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End of an era 9 July, 2009

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Delaware Civil Rights Icon, Littleton Mitchell passed away in an auto accident Monday. The AP had this as an obituary.

Littleton Mitchell, 90, a Delaware civil rights activist, died Monday.

Mr. Mitchell, who was killed in a crash near his Delaware City home, was pronounced dead during surgery at an area hospital, state police said.

The crash occurred around 3 p.m. Monday when Mitchell’s Toyota Prius crossed the centerline and collided with a GMC Savana. The driver of the Savana was treated and released.

Mr. Mitchell, who served as a Tuskegee Airman, led the state NAACP chapter for more than 30 years and, along with his late wife, Jane, was a key figure in eliminating segregation in Delaware hospitals.

The Milford, Del., native was the first African American to teach white students in Delaware and labored to get the state police force to hire its first black trooper.

The AP obituary does not tell what made him special.. Instead of merely being happy with being first, he wanted to ensure that he wasn’t the last. Instead of allowing injustice to to embitter him, he led the way to marginalize the voices of anger and embrace the call of hope. Instead of trying to be a celebrity, he brought together a team and mentored others.

He served our country in War. He worked to advance it in peace. He is a true testament to the dignity that God allows the human spirit to reach. Sir, one final thank you for your service.

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D-Day Plus 65– Let’s not give away what they earned 6 June, 2009

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Over 215,000 allied soldiers and a similar number of Germans paid a very high price indeed for the expansionist tyranny of Hitler in the battles of D-Day and the following 3 months in the Normandy area. Unknown numbers of civilians had their lives disrupted. Many died or became war refuges. Yet like seeds blown in a terrible storm, freedom sprouted out from the debris and has sheltered the world.

The price paid by the men who stormed those shores can not be overstated. Let’s not give away what they earned through laziness, an unwillingness to persevere through the tough times, or a culture of ignorance regarding our heritage of liberty.

My uncle suffered injury by a grenade in the European theater of WW2. He doesn’t really talk about it. So it is up to those of us who have an inkling of understanding of the sacrifice those men faced to keep the fire they lit burning. They stood for faith in God and faith in the freedom and dignity of the human spirit to fly high in freedom. Let us do the same. Let the Army of Liberty roll on.

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day 7 May, 2009

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The Friday before Mother’s day has been set aside as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. At our house it is an important day. I hope that one day it will be in almost every household.

I say to all of the military spouses who may read this. Thank you for supporting those who serve us. Your steadfast devotion is vital to our nation and while your sacrifices are often unseen, they are not unnoticed.

I hope everyone who knows a military spouse passes on to her or him a note of support. The days of loneliness, sacrifice, and special strength to keep the military families together not only help the individual service member, they are the foundation upon which our professional military stands.

Tribute to Taxpayer Icon Jack Kemp 4 May, 2009

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Secretary Jack Kemp was a titan of American politics, movement conservatism, and the tax reform movement. His lose to us is enormous. Secretary Kemp was by all account a fabulous human being who cared for both the rich and poor with equal fervor. He reached out to people of both minority and majority populations with equal ease. He could speak to the heart of people regardless of what label others would stick on them.

People who want to know what the Republican party should do for its future should look back to Jack Kemp. His brand of conservatism left no one behind not the poor, the unborn, the businessman, the minorities, the married family, or the single parent.

Jack Kemp’s vision helped build the party from a small minority to a majority party. His ideas became a platform from which we reached heights that we thought we would not reach. He was the statesman who remembered the true forgotten man– the American taxpayer.

May God comfort Joanne and the Kemp family.

Reagan is still the man….Happy Ronald Reagan Day. 6 February, 2009

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Rassmussen reports shows that when we celebrate the 98th birthday of the late President Ronald W. Reagan,we should remember that that his values still live.

While President Obama would like the GOP to forget about listening to Hannity and Limbaugh, their core message of getting back to Reaganism has support from 85% of Republicans. What is even more interesting is this phrase. Ronald Reagan isn’t just a Republican thing anymore. No wonder the Democrats fear Michael Steele and those who would get the GOP back to basics.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of U.S. voters say the Republican Party should return to the views and values of the iconic 40th president of the United States to be successful, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say the GOP should move away from the Reagan legacy, and 15% aren’t sure which is the best course to follow.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republican voters believe a return to the two-term president’s views and values are the road to success. Just eight percent (8%) disagree.

Among unaffiliated voters, 61% say the Republican Party should return to Reagan, while 23% think the party should move away from those values.

Even 29% of Democrats think Reagan is a good role model for the modern Republican Party, although 50% disagree and 21% are undecided.

In his first inaugural address, Reagan declared that “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Fifty-nine percent (59%) 59% of voters still agree with him.

Tony Snow was one of a kind 12 July, 2008

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Former Press Secretary Tony Snow passed away, Saturday 12 July at 0200 Hrs. He was a man of character, principle, and intellect. He was a man who valued loyalty. There would be no worries about backstabbing books from him. He was the most dynamic Presidential spokesperson in recent memory. He was a patriot who put the Country first. He was a man who valued faith and family.

Sympathy and prayers go out to his family (especially wife Jill and the children), and his many friends. The country lost a true public servant.

A Salute to our Troops–barely political style 5 July, 2008

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They say it takes all types to make a country.

A reminder that May is Military Family Appreciation Month 10 May, 2008

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Friday was Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  Military child day is coming up.  V-E Day anniversary is today.  Memorial Day caps out the month.  This is a good month to do something positive for the troops and families who are the champions of liberty.  Read the following post from http://www.americasupportsyou.mil .

Thank you for every bit of your help and affection. On the toughest of days it is the letters from complete strangers that do the most to lift my morale. You have done more than you can ever imagine.
SSgt, USMC, Saginaw, Mich.

I encourage everyone to go to that website and leave your own short message.  If everyone who reads this blog does, we can encourage hundreds of our personnel.  This month let us commit to honoring the fallen and valuing the living.

Thanks,

David

Reagan Day is Feb. 6 26 January, 2008

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The General Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 32 by Senator Colin Bonini, which designates February 6th of 2008 as Reagan Day.  This Great leader and Friend of the taxpayer is being honored by a bipartisan show of support.  The Resolution was cosponsored by Democrats like Senators Bunting and Venables and passed unanimously.  The resolution was promoted by Delaware Taxpayers’ Coalition and Stop overTaxing Our People.   STOP is also working on a permanent Reagan Day Law.  The city of Dover is also likely to make a similar proclamation this Monday at the behest of our STOP Chairman David Anderson.

http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis144.nsf/vwLegislation/SCR+32/$file/legis.html?open

A slight aside– May is Military Family Appreciation Month. 6 May, 2007

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Next Friday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  Military child day is coming up.  V-E Day anniversary is today.  Memorial Day caps out the month.  This is a good month to do something positive for the troops and families who are the champions of liberty.  Read the following post from http://www.americasupportsyou.mil .

Thank you for every bit of your help and affection. On the toughest of days it is the letters from complete strangers that do the most to lift my morale. You have done more than you can ever imagine.
SSgt, USMC, Saginaw, Mich.

I encourage everyone to go to that website and leave your own short message.  If everyone who reads this blog does, we can encourage hundreds of our personnel.  This month let us commit to honoring the fallen and valuing the living.

Thanks,

David