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Dear President Obama

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    WW II 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.

    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
     
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    Awesome!

    (a word I seldom use)
     
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    I would love to shake that man's hand.
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    Me too but he be attacked called a racist, have his service questioned and the list goes on.
     
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    Free speech is guaranteed by the U.S. constitution. No one should question this man's service to our nation whether one agrees or disagrees with the Mr. Estes' comments.
     
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    What should happen is not what happens, Ken.
     
  7. Revmitchell

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    I had a typo in this post. "he"should have been "he will".
     
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    Well, blow me down, thanks for enlightening me. :)
     
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    I wonder if Obama would have been around 65 years ago if he wouldn't have considered American involvement WWII wrong. Would he have bowed to or kissed Hitler's hand if they met? I truly believe Obama and his followers believe America to be evil and they are h3ll bent on correcting it.
     
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    He would have had his head so far up Hitler's rear end, he would have seen the back half of the half-stache on Hitler's face.
     
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    No, there is no reason to think that he would.

    This is the time of silly statement that gives those of us who oppose the Big Government policies of the Republicans and the Democrats a bad name because it makes our side look less than serious.
     
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    If anyone looks silly, it is the people who told us they hoped Obama would implement all the progressive policies he could, and now claim to be, once again, limited government fans.
     
  13. Revmitchell

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    There is every reason to know that he would and no it doesn't. But it is difficult to take anyone serious who doesn't know what his political position will be from one minute to the next or whether or not he will keep his word regarding posting.
     
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    I am glad at the support news that it is true also. We need more men like that to speak out. But Obama is like a rebellious child, and even if he read this letter, it went in one ear and out the other.
     
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