“Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong.” ~Thomas Jefferson
By Alden L. Benton
Remember Joe “The Plumber” Werzelbacher? He was the man who precipitated then candidate Obama’s infamous unscripted remark about spreading the wealth around.
Well, Joe has a blog (joeofamerica.com) and he reports that if a woman named Julie Frein gets her way, the Boston marathon murderer Tamerlan Tsarnaev would be buried in the plot to which she thinks she is entitled at Arlington National Cemetery. Joe says Frein served two years of a four-year enlistment in the Air Force and her discharge was honorable.
According to a FoxNews video (USAF Vet Offers National Cemetery Plot To Dead Boston Bomber!!), Frein may be eligible for an Arlington plot due to her husband’s service. However, according to my reading of the regulations stating who is eligible for burial at Arlington (Arlington Regulations), Frein is only eligible under very limited circumstances. The regulations appear silent as to whether or not Frein could simply give away her plot even if she were eligible.
Her teary-eyed appeal to bury the monster who murdered and maimed innocent citizens next to then men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country is, at best, sickening. Exodus 20:13 is clear: “You shall not murder” (English Standard Version) and in Judaism, murder is the only unforgivable sin because the dead cannot forgive their assailants.
Julie Frein wants us to forgive this dead Islamic terrorist and “get over it.” Unfortunately, Krystle Campbell, 29, Martin Richard, 8, and Lu Lingzi, 23, cannot forgive the soulless, cowardly, Islamist cretin who murdered them, nor should we.
Look at the pictures below and remember how they died. Never forget what happened in Boston that day. Never get over it.
Whether your eyes fill with tears or your heart fills with anger, call, write, or email Congress to make certain the Veteran’s Administration does not allow this terrorist to rest with heroes in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery.
It is time for all Americans to rise and stand against the sickness that has engulfed our country, the sickness personified by fools like Julie Frein.
It is time to return to the values of courage, honor, and true fairness that made us great. It is time we revisit the powerful words Abraham Lincoln so eloquently spoke in 1863 to begin to understand what we have lost and why people like the Tsarnaev brothers, and their enablers like Frein, are dangerous not just for their violence, but for their destructive influence on our society as a whole.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, 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 the 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.
~Abraham Lincoln, Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863
May the dead of the Boston atrocity rest in peace, the wounded recover swiftly from their wounds, and justice prevail.
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