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American Women Warriors: A Salute.

Women can certainly be mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives. Each is a vitally important role in American society! But, while being all of these amazing things, women can also be fierce and capable warriors. Throughout history, and all around the world, women have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with men, facing their common enemies and fighting battles for survival. Though often outnumbered by their male brothers-in-arms, many brave female warriors have left their indelible mark on American history.

Historic Figures

Before changes in the modern U.S. Military, women were not allowed to serve in combat roles. We still had great examples of strong women, who were warriors in their own way, women who effected positive change in America through their bravery, dedication, and hard work.

Here a just a few examples:

Harriet Tubman

A courageous American hero, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, proved to be one of the most effective conductors on the Underground Railroad. “Conducting” was a dangerous job for anyone, doubly so for a former female slave. However, Harriet Tubman lived by a simple creed, “I can’t die but once.”

Susan B Anthony

The words of Thomas Jefferson, “Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God,” were often quoted by suffragist Susan B. Anthony at her trial in 1873 for voting. She was fined $100 for her act of civil disobedience. Though she didn’t literally take up arms, no one can deny that Susan B Anthony fought the good fight for woman’s suffrage and helped pave the way for the passage, 14 years after her death in 1906, of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, extending the right to vote to women.

Rosa Parks

A founding mother of the U.S. civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, stood her ground and stated, “No, I’m not moving to the back of the bus.” Her refusal to budge helped launch the Montgomery bus boycott and reshaped the American civil rights movement forever.

However today, the “no women in combat” rule has changed. I do believe in equal rights and status for all Americans. And, as long as any individual can pass the test and meet the required physical standards to perform a job at an efficient level, that individual should be allowed to perform that job

Today’s Female Warriors

Back in 2011, Congress mandated that the DOD conduct a review of its combat exclusion policy. Two years later, President Obama’s Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, announced plans to rescind the Direct Combat Exclusion Rule.

In December 2015, his successor, Ashton B. Carter, declared that all military jobs would be opened to women as long as they could qualify. The first field artillery cannoneer positions became available to enlisted women in January of 2016.

Jordyn Wallace, one female warrior, enlisted at the Castle Hayne recruiting center one month later.

While there are too many to list, I have selected a few random samples I found online as representative examples of our American female warriors.

Specialist Jordyn Wallace

Jordyn Wallace served with the Second Battalion, 12th field artillery regiment (2-12 FA) … part of the First Stryker Brigade Combat Team. These soldiers support infantry troops from miles away with powerful M 777s, also known as howitzers.

Wallace is a professional soldier who giveS her mission her all. She has earned the respect and admiration of her team and her superiors.

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Spcs. Vanessa Bolognese and Aimee Collver

“Bolo’ and “Collver” are two combat medics with Personal Security Detachment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. They kept all their male counterparts healthy and operationally ready, and did so “outside the wire,” their team often operating as an independent element.

“Bolo” and “Collver” are respected by there combat team both for their skills as medics and their professionalism as soldiers. When outside the wire, they move with the team, however when the rest of the team gets to take a break, these two warriors are just beginning to do their jobs.

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Maj. General Dawn Dunlap

Maj. General Dunlop is among the most accomplished female fighter pilots in the Air Force’s history. A 1988 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Dunlop has logged more than 3,500 hours flying aircraft including F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 fighters.

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All I can say is “Hooah” … and we, as Americans, owe women such as these a great deal of respect and gratitude.

American Wake Up Call!

You should be worried!

Here is a scary tidbit! According to a report on CNNMoney.com, Wall Street securities and investment firms have contributed over $35 million to the campaigns of Democratic candidates during this election cycle. This is almost five times the amount they have contributed to Republican candidates and John McCain’s campaign.

Why is this?  Anne Coulter claims that it is because the liberal-minded fraternity brats who control Wall Street these days “understand economics about as well as the pinko professors whose courses they snored through.”  And she may be right!

After all, these are the same guys who gambled the entire mortgage industry on “subprime” loans to people with no jobs and no collateral!  Hey … it made sense to them!  And now they are willing to gamble the entire U.S. economy and your economic future on the wacky, anti-American left-wing policies of Barack Obama.  Which makes perfect sense to them … in spite of their recent “subprime” loan debacle.

These yahoos can’t even figure out what’s in their own self-interest, much less yours or mine. As Anne Coulter says, “trusting them with your money is like trusting Bill Clinton to babysit your underage niece.”

If you’ve been wondering why the financial industry has experiencing a steady decline … and taking your
401(k) or investment portfolio down with it … now you know.

Wake up America!  

It is time to let Congress know how we feel ….  angry and betrayed about sums it up for me.

Most reports show that under 10 percent of Americans think Congress is doing a good job. This rating makes President Bush’s 30 percent approval rating look like something to brag about. 

If our esteemed members of Congress are not being relevant … doing their jobs … and working to improving Americans’ lives … why, then, do we continue to re-elect them into office?!

We, as a country seem to have forgotten an important principle of Democracy, that it is “we the People” who have power over the government, not them over us. They are called to protect our pursuit of life, liberty and happiness, not vice versa. And if they don’t, the Declaration of Independence states, in no uncertain terms, that we are “to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for (our) future Security.”

I believe it is time to get rid of most of our current members of Congress and replace them with a “new Guard” … who are willing to, and believe in, doing the following:

 1. Uphold our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

 2. Protect Americans’ inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

 3. Promote less federal government.

 4. Lower taxes.

 5. Demand a balanced budget.

 6. Secure our borders.

 7. Reduce our national deficit and dependence on other nations.

 8. Maintain a modern military capable of protecting our interests at home and abroad.

America is a great nation!  And we should not have to apologize, as Barack Obama would have us do, for working hard and making smart decisions in our past …

Yes, there are poor nations in this world. Most of them are poor because of the decisions they have made in their past; choosing communism, barbaric theocracy, socialism, tribal or clan warfare and brutal authoritative regimes.  We chose a different path and rose to greatness because of it.  Get over it Michelle Obama!  Americans can and should be proud of who we are and what we have done since the founding of our country!  Are we flawless … or perfect? Of course not … just the best thing going!

A Parting Thought!

All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the planet Earth were born with the same inalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can’t get that through their collective heads, then regime change will continue to be necessary.