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Democrats Bill To End "The Few, The Proud, The Marines"

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Do Democrats have no shame? On Friday, May 23, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, Rep Paul Hodes, (D, NH) co-sponsored an amendment with Rep. DeLauro and Rep. DeFazio that would investigate our Defense Department on “Information Dominance” that would categorize any military mottoes, such as “The Few, The Proud, The Marines” as propaganda.

It came in the form of an amendment authored by Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., which also would authorize an investigation of the Defense Department’s “propaganda” efforts by the Government Accountability Office.

Hodes’ addition to the bill passed by voice vote and the overall bill passed the House by a large margin. The Senate will wait until after the holiday recess to consider it.
It’s not as if the Pentagon brass, as they wage a global war on terrorism, don’t have better things to do than sit down and answer foolish questions about public relations operations from a bunch of GAO bean-counters.

Besides, haven’t congressional Democrats insisted all these years that it wasn’t the military they had a problem with regarding the Iraq War? Haven’t they been saying how much they support those in uniform, that our military leaders really agreed with Democrats that Iraq was unwinnable, and that it was only the civilians who run war policy in the Bush administration they were attacking?

According to Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., the Hodes provision could end up classifying even the U.S. Marines’ slogan, “The Few, the Proud, the Marines,” as a “concerted effort to propagandize” in violation of the law.

The Democrats’ efforts to save America from good news in Iraq stem from a New York Times article last month charging that retired military officers appearing on TV were “puppets of the Defense Department” because they get frequent private briefings and talking points.

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  1. No real surprise there—NH is a hotbed of socialism and they would like nothing better than to at least slander, if not totally destroy, the US military machine.

    In a separate thought, the NH state motto is “Live free or die”. It seems that Rep Hodes might prefer to reverse the options.

    Bob

    May 25, 2008 at 9:44 pm

  2. They are so sick!

    Barb

    May 26, 2008 at 10:23 am

  3. Forwarded this to the former marines I know…

    Thank you!!!

    Anonymous

    May 26, 2008 at 2:44 pm

  4. This is one of the nuttiest things I’ve read in a while. What is going on in this country? The Founders must be spinning in their graves! American is turning into a milquetoast nation.

    Cherie

    May 31, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  5. Being a former Marine, I think it would destroy morale for Marines abroad to take our sacred slogan away. I am part of the Few, and the Proud Marines and it saddens me deeply. I am almost ashamed of my country.

    Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 3:57 pm


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