America of the Past is Lamented
America, as we have known it for many generations, has been disappearing at an increasing rate of speed (velocity) as an object recedes in the rear-view mirror of your vehicle as you accelerate to get home early. Today, June 6, 2016, another anniversary date (72nd) of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy during the Second World War, goes by with little notice by the Obama administration. Obama chose to honor a ball team. He, and many of the nation, also honored, as a hero, a cowardly, draft-dodging, jailbird, Muslim – I wonder who died in his place in Vietnam? He should have honored the many thousands who lost their lives or were injured on that somber day many years ago in defense of this country as well as the rest of the world. American military personnel have died all over the world fighting for others as well as for the United States of America. I believe, in view of the path now being taken by current political forces, the time is rapidly approaching when they will be called on to die on American soil to protect the country. I believe that is soil of preference for most.
Below I publish an e-mail I received today (I have received copies several times before from various correspondents), unchanged, that sums up much of what we have lost already and what we can see ahead. The content of the e-mail is not attributed to an author.
I THINK THIS GUY HAS IT ALL COVERED.
I COULDN’T SPOT ANYTHING HE LEFT OUT.
I am the Democratic, Republican Liberal-Progressive’s Worst Nightmare. I am a White, Christian, Conservative, Tax-Paying American Veteran, Gun Owning Camper, Hunter, NRA Member. That’s me!
I am a retired worker. I worked hard and long hours to earn a living.
I believe in the freedom of religion, but I don’t push it on others.
I drive a Winnebago Motor Home and ride Motorcycles.
I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democrat or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don’t work!
I’m in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think owning a gun doesn’t make you a killer; it makes you a smart American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac or any other item, you should do it in English.
I believe there should be no other language option.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are Malcolm Forbes, John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
I don’t hate the rich. I don’t pity the poor.
I know wrestling is fake and I don’t waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I’ve never owned a slave, nor was I a slave. I haven’t burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither have you!
I believe if you don’t like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA. We like it the way it is and more so the way it was, so stop trying to change it to look like Russia or China, or some other socialist country!
If you were born here and don’t like it… you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you. I believe it is time to really clean house, starting with the White House, the seat of our biggest problems.
I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution? Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you’re breaking the law, regardless of what color you are, but not just because you happen to ride a bike.
And, no, I don’t mind having my face shown on my driver’s license. I think it’s good.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don’t want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making ‘donations’ to their cause. Get a job and do your part to support yourself and your family!
I believe that it doesn’t take a village to raise a child, it takes a man and woman.
I believe ‘illegal’ is illegal no matter what the lawyers think!
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA! If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I’m a BAD American. If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.
We want to return our country to the values it was founded on, and prospered under for over 200 years!
My Country, I hope this offends all illegal aliens.
My great, great, great, great grandfather watched and bled as his friends died in the Revolution and the War of 1812.
My great, great, great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Mexican American War.
My great, great grandfather watched as his friends and brothers died in the Civil War.
My great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Spanish-American War.
My grandfather watched as his friends died in WW I.
My father watched as his friends died in WW II and the Korean War.
I watched as my friends died in Vietnam, Panama and Desert Storm.
My son watched and bled as his friends died in Afghanistan and Iraq.
None of them died for the Mexican Flag.
Everyone of them died for the American flag.
Texas high school students raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole, other students took it down. Guess who was expelled the students who took it down.
California high school students were sent home on Cinco de Mayo because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.
Enough is enough!
This message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America.
We’ve bent over to appease the America-haters long enough.
I’m taking a stand.
I’m standing up because of the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the American flag.
If you agree, stand up with me.
And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.
AMERICANS, stop giving away Your RIGHTS! Let me make this clear! THIS IS MY COUNTRY!
This statement DOES NOT mean I’m against immigration!
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN MY COUNTRY, welcome to come legally:
1. Get a sponsor
2. Learn the LANGUAGE, as immigrants have in the past!
3. Live by OUR rules!
4. Get a job!
5. Pay YOUR Taxes!
6. No Social Security until you have earned it and Paid for it!
7. NOW find a place to lay your head!
If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone, then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!
We’ve gone so far the other way, bent over backwards not to offend anyone.
Only AMERICANS seem to care when American Citizens are being offended!
WAKE UP America!
If you do not pass this on, may your fingers cramp!
I MISS MY COUNTRY!