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When will Audie Murphy receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama?

by Doug Book, editor

Nearly 2 years ago, Coach is Right published this piece about Audie Leon Murphy, one of the true American heroes. Though he had at last been awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Governor Rick Perry, President Obama had not–has not–honored Murphy with the nation’s highest civilian recognition, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

CiR has included the link to a petition that Audie Murphy be so honored. Few have been more deserving for their contributions during war and peace. Please join those signatories who have already chosen to make the duty of an American president clear to Barack Obama.

Fully sixteen years after the State of Texas began honoring its military heroes with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II was finally recognized by Governor Rick Perry and the Texas legislature.

Born in the Lone Star State in 1924, the 5’6″, 130lb Audie Leon Murphy was told he was too small to make it in the Navy or the US Marines. So the baby-faced, underaged Texan enlisted in the Army and in early 1942 was shipped to North Africa as part of the Third Infantry Division.

And in 3 years of war, Audie Murphy performed feats of bravery unequalled by any American soldier.

On January 26th, 1945, then Lieutenant Murphy was one of just 19 soldiers remaining from a company of 128 men. He had been ordered to hold the important Colmar Pocket area near the village of Holtzwihr in France. Faced with an approaching enemy force of 3 infantry support companies and 6 heavy Tiger tanks, Murphy ordered his men well back into a defensive position while he climbed behind a 50 cal machine gun mounted on a burning M-10 Tank Destroyer. Though the M-10 threatened to explode at any moment, for a full hour he called down a withering artillery barrage on the German position using his OWN map coordinates to provide firing intructions.

When one of the artillery crew asked how close the enemy were to his position, Murphy is said to have responded, “Hang on the line and I’ll let you talk to one of the bastards.”

After 60 minutes, so many German soldiers had been killed by American artillery and Murphy’s 50 caliber gun that the Tigers were forced to withdraw due to the critical loss of ground support. Audie Murphy had held his position against clearly impossible odds single handed without the loss of one
American life.

Yet 42 years after his untimely death in a 1971 plane crash, the Governor of Texas had allowed a bill recommending Audie Murphy for the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to “fall through the cracks” not once, but TWICE! In 2013, a hastily called, third legislative session and an apparently alert Governor Perry finally succeeded in awarding Murphy the Medal he had so richly deserved since 1997. On August 20th, the most decorated soldier of WWII was awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, posthumously.

There was no press release, no public acknowledgement that Texas’ most prestigious military award had gone to a hero who won 33 medals and honors during World War II; made 44 motion pictures and spent 20 years traveling the country to raise funds for the research and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), commonly called shell-shock, a debilitating condition from which Murphy himself suffered.

And from 2013 until today, endorsements are still pouring in for Audie Murphy to be awarded the nation’s highest CIVILIAN honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though credited by the Army with killing some 240 of the enemy, wounding 500 and capturing 100 more, it is for the years he dedicated to returning veterans and raising awareness for PTSD that people like Bob Dole, General Tommy Franks, two former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs, 55 recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor and a host of others have endorsed Murphy to President Obama.

Here’s hoping a genuine hero from Texas will soon be honored by Barack Obama.

Sources: Petition

1.) A catalogue of the Medals and awards won by Murphy

The government’s arms race is against the American people

By Doug Book, editor

Democrats have spent years believing that one more left-wing justice on the Supreme Court will enable them to overturn the 2nd Amendment. And should they succeed, our most important inalienable right–the one which has secured the continued existence of all the others–would cease to exist.

Of course, it’s no use telling liberals that the Bill of Rights doesn’t work that way; that inalienable—that is, God-given–rights can’t be voted, legislated or ruled out of existence. It’s no use because in their collectivist mind the left will have acquired the Holy Grail: constitutional permission to disarm the American people.

The question is how they will try to accomplish it. How can 300 million firearms, give or take, be separated from 100 million willing or unwilling owners, give or take?

Gun owners long ago stopped believing claims by gun control zealots about the benefits of “common sense” legislation. It’s a little tough to have faith in legislators who gleefully transform Americans into felons just because they own a rifle. Ask the 1 million or so newly minted “criminals” in New York and Connecticut. So much for trust.

Gun owners must therefore be intimidated, literally frightened into relinquishing their weapons to the state. Yet each attempt to ban, confiscate and control; every SWAT team dispatched to seize a pistol rather than a criminal; all of these state and federal initiatives serve not only to create new gun owners, but commit Americans to a more determined defense of their freedom. Government’s consistent abuse of power has resulted in Americans looking at guns and liberty as one and the same thing. Guns become the only possible guarantors of liberty and with every passing year, each becomes more important and worth fighting for.

It’s a government created arms race that government can’t win.

So the left has placed itself in a very uncomfortable box. Law abiding gun owners have been labeled potential domestic terrorists by Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security. They are considered dangers to the state, not for planting bombs, but because they threaten to be unyielding in any stand they take against traitors and would-be dictators. And nothing is more dangerous to government than the embarrassment of being forced to back down—made to look weak—before the eyes of the nation. Ask the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada or New York legislators who passed the Safe Act late one night and are now frightened to enforce its terms against an estimated 1 million or more publically defiant “assault weapon” owners.

Are these the people—at the federal or state level—who will be instructed by their superiors to forcibly disarm Americans? How many will be likely to tell lawmakers to shove it; to go confiscate lawfully owned firearms themselves?

The arrogance of the political ruling class makes it a near certainty that the shooting of American gun owners by expendable state and federal lackeys will begin in the not too distant future. If 5% of gun owners cherish their 2nd Amendment rights more than they fear Big Brother, how is the fight likely to end? And who will decide when the end has finally come?

Former intelligence officer says Bowe Bergdahl sought to join Russians

By Glenn MacDonald MAJ USAR (Ret)

According to Military Corruption’s Editor in Chief Glenn MacDonald:


Barack Hussein Obama already knew, as did National Security Adviser Susan RIce, that SGT Bowe Bergdahl was a no-good deserter when the decision was made to swap him for five top-ranking Taliban killers.

The poker-faced Democrat partisan and Obama flunky slapped all honorably-discharged military veterans in America across the face when she parroted the company line that Bergdahl had served “with honor and distinction.”

At best, he is a nut-case, At worst, a deserter and collaborator with the enemy. Whatever the convening authority or a court-martial decides, Bowe Bergdahl deserves to do time behind bars. But Obama, with the authority to bestow pardons, appears set to let him off with as little penalty as possible.

Our so-called “commander-in-chief” had hoped to pressure the Pentagon into labeling the pathetic loser a POW, and thus make him eligible for double back-pay and all kinds of benefits. Now, it appears, BAM will push hard to make sure Bergdahl never faces court-martial or that the fellow GI’s he betrayed in Afghanistan get a chance to testify in front of the media. That would tarnish Obama’s already sullied image.

As much as the partisan “mainstream media” cover for him, they would be hard-pressed to ignore such a spectacle. Look for the excuse to be made that poor Bowe Bergdahl was “mentally unfit” to serve and the bad, old Army was cruel in signing him up.

“He’s suffered enough,” will be the Administration talking points. Count on the MSNBC cheerleaders, especially Chris Matthews (who exclaimed in 2008 he “got a tingle” up his leg whenever he heard his hero speak) to try and put lipstick on this pig!

Retired Army LTC Tony Shaffer broke the news on FNC – that sources told him Bergdahl wasn’t really the poor, confused lad from Idaho who wandered off somewhere outside the wire and got nabbed by the Taliban. The colonel told Bill O’Reilly the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has gathered Intel confirming the on-paper promoted sergeant had sought to go to nearby Uzbekistan.

“He was going there, he hoped, and had made contact with local Afghans,” Shaffer reported. “Bergdahl wanted to get there and reach out to the Russians.”

The former intelligence officer revealed he learned NCIS did a forensic search on Bergdahl’s PC showed he planned to desert and what his final intentions were.

Shaffer made it clear that the NCIS report had already been reviewed by the White House before President Obama decided to trade 5 Taliban terrorists for Bergdahl. Why was the trade made? “I think this White House, because they have nobody from a senior military background serving, do not understand context,” Shaffer said. “As far as can I tell, it was more important to get the Taliban gone and this guy back, and they could try to explain away why it’s OK he walked away.”

 Entire story at:

Egyptian Government files suit against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

By Doug Book, editor

On March 11th, Coach is Right staff writer Ed Wood wrote the following in his CiR piece “All Quiet on the Western Front:”

In addition to raining spiteful criticism upon Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…President Obama has also chosen to petulantly ignore Egyptian President General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as he demonstrates his own leadership abilities on the world stage.

For years, Egypt and Israel have been our strongest (and perhaps only) allies in the Middle East. We have given Egypt upwards of $1.5 BILLION annually, second only to Israel in foreign aid commitments.

But this was before the newly elected President Obama went to the University of Cairo in 2009 where he ignited the Arab Spring uprisings, challenged terrorists to undermine existing Middle East rulers and in particular, supported Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammad Morsi as Egypt’s next president.

Then came the fiery pictures of rioting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square which accompanied the ouster of Morsi and the installation of Egypt’s current President General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. In 2013, TIME magazine named al-Sisi their “Person of the year” as he became the first president in Egyptian history to attend the Christmas Mass and give a speech at the Coptic Orthodox Christmas service in Cairo, where he called for unity and wished Christians a merry Christmas.

But President Obama–a professed Christian—continues his petty show of displeasure with the nation which dared toss his hand-picked thug, Mohammed Morsi from office.

Wood notes that al-Sisi is a Muslim, just like 90% of Egypt’s population. However, “…he (al-Sisi) does not condone the ideology of radical Islam and has taken on the Muslim Brotherhood while “revolutionizing” Islam within his country.”

And “taking on the Muslim Brotherhood” really means something to al-Sisi and the people of Egypt. For Mohammed Morsi is still in jail and growing numbers of Muslim Brotherhood terrorists continue to join him. 

Wood includes the following information from the Gatestone Institute which reports: “The Muslim Brotherhood knows that behind the scenes U.S. President Obama supports their movement, especially the branch in Egypt seeking to overthrow President Sisi. This approval from the U.S. encourages the Muslim Brotherhood to be even more determined to subvert and undermine Egypt’s stability, sabotage its economic rehabilitation, and destroy the al-Sisi regime.”

But al-Sisi and the Egyptian government have become so fed up with Barack Obama meddling in their affairs that they have filed suit against both Obama and Hillary Clinton for “conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood,” the terror organization to which Mohammed Morsi still belongs.

The complaint is said to charge that “…Barack Obama assisted the Muslim Brotherhood in crimes against Egypt and its citizens.”

Not wishing to ignore the contributions of Hillary Clinton, Egypt’s criminal complaint states that the former Secretary of State was “…found to be working with ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi’s wife, Naglaa Mahmood, in attempting to overthrow the current leader of Egypt, General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.”

From the beginning of his administration, Barack Obama has clearly been working with the Muslim Brotherhood to reshape the nations of the Middle East into dictatorships run by the Brotherhood under the precepts of Sharia Law. In the case of Egypt at least, Obama’s Arab Spring attempt to enslave its people was thrown back in his face, along with Brotherhood thug and tool Morsi.

Kudos to the Nation of Egypt for exposing at least a few of the crimes of which Obama and Hillary are guilty.


Sandy Hook Commission advises taking firearms from “bad” people

By Doug Book, editor

The 16 members of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission have completed their report on the December, 2012 murder of 26 children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  And as might be expected from a hand-picked group of “healthcare professionals, public safety professionals and academics” their recommendations—offered in a 250 page anti-gun rights treatise—will have little to no effect preventing the next lunatic killing at will in one of Connecticut’s widely publicized Gun Free Zones.

“We support the concept of firearm registration,” writes the editorial board of the CT Post, “though that would not have prevented the deaths of 20 first graders and 6 educators in Sandy Hook because the shooter used weapons legally bought and owned by his mother.”

But effective or not, the mandatory registration of every privately owned firearm in Connecticut is to be the necessary starting point for “tougher gun control laws.” Just think how well the law requiring mandatory registration of “assault weapons” has worked in the state. Implemented immediately after the Newtown murders, some 50,000 owners of semi-auto rifles have foolishly registered their weapons in the past 2 years. Yet an estimated 400,000 have refused to make their rifles and rights easy prey for liberal politicians. And by the way, state officials have still not decided whether to enforce, ignore or repeal this unconstitutional statute.

So how has the Governor’s Advisory Commission recommended the state anticipate the hidden agenda of psychopaths like Adam Lanza? “Tougher gun laws, better mental health programming to treat troubled school kids and mandatory locks inside classrooms are, according to the CT Post, among the key recommendations in the final report.” Door locks. Such inspiration! Such vision! Along with Gun Free Zones the State will proudly warn miscreants of  Door Locks in the coming year. Certainly that must discourage the most determined mass murderer.

It may be some time before the Commission’s report can be thoroughly appreciated for what it is, but in the interim here are a couple of nuggets which must frighten even the least dedicated believers in the right to keep and bear arms. Along with the mandatory registration of all firearms, the laser imprinting of ammunition for tracing purposes and the restriction of ammo buyers to those calibers chambered for one of their licensed guns, the report includes “some 95 recommendations on mental health, the physical security of schools and most controversially, guns.”

One of the more interesting provisions on mental health states: “Any person seeking a license to sell, purchase or carry any type of firearm in the state should be required to pass a suitability screening process.” The process would not be limited to mental health diagnoses as noted by the panel as, “certain individuals are not suited to own, possess, or use firearms.”

And who will have the privilege of defining “not suited?” First there will be state judges, “…who should be given the power to order temporary confiscations of gun, ammunition and carry permits from a person who is the subject of a restraining order.” Then come family members who may, based upon current “feelings” tell authorities that Uncle Henry is acting strange and that Henry has 10 or 15 rifles, pistols, all kinds of stuff. That will summon police to Henry’s house where, upon the passage of Commission recommendations into law, SWAT team members may be deployed to round up all of Henry’s weapons. Naturally Henry will be given the opportunity to recover them, should he be able to convince anti-gun liberals in the bluest of states that owning a dozen or so firearms is neither illegal nor crazy. Best of luck, Henry.

Perhaps 2 million or more gun owners have proudly and publicly refused to abide by the Safe Act in New York or the “Assault Weapons” registration law in Connecticut. May we expect the political powers in Hartford to learn from the lesson of their “Assault Weapons” boondoggle; that gun owners will not be intimidated by thugs who pass unconstitutional laws?

“We’re balking at taking the next step, which is literally taking guns out of the hands of bad people,” said Commission Chair,  Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson.  It’s easy for the brave Mayor to talk about taking guns from “bad” people. He won’t wind up looking down the bore of a 30 06 when the gun’s law abiding owner refuses to let it be stolen in the middle of the night by one of Mayor Jackson’s officers.

And these are not “bad” people, Mr. Mayor. They just have very bad laws enacted by arrogant, liberal politicians.


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