|One of my closest friends at West Point was Jon Shine, a fellow member of the Army gymnastics team. After graduation Jon married his high school sweetheart, Gail, and like me found himself in Vietnam where he was a great leader who exemplified the West Point motto of Duty, Honor, Country. On one of his last missions he was mortally wounded and died on October 5, 1970, approximately 18 months after graduation.|
I was told that his last words to his Sergeant were, “take care of my men” according to a book written about his life. Prior to his death he wrote his beloved Gail to explain why he went to Vietnam.
“We both know that my going is a matter of duty to our Country.”
Jon was a devout Christian and man of God, with a strong sense of “duty”.
As I celebrated Veterans Day last week I thought of Jon, and other classmates killed in that terrible conflict and I wondered what they would have thought if they had known how much our Country would change in just 50 years.
In the late 60’s and early 70’s America was much different, families were much more stable, and our borders were secure. We didn’t have same-sex marriage and sodomy as well as abortion was against the law in nearly every state.
Mass murders and shootings in schools and other public places were simply nonexistent , and the Ten Commandments were legally displayed in many schools and courthouses. Our children were not taught “gender identity” or bisexuality, and socialism was not a topic of discussion in the U.S. Congress. The Vietnam war was protested but nobody took a “knee“ in disrespect of our National Anthem, nobody!
I don’t know what my deceased comrades would say, but I do know what they would do. They would have continued to obey their oath to fight all enemies “foreign and domestic”, and so must I.
Some have asked concerning my decision to again seek the office of the U.S. Senate, why would I subject myself again to false accusations and major disinformation campaigns by a Washington Establishment which has vowed to resist me by all means and which does not want to hear the truth about the reality of God and the relevance of our Constitution. As Jon said, it is a matter of duty to our Country.
As you know, last week I filed a major lawsuit against the two largest Democratic PAC’s in our Country, SMP (Senate majority PAC), indeed a misnomer, and Priorities USA, which spent over $6 million against me to slander my good name and reputation and disseminate disinformation in the last four weeks of the 2017 special election to steal the vote from the people of Alabama.
These are the same PAC’s which spent over $300 million for Hillary Clinton in 2016, thankfully they lost! This suit will have national implications.
I need your help on my campaign!
Can I count on you today to make a contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250, $500, $1000, or any amount you can give to help us fight this battle?
“It is for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the
unfinished work which they who fought here have
thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great
task remaining before us. That from these honored
dead we take increased devotion to that cause for
which they gave their last full measure of devotion.
That we here highly resolve that these
dead shall not have died in vain.
That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom
and that government of the people, by the people,
for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
Again I thank you and may God be with you.