95yr old WW2 vet schools the President!

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  1. SPEKTRE76

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    "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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    Thank you, Mr. Harold B. Estes, Sir.

    Thank you.

    MM
     
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    #3 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Dec 25, 2012
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    Careful with this one guys. Don't let this one get into a political discussion. We have a no politics policy on this forum, which has been stated in the rules of the forum, that are for all members to read. Therefore there is no reason for anyone to not understand those rules, and therefore there will be no warnings given.
     
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    Good note. Doubt it'll ever reach him. Some staffer'll delete it.
     
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    Guys this letter was actually written back in 2009. He had 50 of them typed up for him, and he signed them and mailed them out.
     
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    Trying very hard to be good he writes: Mr. Harold B. Estes you are my hero
    Then goodnight, peaceful night;
    Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
    God is near, do not fear,
    Friend, goodnight.
     

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    so this is for real then? GOOD! when i see so many of these kinds of letters i view them with a skepical eye. not that i may not believe in the exact same ideal they are trying to defend and whole heartly agree with the entent.....but the internet has spawned so many urban myths....like photoshop has created miraculous momets that never happened. Mr. Estes took the time to share his view of america with others. as this generation dies so are the first hand witnesses to such a great event. they saw the truth and knew how america felt. once they are gone we lose this " i know because i was there" perspective....and that is tragic.
     
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    I am by no means a big fan of the persone this letter was directed to, but it's nothing but another political rant like the ones we just saw in the election. Some true, some not, and other bits just twisted out of context.
     
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    Yes this one is for real.

    As I said though, lets not let this one get political, more than it has. There is a reason why we have a no politics policy here.
     
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    I would suggest not letting this thread through, the letter is political already.

    For my American friends: remember this is an international forum. When discussing your country's politics, be prepared that non-Americans on this forum can chime in and, oh shock, disagree. This leads to heated debate and quite often angry Americans on the forum, angry at the occasional european who dares to criticize while it is not their business to do so.

    Sorry sounding like a moderator, my apologies, I'll shut up :)

    Remains to give my :salute: to mr Estes for his service during a time when the world was in need. May he rest in peace.
     
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    Sounds good Marcel and I truly appreciate your comments. Thread locked!
     
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    That was certainly the best choice.

    For the reasons stated by Marcel, that is also why we have a no politics policy. People from the US don't want to hear opinions from foreigners when it comes to our politics and laws, but want to give their opinion on foreign politics and laws. Same for the non Americans. They don't want US opinions on their politics and laws, but want to give their opinion on US politics and laws.

    Always ends up ugly...
     
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