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A letter to Obama from a 95 yr. old Vet.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    WOW!!! AND WOW AGAIN!!!
    Even Snopes tried its hardest to say it was false. but at the end, they had to declare it true....
    Wow, wow and wow again!!!
    Snopes checked and approved...




    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
    Snopes confirms as true:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/haroldestes.asp

    When a 95 year old hero of the "the Greatest Generation" stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can. Please pass it on.
     
  2. John55

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    +1000. best thing I've read in a long time.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Barrelbulger- if you ever learned how to read it would help your ability to argue and not appear a racist. You followed up your earlier posting on a different subject where you talked about "Afro engineering" with this one? To prove how smart you are?

    Snoops checked nothing except where the letter came from. Not the allegations of fact in the letter.

    It came via email apparently. Not many 95 year olds type out emails like this

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. Catpower

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    Hey Gene, read the first part it says he dictated it to a friend then signed and sent it

    And he is 1000% correct
     
  5. g7777777

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    Well no one ever asked him have they? and regardless of if it was dictated or not - does it sound like a 95 year old?

    Could he even read what he was signing?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    There's some sharp people at the age of 95

    Gene I'll leave it up to you to ask him since you're not busy
     
  7. 100after9

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    WHY would you even argue with this!!!! no matter if it was written or translated by another ... It was from the heart.... I'm sure that anyone who has fought and died for our country would say the same thing!!!!!
     
  8. stokinpls

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    Must be some truth in it, haven't heard the term "crackpot", yet.
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Another shot at me by numbnutz(Gene). Gene why don't you quit takin shots at me? Will you never learn that you will never bring me down to your low level. Bulge.
     
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