Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A match in aid of two patriotic causes

The Causes:



The Missions:

The Fisher House Foundation's mission statement: "Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide "a home away from home" that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."

Retiring Senator Clinton's Campaign Debt - something we should do to ensure the ongoing independence of a major political figure of our day, regardless of whether you voted for her or not.

The Match:

For every dollar donated to Senator Clinton here, I will donate a dollar to The Fisher House Foundation, up to at least $4400.00 and if I can, more. I will post my receipts that match funds raised, to show my good faith.

The Background:

In case readers of this blog have not noticed, I am determined to assist Senator Clinton to retire her primary campaign debt in any way I can. I have not encouraged people to donate to Senator Clinton beyond the primary limit ($2300 per person) because I am not sure myself yet of the legal restrictions on the use of general election funds and the uses to which Senator Clinton plans to put them. I know she cannot use those funds to pay down primary debt. I also know that donations now via Senator Clinton's current web site will be used to pay retire the debt she incurred in keeping her pledge to remain in the raise until every last state had the opportunity to vote.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Colleen said...

I thought I'd chime in with a different perspective. I'm a military mom; my only son is currently on his second tour in Iraq. His first tour was quite an eye opener. Some of the things he wrote about in his letters horrified me, and when he came back home I begged him to pursue a new avenue so he wouldn't get sent back.

But like many of the heroes serving there today, he told me his country needed him, and he would do all that is asked until they can ask no more. He will be voting this year through an absentee ballot, and he's voting Obama for one simple reason: through his firsthand experience in Iraq, he knows Americans can't afford another President who will wage unneeded wars. Many of his fellow soldiers feel the same. For them, their vote could be the difference between coming home to their families, or fighting for their lives in a country that does not want them nor need them.

I ask you to please reconsider. McCain has already aligned himself closely with the policies of the Bush administration, and he's made it clear that he wants a lengthy US military commitment to Iraq. As tensions in the region rise, I fear that a McCain presidency would not only mean my son will be sent on a third and fourth tour to Iraq, but that we'll also have a very real danger of falling into another unneeded conflict with Iran before his term is over.

June 10, 2008 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous bHB said...

Colleen, I salute soldiers everywhere, specially US soldiers in combat zones. My prayers are always with them.

I also honor the moms and dads of the soldiers, for they bear so much and give so much. I salute you!

But, please bear in mind one thing. We are in a troubled world at a shocked and traumatized time. At war, weather we like it or not. The great issue of our time is not if our nation loves war or peace, that's simplistic.

At this moment in time, what this country needs is a leader, a strong decisive steady hand at the tiller. A person we know well, a leader we have been through a lot with, thick and thin.

It is too bad your son will chose an inexperienced, untested, charmer and trickster. Your son, should he love the military like he seems to, will be wise to disregard the rhetoric of Sen. Obama at all.

Please tell your son about the heroism and sacrifice of Sen. McCain, about Hanoi Hilton, about actually giving something to the nation.

On the other hand, he could simply write the DNC and tell them it is not too late to nominate Hillary. She is a fabulous leader, don't you think?

Asking Respectfully.

June 10, 2008 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger salmonrising said...

I just visited this site for the first time via a link from RD, and after reading about your match I clicked on your link and donated again to the Clinton campaign. Thanks for matching my contribution with your own to the foundation helping soldiers...you have a generous spirit.
To the soldier's Mom: my heart goes out to you. Thank you for posting your thoughts here. If more of Obama's supporters could state speak from their heart as you have, I might listen

June 10, 2008 at 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "soldiers mom" is a paid blogger from the Obama campaign! http://hyper-educated-uppity-woman.blogspot.com/

June 10, 2008 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

Sorry it can't be more. Thanks for matching!!

June 11, 2008 at 5:28 PM  

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