California congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon is the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He doesn't have any military experience -- he spent the Vietnam era on a Mormon missionary retreat and a twenty-nine year quest (1956-1985) for a BA from Brigham Young -- but he did bankrupt his family's western wear company, so he knows how to order shirts no one wants.
You can see why he's the perfect man to oversee America's trillion-dollar defense budget.
Granted, he's a coward, a hypocrite and an incompetent. What's important is that Howard "Buck" McKeon has a vision. He knows why we're spending all that money, and why we're in Afghanistan and Iraq. (And by "we" I mean, "people other than Howard "Buck" McKeon.")
We're in Afghanistan and Iraq because of a Mormon Holy War that started in 1775.
We're in Afghanistan and Iraq to fulfill Mormon prophecy, to protect the home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, and to guarantee its freedom to send missionaries around the world.
And again, by "we" I mean "not Howard "Buck" McKeon."
Let's let Howard "Buck" McKeon explain:
(You can jump to the two minute mark, if you want.)
"(The Battle of Lexington and Concord) began what gave us the liberty, the freedom that we now enjoy, to where we can congregate together like this, we can talk about things, we can have free elections. We've been able to have real freedom and liberty, which is what the Lord, many, many years ago said that this land was set aside for. About a little over a year later, on July Fourth, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, which states that we would be free to pursue life, liberty and happiness. That's what the Lord said that this land was set aside for, so that battle began the fulfillment of the prophecy. Now there's no guarantee that those freedoms are always to be here. We've continued and fought for years. Hundreds of thousands have given their lives so that we can continue to enjoy those freedoms, and that fight goes on, on a daily basis. In discussions that you hold. In the people that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. Afghanistan was where the planning, the kick-off of the attack on us on 9/11 took place. That's why we're there. To prevent that from happening again. It's better that we fight there, than on the streets of New York, or downtown Valencia. I just pray that we always will be able to hold those freedoms. Elder Ballard, a few years ago, visiting with the members of the Church in Washington in the Congress, said that it's important that we always keep this land free, because it's the cradle of the Church. It's where from here we send our missionaries around the world. We need to have freedom to do that. It's my prayer that we might always retain that freedom, and I wish we could do it without continued loss of treasure and blood, but it seems that that's the world we live in.
I think that should clear up just about everything.
Feel free to tell all your Muslim friends and the relatives of the coalition dead.
They didn't die for nothing. They died to protect New York, downtown Valencia, and all of America. Which was promised by Jesus to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.