers. I don't give a crap what a few atheists think. It's time for majority rule. Stop catering to a couple nut jobs trying to destroy the values of this country.

Cecelia Smith
Cecelia Smith
  • David Lohr

Excuse me! I'm an athiest and I don't agree with your vet memorial being removed, so please stop saying this is about athiests!! It has nothing to do with that and contrary to what some people think, I know of several athiests that are great people that would give you the shirt off their back and die for you so quit with the disrespectful remarks please.

Elissa Donahue
Elissa Donahue
  • David Lohr

Cecelia Smith, all 72,000 thousands of the freedom agaisnt Religion members are Athiest, they are the ones causing this!!! you can't blame people for being upset!!!!

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • David Lohr

The US also doesn't recognize mob rule.

Rose Possien
Rose Possien
  • David Lohr

David Lohr, I so agree and I ask why is another group's wishes more important than the supporters of this monument, 'sides those flipping idiots couldn't speak their wishes if not for those who fought for their freedom including those fallen.

Jean Brown
Jean Brown
  • David Lohr

Your right Patrick. The US doesn't recognize mob rule so why would the US recognize anti Christian bullies like yourself and those of your kind.

Jean Brown
Jean Brown
  • David Lohr

And GET A LIFE!

Jean Brown
Jean Brown
  • David Lohr

How will your last resting place be marked. Or will your people just dig a hole and kick you in or maybe just take your remains to the garbage dump and run you over with a bulldozer.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • David Lohr

Jean, please try to control your emotions. We are having a discussion. In addition, please review the Constitution before firing off misguided, knee-jerk responses.

Malcolm Dolores Campbell

Don`t let the few rule for the majority.

Patrick Quinn
Patrick Quinn
  • Malcolm Dolores Campbell

Mob rule is not how our society, government operates.

Bernie Brendt
Bernie Brendt

I am a Vietnam Vet and a CHRISTIAN and very proud of both! None believers should just leave things alone!

Barbara Donabedian
Barbara Donabedian
  • Bernie Brendt

Thank you for serving Bernie!

Carmen Hastings
Carmen Hastings

Please continue the fight for our rights to sport our troops...Thank God they tusked their lives to fight for us! My entire family is military, WWII, Vietnam, Desert Storm, now....come on people, stand up for those who stood up for u!! God Bless America & American Soldiers!!

Jill Cooke
Jill Cooke
  • Carmen Hastings

Christians aren't the only ones who served in wars. They don't get a special privilege by the government.

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