Mary Travers Death Brings AP Spins
It was reported by the mainstream media that Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul & Mary fame, passed away at the age of 72 due the complications of leukemia, which apparently she had been battling for quite some time.
In the report carried by the AP, it was noted that she was a former liberal activist from the 1960's who had protested the Viet Nam war and whose music, along with Bob Dylan's, had been used during that era for the liberals' cause.
I hate to break it to the AP and their writers, whoever they may be, but Ms. Travers cause was not what is or was fundamentally one that could be defined as "liberal." In fact, it was the "liberal" John Kennedy who took us into that war, after all, as also branded by the media. Although John Kennedy as a politician was clearly a liberal in Constitutional interpretation with respect to that war.
The Viet Nam war was promoted by the global socialists that have been running and winning state and federal officies in this country in increasing numbers this past several decades especially.
Viet Nam was a unconstitutional war, in any reasonable interpretation of our Constitution. It was not a "defensive" or "just" war as the founders provided in order to protect American lives and treasure from unwarranted engagements, such as Viet Nam actually was.
Many of both political party membership and beliefs did not agree with our entry into that engagement, nor our continued presence.
I should know, since I grew up in that era and as a more Goldwater Conservative, who in his later years even changed positions on the "legality" of that war, and also our presence in it, opposed it also at the time as many of our generation did.
But some of us, in order to honor our World War II generation parents, did our protesting in a different manner than marches on Washington, or bombing federal buildings (although in those instances at that time, even those student activist were selective in their targets, and did not intend to harm people but destroy instead the symbolism those federal buildings represented and were, after all, paid for with the sweat of Americans, and yet who needlessly and carelessly also sacrificed American lives unnecessarily).
We simply continued to resist in other ways. By voting those that held with those positions out of office, or spreading the word amongst others who were truly uneducated also about just why the founders believed that their defensive war provisions best served the interests of America in preserving the assets of Americans (both lives and property) from unnecessary foreign conflicts.
And history has proved that Viet Nam truly was unnecessary in its scope, and many of those Viet Nam vets also agree, but many were forced into "servitude" in that war since there was a draft started by Mr. Johnson demanding military service and threatening incarceration for those that refused. If anything, due to its clear unconstitutionality, voluntary service should have been all that was required.
The founders, of course, did not also believe in permanent standing armies at all, but lists of those willing to serve in active duty capacities if the need should arise. This also protected American lives and treasures.
And hope that some of the AP writers start truly investigating just what it is that makes one a "liberal" or "conservative."
Because their definitions clearly could use some work, as could a great many of our younger generation who have been mislead and misunderstand what is and is not "conservative" with respect to our form of government.
And it is "conserving" the Constitution as it is written, unless and until it is lawfully amended by all parties to that "contract," the states and the state citizens in those states, the people.
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