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SFC Mark Merino
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I'm getting fed up with all these punks who are violent crusaders for ANY cause. The right to disagree with anything is a right fought and paid for by those who serve. But the ABILITY to agree to disagree and still be respectful seems to have disappeared quite recently. This is a failure at home. Sorry hippies, we need to bring back some good old fashioned ass paddling when these precious darlings cross the line.
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TY brother and welcome back.
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LTC Stephen F.
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It is sad that respect for life, liberty, property and virtually everything else has gone downhill over the past decade or more SSgt (Join to see).
Some of the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of our current POTUS who has used his bully pulpit more often to divide than to unify.
The bulk of the problem falls on our collective shoulders because we have become more isolated as we rely on technology. In person communication helps break down barriers between people.
The more time people spend gaming and watching their screens instead of those around them the more interpersonal relationships suffer.
I pray that God will have mercy on this nation and help each of us to show respect for all people.
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LTC Stephen F.
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TSgt Frank Shirley - The easiest way for the POTUS to affect the nation is through his use of the Bully pulpit to either encourage or unify alternately in can be used to divide one group against another.
The outgoing POTUS used the bully pulpit
1) against coal mining and by extension coal miners
2) against police at times as he lauded protestors. He could have encouraged both the police and the victims of riots in many cases where riots broke out in cities where police men and women were accused of ill-treating people they were apprehending.
POTUS Obama had many opportunities to help unify the nation. Unfortunately he rarely did in the past few years.
When I was young the democratic party was the party of the working people and their families. In the past 30 years the democratic party abandoned the steel workers in favor of cheaper steal; textile workers by not standing firm against breaks for companies that exported work to other nations; and coal miners and clean coal-fire plant workers by regulating them out of business and subsiding inefficient green-energy-technology.
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LTC Stephen C.
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Concur with both your comments and your reply, LTC Stephen F..
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GySgt David Weihausen
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TSgt Shirley, his comments after numerous incidents have done nothing to heal the problem, only inflame the rioters. All too often, he has jumped to conclusions, or just jumped regardless of the facts (I no longer believe him when he says he knew this then or that now after Benghazi), and intensified the racial divide rather than closing it. The fact that you don't seem to know this has me wondering what you thought was happening after the Brown incident for instance. The rioters should not have been allowed to continue once started. He could have used his platform to shut that down but he didn't. That only encouraged the rioters. Are there bad police officers out there? Yes. Every organization has 10% as the old military adage goes. Do the majority of police do a difficult job day in and day out with grace and excellence? YES! BLM is a racist organization when they make the argument only about race and that is what they have done, IMHO. All lives matter, period.
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COL Jean (John) F. B.
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SSgt (Join to see) What is not "normal" is for this type of incident, and many others, not to be dealt with in an appropriate manner. Unfortunately, the liberal agenda in this country is trying to make it normal and it is quickly becoming that way. Unless decisive action is taken soon, the country w know and love will be lost. As SFC Mark Merino pointed out, it starts at home, with parents reaching kids respect and proper behavior.
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