Our Military

My Air Force son is on the Left side of the picture.  This was taken the last time we were together in November.  It may look a little crazy, but that's what happens when people have been married 35 years and have seven children and ten grandchildren and are still fortunate to have parents around.

My Air Force son is on the Left side of the picture.  This was taken the last time we were together in November.  It may look a little crazy, but that’s what happens when people have been married 35 years and have seven children and ten grandchildren and are still fortunate to have parents around.

When my son asked me about joining the Air Force, I requested he stay with us until I finished my campaign for State Representative.  I needed him to head up my signage committee, so I asked him to wait until after the election.

The same week I was sworn in as State Representative, he was sworn into the Air Force.  We have seen a lot of changes since then.  Some of the changes have involved putting women in combat, muzzling the Chaplains, allowing homosexuals and those who are confused about their gender to enlist.  Have we turned our military into a social experiment?

That was 13 years ago.  Now my son is a navigator and has been sent to the Middle East. He is in an area so dangerous that he can’t tell me where he is stationed, what he is doing or why he is there.  Just about the only thing we can discuss is what they are giving him to eat and the quality of what they define as “coffee”.

The President of the United States has the power to greatly provoke other nations, yet only Congress has the power to declare a war.  The Vietnam War, The Korean War and the Gulf War were not “wars” because they were never declared by Congress.

If it looks like a war, acts like a war and is funded like a war, is it possibly a war?  Why is the Congress allowing our military to behave as if we are at war, yet refuses to declare a war with a stated mission and purpose?

I’ve heard several people say we don’t want to have another Vietnam War.  Back in 1973, the Congress made an effort to assure us we would never have another Vietnam War with the passage of “The War Powers Act“, which requires a declared war if the President wants to keep our troops fighting for more than 60 days.  It seems like both Congress and the White House are willing to make a mockery of our laws.

As a mother of one of our military officers, and for all the other family members out there, it behooves us all to question what we are doing, especially when I read articles about our continued involvement in the Middle East.

We cannot force those who behave in an uncivil manner to treat each other nicely.  As much as I would love to see world peace, it may not be possible, nor is it the duty of America to make it happen.

We are owed an explanation.  If it is a worthy cause, let us all enjoy sharing a common goal.  If it is a quagmire, we need to question our Congress on what they are doing to our Nation.

As it says in the third verse of the Star Spangled Banner, we need to know if our cause is just so that we can count on God’s help, mercy and divine providence for our actions:

Then Conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto, “In God is our trust”.

Our guest on Home Front this week, Douglas Wilson, discusses his thoughts on what is happening with our military.  You will enjoy hearing his reasoned thought process.

If you were in the position of advising the President of the United States and our Congress, what would you tell them?  We deserve to be informed of our mission, our purpose and our exit plan.

Left to Right:  Our Daughter, Susanna, me, our son, Ben holding his baby and his wife, Candice.  Thank you for your prayers for him while he is away from his wife and five children.  

Left to Right:  Our Daughter, Susanna, me, our son, Ben holding his baby
and his wife, Candice.  Thank you for your prayers for him while he is away from his wife and five children.

 

I am so grateful we were able to hear from him.  As a mom, we like to see what our kids look like.  So far, so good!

I am so grateful we were able to hear from him.  As a mom, we like to
see what our kids look like.  So far, so good!

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO…

1.)  Talk with your members of Congress and ask them what mission we are trying to accomplish by sending our troops to the Middle East.  Be sure to let me know their answers because we as a Nation deserve to know what we are doing.

2.)  Enjoy our podcast this week with Douglas Wilson from Moscow, Idaho.  He offers us some insights on what we are doing with our military.  You will want to share it with friends.  It will encourage you.  If you want to get a notice every time we have a new podcast, just click the highlighted button to sign up on I-Tunes.

2.)  We’re asking for donations to promote awareness of Home Front.  Even $5 or $10 will go a long way.  If you want to contribute to this effort, it will help others become aware of our newsletter and our show.  Our newsletter and podcast will educate others.  Please consider sending a donation to keep us going.  Since we do not have any other funding stream, your donation will be extremely helpful, especially for the sake of our experiment.  Many people do not realize we are a volunteer entity and rely on their assistance along with God’s leading to continue.  If you would like to help, please mail a check to:

Cynthia Davis
1008 Highway K
O’Fallon, Missouri  63366

Thank you for your consideration!

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2 Comments

  1. Cynthia, since being retired I have had the opportunity to study what and when our government is doing. First of all I pray for all our military, and especially for your son. We need to take care of our military for fighting for our freedom. I know how much this means as I was a police officer for 41 years . I am appalled that our republican has taken away from our military including our vets that have done their duty and returned home. First of all they are reluctant to give our military a raise and took 100,000 food stamps from our vets of which most are homeless or disabled and need our help. Everything that the Democrats in Congress has been voted down by the republicans. The Koch brothers and their cronies have openly admitted that the money they are paying has bought the vote. This also goes further than our military. As a senior with every thing going uo in price we received no raise this year. The Democrats introduced a bill to give everyone on SS a check for about $560 to help offset our bills. The republicans stopped this as all of them nixed it. Pharmacies have raised their prices so much many including me have a hard time paying for them. The Democrats wanted to look into why the pharmaceutical companies have raised prices on. Again the right side would not allow this again because of the puppet money being spent. SS is in trouble an would not have been had Presidents Reagan and Bush had not “BORROWED” over a TRILLION DOLLARS for their budget crisis and to pay for wars, that made the oil companies and manufacturing companies very, very rich. I realize that a trillion dollars is not lot when talking about the entire US budget but when it comes to SS it is a very big part.

    Cynthia thank you for first letting me vent and then for all the good you have done for our country. Stay safe, hoping that I could meet you in person someday and I wish you were a US Senator.

    Respectfully

  2. Dear Cynthia,
    I think we will always be at war with Terra , ISIS or those who align themselves with the Devil and Evil. Since President Bush first declared a Spade to be a Spade, we have been at war with these factions. I agree that we need to go after the terrorists where they are and not just fight them on our own turf. Ultimately, though I think we need to let God be God still and pray for people of all nations and hope that there will be unity amongst us in our Lord, Jesus Christ. Please make note of my new email address. Keep up the good work. Blessings, in His Service,

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