UPDATE: The Pink Flamingo was rather shocked when a comment on this post displayed a Ron Paul Bot’s abject lack of comprehension of the Constitution and free speech. More importantly, this person does not comprehend the idea of “Public Domain”. The Marine Hymn is public domain because it is formally in use as the official theme of the United States Marine Corp. In other words – it belongs to each and every American citizen.
Further, the Ron Paul Bot in question castigated The Pink Flamingo for claiming that I own the Marine Hymn. As an American Citizen I do own it. So does every other American Citizen. That is the beauty of our system. Contrary to the voices of doom and gloom, it is We the People of the United States of America. It is not We the Worshipers of Ron Paul. There are not two separate Constitutions. It is getting just a little bit out of control when hot headed idiots do not comprehend that The Pink Flamingo as just as much of a right to freedom of speech as they do – and they claim to be supporters of the Constitution.
I suspect Mr. Bradley is not now a member of the US Marine Corp, nor has ever been associated with the United States Marines. If he were, he would understand that freedom is there for us all, and not just the select. This is really pathetic. It also does prove my point. We are dealing with irrational men and women who are completely out of control. Frankly, they are starting to scare me.
From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.
Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
The Pink Flamingo is well aware that this is not a classy way to remember 9/11, but it is necessary. The Ron Paul Bot losertarians and the paleocons are now attacking our good Republicans who support fighting and winning the War On Terror. They claim it is not “Constitutional”.
“…Some of the lyrics were popular phrases before the song was written. The line “To the shores of Tripoli” refer to the First Barbary War, and specifically the Battle of Derne in 1805. After Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon and his Marines hoisted the American flag over the Old World for the first time, the phrase was added to the battle colors of the Corps. “The Halls of Montezuma” refers to the Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican-American War, where a force of Marines stormed Chapultepec Castle.
While the words date from the 19th century, the author of the song itself is unknown. Anecdotal evidence supposes it was penned by a Marine on duty in Mexico. The unknown author transposed the phrases in the motto on the Colors so that the first two lines of the Hymn would read: “From the Halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli,” favoring euphony over chronology….”
Losertarians like to claim they are the ones who are upholding the Constitution and following the “truths” of the Founding Fathers. The Gospel According to Ron Paul states that our Sacred Founding Fathers did not want us to interine in wars that are not brought to our shores.
The Ron Paul Bots like to discuss Nullification. Please, follow the bouncing tinfoil hat:
“…With the Quasi-War, an undeclared naval war with France, underway, the Federalists under John Adams started a navy, built up the army, levied new taxes, readied for war, and enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. Jefferson interpreted the Alien and Sedition Acts as an effort to suppress Democratic-Republicans rather than dangerous enemy aliens and, in fact, they were used to attack his party, with the most notable attacks coming from Matthew Lyon, a representative from Vermont. Jefferson and Madison rallied support by anonymously writing the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which declared that the federal government had no right to exercise powers not specifically delegated to it by the states. The Resolutions meant that, should the federal government assume such powers, its acts under them could be voided by a state. The Resolutions presented the first statements of the states’ rights theory, that later led to the concepts of nullification and interposition…”
Once again the Losertarian Tea Party “patriots” are showing their abject ignorance. Let’s have do Tea Party Losertarian History 101 especially for Ron Paul Bots like the Southern Avenger:
“…During Jefferson’s presidency many federal taxes were repealed, and he sought to rely mainly on customs revenue. He pardoned people who had been imprisoned under the Alien and Sedition Acts, passed in John Adams’ term, which Jefferson believed to be unconstitutional. He repealed the Judiciary Act of 1801 and removed many of Adams’ “midnight judges” from office, which led to the Supreme Court deciding the important case of Marbury v. Madison. He began and won the First Barbary War (1801–1805), America’s first significant overseas war, and established the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802.
In 1803, despite his misgivings about the constitutionality of Congress’s power to buy land, Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from France, doubling the size of the United States. The land thus acquired amounts to 23 percent of the United States today.
In 1807, his former vice president, Aaron Burr, was tried for treason on Jefferson’s order, but was acquitted. During the trial Chief Justice John Marshall subpoenaed Jefferson, who invoked executive privilege and claimed that as president he did not need to comply. When Marshall held that the Constitution did not provide the president with any exception to the duty to obey a court order, Jefferson backed down….”
- Thomas Jefferson was a “Founding Father” – right?
- Jefferson wrote most of the Declaration of Independence
- Jefferson was the 3rd POTUS
- Jefferson – basically supported the document of the “Constitution”
- Jefferson sent troops to fight the first American War on Terror
- Ergo – Jefferson would approve of the War on Terror
The other day, the always arrogant and condescending Southern Avenger made fun of his betters – Lindsey – for supporting our military and for defending our country. You see, The Southern Avenger is true Ron Paul Bot.
First – DO NOT confuse Ron Paul Bot Losertarians with Libertarian-Republicans. I agree with Eric Dondero maybe 80% of the time – but never have I seen he nor the mainstream Dave Nalle type Libertarian-Republicans trash our military or our war effort against Al Qaeda.
Please note this comment by Dondero:
“…Editor’s comment – note very few if any of the AntiWar/non-interventionist wing of the libertarian movement have stepped forward to admit they were wrong all along…”
Along comes the Southern Avenger, who knows more than anyone else, especially a man like Lindsey who has actually done active duty in the War on Terror. The Southern Avenger, who knows more than anyone else about the Constitutions and the intentions of the Founding Fathers wrote the following that just goes to prove that The Southern Avenger, pacifist, and friend of Al Qaeda, “Don’t Know Much about History!”
Many good men and women have given their all to keep our nation free, so that men like Jack Hunter can slander our American History.
“…America’s involvement in the Tripolitan War suppressed pirate terrorism in the Mediterranean only after resolute action. It also saw the development of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with their proud traditions, and for the first time America made its presence known, not as a “fat duck” but as an eagle in the world of the old empires….”