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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My New Hero...

 Harold Estes
 ~ Mr. Estes, in the Hawaiian print shirt ~
 "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.

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 final battle...

Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes"

Blessings ~ men, and women, who aren't afraid to speak the truth as they see it ~ Harold B. Estes ~ our military ~

Thanks for visiting Thistle Cove Farm,
Sandra

8 comments:

  1. What can I say. Amen.
    Holly

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  2. I love this man!
    I am sending this on to so many of our friends who agree with this and a few who don't! :)
    Thanks, Sandra! J and I both loved this!

    xo, misha

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  3. Sandra, thank you for sharing this. I will be linking to on my blog and facebook.

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  4. My moms birthday is December 13 also but she will only be 83( I think) We should all send copies of that to the white house and see if it stirs up any interest.

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  5. Anonymous5:10 PM EDT

    God's blessings on you. As a wife of a retired Air Force Officer I am ashamed of how hero's like you don't get the respect from our President etc that you have earned. Thank you for the fine example of a man that you are.

    Karen Gimse

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  6. Holly, we're in total agreement.

    Misha, spread it far and wide. We're losing our heroes at an alarming rate and they aren't being replaced!

    Lanita - tell the story, as much as possible; this man deserves our honour and respect!

    Life Is Good, we're in agreement.

    Woebegone - the king is nekkid, knows it and does not care; God help us all.

    Karen - thanks for visiting and paying your respects to Mr. Estes.

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