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This Father's Day I'm thankful...

For God the Father, my Creator, who has endowed me with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

For the Founding Fathers, who sacrificed of their lives and treasure to formulate a Republic, and the documents by which it shall forever be governed.

For Ron Paul, founding father of the r3VOLution.

For my Dad. He's 86 years old and doesn't use a computer. He's a veteran of World War II, who as a brash 20-year-old, served his country in the Italian campaign. He was on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on his way to Japan when the A-bombs fell. Lucky for me, he became a veteran and not a victim, and was re-routed to New York. He has taught me well, and is still there for me even to this day, and even though we are 2000 miles apart. Somedays he is the most loving and understanding man in the world. Other days he is more a combination of Archie Bunker and Frank Barone. Even while suffering the ravages of aging, he loves his country, his flag, and the republic for which it stands. He is worthy of more love than I am able to give.

For all Dads who continue to fight for liberty.

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Love your post.

Thought along these same lines, as your words, regarding Our Father, on June 17, 2012- declared Father's Day. My dad has pasted, and my deceased brother's birth date was June 17th. Very grateful to have had them given to me and, share the time here on Earth.

My father was not a veteran that served our country; but, a wonderful farmer that served the land. Missing them. Meanwhile, continuing to live as they, for a legacy to be kept alive. Clear mindedness has been the key, for me, to be able to still feel them near and dear.

Celebrate life, the freedom to choose. Thank you to the good Lord for bringing life through, and to, dads.

Job 1:21 ...the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away-Justin Moore

:) Happy Fathers Day

to you and yours. We need more good dads in this world and you are appreciated.

I try to share warmth and love with all.

And to my dads, too

who are now both dead but who both served in WW2...

My own dad, Robert Nelson Beals, a Lt. Col. in the US Army Air Corps, a fighter pilot during WW2, who served in North Africa, and
My father-in-law, John Ferguson, who was also a pilot during WW2 and served in the China-Burma-India theatre.

We miss you.

Thank you

Just a quick thank you to all the commenters for your kind words about my post. They are greatly appreciated. And thanks to the mods for making it front page!

I Can't He But Wonder

My Father-in-Law was on a boat to Japan at the same time as your father. I can't help but wonder if they were not on the same ship. He was half way to Japan and the ship turned and headed for New York. Then he had to hitch hike from New York to Sedro Woolley, Washington. When he arrived Sedro Woolley the first person he meet was my Mother-in-Law and the rest is history. Small world.

Joined the Liberty Movement in Anchorage, Alaska, 1977. Ron Paul supporter since 1983.
In Liberty from the Pacific Northwest.

The ship

He was on board the U.S.S. Gen. M. B. Stewart.

I will Look

My father-in-law passed a few years ago. I will try and find his military records. Hopefully I will be able to verify the ship.

Joined the Liberty Movement in Anchorage, Alaska, 1977. Ron Paul supporter since 1983.
In Liberty from the Pacific Northwest.

Thank your father for his

Thank your father for his service for me will you? My 25 year old son that I raised by myself is with me today. We are spending some quality time together. To all of you single Dads who have, like me, to play mom and dad to your kids, I congratulate you and honor your decision to raise your child. I made that decision some 26 years earlier myself and fought a court system that had the term "wife" not parent on all of the court papers. I had to mark through "wife" and then couldn't put "father" and had to put "custodial parent" instead. Happy Daddy's Day. Any grown male can make a child but very few are able to be a daddy.

Alot of emphasis

Is put on the single moms in our country and they talk about the bad men who left them. We hardly ever talk about the fathers left to raise children.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

You never hear about bad

You never hear about bad mommies either but they are out there in droves.

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Thank you for the great post!

I also am thankful for my dad, although he's been gone now for six years, I still miss him terribly. He was a wonderful man and patriot who loved his country dearly and instilled in me a philosophy of self reliance and love of liberty. He was the one who first introduced me to Ron Paul years ago and I wish he had lived long enough to see him actually run for President...He had always said what a good president he thought he would make! Thank you also to all of the fathers out there who are not afraid to be the men that God intended them to be - men that stand up against tyranny and fight for their families lives and their freedom - men like Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin and Alex Jones and G. Edward Griffin and Bob Schultz and too many more to list. God Bless you all and have a Happy Father's Day!

Great Post

Thank you for sharing.

I Would Like To Wish A Very Happy Father's Day To The

Lord God Almighty, the Holy One of Israel, my Daddy.

Happy Father's Day LORD! You're the best Father anyone could ever have!!!

Father's Day and the war on true masculinity

What an excellent post and thread!

For anyone who is interested in a deeper understanding of men and masculinity, I would heartily recommend reading "Iron John" by Robert Bly, thesis: "U.S. fathers fail to give their sons what they need to be men. Young men need initiation into adulthood, to be welcomed among the fathers of the world, or they rage and sulk alone through life."

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

Happy Father's Day!

Touching post it more than deserves front page. Happy Father's Day to yours, all DPers, my own pops, and of course the good doctor.

Happy Fathers day Too.

My father was a Korean war vet. Just turned 83.Even though we butted heads many times about politics.He was a strait republican while I was a independent.I watch with him the presidential debates Last year.He saw Ron Paul as the only republican in the debate that made sense and told the truth. He and my mom voted for him in the Florida primaries.He said though all these years its been just lies told to the Americans.Republican and democrats.I hope to be able to take him to the Ron Paul festival in Tampa in August.Sorry that Rand Paul blew it.He should have waited till after the convention to throw his support to Romney than throw his dad under the bus.that was disrespectful in my opinion to his father running for President.He would never have been a senator without his dad.My opinion about that too.

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You are blessed indeed to have your father. I miss mine, he's been gone for 30 years. But he's not that far- Happy Father's Day to all of you fathers and a special Happy Father's Day to Dr. Paul!

I hear you Q of L

My dad hasn't been gone as long, but I miss him so much and wish he were here so he could see the liberty movement...and probably debate me on Dr. Paul. lol (my dad was firmly entrenched in the GOP establishment.) I do believe with all my heart Dr. Paul and I would win him over. Anyway...I echo your wish of a happy day to all dads including Dr. Paul!

Thank you Dad and Dr. Paul Happy Father's Day!

thank you for this nice post. I could almost say "ditto".
I was the happiest person in the world last Sept. when I saw my Dad after sometime and Ron Paul in the same day. Ron posed for a picture. I love them both. Both veterans, both loving fathers, Christians, and trying to do what they can to promote liberty in this dark world. My Dad supports Ron Paul and it has been fun sharing the campaign.

Honor thy Father.

Honor thy Father.

What does that mean to you?

I am curious what you and others believe this commandment means.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

I thanked him a day early, as usual

so I don't inadvertently forget.

lol, I forget my own birthdays in some years. so, egads!

though truthfully, we should never need a day designated by someone else to tell our loved ones that we love them. but culturally, regardless, I'm glad some of these days are around as an 'institutional' reminder. hey, it's not a law, so I don't mind.)

yup, guys from your father's era are simply not 'made' anymore. they're truly our last link to living history. the same way I feel about Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul.

thank you for posting this reminder.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul