Support U.S. Armed Forces

There has never been a more important time to support our U.S. Armed Forces.

I ask you to visit SupportUSArmedForces.org, watch the video, and join with me in showing our appreciation in a very tangible way. I am already contributing to this, and I will contribute an additional 15% match of any donation you make. My goal is to have readers of my blog contribute $10,000 a month to support our U.S. Armed Forces, and my 15% match means I will increase my current monthly contribution by $1,500 if we reach that goal. Of course, I will increase my contribution by that 15% match no matter what amount readers give. 

$10,000 a month may sound like a lot, but it’s only 300 people supporting a service member at $33/month, or only 50 people supporting a military family at $200/month.  I believe we can do that. 

I will be notified on a monthly basis of the total contributions that were referred by me. (I will not be notified of the individual donors.)  I already make a recurring montly donation, and each month I will make an additional donation for 15% of the amount referred by my readers the prior month.  For your donation to be included in the totals referred by me, all you have to do is enter the following when you donate: 

 Who Referred You?  Referral ID:
 Red Pill  1118978

You can also use this link, which will fill in the Referral ID for you.

I thank you in advance for joining with me to let our Armed Forces know how much we appreciate their sacrifice!

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23 Responses to Support U.S. Armed Forces

  1. Ladysforest says:

    Hi redpill,

    This is off topic, but some of us noticed that MissTicklys blog is gone. Just says the blog has been deleted. Have you any idea what is up with that? She was active this am. Weird.

  2. I don’t know what happened to MissTickly’s blog, but if she was active this morning, it certainly seems odd that that it was deleted without warning. I wonder if someone hacked her password, then deleted the blog. If that is what happened, I would expect to see her show up as somewhere else (say Dr. Kates, or WTPOTUS) and explain what happened.

  3. Ladysforest says:

    Thanks, I’ll pass that along on my forum and check then those spots.

  4. Ladysforest says:

    Well, I checked those blogs, no MissT, just other posters wondering what happened to her blog.

  5. Charles Onion says:

    I think asking people to support something without giving a single reason as to why they should is rather odd. Why has there never been a more important time to support the troops?

  6. Charles,

    If you need me to give you a reason to support our troops, then you clearly don’t appreciate the freedoms which our troops fight to defend.

    It is my opinion that there never been a more important time to support our troops. I don’t want to give the reasons why I hold this opinion, as I don’t want those reasons to become a distraction from the focus of this post. This isn’t about me; it’s about them.

  7. Ryan says:

    Support a military family by keeping their brave sons and daughters alive. It’s time for them to come home.

  8. Guess what, Ryan?

    With an enemy combatant usurping the role of Commander-in-Chief and setting Rules of Engagement designed to result in higher U.S. casualties, I actually agree with you that it is time to bring our brave sons and daughters home alive.

    Obama’s RoE make it impossible for even the best military in the world to win, and I’d like to see him keep his promise and bring them home, rather than leaving them to fight and die in another Vietnam with another Democratic Socialist commanding an intentionally unwinable war.

    Obama’s goal is not to support our military. Look at the Difference between how Obama and former President Bush responded to the attack at Fort Hood. George W. Bush and Laura Bush visited the wounded soldiers in the hospital. Obama went to Camp David to celebrate the House passage of the Democratic Socialist Healthcare bill.

  9. Frin says:

    George Bush lied and sent how many American sons and daughters to death in Iraq. And you you are proud of him because he visited the wounded of Ft Hood in hospital?

  10. Frin,
    “Bush lied”?
    Is that the best you can do?
    Is that really what you believe?

    Valerie Plame and her husband lied.
    Obama lies.
    Did Bush lie?

  11. I’ve already said more than I should in my prior two comments.

    I want to keep the focus on supporting and standing by our troops. They put their lives on the line, both abroad and at home, and they deserve our support.

  12. Ryan says:

    George Bush did a good thing visiting the victims. HE did just what former presidents should do, so good on him. Sitting presidents are far to busy to personally visit the scene of every tragedy that happens in the country.

    George Bush has blood on his hands for sending so many young soldiers to their deaths, accomplishing nothing for the country but seeding further hatred that has possibly resulted in further attacks, and will likely result in more.

    Rules of engagement are not only there to protect the military. They exist to protect innocent civilians that may be effected by what is now an occupation of a foreign land. I assume that your optimal rules of engagement would be to retreat, and carpet bomb the middle east in oblivion (hat tip to Ann Coulter there).

    Bush’s RoE resulted in hundreds of thousand of civilian deaths.

  13. Charles Onions says:

    “If you need me to give you a reason to support our troops, then you clearly don’t appreciate the freedoms which our troops fight to defend”

    Nobody is trying to take away your freedom !

    ” I don’t want to give the reasons why I hold this opinion”

    Really? But you’re asking people to donate money. Surely that alone demands that you offer even the briefest of synsopsis as to why people should dig deep and support this cause? Even out of basic respect for your readers and perhaps to convince people who might think otherwise that this is a cause worth supporting?

    “With an enemy combatant usurping the role of Commander-in-Chief ”

    That’s about as childish and silly a statement as I have read in a long time. Is it not possible to disagree ideologically with someone without declaring them to be guilty of treason? The amount of nonsenical hyperbole that surrounds much of the opposition to Obama is crushingly depressing. Civil discourse and basic respect seem to have fallen by the wayside

  14. Nobody is trying to take away your freedom !

    Yes, they most certainly are. There are numerous examples. The most recent example is how PelosiCare wants to send you to jail if you don’t participate in their plans. In addition to that, the 1st and 2nd amendments are constantly under attack.

    If you want reasons to contribute to Support U.S. Armed Forces, I suggest that you visit their web site, which does an excellent job of explaining the program.

    Obama is a usurper because he does not meet the Constitutional requirements to hold the office of President and Commander-in-Chief. He is not a natural born Citizen of the United States for at least one, and possibly two, reason(s). To be a natural born citizen, one must be born in the country, to parents who are citizens. Obama’s father was not a U.S. citizen. That alone disqualifies Obama. In addition, while Obama claims to have been born at Kapi’olani Medical Center in Hawaii, he has yet to release any proof of that claim. When I see a document, certified authentic by the Hawaiian government, showing the name and signature of the delivering doctor at Kapi’olani Medical Center in Hawaii, then I’ll believe he was born there as claimed. But regardless of his birth location, Obama is ineligible because his father was not a U.S. Citizen, so Obama was not born a natural born Citizen.

    As to my calling him an enemy combatant, I think his actions speak for themselves, starting with the title of his book in Indonesia:
    Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House

    Obama spent several formative years growing up in Jakarta, registered at a Catholic school as a Muslim. Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Given the jihadist attacks carried out on U.S. soil, I think we should take very seriously the intentions of an author, raised in Jakarta, who hoped to bring “assault” from Jakarta to the White House.

    I stand by my opinion that we have an enemy combatant usurping the role of Commander-in-Chief.

    I said long ago that there are Two Things Obama Won’t Do. He has yet to prove me wrong.

  15. Jonah says:

    The most recent example is how PelosiCare wants to send you to jail if you don’t participate in their plans.

    You sure about this one? I’ve heard this claim before, but I can’t find any actual evidence of it, and I’ve tried searching the nearly 2000-page bill (the one the House voted on) for all relevant keywords (e.g. ‘jail’, ‘prison’, and ‘criminal’). Help me out here.

    As to my calling him an enemy combatant, I think his actions speak for themselves, starting with the title of his book in Indonesia:
    Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House

    I’m not sure how a translated title of a book counts as “his actions”, unless you think Obama translated it himself. And if you think that, I guess you don’t know much about the publishing industry.

  16. Listen, I realize my own comments added to this, but I really don’t want to distract from the point of this post. I’m happy to discuss healthcare and Obama in the comment section of the prior post, but not on this post. I have responded to you there.

    Please don’t submit any additional comments to this post unless they are on topic: Support U.S. Armed Forces.

  17. Ladysforest says:

    Regardless of how anyone feels about any current military action, the request to support the TROOPS, the individual people who have sworn to obey the commands from our Government, should never be a platform to argue your ideology.

    How wretched the persons who would even wonder why anyone would ask us all to care for the people sworn to serve us all.

  18. I didn’t go online at all yesterday, so this comes a day after Veterans’ Day, but they are worthy of our thanks each and every day…

    Thank you to all veterans who have ever served this country!

  19. Jonah says:

    Red,

    I really do admire your offer for 15% matching donations, but I’m still a bit on the fence about donating my money here versus my usual charities. In particular, I generally prefer to give to food banks, because through bulk purchases they’re able to do so much more with a dollar than a smaller organization.

    But this does seem like a good cause, and I am especially interested in helping veterans deal with issues like homelessness and joblessness after coming back from serving our country. So to help convince me, would you mind explaining what about this particular charity drew you to choose it over other similar ones?

    Thanks,
    Jonah

  20. So to help convince me, would you mind explaining what about this particular charity drew you to choose it over other similar ones?

    1) I wanted something that would let our Armed Forces and their families know how much we appreciate them.

    2) I know the integrity of the people running this charity.

    3) They purchase in bulk, at wholesale prices.

    4) I wanted something my readers and I could participate in together, as a team effort. Rather than asking my readers to contribute to me (as some other blogs do), or asking my readers to contribute to a cause individually, this is something that involves both of us. The more my readers give, the more I’ll give (on top of my existing monthly contribution). I’m literally asking my readers to spend my money, rather than asking them to give me theirs, and it all goes to a great cause. Not knowing how big this could get, I don’t feel comfortable making an offer to match contributions dollar for dollar, but 15% represents something akin to my giving “tithes and offerings” on top of whatever my readers contribute.

    If you have any questions about the organization, I encourage you to contact them. I wouldn’t promote a charity unless I knew their purpose, integrity, efficiency, and financial accountability well enough to already be sending them my own money.

    On a totally different front, I also recommend Mercy Ministries, but there is no mechanism in place for me to receive feedback on how much is donated due to referrals from this blog, so I have no way to offer 15% matching donations there. But they are still another great place to give.

  21. mark m says:

    thanks SO MUCH for exposing michelle malkin’s biased assessment of huckabee’s part in the tragic WA cop killings. since no one new can get into MM’s site(?), please watchdog her for the rest of us!

  22. Mark,

    Thanks for your comment. Michelle Malkin has been biased against Mike Huckabee for a long time. She essentially called Huckabee an “immigration drag queen”, even though Huckabee took the strongest stand against illegal immigration of ANY of the 2008 Presidential candidates. I pointed that out here in August of 2008.

    Allahpundit over at Hot Air is also pretty biased against Huckabee, while I think Ed Morrissey has been reasonably fair.

    Both HotAir.com and MichelleMalkin.com occasionally open up for additional commenter registration. Hot Air has done it more than MM. The window is usually only open for 12 hours +/-, so you have to be a regular reader and catch the window at just the right time.

    I’m not sure that it’s my role to be a designated “watchdog”. I do what I can to speak the truth to the best of my ability, but this issue between MM and MH is not something that I can resolve. I’d love for the two of them (both Fox News contributors) to actually talk to each other on the air (and for more like 30-60 minutes, not 1-3 minutes). It could be on Huckabee’s show or some other venue if MM preferred. They are both important voices in the conservative movement.

    For those who aren’t aware of the comments I made on MM’s site (the comments to which Mark is referring), see here and here.

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