Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Sergeant Dominic J. Sacco, United States Army
A Call to Action Against Boneheads in Topeka
Via Blackfive, ArmyWifeToddlerMom, and finally LoveMyTanker (sometimes the Blogosphere is a little circuitous)I came across the story of Sergeant Dominic J. Sacco, United States Army. He was killed in the line of duty by a sniper on November 20. He served honorably and was held in high esteem by all who knew him and served by his side.
If your kid ever asks you what a hero is, telling him or her about someone like Sergeant Sacco would be a good idea.
He will be laid to rest with full military honors in Topeka, Kansas this coming Friday (December 2).
By now I'm sure you're asking me "Cordeiro, so what's up with the Call to Action against Boneheads in Topeka?" I'm glad you asked.
You see, Fred Phelps and his band of hateful thugs masquerading as a Baptist Church have chosen Sergeant Sacco's funeral as a place in which to vent their collective spleen on issues which I will not here discuss. They will shield themselves under the constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly, freedoms for which Sergeant Sacco died defending.
Memo to Mr. Phelps:
You, sir, are a scumbag. I searched for an appropriate term to affix to you, but as this is a PG blog, that's the best I could come up with. Sergeant Sacco did nothing in life to offend you. Your using of his memorial service as a platform on which to shout your hate filled bile is shameful.
If I were you, I'd steer clear of any dark alleys in Topeka.
Here endeth the lesson.
Phelps and his group have been protesting at the funerals of fallen servicemen here in Oklahoma already. A local motorcycle club has been counterprotesting at those same funerals, revving their engines to drown out the yelling and screaming of Phelps' group.Post a Comment