Jul 31 2016


Name a US Navy Vessel Honoring the late US Congressman Larry McDonald

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US Congressman Larry McDonald

US Congressman Larry McDonald (1935-1983), American patriot

Please consider the following petition to the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus:

Name a US Navy Vessel Honoring the late US Congressman Larry McDonald

Dear Secretary Mabus,

I ask you to name a US Navy Vessel honoring the late US Congressman Larry McDonald. Here's why:

Larry McDonald joined the U.S. Navy, serving in active duty for four years as a Navy physician and flight surgeon. After completing his active duty tour, he continued in the Naval Reserve, advancing to the rank of Captain. He continued a medical career and then began running for office. He is also the only US Congressman who was killed or captured while in office as a victim of Cold War efforts by the Soviets when they shot down Korean Air Lines flight 007 near Moneron Island on September 1, 1983.

We should never forget Larry McDonald and his great leadership. Therefore, I ask that a US Navy vessel be named after him.

Lawrence Patton McDonald was born on April 1, 1935, in DeKalb County, GA. After receiving a doctorate in Medicine from Emory University in 1957, Lawrence, or ``Larry,'' McDonald courageously served his country for four years, primarily as an overseas flight surgeon. In 1966, he settled in Cobb County where he practiced medicine. During his medical career he was a member of the State Medical Education Board, the National Historic Society, and the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.

On January 1, 1975, Larry McDonald began his first term in Congress. Congressman McDonald dedicated his political life to the defense of the United States Constitution. During his congressional career, Congressman McDonald was presented with the Defender of Individual Rights award by the National Rifle Association. He was also a member of the American Pistol and Revolver Association, Advisory Board of the National Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Gun Owners of America, National Advisory Council of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Congressman McDonald was a strong supporter of the right to life. He was an active member of the Georgia Right to Life Committee, Board of Advisors for American Life Lobby, Congressional Advisory Council of Christian Voice, Advisory Council of Birthright of Atlanta, and the National Pro-Life Political Action Committee.

Throughout Congressman McDonald's eight years as a Member of Congress, he received many awards and acknowledgments. In 1977, he was presented with the Bernardo O'Higgins Award by the government of Chile. In 1978, he was given a certificate of appreciation for the National Human Rights Committee for POWs and MIAs. In 1980, the Naval Reserve Association named him ``Man of the Year,'' and presented him with the Distinguished Service Award. In 1981, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society presented him with its distinguished service award for his leadership on national defense issues. He was also honored by the American Security Council for his work in the same area. Congressman McDonald also consistently received the Watchdog of the Treasury Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Congressman McDonald had a strong interest in foreign affairs. He was one of six lawmakers selected to attend a three-day conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of the United States Mutual Defense Treaty with South Korea. However, he was the only Member of Congress aboard Korea Airlines Flight 007 when it apparently strayed into Soviet airspace and was shot down without provocation, by a Soviet fighter, on August 31, 1983.

Larry McDonald is author of the books "We hold these truths: A reverent review of the US Constitution", "Trotskyism and Terror: The Strategy of Revolution" and the German title "Der Krieg im Frieden: Die Strategie des sowjetischen Friedenskampfes gegen die USA".

Larry McDonald was survived by his wife, Kathy, and his five children, Larry, Lauren, Tryggvi Paul, Callie Grace, and Mary Elizabeth. He is remembered for his distinguished career in Congress and the many lives he touched not only in the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, but across America and around the world.

Dear Secretary Mabus, Congressman Larry McDonald's career clearly demonstrates why we should name a Navy vesel in his honor. I ask you to name a future US Navy vesel after the Honorable Lawrence Patton McDonald, deceased Member of Congress.

Sincerely,

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I think the Navy is making a grave mistake by naming one of its vessels after a homosexual activist. American soldiers are not fighting for privileged special interest groups but they defend freedom and the Constitution. It is divisive and dangerous to the morale of the troops to let them fight in the name of doubtful activists. A lot of people cannot identify with such doubtful people. I wouldn’t lift a finger for people like Harvey Milk. In fact I would join conservative groups that opposed him. I definitely wouldn’t fight in his name. A Navy vessel should only be named after Milk for his military accomplishments and not for his later gay activism. Peddling to special interest groups is not a good defense policy. Just as the rainbow flag is not a national symbol and should not be displayed on government property. That flag only represents a small special interest group and does not represent the American people or the taxpayer.

Sign the American Family Association’s letter against naming a Navy ship after a sexual predator. In the age of child molestation and human trafficking we don’t ships named after perverts.

I have often been inspired by a conservative Christian leader like Larry McDonald who was a congressman from Georgia. He was a great constitutionalist and had sound pro-life, pro-gun and pro-USA principles. A lot of today’s leaders don’t have that. I’m afraid even in a conservative state like Georgia we don’t see that anymore. The mayor of Atlanta fires a Christian fire chief. The governor of Georgia caves to pro-gay corporate pressure on a marriage and pastor protection act. And another Democratic congressman from Georgia has nothing else to do than spew out hate against the state of Israel. They all should learn from their buddy Larry McDonald so we can put an end to the modern errors.

I have been doing research about the circumstances of Larry McDonald’s death or Soviet capture when he and 268 other passengers aboard flight KAL 007 were attacked by a Soviet fighter jet. Senator Jesse Helms wrote a letter with serious questions for Russian president Yeltsin in 1991. Some of these are still unanswered. That is why I modified that letter and sent it over and over to Russian embassies, think-tanks and other individuals. You can read this letter for yourself:

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Open Letter to President Putin About KAL 007

I definitely want to recommend Dr. Larry McDonald’s extraordinary 1976 book about the US Constitution and how it is to be restored. That book might be 40 years old but that is THE TRUE STUFF to talk about in an election year 2016 and beyond. Especially all these leftist leaning Democrats of today could learn a lot of their fellow conservative, Christian true Democrats like Larry McDonald or Zel Miller. So here’s the link for you to buy the book:

You might want to share a copy with a Hillary groupie or one of Bernie’s communist freeloaders. Your pastor might be interested in reading the sermons at the end of the book.

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