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Why I like the Marines by Dave Herbertson, February 23, 2018

fully-dressed-U.S.-Marine.jpgI recently read an article by Rear Admiral J. Stark, USN President of the Naval War College that made me proud to be a Christian, an American, and a Marine.  Let me quote some of this article:

“The first reason I like Marines; they set high standards for themselves and those around them and will accept nothing less.”


“I like the idea that Marines cultivate an ethos conducive of producing hard people in a soft age.”


“I like the fact that Marines are stubborn.”


“I like the way Marines obey orders.”


“Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean or skinny and mean (tough).”


“So, what I really like about Marines is that first to fight isn’t just a motto, it’s a way of life.”


“From the day they were formed at the Tun Tavern 221 years ago, Marines have distinguished themselves on battlefields around the world.  From the Barbary Coast, from the swamps of New Orleans, to the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, to Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima and a thousand unnamed battlefields in God-forsaken corners of the globe ---Marines have distinguished themselves by their bravery, stubbornness and aggressive spirit, sacrifice, and love of country and loyalty to one another.  They asked for nothing more than the honor of being called a United States Marine.”


This country that “we love so dearly” and fought to protect is in deep trouble as once again we see the killing of children in our schools by other children.  How did our country become such a mess?


John Dewey, the “father of education” was born in 1859 and died in 1952.  He was a founding member of the ACLU, a Fabian Socialist, signer of the Humanist Manifesto and President of the League for Industrial Democracy a socialist organization.  He was said to be one of the most influential education gurus in American history.


Quote from John Dewey that sums up his philosophy and the one that dominates our schools today.  “There is no God and no soul.  Hence, there is no need for the props of traditional religion.  With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable (unchangeable) truth is also dead and buried.  There is no room for fixed, natural law, or permanent moral absolutes.”


As a “stubborn” Marine let me speak my mind without mincing words.  Our country is failing because the progressive Democratic party that controls most all our major cities and has dominated most of the politics over the past century has made it so.  And they hate God.


They have taken control of our schools and teach our children the lies of evolution.  They have forced abortion on demand on America and killed 60 million babies since 1973.  They push and allow open borders and protect illegal criminal immigrants and therefore the destruction of our sovereign nation.  They destroy families by pushing homosexual marriages and teach our children that these practices are normal.  They implemented policies to allow homosexuality and transgenderism in our military and schools. They control Hollywood and promote violence and pornography to children and adults.  They vote in unison against stopping the torture of innocent babies that are ripped and torn from the womb.  (Pain Capable Unborn Child Act) President Bill Clinton even vetoed the bill that was passed by congress to stop partial birth abortions that savagely destroys a live baby coming out of the birth canal.


I will speak plainly.  These people are evil, and they hate God and America.


Do you recall the Obama quote about the people that love God in America?  “Bitter people that cling to their guns and religion.”


Do you remember the quote from Hillary Clinton that ½ of Trump supporters belong in a “Basket of Deplorables”?


Have you noticed how Christian men like Tony Dungy and Tim Tebow are shamed by the media for their faith in God?


Did you see the recent mocking of Vice President Pence’s faith in Jesus Christ by a radical feminist named Joy Behar on “the View”?  She said that Mike Pence is “mentally ill’ because of his faith in God?


We look at our broken society and see corruption and sex scandals and mass shootings and drug and pornography addiction and seem hopeless to make changes.


But those days may be ending.  I can see and feel a sense of winning again seeping into our land and it is precisely because we Freedom loving -- God loving--- Constitution loving Americans stood up and defeated a truly corrupt and wicked person named Hillary Clinton.


I think I feel a gentle breeze of victory beginning to move through the tops of the myrtle trees.  I see Donald Trump stepping up, the first time for any President, and addressing the “Right to Life” march that shows year after year thousands of Americans that have never quit praying and demonstrating for the protection of the innocent child.  We love life.  Democrats love death.


I see prayer groups organized in the White House and Congress for the first time to my knowledge.  I see our President having the courage to stand up for Israel and announce Jerusalem as the new home for our embassy.  I see ICE agents going into the heart of a “sanctuary city” of Los Angeles and arresting 212 illegal immigrants of which 195 had criminal convictions.  It is reported that ICE has arrested 2900 convicted criminal aliens across all 50 states.  We are winning some battles and moving forward.


We “Deplorables” and “Bitter-gun and religion clinging” Americans voted to put Donald Trump in the oval office.  I think that God had a lot to do with this major victory as Bible believing Christians voted in record numbers to make this happen.  I think he is doing a remarkable job under the constant pressure of the godless liberals that constantly berate and lie about him.


I am growing more and more in my respect for our new president Donald Trump.  He does not waver from his vision of “winning again” and making “America Great Again.”  I like to win, and I can see some real progress being made by this improbable candidate for the highest office in the land.  I can see that he does not wish to be “politically correct” and he is as tough and mean as any Marine I have ever known.  I like that.


I hope and pray that he continues to expose and shine more light with more “Memo’s” about the hidden corruption that is embedded in our government. 


It took a century or more to make America into the godless society of the left and it will probably take years and years to get us back on a right path.  A path that honors God and teaches our children Biblical morality and puts marriage and abstinence back in control and protects religious liberty.  A nation that protects innocent lives and ends abortion on demand.


Most Americans would agree with what I have written.  It is time for every true believer in God to start acting like a Marine.  Stubborn---strong---courageous and unyielding to the firmly entrenched liberal, progressive Democrats. Unyielding to the liberal controlled media that lies and distorts the truth.


And yet as we stand strong let us not forget that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, to the casting down of imaginations and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and to take every thought into obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5


That last paragraph simply means this----“Our team Wins”


We understand that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 6:12


So, let’s go America.  Stand up and don’t compromise with evil.  Let’s take back our land from those that truly hate God and are trying to remove Him from our society.  We can win again if we start acting like a good Godly Marine.  Get behind your President and encourage him to stay strong.  Pray for him every day!  Winning is lots of fun.


David Herbertson dherbertson@att.net


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