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Once There Were Giants

Paul12292 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 1:45 AM
Beyond the positives Greenberg provides, there was an enormous negative about Inouye. On the country's existential threat from mass immigration, he was an enabler. In particular, he voted steadily in favor of mass amnesties in 2006, 2007, and 2010. So when the chips were down, Inouye was ultimately a visionless political hack, not a giant.
Emilie3 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 2:15 PM
Whose vision was it to jail Japanese whose parents were immigrants to the US during WWII? It was the racists'. Inouye knew that the children of immigrants can be patriotic and brave in defense of their country.
Gary 56 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 9:01 AM
It is very difficult for me to say anything bad about a medal of honor recipient. May God rest his soul.

That said, thank you Paul12292 for pointing out that many of Senator Inouye's votes were not my idea of helpful to the Republic that he now leaves behind.

And thanks for YESWECAN"S reminder (above) that term limits are absolutely essential if the Republic is to survive. Term limits should be a normal part of American thinking, if indeed there is any true, deliberate, wise thinking remaining. Term limits should even trump a medal of honor's desire to remain in office until death do us part.
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 5:25 PM
But terms ARE limited; to two years for the House, six for the Senate. IF the People decide to permit a politician another term, they have that right. And the threat that they won't permit another term, helps to control officeholders. Witness the phenomenon of the "lame duck" - they do what they will, and the people's will is ignored. If large portions of Congress were lame ducks, what mischief could they wreck?

"Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns.

"With complete disregard for his...

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