After Orlando Terror Attack, Obama and Democrats Choose to Go After Gun Rights Instead of ISIS
We know many of you have been following the news since our first email and you probably already know that the death count in the horrible Orlando shooting has risen to 49 after initial news reports said 20.
We also now know the killer’s name, Omar Mateen, and we know without a shadow of a doubt that he was a Muslim extremist who pledged allegiance to ISIS.
Why then does our President not want to talk about terrorism or Islamic extremism? In his speeches after the attack Obama completely ignored the killer’s religious motivations and attacked gun rights.This is not the first time Obama has refused to recognize the Islamic extremist roots at the heart of killings. After San Bernardino and Paris as well, Obama refused to label the enemy as an Islamic extremist.
He did not promise to track down any connections the shooter may have had to extremist Imams or ISIS collaborators. He did not promise any retaliatory air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq or Syria (as French President Francois Hollande did after the Paris terror attack).
Instead immediately shifted the conversation to the sovereign 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. He’s now calling for bans on some guns that he calls “assault weapons” and a ban on citizens who come up on the no-fly list.
In France they have the strictest gun laws. Did that stop the terrorists from getting weapons and killing innocent men, women and children? The problem is Islamic terrorist who are against western democracy and tolerance. This is an attack on our way of life; it is not a problem that will be solved with more gun laws that hamper loyal American citizens.
President Obama has such a severe lack of proper priorities. He is willfully ignoring the threat of Islamic terror and playing politics with gun control while putting Americans at risk by trying to be politically correct instead of more determined to wipe out Islamic extremism.
June 15, 2016
by Marc. A. Theissen According to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who spent hours interviewing Obama about his foreign policy doctrine, the president “has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates” and “frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do.” That’s right, our commander in chief sees the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando as akin to a slip in the tub.In his 2016 State of the Union address, Obama blithely dismissed the Islamic State as “fighters on the back of pickup trucks” who he said, in typical strawman fashion, “do not threaten our national existence.” In a 2015 BBC interview, he said , “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100.” In other words, no big deal.
We are trying to do our part by supporting the troops. We send care packages, we try to bring our troops overseas some comfort and show that Americans back home support them. Right now we’re desperately trying to raise money for our Troopathon Summer care package effort. This attack comes at a time when we don’t want to take our eye off the ball and distract from the effort currently underway, please help us make a donation to keep Troopathon on track so that we do not lose sight of our goal.
SUPPORTING OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN!
Happy Memorial Day.
Today we remember the millions of Americans throughout history who have sacrificed their lives to fight for freedom, liberty and the American way. Whether it was in World War II, or Afghanistan, we must never forget to honor those who fell in the line of duty to protect us back home.
With summer slowly creeping in, many use this three-day weekend as an opportunity to enjoy the luxuries that surround us. Are you participating in a Memorial Day parade or ceremony? Maybe you are gathering with friends and family for a day at the beach or making hamburgers on the grill.
The warm sun and extra time away from work could make it easy to forget what this day represents. Since the creation of our great nation, men and women have laid down their lives in order to protect us – for that we should be forever indebted. We can’t forget that Memorial Day is about honoring those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
We have over 18,000 troops serving in Iraq (5,000) Afghanistan (13,000) and Syria (500),
waiting for care packages from home to remind them of what they’re fighting for and why they are making such enormous sacrifices.
The deployment of a family member or friend is a trying time for anyone – they will often tell you that one have the happiest days of their life is when their soldier walks through the airport doors, returning from a long deployment abroad. It is usually a deeply emotional reunion in which the unspoken sacrifices that have been made are released. Memorial Day honors those soldiers that were unable to experience that reunion – the fallen heroes that sacrificed everything in defense of our nation.
On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden and his extremists organization, Al Qaeda, woke a sleeping giant. For the past decade American soldiers, under the orders of their superiors, have taken the fight to the doorstep of the enemy – they have taken the threat away from civilians and put themselves at an increased danger.
Today, this Memorial Day, help us thank those troops that are still fighting the battle against Islamic Extremism in Afghanistan.
Now, more than ever, our troops need to see your support. They need to know that though they may be half a world away, they have an entire country behind them.
Whether you spend this weekend doing yard work, watching the big game on TV, spending time with family, or bar-b-qin’, don’t forgot to appreciate what this weekend really is about. America is the greatest nation in the entire world, made possible by the bravest soldiers in the world – soldiers that are willing to put their life on the line in order to defend this country.
Make sure to take some time and honor the sacrifice of these heroes. CLICK HERE TO SEND A CARE PACKAGE
to the troops who are still in harm’s way – the ones who are carrying on where their fellow troops left off.
Motel 6 Leaves Light on for U.S. Military on Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving by Supporting Move America Forward Care Package Program
Combat deployed U.S. Troops overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be enjoying care packages and donated items from a regional effort by Sacramento area Motel 6 Hotels that supported non-profit organization Move America Forward’s Troop and K9 Care Package Program. All Sacramento region Motel 6 locations brought donated care packages items and supplies collected at their individual locations and spent the National Big Day of Giving volunteering at the Move America Forward Operation Center assembling Military Care Packages for U.S. Military serving in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tony Meredith, manager of Motel 6’s Rancho Cordova property said “Motel 6 wanted to do this as a way for us to give back and really work together with our community and give something to the troops that have been deployed. Today we’re making the packages, there’s items in there that range from socks to jerky, deodorant, sunflower seeds, certain things that they may not be able to get overseas.”
Binny Tailor, manager of Motel 6’s Woodland property, said that volunteering for the troops is a personal mission. “My brother is a veteran.” She also highlighted Motel 6’s commitment to serving the troops when they come home from war. “We have an initiative we started a few years back called Operation Nextstep. When we’re bringing our troops back home, we’re offering employment to troops themselves or for their family members. So it’s an opportunity to give back to the community and to the troops for the service they provided to us.” said Tailor.
The donations from Motel 6 will go toward sending care packages to about 400 troops deployed in Afghanistan, many of who might otherwise receive nothing while deployed. There are over 13,000 troops still serving in Afghanistan and although President Obama’s administration planned to bring thousands of troops home, that plan was recently revised due to worsening attacks by Taliban forces, so at least 12,000 troops will remain through 2017.
“I know that the work we’re doing here today, even if it just makes one day brighter [for the troops] while they’re over there, our job is done.” said Meredith. “It’s definitely something we look forward to” he said, of the motel chain’s future plans to continue supporting the troops with Move America Forward. “We truly appreciate their service.”
MAF Joins in National Big Day of Giving
Move America Forward participated in the National Big Day of Giving, a day where nonprofits around the country join together and compete to raise money for many inspiring causes.
Unfortunately, the organization that coordinates the National Big Day of Giving had a major technical problem during the day which prohibited Move America Forward from taking donations almost all day.
Because of this technical meltdown we started the day in almost dead last on the leader board.
But, thanks to an extension and our supporters motivated by their unwavering support and love for our military men and women, we have raised $4,764 and were able to climb up the leader board in the top half of charities in our region and had the opportunity to qualify for matching funds.
More importantly, every dollar you donated goes directly towards sponsoring care packages for our brave troops.
The Big Day of Giving organizers offer charities like MAF hundreds of opportunities for bonus prizes and matching funds – but only if we reach certain fundraising goals. With your generous support, we can get substantially more in prize money for the troops! Please help us!
Watch your emails for Details on our Annual Troopathon 9 Live Event!
We’ve been busy at our headquarters making plans for our biggest event of the year! Our annual Troopathon coming this summer! We will share the date once we have confirmed. Please join us as we broadcast live over the internet packed with great guest speakers sharing their stories and offering support to the brave men and women serving far from home as we remember and honor their sacrifices.
Troopathon 9 Live will kicked off with returning super hosts Melanie Morgan and Rita Cosby We’re still in the process of lining up this year’s guests, but you can be sure there will be some great names past year’s guest list which included, Bob Whittle, Dennis Miller, legendary Coach K of Duke University and syndicated radio host Roger Hedgecock, and radio host and best-selling author S.E. Cupp.
We will be sending out emails, posting on Facebook, and Tweeting to keep you posted as we line up this year’s exciting guest list, so if you haven’t already, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter now. And as always, thank you for standing behind our troops and offering them the support they deserve!
Real Superheroes Don’t Wear Capes!
Our troops wear many hats: defender of our nation; loyal servant; proud patriot; weary soldier; and for many, MOM! Our soldiers are the REAL Superheroes! And since it’s May we wanted to give special recognition to all our warrior mothers.
Deployed moms celebrating Mother’s Day this May have only the hopes of an email, card from home or for the lucky ones a chance to chat with their families via the internet as they serve far from home this year. Of course, they accept this separation dutifully as part of their commitment to our nation, and they do so proudly. But let’s all make certain that those serving in part to protect their children and everyone else’s are looked after too!
We want to make sure these super-moms will have a package in hand to remind them how much they are appreciated! You will even be able to include your own heart-felt message of support!
Our military Moms know the meaning of SACRIFICE better than anyone, so join us thanking them during May for Mother’s Day!
For an added bonus, Move America Forward has partnered with Amazon.com in their Amazon Smile Non-Profit Program, where Amazon donates a portion of whatever you order to MAF so we can send even more support packages to our troops!
It’s simple: All you have to do is use the link below to select Move America Forward as the charity you would like to support and a small portion of what you buy on Amazon.com is donated. There is no extra cost to you, just extra support for our brave defenders for buying the things you normally would. It’s a WIN-WIN!
Millions of Americans already use Amazon to purchase clothes, books and movies to tech gadgets, or almost anything you can think of. Chances are, if you’ve ever bought anything on-line, you have probably used Amazon.com at least once or twice.
Now with Amazon Smile, you can support Move America Forward at no cost to you, Amazon donates .05% of your purchase TO THE TROOPS on your behalf!
Click HERE to shop for great Gifts and be sure to set MAF as your Amazon Smiles Charity!
Some Gave All: Memorial Day!
Fly your Flag to Honor those who have died in service to our country!
Monday, May 30, 2016 is Memorial Day. It is seen as a great opportunity for a long weekend of barbecues and a chance to catch a baseball game or hang out with friends, but we at MAF know that Memorial Day means so much more.
Memorial Day was established as an occasion to honor and celebrate Union Soldiers, who died in service to our country during the Civil War. After the end of World War I, Memorial Day was expanded to include all American men and women who died serving their country in any military action or war.
Originally called Decoration Day and celebrated on May 30th traditionally, the current name of Memorial Day came into use following WWII and with the passage of the 1968 Uniform Holidays Bill Memorial Day was officially moved to the last Monday in May.
As our way of honoring those who gave all, we are also asking all of our supporters to fly their flags proudly on Memorial Day, and for those who have flag poles to remember to fly your flag at half mast.
Please take a moment out of your day to remember those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.
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Does it Really Matter to the Troops if I Send a Package?
Don’t take our word for it… here’s what real troops have to say…
“There’s no betting feeling in the world that knowing people from all over the US are supporting the troops” — Jake W. — Army
“Care packages are something to look forward to when we are over here, it is really nice to receive a piece of home in every box.” — Jason H. — USAF
“To receive a care package would be a huge blessing. It would remind me that even though life is continuing, I’m not forgotten. Someone out there is thinking of me and my fellow deployed guys.” — Joshua J — USAF
“It is a great relief whenever you are non stop on the go while your out in the dessert. it gives you piece of mind and also gives you the ability to appreciate the little things. it is a great feeling honestly.” — Scot J. — USMC
Calling all Troops!
Signing up to receive packages is easy!
If you are deployed or have the address of a deployed military member, you can click here for our Military Sign Up Center to sign them up to receive one of our great care packages loaded with plenty of the TLC our soldiers need to remind them that people back home support their mission.
If you prefer, just copy this link http://www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/ Once the soldier has registered they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring Americans like you.
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Congratulations! Move America Forward has earned a spot on the 2016 Top Rated List! Your community has shared their inspiring stories about your work. We congratulate you on all of your accomplishments.
You’ll be featured on our site, our 2016 Top-Rated List, and distributed to media and corporate foundations. The official 2016 Top-Rated List will be announced after October 31.
Be sure to use your new Top-Rated badge and share the good news. Keep up the good work!
Don’t let yourself be distracted by the media’s obsession with the horse race of Presidential Election politics, we still have the pressing threat of ISIS and our troops fighting them in Iraq!
Recently it was revealed that we already have more troops in Iraq than we previously thought. With 5,000 troops currently in Iraq, far more than the official total of 3,870.
Now there is speculation that even more troops could soon be headed to Iraq to shore up our forces there, and expanding our role in the fight against ISIS, officials said the next big objective is to retake the critical Iraqi city of Mosul.
| Obama could decide on greater troop presence in Iraq soon: general
Reuters March 30, 2015
By Gary Cameron
WASHINGTON D.C. – The extra troops would bolster the capabilities of Iraqi forces preparing for a major offensive against the Islamic State militant group in Mosul, U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing.U.S. and Iraqi military officials have been discussing a plan to retake Mosul, which fell to Islamic State in June 2014, and how U.S. forces could support their efforts, Dunford said.
“Those recommendations are being made and the president will have an opportunity to make some decisions here in the coming weeks,” Dunford said. “I brought it to the secretary (Defense Secretary Ash Carter). The secretary will engage with the president.”
Don’t forget about our troops on the front lines! With 15,000 troops over in Iraq & Afghanistan, with more on the way, it’s just as important as ever to continue supporting our troops!
Hey, all of us here at Move America Forward want to wish you a happy Easter and we hope you also join us in wishing our troops all around the world a blessed and joyous Easter Sunday. Let us remember that we have so much to be thankful for including each of our brave Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines. We are thankful to each one of them for the service and sacrifice they give for us and everyone in America.
We still have over 15,000 troops serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, on the front lines of the War on Terror. They’re out there away from their families on 6, 9, or even 12 month deployments. Can you imagine how difficult it must be to miss your family on Easter? Here is an excerpt from Chaplain Archbishop Broglio, in his Easter Message for the Troops.
Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA
Easter Message – March 27, 2016
“Divine Mercy has its most profound expression in the Father’s love who saw our human sinful condition and, moved with pity, determined that He would save us. However, no ordinary instrument of clemency could achieve the results. Salvation is not within our grasp. It is not a prize to be earned or a promotion to be received. Rather it is a completely gratuitous gift showered upon us by a merciful Father. There is no greater love than this: that one give up his life for his friends…
“On behalf of my Auxiliary Bishops, the priests, and staff of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, I wish you every good blessing in the Easter Season whether you are deployed or not, in a medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or a retiree frequenting an installation chapel. May the Risen Lord fill your hearts with serenity and the peace which only He can give.”
Send a message of support with a care package to our troops this Easter. A care package from home is one of the most powerful expressions of love and support. If you have not donated yet, please consider making one today. If you have already donated or are unable to contribute, you can still help by spreading our message to your friends and family or spreading the word on social media.
So far we have raised $15,500 towards our goal of $20,000! Although we are close, tomorrow is the LAST DAY for our Easter campaign.
Time is almost out to help our troops! We have set a goal to raise $20,000 by the end of Easter Sunday to help currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan who need our help with supplies and care packages on this important holiday.Today we’d like to take a minute to recognize and thank all those donors who have really stepped it up for the troops. We call them our MAF Heroes. These are generous individuals who made a donation of $100 or more to support our troops for Easter.
During this time, let us remember our brave men and women who are overseas defending the rights and liberties we so enjoy. Please continue to pray for our troops who are risking their lives every day.
During one of the most important religious holidays of the year our troops miss their families at home, so it’s extremely important to let our troops know that they have our support!
For Easter, we’re including the classic Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies in each Easter care package! Click here to donate now!
If you have already donated, THANK YOU. If you have not yet sponsored an Easter Care Package, please consider it! You can make a donation for as low as $24.99. If you simply can’t afford to make a donation, you can still help by spreading the word to other troop supporters.
You can help by telling your friends and family about these care packages.
1. FORWARD this email to at least 5 friends of family members.
2. TWEET about Easter Care Packages for the troops on Twitter.
3. SHARE this e-mail on Facebook and LIKE Move America Forward’s page!
We humbly ask that you join us in praying for all the victims of terror attacks in Belgium and around the world as well as for our troops, that God will watch over them and protect them on their difficult deployments in Iraq & Afghanistan.
DON’T LET OUR TROOPS BE FORGOTTEN!
With Easter on its way, we must remind our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq that we still remember why they are there and everything they are doing for our nation!
Look at the latest headlines – there is no coverage in the media about the continuing fight in Afghanistan, even though we still have almost 10,000 troops serving there! We also have over 3,000 troops in Iraq preparing the Iraqis to confront ISIS.
The upcoming Easter holiday means that spring will be upon us soon. Every year in Afghanistan, the “down-season” of winter ends and the warming spring season melts away the snow of the Afghan mountain ranges.
When spring and summer arrive, the Taliban come out of their caves and renew their attacks. Our troops will face more frequent and more aggressive attacks from the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. We can’t let our brave military men and women be forgotten!
To help our troops this important Easter holiday we’ve made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude. Click here to donate now!
Don’t Forget! We’re On the Lookout for Troops!
Soldier Registration is easy! If you have the address of someone on active military duty, such as a spouse, child or sibling, you can click here for our Soldier Sign Up to register each one with the program.
You can also copy this link: www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/
and e-mail it to them so they can register themselves. Once registered, they will be eligible to receive a package and messages of support from caring fellow Americans.
SACRAMENTO, CA (WTOL) –
Volunteers in Sacramento are having a huge packing party today to give packages to troops worldwide.
Move America Forward just finished a campaign to raise money in support of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Now they have to get their goods overseas.
For 5 hours, volunteers are packing up care packages and preparing them for the post office to deliver.
These packages include everything from Girl Scout cookies and gourmet coffee to toothbrushes and toothpaste. They also include messages of support from donors thanking troops for their service.
MAF’s next project will kick off their Easter push, helping troops during the holiday.
Find out how you can get involved.