The USMC is 235 years old today.

As William Teach of Pirate’s Cove reminds us with some lovely pin-up action, today is a good day to donate to Project Valour-IT Marine Team.

Also, Cassy Fiano has an excellent article, and Villainous Company has a Project Valour-IT roundup.

Be sure to click the bulldog on the right and give what you can towards the wounded soldiers’ recovery efforts.

Semper Fi.

  • theCL November 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I thank God for them as individuals, as I do all individuals. I’ll thank God for them as soldiers when they take out the one regime that actually violates my rights while stomping on the Bill of Rights … the regime that’s had a foothold in Washington DC all my life.

    Let’s never forget who our Founder’s went to war against … Not off in distant lands in search of monsters, but right here at home … They waged war against their own government. They overthrew their own government for a lot less loss of liberty, and much lower taxes than we pay now too.

    We face the same enemy that our founding generations did. We just don’t have their individual fortitude. Makes me sad.

    • mnrobot November 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      I understand your point CL. We find ourselves in a country where too many have been sung the lullaby of socialistic thought. Maybe enough will wake up in time. I don’t know. You know what I think about a violent uprising. The only tools available to us at the moment are the ballot, the right media, education, the blog and word of mouth.

      The enemy you call too much government will always be there as long as man-made government exists. Anarchy still reverts to feudal government. Men are corruptible. It’s the nature of the beast.

      I’m still thankful for our soldiers and the military we have. Which was the point of this post. That, and to solicit donations for tools of recovery as thank you for their enormous sacrifice. They fought because their country asked them to. They volunteered for it. That alone is worth honoring.

      • theCL November 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm

        I don’t mean to discount them, family members and friends of mine have served. They feel the same way as I do too. But I do discount the government that sends them off to questionable wars in times of crisis at home, when they should be with their families and loved ones.

        Think of what Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson thought of the Crown, and you’ll understand what I think of our government. I don’t like them, I don’t trust them, and there’s been a very long train of abuses …

        I guess you were right, I’ve been feeling a bit revolutionary. If it comes to that, and I pray it doesn’t, I hope the soldiers are on our side and not theirs.

        P.S. – I ran the same charity on my blog the last 2 years.

        • mnrobot November 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm

          “…I hope the soldiers are on our side and not theirs.”
          I often wonder what the division line would be like among military people, if that scenario were to play out. I hope we don’t see it as well. It would certainly mean the end of the American experiment.

  • 5etester November 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    The soldiers commitment to country is worthy of its highest honors.When you think of the soldiers who have given all,just imagine the lives unlived so that we can live ours in freedom.It is a debt we can never repay.Thanks for paying homage Robot.

    • mnrobot November 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      It’s the very least I can do. And thank you for your service also, 5e.

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