My Perspective On The Present Administration
Just a note to let you know that I, for one, do not "hate" Pres. Obama. We do pray that he will make righteous judgments, as we have done every other President. I was born during Roosevelt's tenure, a Democrat who instituted many good things for American people. The first President I really remember was Harry Truman, also a Democrat who pulled no punches. I remember the Korean War. Then I remember Gen. Eisenhower as President for two terms, remember where I was when JFK was shot, suffered with the rest of the country through the ravages of Vietnam and LBJ, lived through the shame and disgrace of Nixon and Watergate, sailed through Gerald Ford, watched the failed attempt to rescue Americans captive in Iran under Jimmy Carter, rejoiced when the Berlin wall came down under Ronald Reagan, watched Bill Clinton balance the budget, and unemployment reach an all time low, wasn't too happy with George Bush and sent a son to Iraq under his administration, and failed to agree with any of George W.'s policies.
Through all this, I have seen Americans up, down, disgraced, redeemed, justified, fallen, pulling together and pulling apart. But NEVER have I seen such a time as this. Granted there are many things that need "change" but NOT the kind of change that brings bondage, socialism, and the same kind of indoctrination that Mao used to turn China into a Communist nation. Older Americans have watched Hitler and Mao transform young people into robotic communists using the same tactics that are being introduced into the U.S. and we will not stand by idly and watch it happen.
I remember watching TV, tears streaming down my face when Chinese college students were mowed down mercilessly in Tianimen Square for wanting to be free people. We don't want this in America, so we must speak out while we can. Even the word "czar"...with it's connotations...consider the fact that these administration appointed "czar's" have such questionable backgrounds that one was an avowed communist (fact not rumor) during the 90's, another spoke in favor of "mandatory abortions." These people have been hand picked (not having to go through Senate approval), by our president, who himself sat for 20 years under the ministry of a man who damned America from his pulpit. You know the old saying, "birds of a feather, stick together?" If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, in all likelihood it's a duck. I understand that young people are wonderfully idealistic and want to think the best of leadership, but consider that maybe, just maybe, some of us older Americans who have lived through and seen a lot, might actually be right in our consensus that these are very dangerous and critical times in which America can continue to stand for democracy and freedom or simply accept everything that comes down the pike and watch her go into Socialism, something the founding father's never intended. We love our children and grandchildren more than that. We want you to live in a free America, not subservient to the whims of power and government involved in every aspect of your lives. So, be patient with us. We're not hatemongers. We're Americans who've lived through a lot and seen a lot and recognize danger when we see it. In the meantime, let's be friends.