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Memorial To Forgotten Heros

May 23, 2013 No Comments ›› Site Administrator

By: Colonel John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel and Resident Scholar May is military month. On Memorial Day we honor those who gave their lives for our country, and during Armed Forces Week we honor all those who serve or have served. During this time I hope we will give special recognition to a group of almost-forgotten heroes who ...

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Francis Drake

A Pirate’s Prayer for the New Year

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Choosing someone to pray for the New Year, a 16th-century pirate would not be the likely choice. But the prayer of Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540-1596) is reverent, eloquent, and inspiring. Calling Drake a pirate might be a little strong; privateer might be a better term. Drake had been commissioned by England to attack and plunder ...

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Stolen Valor Stolen Again!

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

With the public eye focused on the Healthcare decision and the Arizona immigration law decision, yesterday's U.S. v. Alvarez decision slipped under the radar with little attention. But this decision is just as wrong and just as tragic as the others, and it is a slap in the face to those who have served with ...

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The Irony of Courage — Memorial Day Address 2012

May 27, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not ...

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A Toast to Doolittle’s Raiders

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments ›› Site Administrator

Last night, as Trinity Presbyterian Church held a special patriotic program to dedicate five military flags (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force), I was asked to represent the Air Force and present the story of Doolittle's Raid over Japan.  The text of my speech is below.  My thanks to Justin Rojek for the ...

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Judge Roy Moore & Foundation Defend Memorial Cross in Supreme Court Brief

Mar 9, 2012 3 Comments ›› Site Administrator

The Foundation for Moral Law, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending religious liberty and the public acknowledgment of God, filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on Friday, March 9, 2012, asking the Court to hear a case involving a memorial cross on Mt. Soledad near San Diego, California. Read the Foundation's Mt. ...

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The Angel of Hadley and Judges Cave: A Robust Thanksgiving Tale

Nov 23, 2011 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Last weekend I made my annual “pilgrimage” to Plymouth, Massachusetts, for a Board meeting of the Plymouth Rock Foundation.  The hallowed landmarks continue to inspire: the statue of William Bradford, the statue of Chief Massassoit, the vault containing the bones of many of the pilgrims who died during the first winter, the Church of the ...

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Otto von Hapsburg: The Prince, the Professor, and the Sinner

Jul 19, 2011 4 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Otto von Hapsburg (Habsburg) (1912-2011), the last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, died at the age of 98 on 4 July 2011.  After a 13-day period of mourning, he was entombed in the Imperial Crypt under the Capuchin Church in Vienna. The funeral embodied the dignity and regal splendor that befitted the heir of the ...

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Snyder v. Phelps — A Judicial Travesty?

Mar 14, 2011 6 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Last Saturday, after speaking for a Kansas Lutherans for Life Issues Conference in Topeka, my host drove me by the Westboro Baptist Church, the home base for Fred (I refuse to call him Reverend) Phelps and his band of deranged followers as they spew forth their hatred against practically everyone and everything. The building is quite ...

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On the Air: Foundation Attorneys On America & Islam

Sep 14, 2010 No Comments ›› Site Administrator

Foundation attorneys Col. John Eidsmoe and Ben DuPré recently joined our friends at the City on a Hill radio program to discuss America's struggle with Islam, past and present. Col. Eidsmoe talked about President Thomas Jefferson and our first War on Terror: sending in the Marines to fight Muslim Barbary Pirates on the "shores of ...

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