I wanted to write a post today about the Bonus Army of 1932 but then I thought about my international audience and I thought No! The posting of a tragic, sad moment in our history will only feed the stupidity of the left and be used against us and me to uphold the idea that the US is evil
In response to someone this post is going to be written instead.
How short our memories.
Maybe I should have said, have you ever read or listen to ANY speech given by my President? If you have then you may remember (or maybe you chose not to) his speech of 15 September 2001.
“Now we honor those who died, and prepare to respond to these attacks on our nation. I will not settle for a token act. Our response must be sweeping, sustained and effective. We have much do to, and much to ask of the American people.
You will be asked for your patience; for, the conflict will not be short. You will be asked for resolve; for, the conflict will not be easy. You will be asked for your strength, because the course to victory may be long.”
We were told that it was going to be a long and drawn out war against those who think our way of life is a reason to kill us. Never in the history of this country have we taken the stance to attack any state or entity simply because we didn’t like them. Ever! I know you think we have. You are ignorant. Now, by saying that I mean that you have not the knowledge of history to make a reasoned determination of fact.
Let’s start in the 1750’s we kicked the french outta’ here over real estate.
In 1776. We threw off the bonds of the brits. I hope soon that the Irish will also.
In 1814 we finished the job with the brits.
In 1860 we had a domestic dispute. It’s nunyabusiness. We got over it.
In 1898 we argued with Spain over real estate. We won.
In 1917 we bailed out the brits and french.
We did it again in the 1940’s.
The 1950’s brought over 70 countries together to stop China from completely taking over Korea. We led the way.
In the 1960’s we agreed to help france in that whole Indochina thing. Ok, granted, mistake! Hindsight is 20-20. We never should have helped the French. Would they help us in a similar situation? They have already responded with a resounding NO!
From the 50’s until the 90’s we held the line in Europe and Asia.
So that makes us 9, 1 and 1.
Please explain to me which one of these conflicts is the one wherein we attacked simply because we didn’t like someone’s’ lifestyle?
Today we are engaged in a great war of conscience. Those we are fighting want nothing but to impose their idea of how EVERYONE should be. Would you like to discuss diversity or tolerance? Those we are at war with do not understand the meaning of those words. The enemy I am at war with wants nothing but the destruction of all you and I hold dear. I am amazed at the ignorance of those who neither understand nor hold this to be true.
So with that short history lesson, am I still jingoistic? I don’t think so.
My President lied to me? Did you know that Clinton is no longer the President? Oh, wait, I’m sorry, the single most criminal US administration in the 20th century is immune to any criticism because….well, I never figured that one out.
There have been 2 Presidents impeached in the entire history of this country. The first one was Andrew Johnson the 2nd one was Clinton!!!
President Johnson was impeached for violation of the Tenure of Office Act of 1867.
Clinton was impeached for grand jury perjury, civil suit perjury, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power.
Neither one was removed from office. Go and learn something about how our government works.
My President was given the most uptodate and reliable information available to him at the time and acted on it. Now all these years later we find out that some, a bit of it may have been wrong and that makes him and the entire country wrong. Wrong! The UN security council had put how many resolutions in place? How many times did the UN request Iraq to comply with them? The answer is 69! Yes, since 1990 the UN security council passed 69 resolutions asking Saddam to comply with the worlds requests.
The more you learn, the more intelligent you become.
The last and final point I want to make is……
Where and when did I EVER give you the impression that I do not accept differing opinions? Answer = NEVER!
Please do not give me soundbites and ABCCBSBBCNBCCNNSKYMSNBC bullshit. Instead, please make your case with facts and not half truths and lets have an intelligent conversation about it.
I shall repeat myself at the risk of being rude……..
JC, I could not disagree with you more.