Sunday, December 7, 2014

The world will little note nor long remember…”

“The world will little note nor long remember…”

One hundred forty-nine years ago those words were spoken by a man who, in one of the darkest hours of this nation, believed IN the nation, and that America would prevail as one nation.   Then, seventy-three years ago on December 7th, America was again plunged into a dark time.   There were serious doubts, in the beginning, that the United States would not just survive, but would emerge victorious. 

That was then.   This is now.

If anyone thinks that we, the United States, are NOT in a civil war, they haven’t been reading the papers or watching the news.   Lincoln said, “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”…and if we do not understand the portent of what is happening in America, we will open a schism that may never close.   Add to the unrest between the races in America, the open warfare between Islam and “the Western world” and you begin to get an inkling of the danger facing this country.   It doesn’t matter who said that everything is political…it’s true.   Governments, and ours is a good example of a bad policy, do what is good for them and the party that’s in power at the time.   The era of statesmanship is over, I’m afraid, and the career politicians have taken over the reins.   At what point did members of Congress, and all the high-echelon federal employees, forget their oath of office?   Say the pledge of allegiance out loud and I don’t care if you say or omit “under God”, just so long as you comprehend what you’re saying.

If the newly-elected members of Congress do not put country before party, then it’s going to be business as usual, and that tells me that the noble experiment that is America is coming to an end.   Strong words, backed up by strong action, is what’s needed now.   End the social fiasco that a know-nothing incompetent leading the country into oblivion has caused.   When a person, about whom nothing is known, can be elected to the highest office in the land, there has to be a guiding hand behind that.   Congress should not be allowed to allow this farce to continue.   Congress has the power, if not the stomach, to make the President impotent and reverse the dangerous course he has set us upon.    He has bifurcated the public, again and again, pitting one group against another.   In the Navy we used to call that fomenting hate and discontent, and it was true then and it’s true now.

It is crystal clear to me and, I suspect, many other Americans, that the current occupant of the White House loves Islam and anything to do with it, over anything that has to do with America, our exceptionalism, our security, and the American Experience.    That being the case, as I believe it to be, will he go to an Islamist-controlled country when he’s out of office?   Don’t bet on it.   I just wish he’d do the honorable thing and resign.  

Is my generation the last of the patriots?   Are there no more people of loyalty, with love of country, that might step forward with the plan to put American back on track?   Wake up America!   If not now, when?   If not you, who?   Do you remember John Kennedy at his inauguration, when he said…”Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Larry Usoff US Navy Retired



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