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Memorial Day 2 http://rexcurry.net/memorialday2.html
Memorial Day 3 http://rexcurry.net/memorialday3.html
there too much government?
(first published in the Independent Florida Alligator, the newspaper of the
University of Florida, on 5/26/98)
Memorial Day is a reminder of the people who have died to defend the United
States of America. http://rexcurry.net/memorialday2.html
Memorial Day should also be a reminder of the few proper functions of government:
Military, police, courts and prisons to protect individuals and their property
from aggression. Many people have forgotten the ideal of people who advocate
Memories of these people are buried by government programs promising food,
clothing, shelter, schools, jobs, health care, subsidies, socialized football
stadiums and everything to everyone.
Such promises only can be pursued by violating property rights of individuals
and subverting the inspiration for Memorial Day.
Politicians pose budget battles between "law enforcement" and "social spending."
But that is like saying the battle is between "liberty" and "socialism."
Memorial Day should remind them that the only proper "social spending"
of government is law enforcement/military. The only way government can do
more is by violating individual and property rights by taking the property,
money and freedom of some for the benefit of others. Wars are fought to
stop such acts by foreign governments. Everyone should be vigilant to stop
such acts by local governments.
Memorial Day celebrations often focus on the history of Old Glory and the
Pledge of Allegiance. For Memorial Day (May 30th), please alert your readers
(your audience) to the latest news and discoveries about that sad time in
(1) The salute of the monstrous National Socialist German Workers' Party
(Nazis) came from the original pledge of allegiance to the USA's flag and
was not from ancient Rome, as shown in the work of the historian Dr. Rex
(2) The Nazi Party sometimes used the swastika as "S" letters for "Socialism"
under their National Socialist German Workers' Party, even though the symbol
had other ancient uses. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
That is another recent discovery by Dr. Curry. The symbol is a mnemonic
device for the etymology of the word "Nazi" as German National Socialism.
The world must never forget. http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg
Many people in the media are too timid to report those historic discoveries,
especially since 9-11, as the USA's police-state grows and becomes more oppressive.
The discoveries help everyone remember the value of freedom and the people
who died fighting freedom's enemies.
In 1892, Francis Bellamy began the pledge of allegiance with a military
salute for the phrase "I pledge allegiance" and then the rest of the pledge
was chanted with the arm outstretched toward the flag. The military salute
became the Nazi salute. The hand was supposed to be turned upward
for the main gesture, however it changed in time to the Nazi-style because
of casual extension of the initial military salute straight toward the flag.
Even when the palm was turned upward, people would see the relationship
to the later Nazi salute, and the USA's salute changed to the hand-over-the-heart.
A website has historic photographs that are not seen anywhere else http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
Both discoveries were big surprises when uncovered by the attorney Rex
Curry, during research for court litigation about the pledge of allegiance
in schools and elsewhere.
Memorial Day is a day to remember everyone who died in the "Wholecaust"
(of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million killed under the former
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 35 million under the Peoples' Republic
of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
(The death tolls cited are from the book "Death by Government" by Professor
R. J. Rummel). It was so bad that Holocaust Museums could quadruple in size
with Wholecaust Museums to document the entire slaughter. http://rexcurry.net/wholecaust-museum.html
In the last world war, the U.S. helped end a war that exploded when Poland
was invaded in 1939 by the National Socialist German Workers' Party and
the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as allies in a pact to divide up
Before, during and after the Nazis, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
killed even more people. The Peoples' Republic of China then followed.
Socialists are nuclear bombs. Socialism is nuclear war. http://rexcurry.net/socialists.jpg
It is scary how socialism also deformed America. Before and during
WWII, the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag used a straight-arm salute
that was the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers’
The Pledge had been created in 1892 by a self-proclaimed National Socialist,
Francis Bellamy, in the U.S. three decades before it inspired the National
Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html
Francis Bellamy and his cousin and cohort, the author Edward Bellamy,
wanted government to take over all schools as a socialist monopoly, end
all of the better alternatives, and use government schools to produce an
"industrial army" (a Bellamy term) explicitly modeled upon the military
in order to nationalize the economy and create a society of totalitarian
socialism as described in the book "Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy.
It explains the modern Military-Socialist complex. The Bellamy boys actively
promoted what they called "military socialism." The book was a worldwide
best-seller and influenced the hate-spewing paramilitary societies of WWII
The salute started to change in 1942 because of WWII. But there
are still government schools, and laws that make teachers lead children in
robotic chants of the socialist’s pledge daily, on cue.
Memorial Day is a reminder of our victory in the ongoing struggles against