The legislation reads (original text):
“Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, Consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that special care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so aquatinted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required: that they be enlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.
”Thus the Marine Corps was born,
and today is its 234th birthday.
Originally made up of recruits who were a rag tag mix of young adventurer seekers and street toughs; this newly created fighting force was quickly whipped into a crack contingent of seagoing soldiers. Over the years the Marines has become the world’s premier military organization, and has played a key role in defnding our GOD given Rights and Freedom.
Unfortunately the socialist liberals in this country have a somewhat lower opinion of the brave young men and woman who serve in the Corps to protect and defend our freedom. They have regularly libeled the Marines. For example…
* Congressman John (Jack) Murtha of Pennsylvania said “They killed innocent civilians in cold blood”
* Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said “they terrorize women and children at night”
* Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois actually had the gall to compare our military personnel to the Nazis and Pol Pot’s regimes
And let us not forget the appeaser & thief .
* Barack Hussein Obama (Mmm Mmm Mmm), has described the brave young men and women who serve in our armed forces as “stupid”, “losers”, and “incompetent”, and has made the accusation that “They air raid villages”
These people, and all those like them, should be absolutely ashamed of themselves, and of their disgraceful disrespect for, and for their lies about, our most honorable of this nation’s citizens.
Thank our Father GOD in Heaven that there are still those Americans who admire and appreciate the Marines and other fighting men and women who have set their own lifestyles on hold, and laid their life’s blood on the line, so that we can remain free.
I for one just want to wish the United States Marines, that group of our best and brightest that Rock icon Ted Nugent has called “the world’s most exclusive gun club”, a
VERY BLESSED & HAPPY
GOD bless the Marine Corps,
GOD bless all of the men and women
GOD bless the United States of America,
And may GOD continue to bless the efforts of
* A LEGACY IS BORN
* 2009 United States Marine Corps Birthday Message
* Pulling for the Enemy