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Hogue, You Don't Get It
A reader response to Eric Hogue's Monday column...
with interest your column concerning the Pro America rally
in Crawford, Texas, put on JOINTLY by MoveAmericaForward.org,
of Texas Chapter). I find it a bit disconcerting, to
say the least. I don't know what your expectations of the
event were, but I can say unequivocally that our expectations
were more than met.
who was very active in putting this event together (as a
member of the H.O.T. Chapter of FR), I was thrilled with
the outcome. For the first time, real Americans stood up
to the Sheehan crowd, in large numbers. You keep talking
about how this was an event staged to further the agenda
at MAF. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We went into
this knowing full well how the media would react--slim to none
was their coverage of our event. Our goal was to amass the
thousands, and get the word to the troops that there is support
for them back home. We certainly knew enough to have our own
camera people catch the entire event on tape. Those tapes are
now being burned into CD's and will be sent to our troops on
active duty by the thousands. That activity is underway as
Although I worked closely with the people at MAF to coordinate
their efforts with the efforts of FR, never once did I get a
hint that they had a hidden agenda. FR is a long established
website with hundreds of thousands of participants. We pay for
our website through fundraising among our memberships on a quarterly
basis. We always raise more money than the targeted amount. Our
only agenda is education of the public through the posting of
news information and sources from around the world. Freepers,
as we are called, can then discuss the news articles on the threads.
It was a Freeper who was first to expose Dan Rather's phony
story, and we were instrumental in getting him deposed. It was
Freeper's who held 3 rallies in Washington DC, each amassing
thousands, to call attention to the shenanigans of one Bill Clinton.
It was Freepers who were in front of the White House every Saturday
for over 2 years, to help educate the public about what was going
on in the White House. In short, it was in large part due to
Freepers that Bill Clinton was impeached. We tried our best to
get him convicted in the Senate, and came close--but not quite
a cigar (forgive the pun).
All of this is to let you know that in my opinion, you do not
understand conservatives and conservative activism.
Our goal at the present is to make sure that the Cindy Shehanns
of the world, and her backer's who are bent on the destruction
of this country, are not able to turn our War on Terror into
another VietNam -type situation.
Also, I was
very sorry that you weren't able, apparently, to know about
the speech given at our rally in Crawford by Mr. John
Horrigan. He is one of our heroes, as he completed 2 tours in
Iraq. His identical twin brother was killed in action in June
of this year--and he was speaking to make sure that his twin's
ultimate sacrifice was not in vain. He gave, in my humble opinion,
one of the most moving tributes to our armed forces of any of
is so long--but I always hurt when I see someone really trying--but
not quite "getting it". tOR
2005 Mari Thompson