A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

For Debbie in Indianapolis and her Son, the Marine

I was just listening to Rush Limbaugh and a lovely lady named Debbie, from Indianapolis, called in to talk about Cindy Sheehan.

You see, Debbie's son is a Marine too. In a month he'll head back to Iraq for his second tour of duty.

Debbie's voice was strong until she began talking about her son and how Cindy Sheehan is dishonoring her own son, Debbie's son, and the rest of the Armed Forces with her anger. That's when Debbie began to cry.

Debbie is proud of her son, the Marine, and everyone else in the US Military. She knows that they are serving honorably and so that we can have freedom.

Her son, the Marine, knows this too. Debbie told Rush that her son announced he was joining the Marines one month and ten days after his 18th birthday . . . on September 12. She said he knew then that he would be going over somewhere, to fight for his country.

Further, when his original orders to Iraq were canceled, Debbie's son said President Bush better not pull the troops before I get a chance to go over there. And he went.

Debbie said he knows what he is doing is right and good and honorable. Her son's Humvee ran over land mines twice in one day, but he isn't giving up or demanding to be sent home.

And Debbie was angry with Cindy Sheehan for dishonoring what Cindy's son Casey died for, for dishonoring what all those men and women have died for, been wounded and maimed for, have sacrificed for. Debbie is angry that people think Cindy Sheehan represents the mothers of military men, because Debbie really represents what the mothers of military men stand for: pride, honor, love, courage, resolve, determination, patriotism. Debbie from Indianapolis, whose Marine son is going back to Iraq for his second tour of duty in a month, is the one representing the families of our beloved military . . . and the voices of a majority of Americans.

Debbie is the one the media ought to be covering. Debbie is the type of lady and mother whose sacrifices have kept this country free for almost 230 years.

Debbie's pride in and love for her son and country rang out in her tearful voice. And I cried with her..

May God bless Debbie from Indianapolis and her son, the Marine, as he heads back to Iraq, to serve his country and the cause of Freedom. Please remember them, and all our military men and women and their families, and Cindy Sheehan, in your prayers.

We've got a job to do and we cannot give up on it.

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