Editor's new note (12/31/2010):
Reprinting column from Kirk Smith.
Happy New Year everyone!
Editor's Note: Like Rush eludes to, today the editors are taking a risk in handing over the reigns to a Guest columnist. But it's a risk worth taking. We have followed this distinguished citizen of Lee County in the papers and enjoy his letters to the editor. It is evident that he cares deeply for this country and his (lookout liberals) - Creator given rights! Please join us in welcoming Kirk! In his next column (ha - he's not even aware of that), we will ask him to tell you more of his journey in the military and politics. As always, your comments, for or against our views, are welcomed.
So without further adieu...
"In Search of Liberty!"
So without further adieu...
"In Search of Liberty!"
During the siege of Boston, General George Washington’s issued the following General Orders, July 4, 1775:
“The General most earnestly requires, and expects, a due observance of those article of war, established for the Government of the army, which forbid profane cursing, swearing and drunkenness; And in like manner requires and expects, of all Officers, and Soldiers, not engaged on actual duty, a punctual attendance on divine Service, to implore the blessings of heaven upon the means used for our safety and defence.”
Just a year later, General Washington’s General Orders, issued July 9, 1776:
“The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger - - The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavour so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian Soldier defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country.”
I open with these General Orders from our history to illustrate that this young nation was solely dependent upon its fighting force, the Continental Army, and that the greatest leader of our country General George Washington understood the fundamental underpinning of this country was secured to the virtues and morality of the Christian faith. All of the founders understood the Christian faith as a bulwark against the moral corruptibility of man and devised a system of government to prevent the abuses of power that unfortunately stems from such corruption or in another word, sin.
James Madison wrote in 1778,
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
Madison wrote on June 20, 1785 “Religion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government.”
Is it any wonder that Madison introduced the Bill of Rights into Congress with the very first Freedom or Liberty written was religious freedom? Ask any typical student schooled in our public educational collectives today to list the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment.
During my assignment as the Senior Military Instructor at the University of Rhode Island I endeavored to pursue a graduate degree in History. One of the required graduate seminars was titled, “Gender and Warfare in the 20th Century.” As a combat veteran and senior non-commissioned officer, I earnestly looked forward to taking this class.
Unfortunately upon purchasing the required texts, I found that this course was all about gays in the military during the 20th century. It revealed the not so well known but, disreputable history of the younger Franklin D. Roosevelt who as Assistant Navy Secretary was involved in a homosexual scandal involving the U.S. Navy. The course offered a profound analysis of the gay officers within the British Army, and the influence of the macho gay male culture both within Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union prior to World War II. Then of course the lesson followed with a history of the rise of gays in the U.S. military during and after World War II. (Keep reading..)
One myth that the course destroyed, Nazi Germany persecuted and exterminated gays. When in fact the Nazi hierarchy within the, SA, SS, and Hitler Youth saw those organizations completely dominated by the virtuous macho gay male. It was the effeminate gay male who was often sent to the death camps.
As history shows us, one can surmise that within all modern totalitarian regimes the Christian religion is purged from their cultures. We saw the Russian communist revolution and the Nazi rise to power destroy all vestiges of religious influence within their respective countries. The resulting denial of moral absolutes gave rise to some of the most heinous regimes on the face of the earth!
Today, our country is about to dismantle the last vestige of morality by forcing the military to absolve the time honored tradition of defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, by adopting a policy that is antithetical to the values and traditions of an organization bound by good order and discipline. That is the forced open acceptance of gays in the military.
The homosexual lifestyle is fraught with numerous pathologies that are disproportionately higher than the general population and disrupt good order and discipline. Homosexuals as a population group suffer from a higher incident of psychological disorders, a disproportionate number of suicidal tendencies, drug and alcohol abuse, physical violence and abuse amongst their numerous sexual partners. Gay males have a higher incidence of blood borne diseases of which AIDS and Hepatitis are both debilitating and deadly. Yes, because the American fighting force is a walking blood bank, this becomes a real threat to soldiers in combat who need blood transfusions from their peers on the battle field!
For those of you who equate opening the military to gays as the same as desegregating the military, please know one thing, skin color and nationality are not the same as “behavior.” Homosexuality is a “behavior” and a behavior that is destructive to good order and discipline. Good order and discipline is tantamount to a military culture that is responsible for the safety of not only its own soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, but also the very country and citizens that military defends. You destroy good order and discipline then you will be able to witness the lowest forms of depravity.
Regardless of the tens of billions of dollars dedicated to the treatment and prevention of AIDS, a recent Center for Disease Control report indicates that the male homosexual population infection rate continues unabated due to the demented desire of “bug chasers” (those gay males desiring the AIDS virus through unprotected sex) and the desired anonymous sexual encounters evolving from the “tea room” culture. All of which highlight the self-destructive nature of homosexuality, that nature apparently our politically correct culture continues to ignore. How would this population group add to the effectiveness of the military’s requirement of good order and discipline?
Let us highlight some recent events since the ill conceived “don’t ask don’t tell” rule came into effect during the Clinton Administration. A few years ago, seven paratroopers station here at Fort Bragg were involved in a gay porn scandal. Then there is the recent homosexual soldier Bradley Manning who allegedly had a falling out with a gay lover and is responsible for compromising tens of hundreds of thousands of secret documents, during a time of war, to Wikileaks thus endangering both soldiers and civilians. This psychotic irresponsible erratic behavior is indicative of the homosexual condition. How many more Bradley Manning types can our country endure?
A review of the recent record of sodomy cases within the military show that 7% involved male on male rapes and for those that don’t know a major homosexual journal conducted a poll revealing the number one fantasy of a homosexual male was to rape a straight male! Gay males make up less than three percent of the total population. How are these individuals along with their depraved behaviors contributing to good order and discipline?
Today’s gay movement uses the time tested Nazi-like tactics to intimidate into submission anyone who does not embrace their perverse lifestyle. Also we see the communist founded American Civil Liberties Union doing everything within their power through our courts to destroy the influences of our Judeo-Christian heritage at every level of our society. The ACLU has effectively chased every vestige of moral resistance to human secularism into the closet! Must I remind you that history clearly retells the horrors on this earth brought to you by Nazism and Communism?
If we continue to deny moral absolutes and we embrace moral relativism, we will be a witness to the moral depravity that one will find most repulsive. The demented fanaticism of the homosexual lifestyle and agenda will thrust our military into the abyss of depravity. Our military will no longer have a moral foundation in which to establish a sound footing in the most violent environment as close to hell on earth as one can ever experience.
President Obama truly wishes to destroy the American military by imposing this bizarre social engineering that is so prevalent amongst the historical Marxist and Nazi regimes. Once our military evolves into this social experiment, we will see an exodus of military chaplains and soldiers whose religious liberty and moral conscience will be inexcusably violated. We must remember that our moral foundation is blessed by Heaven.
“With the hope and confidence, and that this Army will have its equal share of Honour, and Success; the General most earnestly exhorts every officer, and soldier, to pay the utmost attention to his Arms, and Health; to have the former in the best order for Action, and by Cleanliness and Care, to preserve the latter; to be exact in their discipline, obedient to their Superiors and vigilant on duty: With such preparation, and suitable Spirit there can be no doubt, but by the blessing of Heaven, we shall repel our cruel Invaders; preserve our Country, and gain the greatest Honor.” George Washington’s General Orders, July 21, 1776.
As always, I shall remain, in search of our GOD given Liberties!
Kirk D. Smith