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Of the Crusades, the Magna Carta, and Servicemen’s Civil Relief

Sep 7, 2010 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Back when I was an active-duty Air Force Judge Advocate, I regularly counseled military personnel and their dependents concerning the Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940, recently amended and renamed as the Servicemen's Civil Relief Act of 2003. The Act provides, among other things, that if a service person is sued while serving on ...

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Protected: Crossophobia; Not Protected: the Medal of Honor

Aug 19, 2010 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

What sorts of messages do the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of expression protect? Based upon two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions released yesterday, the courts are saying that the First Amendment (1) prohibits the Utah Highway Patrol Association from commemorating a patrolman killed in the line of duty by erecting a cross by the highway ...

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Is It “Inappropriate” to Speak the Truth About Islam?

Apr 23, 2010 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

One would think a group that calls itself the Military Religious Freedom Foundation would be in favor of religious freedom in the military, right? Why, then, does the MRFF claim "victory" when the military rescinds an invitation to Rev. Franklin Graham to address a Pentagon Day of Prayer breakfast? They objected to Graham's invitation and ...

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Old Hickory and the Hand of Providence

Jan 7, 2010 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

On January 8, 1815, General Andrew Jackson (later our 7th President) fended off a British assault in the victorious Battle of New Orleans, fought at the end of the War of 1812 (actually, shortly after the official end). Later that month "Old Hickory" gave credit to God in a letter to Col. Robert Hays.  He ...

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“Gun control” at Ft. Hood aided and abetted Hasan

Nov 16, 2009 4 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Much is being made of the political correctness that failed to prevent Muslim terrorist Major Nadal Hasan from turning on his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood, and rightly so; but the political correctness that disarms soldiers on post made Hasan's victims the sitting ducks they were. In "How 'gun control' aided and abetted ...

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A Veterans Day Salute

Nov 9, 2009 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

The brutal murder of 12 servicemen and one civilian, coupled with the wounding of more than 20 others, by an American major with apparent ties to Islamic terrorism, is proof that the Islamic jihad against the West is far from over. There are allegations that the Administration knew of Major Hasan's terrorist convictions and ...

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228 Years Ago: Cornwallis Surrenders, Washington and Congress Worship

Oct 19, 2009 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS"][/caption] Eleven score and 8 years ago this day, on October 19, 1781, British Gen. Lord Cornwallis officially surrendered to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, VA, effectively ending the War for Independence. Rather than merely pat themselves on the back, the Americans quickly turned to God in thanks. The day after ...

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Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force!

Sep 18, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Today, 18 September 1947, marks the 62nd birthday of the United States Air Force. Of course, this wasn't the beginning of air defense. Aerial balloons were used in the War Between the States and the Spanish - American War, and the Army Signal Corps was formed in 1907. General John J. Pershing commanded the ...

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250 Years Ago 13 Sept: Wolfe and Montcalm at Quebec

Sep 14, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

"In days of yore, from Britain's shore, Wolfe, the dauntless hero, came And planted firm Britannia's flag On Canada's fair domain. Here may it wave, our boast and pride And, joined in love together, The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine The Maple Leaf forever!" These words of "The Maple Leaf Forever," second only to "O Canada!" as a patriotic Canadian anthem, recount a great ...

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George Washington’s prayer when he first retired from public life

Aug 3, 2009 5 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

After the Revolutionary War, in June 1783, George Washington sent a circular letter to the state executives as a sort of farewell address, or so he thought. Washington was at once a great patriot whose life and energies were expended in the long service of his country, and also he was a man who repeatedly ...

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