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Michael Futrell Equates Campaigning with Sacrificing One’s Life in the Military

May 28th, 2013

Yesterday America celebrated Memorial Day.  We remembered the incredible sacrifice our armed services and their families have made of time, hardship, and their own lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.  We partied, we rested, and we remembered.

Well, everyone except Michael Futrell.  You would think that someone running to represent a district that includes Quantico Marine Base would take a moment to remember the profound sacrifices made by the U.S. Marine Corps as they won many crucial battles while preserving our freedom.

Instead, many in Eastern Prince William County were astonished to see the following message posted all day long on Michael Futrell’s campaign fb page.

Who is up for knocking some doors today?!!! With your help, we will win the election one neighborhood at a time!

Really?  On the day when we are thanking people for sacrificing for our freedoms, you ask people to “sacrifice” to knock doors for you, and never think to thank those who sacrificed by giving their lives so you had the freedom to campaign?  How can Michael Futrell cheapen the real sacrifice of life, limb, and family members that we are remembering today?

Memorial Day is when most Americans talked or listened to people talk about the incredible sacrifices our military has made to protect our freedom.  Michael Futrell wants to represent Quantico, the crossroads of the Marine Corps.  He can’t find the time to say anything about the military, and on the day America uses the word “sacrifice” to refer to the heroism of our military, he uses it to ask people to volunteer for his campaign.

I guess Futrell is so busy “Moving Virginia’s Future Forward” he can’t take a moment to remember the past.

I wonder how people responded when Futrell and his friends “sacrificed” today and bothered people when they were having picnics with their friends…

As a parting thought, here is Mark Dudenhefer’s Memorial Day Greeting.

Dear Neighbor,

Blessed. That is the first work that comes to my mind when I reflect on Memorial Day and all that it means.

In the Bible, Jesus shares with us one of many profound messages in John 15:13 – “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” How blessed are we to have had countless men and women display what Christ describes as the greatest display of love for another defending our freedom?

As you relax, visit with loved ones, and enjoy the sunshine, I hope you will join me in reflecting on how blessed we are in America and in the Commonwealth. Especially, those that laid down their lives for us. Freedom is a gift that we all enjoy every day. We must not forget that it comes at a great cost. I also hope that you will join me in praying for the future of our Nation and for those that are defending our freedom and our livelihood today.

May you and your loved ones have a safe and memorable Memorial Day.

Mark Dudenhefer
Delegate, 2nd District

Update: At 5am the day after Memorial Day, Futrell posted something about our armed forces.  Looks like I’ve gotten him to delete issue pages off his website, and update his fb page.

Willie Deutsch.com

Religion and Politics from a Young Christian in Northern Virginia