Every year there’s fewer and fewer of them around – the Veterans of WWII. Most of them are on the business end of 90+ and the group who served during that time just keeps getting smaller and smaller.
My guess is most of them are conservatives because they know what happens when you start taking Rights and individual liberties away from people – something the left is proud of – especially our current President.
When Barack Obama isn’t setting up barriers to stop WWII Vets from visiting memorials or allowing the VA to become so incompetant and corrupt that vets are literally dying while waiting to see a doctor, he’s defunding, destroying, emasculating and draining our troops of the assets and people they need to defend our borders.
Well one of them, Harold Estes, who died at age 97, enlisted in 1934, serving 23 years before, during and after that war, retiring as a Master Chief Boatswains Mate and ending his days in what he called a “rest home” in Hawaii had his say regarding Obama and his ilk before he left this world.
The Pearl Harbor Survivor wrote The President a letter just as Obama took off on his “apology” tour – but it not only directly applies after these eight years, it reads as if Estes could see the future: The President would show disrespect for police, the military, see life through a prism of skin color and have a general anti-American approach.
I’ll let excerpts from that letter speak for itself:
“Dear President Obama,
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.
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 and (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.)
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..
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.
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’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… “
Harold B. Estes