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Recently there was a really unappreciated occurrence at the University of California at Irvine. Someone, and I don’t know who exactly, complained about flying the flag of the United States. Really? Really! Who are these people that can take umbrage about flying the flag that represents the country in which they live? The country which, as a matter of fact, guarantees them the right to speak out about the flag, even to the point of burning it…but not flying it sounds to me like it’s just plain wrong. In what parallel universe are they living, where countless men and women have died to give them the rights that they scorn? Whoever you are, listen up…you have the right, paid for in blood, to say things, do things, that are against the government…you also have the obligation to back up what you say and do, and you may encounter some other people that have opposite views from yours. When that happens, be prepared to either put up or shut up…and I’d really like to be there when that happens. It should be very interesting. In my youth we stood up in school and pledged allegiance to that flag, and to the republic for which it stands, and whether you utter the words “under God” or not, that’s a personal choice. If you cannot pledge your allegiance, my words are simply these…love it or leave it. You think there’s a better country somewhere else, by all means go there…but don’t come back because we don’t need any sniveling, whiney, foolish imitation Americans. Teddy Roosevelt said it “We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.”
According to TV commercials, which the postal service themselves put out, they are losing 5 billion dollars a year. I’m not a bit surprised. With the exception of one man in one postal center, and one man on a route, everyone else with whom I’ve had dealings, has been nonchalant about their job, and that’s putting it mildly. When I was a boy the man that delivered our mail was pretty much on time, give or take 20 minutes, and he was friendly, and we knew his name. Now, my mail delivery can take place, if I get any at all, anywhere from about 9 in the morning to 8 at night, and the people change all the time. Even allowing for inflation, the price of a first-class letter is way over what it should be, when you factor in the service that you’re getting. Penny postcards went the way of the buggywhip, and the automation doesn’t seem to have been perfected…at least in my case. I sent a birthday card to someone in the same city and it took 5 days to get there! Pony Express crossed the bulk of the United States in that same amount of time, over 100 years ago. If it wasn’t for the fact that first-class mail is mandated to be delivered by the US Postal Service they might as well be shutting down…and maybe it’s time to privatize the whole thing. Ben Franklin’s Post Office was good, in its day, but I think that day has passed.
Competence has given way to cool…at least that’s the way I see it as we wind down this imposter-in-chief’s time in the White House. His first election was a social experiment, and it has failed miserably. If it wasn’t for voter fraud in the second election, I don’t think he would have defeated Romney. Now, if Romney had won, it’s a pretty good guess that we wouldn’t be in the ghastly situation that we’re in now. We are no longer feared because we don’t back up what we say we’re going to do, and that’s being couple with announced endings of wars, complete with the drawdown of the armed forces. Our country, and the government itself, is being infiltrated with people that are sympathetic to the idea of the downfall of the United States…and Mr. Cool is importing them by the thousands. Illegal aliens are being given documents that are taken at face value as being genuine and they became virtual citizens, and as such will be voting in all elections from city to presidential…and guess for whom they will be voting? The Democrat party because that’s who got them their virtual citizenship, and they will remember that. Couple that with a declining birth rate in certain demographics, while other demographics are popping them out like Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn. Dearborn, Michigan, which now has a majority population of Muslims, can logically be called Dearbornistan, and the state is not going to be far behind when the takeover happens.
Thomas Jefferson, probably one of the great visionaries ever, had a grasp of things that most people back then never even thought about. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Wake up America…it’s time for some action.
Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired www.AirHumanityRadio.net