Email from a close friend that I received this morning.
Some of you don’t want to receive these emails from me, or see what is happening right before your eyes, and for that I feel very sorry for those. Those same people wanted hope and change so badly that they forgot to find out exactly what that hope and change was. Now we are finding out. This is a letter, below, written to the Obama, by a retired sailor. I believe that this man says what so many of us are feeling. Read it and see what you think.
You all know how we feel about this administration, but If after reading this letter to Obama, you still refuse to pull your head out of ….. the sand, then when your aged relative is denied health care to save his or her life, when you are taxed so heavily that you have to give up your home, or when terrorists acts continue to happen on our soil, we will know who to thank, YOU. If you don’t believe me, just wait.
This was checked on Snopes, but they didn’t have anything on it. So someone Googled this man’s name and he is who he says he is. I’m so glad that there are those out there who are speaking out and saying what we feel and think.
One thing I want to say to everyone, there is a fallacy out there that we are a Democracy, we are not, We are a Republic. Look it up. What is the difference….. A Democracy is the Government telling us, we the people, what we have to do. A Republic is the people telling the Government what to do. That’s why the Declaration of Independence says, “We The People”.
There is a good book out there that everyone should read. It’s called “the 5000 year leap by W. Cleon Skousen.”
I checked Snopes and found nothing so I used Google and this WWII sailer is who the letter says he is.
Subject: WWII 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 president.
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 like:
“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 hopelessness.) 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.