Did you know that the ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed and another suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress. The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus' name in prayer thanks to the wretched ACLU and our new administration.
If the military were not slanted Christian, and carelessly not seeing the errors of its ways, and if they wanted those scopes so badly, their procurement officers should have had them remove the Biblical references before shipment to the U.S. military command supply line. They make procurement adjustments with contractors all of the time. This is clearly a 'tell' of federally institutionalized proselytizing to our troops. Does the military command condone forced tithing to the chaplains, also? I have also heard that some troops have been forced to participate in proselytizing in the field by crazy end of timers in their units. How f***ed up is that? That is as un-American as you can get. Oh, so you don't think that goes on to exclude troops not getting promotions or getting very dangerous assignments or orders if they protest the tithing or proselytizing? Get a clue!
Nope. I have ancestors buried there, may they rest in peace for having defended our Constitution with their lives. Some of my ancestors lived at and near Antietam. My oldest brother died from Agent Orange complications after he retired, and he only wanted a marker at his grave without the white cross. He, too, was angry that they wanted to force a label on him. We are a family of proud Americans who see the evil consequences of federally institutionalized proselytizing to our citizens. I know that you don't get it, but we will take care of it for your childrens' sake.
The U.S. military should be worried about someone like me standing up to defend our Constitutional Rights? As a Vietnam veteran and later after college federal agent, I spent a career defending rights. It comes down to this: We don't want or need to be a nation labeled as Christian Crusaders. That is very narrow minded. Our national strength comes from our national diversity.
My white a** ancestry colonized this nation. I have a proud history of defending rights. I am defending our military troops rights to privacy of their belief system and rights to not having an institutionalized military command proselytizing to them. The troops are vulnerable and the practice, which has been greatly documented over the past decade, is dangerous to all of our freedoms. It is a dangerous practice which the military command is defending, which is, in and of itself, a 'tell'.
This is good. This nation has erred over the past decade with the proliferation of faith-based politics and military. This nation is not represented by a cross. Any attempt to limit this nation with a single religious symbol, downgrades our national diversity, and that is dangerous for us all. The U.S. military command recently responded to challenges that rifle sights are being manufactured with references to the Bible, by stating that the troops were not proselytizing, failed to address that it is our troops who they are institutionally proselytizing to.