Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wow! Read this one. It is really good. And this gentleman says it just
like it is.
Subject: WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !
WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !
This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii
for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes
all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body,
he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now.
He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the
Dear President Obama,
My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year.
People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain
wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.
I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and
after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest
home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep
alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind,
blunt and direct even to the head man.
So here goes.
I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do,
but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.
I can't figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies
" We're no longer a Christian nation"
" America is arrogant" - (Your wife even
announced to the world,"America is mean-
spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching
that nonsense to 23 generations of our
war dead buried all over the globe who
died for no other reason than to free a
whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor
do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious
gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is
a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.
After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."
Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000
farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or
maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000
men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000
fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died
for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation
push us around, because we stand for freedom.
I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than
discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people
understood when they helped to get you elected.
Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.
Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I
can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania
Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands
of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.
And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump
to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow
soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what
you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college
professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight? You don't mind
offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend
Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.
One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had
to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief
now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you
for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if
you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American
soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.
You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest
challenge ever presented to any president.
You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our
bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and
soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this
Harold B. Estes
When a 95 year old hero of the "the Greatest Generation"
stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it
to him to send his words to as many Americans as
we can. Please pass it on.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Hello Senator Lieberman,
I wish to ask you to vote NO in regards to the Obama healthcare bill. This bill will add unprecedented financial burdens on Middle America. We are hurting enough without being taxed more to pay for healthcare of others. The government cannot run Medicare and will not come close to running the rest of the healthcare system. This bill will force less care not more as many great doctors will get out of healthcare field altogether as this bill will prove too costly to all involved. I am quite weary of the actions taken by this administration and the prior one for it’s total disregard of the constitution as a whole and not just in regards to healthcare or any one specific topic. I wish for you to hold the executive branch and others in Congress to upholding the Constitution as you are supposed to abide by. The steps taken by Congress have been on a very destructive path leading to high taxes, capitalist killing laws, and unparallel spending. These are not American values and Congress needs to begin to vote in representation of American people looking for long-term benefits not just short term fixes. Our debts are out of control and what will happen to my future kids when these debts can no longer be paid at a minimum? We need to forget about politics, basic economics tells us our government needs to stop the Federal Reserve from printing money and spending. Inflation in high quantities is at our doorstep and more government interference and Federal Reserve ignorance is not the answer. Our government needs to back away, stop spending and let the free markets correct themselves (With a promise that there will never be another tax payer paid bailout of any one). We are losing over 500000 jobs a week and Obama can tell us his get his friends rich quick scheme (AKA the stimulus package) is helping create jobs? This is no better than Bush’s bailout of the financial cronies. Why does the American government help those who do not do the right thing? Bailing out companies who had poor business practices should have been allowed to fail so other businesses that were smart could thrive. It should not cost me as a taxpayer more money to help someone I already pay a mortgage to. These banks are making loans on fractional reserves and even at a 10% foreclosure rate are still making 9 times their money on each loan and do not deserve to be bailed out. With all of this said, I am asking you to reject any new spending by our government and to begin lowering spending to that which is allowed by the Constitution you are held responsible to adhere to. I think it would be beneficial for it to be read out loud to the House of Representatives, Senate, the President, and the Justices of our great country on television where the people can actually listen to it and what it entails.