Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Cindy Sheehan ? President Bush and the Accountability Moment > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Cindy Sheehan ? President Bush and the Accountability Moment

Death may not be dignified in any light but the way it is perceived, handled and finally dealt with can be under certain circumstances even less dignified. The cause Cindy Sheehan has undertaken may or may not be worthy depending on who you ask. I choose not to ask anyone but rather I would ask a question of a different sort. It is not a question of the Presidents moment of accountability but of her son's accountability. I would ask this question to her or anyone who might dare to question his moment of accountability. He did have one, let us examine it.

In August of 2003 Casey Sheehan re-enlisted in the United States Army. He was fully informed that his unit would be deployed in the Iraq theatre at some time in the future. Casey belonged to the 1st Calvary where he plied his skills as a Humvee mechanic. On April 4th of 2005 Casey was killed in a place called Sadr City in Iraq. He was twenty four years of age. Indeed a Hero of the highest order and a young man that according to all accounts would make any mother or any American proud of him.

In every state in this country there is a general consensus about when a person reaches the age of accountability. That consensus has found its way to the legislative annuls of every state in the form of various laws that credential it as the will of the people. Federal law too has been formed on the basis of this general consensus. Although the laws vary from state to state they all seem to fall into a very close and familiar expression of what is the age of accountability. For instance in most states the age limits for mandatory enrollment in a public or private school is up to age sixteen. The age at which a person can buy and consume alcohol goes between eighteen and twenty one in most states. Most states also will hold young people accountable for serious crimes somewhere between the ages of sixteen and eighteen. The US Military has similar age restrictions for anyone volunteering for duty. What does all this mean?

At some point in his life Casey Sheehan believed he had reached the age of accountability. Exactly when that moment came for Casey may only be known by him. But even if he shared it with his mother or others it was still his moment, his passage to manhood or to any other place he perceived it to be. It is not a moment that any mother can alter nor do they have a right to. When Casey signed on the line not once but twice, it was his moment of accountability. Perhaps he was never braver even in battle than he was in that moment. By the time he re-enlisted he knew a great deal about the military and what to expect, but at the moment he put his signature on the line for the first time there were only a world of unknowns, he faced them alone, he became accountable.

Without raising a single word about our Presidents honesty, a single word about Casey's reasons or fears, it would still be undignified and less than honorable to cast aspersions on that moment. The moment when a young man made the decision of a man should not be diminished by the outcome of that decision. As far as President Bush being given a moment of accountability I would tread lightly in this area. He is accountable to all of us in this country, but if that weren't enough both he and all of us in this country are accountable to a much higher power.

Those of us that put our trust in God do so in the midst of a world where life and death are all around us. We see children starving, hospitals full to capacity, wars we don't always understand, crime and injustice on every hand, but we continue to have faith in God. Life did not come with a promise or a contract. We may die young or wish we could die because we feel so old but we believe he holds our hand throughout the journey long or short. This is more than faith it is trust and loyalty and it is the proof that no matter what we may endure we have shown ourselves to be accountable. May we always do so, and in the end will be found in good company along with other good men and good soldiers like Casey Sheehan.

Rev Bresciani has written many articles over the past thirty years in such periodicals as Guideposts and Catholic Digest. He is the author of two books available on Amazon.com, Alibris, Barnes and Noble and many other places. Rev Bresciani wrote "Hook Line and Sinker or what has Your Church Been Teaching You," publisher, PublishAmerica of Baltimore MD. He also wrote a book published by Xulon Press entitled "An American Prophet and His Message, Questions and Answers on the Second Coming of Christ." Rev Bresciani's website is,

http://americanprophet.org

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Wall Street Journal

The Politics of Destruction
Wall Street Journal
Say this for Deborah Ramirez. The second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of committing sexual assault more than 30 years ago may not clearly recall what happened, but her story does clarify the ugly politics at play. Democrats are using the #MeToo ...
On Politics: Kavanaugh Nomination in LimboNew York Times
Donald Trump says the Kavanaugh hearings are 'totally political.' He's right.CNN
Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford: 'My fear will not hold me back from testifying'ABC News
Fox News -USA TODAY -Newsday -The New Yorker
all 16,542 news articles »

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Acts of Rod
The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Acts of Rod. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Trump on Thursday following reports that he once suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the Twenty-Fifth ...
Rosenstein to meet with Trump in wake of 'wire' report, amid firing speculationFox News
The Latest In Politics: Kavanaugh, RosensteinNPR
Rod Rosenstein's Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic DayNew York Times
New York Times -Axios
all 6,568 news articles »

New York Times

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Congress Has a Bad Reputation. Kavanaugh Isn't Helping.
New York Times
With the political stakes so high, the risk of having Republicans question Dr. Blasey is obvious. Between a historically wide gender gap and a president not exactly known for his sensitivities when it comes to these issues, Republicans recognize that ...


Fox News

Thai junta leader interested in staying in politics
Fox News
For several months, Prayuth and his backers have been organizing support among pro-military parties, and at least three political groups have declared they will support Prayuth to become prime minister. Prayuth has also been making trips to provincial ...
Thai army chief eyes role in politics after electionChannel NewsAsia

all 161 news articles »

Marketplace.org

What happens when politics takes a starring role
Marketplace.org
Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9" opened over the weekend at about 1,700 theaters nationwide. The film, chronicling the rise of President Donald Trump, brought in $3.1 million at the box office, far below expectations. It was an ...

and more »

Sonics Rising (blog)

Goodbye Politics, It's Tod's Turn Now
Sonics Rising (blog)
With that vote the project will effectively shift from the political phase, wherein winning political approval has been their highest priority into a project construction phase where cost and schedule will dominate The Oak View Group's day to day workload.

and more »

DesMoinesRegister.com

What do you want to see in our Iowa Politics Insider newsletter? Tell us in this survey.
DesMoinesRegister.com
The Des Moines Register is relaunching its Iowa Politics Insider newsletter with a new format and more insights. We already have big plans for features and components that will come soon to the newsletter, but we want to hear more about what you want.


Forbes

Politics In The Age Of Technology-Enabled Campaigning
Forbes
Technology has fundamentally changed the practice of political campaigning. Gone are the days of whistle-stop tours and speeches by train. They have been replaced by targeted ads and social media platforms that influence with precision and by political ...


NPR

The Women's Wave: Backlash To Trump Persists, Reshaping Politics In 2018
NPR
Editor's note: NPR is examining the role of women in the 2018 midterm elections all week. To follow upcoming coverage and look back at how the role of women in the 2014 midterms was covered, click here.
For Most Trump Voters, 'Very Warm' Feelings for Him EnduredPew Research Center for the People and the Press
She Votes : NPRNPR
This is what we learned by counting the women's marchesWashington Post
CAWP - Rutgers University
all 114 news articles »

San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area political events: SF Politics 101, candidate forums
San Francisco Chronicle
Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. MONDAY. S.F. Politics 101: An introduction to the city's politics. Speakers include state Sen. Scott Wiener, Joel Engardio, Jessica Ho and David Latt. Sponsored by United Democratic Club. Free. 6-8 p.m ...

Google News

Monitoring Macedonia

Close to 500,000 people - one in four - live... Read More

Hitler - Bush

Hitler received a legacy from his Rothschild relations in Vienna... Read More

Thoughts Born of Tragedy ...

..."history may judge us to be the real bully if,... Read More

Reprisal of the Bill of Proposed Electronic Crime Act 2004

The clause (c) of Electronic Crime Act 2004 has been... Read More

The Federal Trade Commission, reality check

Federal Trade Commission Owes Industry and Entrepreneurs an Apology. The... Read More

Should Farmers Plant GM Terminator Seeds?

If a farmer plants the same crop three seasons in... Read More

The Mother of All Political Battles Has Begun!

News is spreading of the retirement of Supreme Court Justice... Read More

FTC Franchise Disclosure Law Invites Violations; Do Not Call Lists

The Federal trade Commission has a rule, which says that... Read More

Let me throw out a random thought on Homeland Security Leadership Structure

Streamlining Homeland Security with a Free market flair? An idea... Read More

Medicade Scam; Worse than You Think

You are not going to believe what is going on... Read More

Immortality and Mortality in the Economic Sciences

Roberto Calvo Macias, a young author and thinker from Spain,... Read More

Eminent Domain Suggested as Cost Saving Measure in DC

Washington DC council member David Catania actually suggested that the... Read More

Russian State Administration Gives New Facelift to Oil and Energy Resources

With the world's largest oil and natural gas reserves, second... Read More

Lack of Peace, Reaching Critical Mass

You have in front of you two buttons, one is... Read More

Gun Control? How About Crime Control Instead?

The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees every American... Read More

NASCAR to be Shut Down by FTC?

The Federal Trade Commission has very important Anti-trust Laws. They... Read More

Do Not Tell The Truth

Do you really want to get ahead in your life?... Read More

Joseph Campbell - Permanent Human Values

At the start of the US involvement in WWII Joseph... Read More

Gone With the Wind Almost Did Not Make It

Corporate America has been shaken recently by lawsuits and criminal... Read More

What Price Loyalty?

With the recent shakeups in the presidential cabinet, it has... Read More

TSA Missteps at Our Airports

The TSA seems to have completely missed the ball at... Read More

Fire Fighting and Healthy Forests

There is debate about the methodology of forestry and also... Read More

Monetary Flows, Consumer Debt, Policy, Trade Deficit and Reality

America has some monetary issues, which need to be addressed.... Read More

RFID: Californias Identity Information Protection Act

Utah introduced a bill designed to limit the use of... Read More

Bush Panders America?s Kids to Saudi Pederasts

President Bush and Secretary Powell should hang their heads in... Read More