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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Agreeing With a Democrat

The words of Democrat United States Senator, Zell Miller, Georgia:

In the summer of 1940, I was an eight-year-old boy living in a remote
little Appalachian valley. Our country was not yet at war but even we children
knew that there were some crazy men across the ocean who would kill us if they
could. President Roosevelt, in his speech that summer, told America "all private
plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public

In 1940 Wendell Wilkie was the Republican nominee.And there is no better
example of someone repealing their "private plans" than this good man. He gave
Roosevelt the critical support he needed for a peacetime draft, an unpopular
idea at the time.And he made it clear that he would rather lose the election
than make national security a partisan campaign issue.

Shortly before Wilkie died he told a friend, that if he could write his own
epitaph and had to choose between "here lies a president" or "here lies one who
contributed to saving freedom", he would prefer the latter.

Where are such statesmen today? Where is the bi-partisanship in this
country when we need it most?

Now, while young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains
of Afghanistan, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the
Democrat's manic obsession to bring down our Commander-in-Chief.

What has happened to the party I've spent my life working in?

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to
fight for freedom over tyranny. It was Democratic President Harry Truman who
pushed the Red Army out of Iran, who came to the aid of Greece when Communists
threatened to overthrow it, who stared down the Soviet blockade of West Berlin
by flying in supplies and saving the city.

Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and
Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not
today. Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's
Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And
nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers
rather than liberators.

Tell that to the one-half of Europe that was freed because Franklin
Roosevelt led an army of liberators, not occupiers. Tell that to the lower half
of the Korean Peninsula that is free because Dwight Eisenhower commanded an army
of liberators, not occupiers. Tell that to the half a billion men, women and
children who are free today from the Baltics to the Crimea, from Poland to
Siberia, because Ronald Reagan rebuilt a military of liberators, not

Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the
freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our
soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at

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