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OPEN LETTER TO VIETNAM VETERANS: Dear Hero / Dear Vietnam Veteran
ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE
Vietnam Facts vs Fiction
KGB Letter Outlines Sen. Kennedy's Overtures to Soviets
Barack Obama Is No JFK...
DEMOCRAT LEADER CONDEMNS BUSH (SENIOR) FOR NOT STOPPING IRAQ'S SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM
What the hell is going on here?
Fort Montgomery, Hudson Valley, New York
To Stop Financing the War: Assassination of United States Senators / Criminal, Patriotic, Treason
Being ordered to NOT wear your uniform for "fear" of being targeted by War Protesters.
American soldiers in Vietnam were falsely accused of being a barbarian horde, rapists, murderer
Illegals granted Social Security
Why America Invaded Saddam's Iraq in 1993.
NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS TO SPECIAL, HUGE DISCOUNT TO MOVE ON
In all, over a million American troops were killed and wounded in the American Civil War.
TWO HISTORICAL FACES OF HILLARY CLINTON
MEMORANDUM TO ALL VIETNAM VETERANS
Famous Quotes of Past World Leaders That Still Fit Today
But we were elated to notice your media were definitely helping us. -General Giap, North Vietnam
DID YOU KNOW THIS PATRIOTIC EVENT TOOK PLACE...?
To the Shores of Tripoli by Fred Thompson
2008 will mark start of annual Vietnam Veterans Day
AMERICANS WORKING TOGETHER
Iraq Is Next, Followed By The Other Nations Of The Region
THE VIETNAM WAR SHOULD HAVE ENDED IN 1968.
VETERAN MEMORIALS IN SONG
"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" JOHN KERRY
EXPERIENCES OF A CAP MARINE
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U.S. pacifists in Cuba to protest Guantanamo prison
MAJOR NEWS TOPICS FOR YEAR 2007
AMERICANS WORKING TOGETHER
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HOLLYWOOD  VIETNAM  WAR  NEWS:  Oliver Stone recruits Bruce Willis for My Lai massacre film

 
The four years of American Civil War that ripped apart the nation from 1861–65 achieved what seventy-five years of compromise could not.

 
Defeatest Senator Harry Reid says America is losing the war in Iraq, because we lost over 3,000 American men and women in four years of battle in Iraq.  He's demanding that President Bush pull our troops from Iraq immediately.
 
What would America be like today, if Senator Harry Reid lived during the days of the American Civil War?     America would be two different nations and one nation would still have slaves.
 
However, before that happened, President Abe Lincoln  would have tried Senator Harry Reid for treason.
 
IMPEACH  SENATOR  HARRY  REID  NOW!
 
Call your members of Congress NOW and demand Senator Harry Reid be impeached. 

 

The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened,
and the . . . greater is the security of the State.
Frederick Douglas  1864 
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, statesman, and former
                           slave, November 17, 1864

 

 
This history stuff is interesting.  Facts of History place today in another perception.  You can find it all at their respected links.   Jack

September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest  single day  in U.S. history.  An estimated 6,300 Union and Confederate soldiers died at Antietam, Maryland, in a savage battle that took place nearly a year and a half into the Civil War.    (National Archives)   http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters_of_freedom_10.html  

The American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865.   The war produced about 970,000 casualties (3% of the population), including approximately 620,000 soldier deaths—two-thirds by disease.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War) 

Today, according to estimates, there are over 300,000,000 people living in America.   The 1860 United States Census showed 12,240,000 Americans living in the southern states and 19,203,008 Americans living in the states the census classified as free states.   For a total of 31,443,008 Americans in the 1860 United States Census.

http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1860a-02.pdf

To show a rough comparison based on population increases between 1860 (Battle of Antietam 1862) and today,  well-over 50,000 Americans would die in battle in a single day, if the same results happened at Antietam, Maryland on September 17, 1862.   The American Civil War produced about 970,000 casualties (3% of the population).    Based on today's America, 3% of 300,000,000 would translate to about 9,000,000 casualties.  

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/

What would American politicians do if we lost over 50,000 Americans in a single day's battle?

As of December 20, 2006, according to a CNN count, 2,954 Americans have died in Iraq.

Freedom Is Not Free.

It was not free in 1862 and it is still not free...

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http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters_of_freedom_1.html

In 1761, fifteen years before the United States of America burst onto the world stage with the Declaration of Independence, the American colonists were loyal British subjects who celebrated the coronation of their new King, George III. The colonies that stretched from present-day Maine to Georgia were distinctly English in character although they had been settled by Scots, Welsh, Irish, Dutch, Swedes, Finns, Africans, French, Germans, and Swiss, as well as English.

As English men and women, the American colonists were heirs to the thirteenth-century English document, the Magna Carta (details below), which established the principles that no one is above the law (not even the King), and that no one can take away certain rights. So in 1763, when the King began to assert his authority over the colonies to make them share the cost of the Seven Years' War England had just fought and won, the English colonists protested by invoking their rights as free men and loyal subjects. It was only after a decade of repeated efforts on the part of the colonists to defend their rights that they resorted to armed conflict and, eventually, to the unthinkable–separation from the motherland.

Constitution

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html

The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in closed sessions, the delegates debated, and redrafted the articles of the new Constitution. Among the chief points at issue were how much power to allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to allow each state, and how these representatives should be elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators. The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html

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Bill of Rights

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/bill_of_rights.html

During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. They demanded a "bill of rights" that would spell out the immunities of individual citizens. Several state conventions in their formal ratification of the Constitution asked for such amendments; others ratified the Constitution with the understanding that the amendments would be offered.

On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States therefore proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution that met arguments most frequently advanced against it. The first two proposed amendments, which concerned the number of constituents for each Representative and the compensation of Congressmen, were not ratified. Articles 3 to 12, however, ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures, constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/bill_of_rights.html

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The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free–honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth.
President Abraham Lincoln  1862
President Abraham Lincoln, December 1, 1862

CHARTERS  OF  FREEDOM

"A New World Is At Hand."

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters_of_freedom_10.html

September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in U.S. history. An estimated 6,300 Union and Confederate soldiers died at Antietam, Maryland, in a savage battle that took place nearly a year and a half into the Civil War. It was one day in a war that raged from 1861–65 and cost some 623,000 lives. In a total national population of twenty-seven million in 1860, that number would be proportionately equivalent to losing more than five million today. That bloody day marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

At stake in the Civil War was the survival of the United States of America as a single nation. Eleven Southern states, invoking the spirit of 1776, seceded from the Union in 1861 to form a nation they named the Confederate States of America. The Federal Government refused to allow it. Massive armies representing the Union and the Confederacy squared off in a conflict that tested the experiment in self-government as never before. At the end of the Civil War's carnage, the primacy of the Federal Government over the states was indisputably upheld.

Americans had been wrestling with the fundamental question of nationhood since the earliest days of the Revolution. In 1774, as the British colonists struggled to unite in the cause of American liberty, Patrick Henry rose to address the Continental Congress in one of its earliest sessions: "The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American." It took the Civil War to make it so.   (See AMENDMENT XIV that was ratified mostly due to the Civil War below.)

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters_of_freedom_10.html

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The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened,
and the . . . greater is the security of the State.
Frederick Douglas  1864 
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, statesman, and former
                           slave, November 17, 1864

 
 

The four years of Civil War that ripped apart the nation from 1861–65 achieved what seventy-five years of compromise could not: it resolved once and for all the question of slavery in the United States. By 1860, there were 4.5 million slaves in the United States. Military necessity and the force of human passion for liberty pushed emancipation to the top of the nation's agenda. Two major milestones marked slavery's final destruction during the war years: the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring that "all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious areas "are and henceforward shall be free." It also announced the acceptance of former slaves into the Union's armed forces. The Constitution grants extended powers to the President during times of war, and although it would not permit the President to interfere with slavery in the states under normal circumstances, it would do so during wartime.

President Lincoln feared that the Emancipation Proclamation would be overturned once the war ended. A constitutional amendment would ensure that slavery could never again resurface. Congress formally proposed the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery on January 31, 1865; it was ratified on December 6, 1865.

 
 
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In 1215, the Magna Carta established the principles that no one is above the law (not even the King),
 and that no one can take away certain rights.
Someday, even New Jersey will recognize these same rights of PTSD veterans.
 
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Magna Carta
 

Magna Carta (Latin for "Great Charter", literally "Great Paper"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum ("Great Charter of Freedoms"), is an English charter originally issued in 1215. Magna Carta was the most significant early influence on the long historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta influenced many common law documents, such as the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, and is considered one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy.

Magna Carta was originally created because of disagreements between Pope Innocent III, King John and his English barons about the rights of the King. Magna Carta required the king to renounce certain rights, respect certain legal procedures and accept that the will of the king could be bound by law. Many clauses were renewed throughout the Middle Ages, and further during the Tudor and Stuart periods, and the 17th and 18th centuries. By the early 19th century most clauses had been repealed from English law.

There are a number of popular misconceptions about Magna Carta, such as that it was the first document to limit the power of an English king by law (it was not the first, and was partly based on the Charter of Liberties); that it in practice limited the power of the king (it mostly did not in the Middle Ages); and that it is a single static document (it is a variety of documents referred to under a common name).

 
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AMENDMENT XIV

Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

Section 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.    (What is DUE PROCESS below.)

Section 2.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

*Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.

 
 
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Ratified July 9, 1868, the  XIVth AMENDMENT of the United States gave all Americans the Right to Due Process.
In 1215, the Magna Carta established the principles that no one is above the law (not even the King),
 and that no one can take away certain rights.
(National Archives)
 
Someday, even New Jersey will recognize these same rights.   In New Jersey, the influential are above the law.
 
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DUE  PROCESS
 
 
In United States law, adopted from English law, due process (more fully due process of law) is the principle that the government must normally respect all of a person's legal rights instead of just some or most of those legal rights when the government deprives a person of life, liberty, or property. Due process has also been frequently interpreted as placing limitations on laws and legal proceedings, in order for judges instead of legislators to guarantee fundamental fairness, justice, and liberty. The latter interpretation is analogous to the concepts of natural justice and procedural justice used in various other jurisdictions.
 
 
 

WHEN  GOVERNMENT  OFFICIALS  AND  POLITICIANS  ARE  ABOVE  THE  LAW,  ALL  AMERICANS  LOSE.  

Please press the next link for details.   http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id22.html

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Then learn below, this Marine's new battle with the State of New Jersey.
  

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A  CRIMINAL  CASE,  ETHICS  CASE,  CIVIL  CASE  OR  ALL  THREE...
 
A high level state Supreme Court attorney ethics official, Robert Correale misuses his government and court office to Cover-Up and block ethics violations and legal malpractice charges against his own law firm, Maynard & Truland.  After seven years, the Cover-Up leads all the way up to the Governor's Office, Attorney General's Office, an United States Senator and the state's Supreme Court and Superior Court.
 
 
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The corrupt law firm Maynard & Truland was the defendant in the case,
and I was the Plaintiff in the attorney ethics complaint.
 
Instead of the State giving me "reasonable disability accommodations" for my war-service-related PTSD, the State allowed Maynard & Truland's arrogant lawyers to mock my disability in sworn,
State Supreme Court documents.

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HOLLYWOOD  VIETNAM  WAR  NEWS:  Oliver Stone recruits Bruce Willis for My Lai massacre film
 
 
 
Because guerrilla warfare basically derives from the masses and is supported by them, it can neither exist nor flourish if it separates itself from their sympathies and co-operation….The moment that this war of resistance dissociates itself from the masses of the people is the precise moment that it dissociates itself from hope of ultimate victory…

-Mao Tse-Tung

 

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On March 17, 2007, based on the communication strengths of the internet, an estimated 30,000 patriotic Americans from around the nation, came through an east coast snow and ice storm to stand together at the War Memorials for World War II, the Korea War and the Vietnam War.   These proud American flag-wavers stood, and still stand together in full support of America's men and women in military uniforms around the world.
Read the American Legion Magazine's article about the March 17, 2007 Gathering of Eagles.  (See pictures.)
 
 
WHY  DO  THESE  TWO  YOUNG  MARINES  LOOK  DRUNK?
 

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                  Jack, 19          George, 18 

 

     Webmaster Jack Cunningham (Sussex, NJ) and George Dros (Cooperstown, NY) are sitting at a table in a Duc Duc Refugee Village peasant hut, near the village's market place.   The two, young United States Marines are members of CAP Team 2-9-2.  (CAP Teams were composed of about 8 to 13 Americans, who lived and served 24/7 in Vietnamese peasant-farming villages.    The Duc Duc Refugee Village was composed of about 2,000 homes.)
 
In the above picture, Jack's and George's eyes were shut, because of complete exhaustion.  It was July 1970.  At the time this picture was taken, the Americans in Duc Duc were not sure whether the CAP Unit would be pulled out of the village or whether it would be wiped out.  We were experiencing heavy combat.  Intelligence reports were coming in daily that the Communists wanted to punish the village while the Americans were still there.
 
      By wiping out CAP 2-9-2, the terrorists hoped to leave an example to other CAP Villages.  With alerts at the highest level, night ambush responsibilities were 100% watch throughout the night.  With two long patrols a day going outside the village, it didn't leave much time for the eight or so Americans to sleep. 
 
     Around the day this picture was taken, an intelligence report came in from the 1st Marine Division Headquarters in Da Nang that the high Communist Command wanted to speed up President Nixon's troop pullout from Vietnam.  They wanted to embarrass the Americans on a wide-scale and influence the American People into pressuring a faster troop pullout.  Their plan called for wiping out the Fifth Marines at An Hoa.  It was going to involve thousands of Communist Forces.  The Village of Duc Duc was on the large Marine Base's perimeter and was said to be the main route for the Communist attack.  Our orders that night in July 1970 was to set up in the most well protected position.  Our Cap Unit was expected to try and hold off the Communist drive off as long as possible.  We were expected to serve as a warning or trip wire (Queens Gambit) for the Fifth Marines.
 
Months after Jack and George pulled out of the village of Duc Duc, the Vietnamese communists punished the peasant village by burning it to the ground.  Hundreds of civilian men, women and children were killed, wounded and reported missing.  Two thousands homes were reduced to ashes.   The blaze could be seen from twenty-five (25) miles away in Da Nang.   It was the light of the blaze that guided United States Marines helicopters to the scene.
 
 
 
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Above is nineteen year old Jack Cunningham with one of the boys from the Duc Duc Refugee Village. 
 
 
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The boy with Jack is the Marine's village boy.  These village boys would run errands, cook C-Rations, clean up-after, massage tense muscles and serve as interpreters for the Marines.  Usually, each Marine had their own boy to help him around the village. 
 
Many times, adult peasants of Duc Duc would supply these boys with intelligence information of planned terrorist attacks on the village.   Supplying these intelligence reports on terrorist movements and plans may have been the reason why the Duc Duc Refugee Village was later burned to ashes.  
 
A month after the above picture was taken, the boy lost both of his parents in a terrorist rocket attack on their area of the Duc Duc Refugee Village.   After his parents were killed, the boy moved to a relative's home closer to the City of Da Nang;  which in the long run saved his life the night of the Duc Duc Massacre.
 
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Former CAP Marine and webmaster Jack Cunningham and his wife, Joan

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"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
John Kerry  April 22, 1971
-   At the time of his statements before the United States Congress, television news reporters and cameras, and Vietnamese Communist Negotiators in Paris, France, John Kerry was still in the United States Navy.
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