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Janine’s Mission 43– Veteran’s Last Patrol Volunteer

I like this organization. There has been a link to it on my blog for some time now. I am sending out a card, how about you?

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Art AlumA few missions back, we sent out cards to the vets that Veteran’s Last Patrol works with.  I recently learned that one of their volunteers could use some ‘get well’ messages from all of us. Here is what Veteran’s Last Patrol founder, Claude Schmid shared with me about Art Allum:

One of Last Patrol’s earliest volunteers, Art Allum, has been a rock and a gentleman. Art’s a submariner who did 20 years in the Navy. He visits veterans in hospice to provide that end-of-life friendship we’re all about. He’s also gone the extra mile to help at least one track down an important personal record. Beyond that, Art has made food can goods deliveries to veterans unable to leave their homes, he’s participated in numerous honor ceremonies, and has driven disabled, solitary veterans to medical appointments. (The last two have been over 100 miles away.)

Unfortunately, a few weeks ago…

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Character Assassination vs. Death Penalty

Character assassination has become the tool “du jour” for low information individuals struggling to make political points. Happily, it often blows up in their faces.

It is scary to me that people are okay with this and even participate.

Mitch Teemley published this great post on his blog, The Power of Story.

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The New Death Penalty

The death penalty is dying. Even in many American states where it’s still legal, it’s no longer actually practiced. Why? One key reason is that too many innocent people have been wrongly executed.

It’s interesting, therefore, that character assassination is more popular than ever.

Enough of the character assassination!

I thought the post was very thoughtful and raised some interesting ideas. Character assassination is now the go-to tool for far too many in the media. Journalistic integrity is out the window as they pursue their various political agendas. What happens after the story is proven to be fake? I hear crickets chirping . No retractions! No apologies!

I don’t see this as a partisan issue at all. We, as Americans, should demand much better from our leaders and ourselves. Remember those pesky old things like integrity, honor, courage, and honesty? I do. I am really starting to miss them. Aren’t you?

We need to become more discriminating in our consumption of news. It never ceases to amaze me how news personalities who have been repeatedly caught lying continue to be taken seriously.

A free press with high standards of journalistic integrity is necessary for the protection and continuation of our Republic! Talking heads spewing the angry rhetoric of one particular political group does not qualify as a free press. Now, it is an enemy of the American people.

Speaking of integrity, honor and courage …

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