Memorial Day

This is Memorial Day, a well-kept green field filled with simple white stones, Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Birth and Death Dates, a small U.S. flag waving in a gentle breeze at each headstone. The men and women lying in the cemeteries will not go shopping today, nor will they go on a picnic or a family outing or a barbecue. Their futures were sacrificed in lands far from home to help guarantee a safe and secure future here at home. There are also many thousands that were lost at sea and they have no headstone only the cold depths of the oceans of the world as a grave, many thousands died on remote islands and were never buried they simply disappeared into the ground, some lie there to this day. The days between the birth and death dates are the memories of family and friends. The date of their death are the memories of friends who survived and they remember the last words said, or they died alone with their last words lost in time, or the end was so violent that there were no last words.

As you go shopping today and if you pass a cemetery with small American flags waving gently in the breeze just say thank you, better yet stop and get out of your car and go visit for minute. Read the name on the headstone, talk to the person, call them by name, ask him or her what she wanted to be, try to imagine how hellish that last day of life on earth was.

If you go to the beach today, stop for a moment look out to sea and give thanks. As you swim in the warm waters you will notice the coolness as you go deeper into the water, imagine how cold it is at the very bottom.

Ask yourself if you have done your very best to keep and care for what those brave men and women who sacrificed their futures and lives gave you, while asking nothing in return.

When judgement day comes, and it surely will, the earth and the seas will give up the dead step aside, let them pass and offer the a salute.

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If an eagle understands the difference why can't politicians?

If an eagle understands the difference why can’t people?

Maybe this explains it

There has to be a reason why the political elite and the political powerbrokers are still trying to derail the Trump Train, and this may just explain it.

First Donald J. Trump got where he is in the presidential primary process not because of them, but in spite of them, even their best efforts to stop him failed. He spent his own money, not the money from the usual cast of characters. That must really tick them off. Not only did he spend his own money, he spent less than the political insiders. He spent less because it was his money, and not other people’s money. This is something politicians will never grasp, they spend other people’s money when they should be spending money like it was their own. If they did the nation would not be 19 trillion in debt.

Second the establishment politicians have let the conservatives down for far too long. The political elite, the powerbrokers and their surrogates claim that Trump is not conservative enough or a true conservative. For far too long the voters have had to support the so-called conservative candidate the republican party wanted. When they are elected the vast majority of them act a liberal socialist progressives. We have taken the bull by the horns, so to speak, and caused a revolution in the republican party. The voters will decide who is conservative enough to represent them and your party not you. This must really tick you off, to that I say good. You have been ticking us off long enough. We are now the adults in the room.

Third the voters are tired of being lied to. Donald J. Trump has not even officially won the primary process as of yet and is already fulfilling campaign promises. Imagine that, as impossible as it sounds, we have a man running in the primaries and he is already fulfilling campaign promises. Not exactly a quality of a career politician, is it?

Fourth Donald J. Trump appeals to the voters, look at the number of votes he has already amassed in the primaries and it is not over yet. The people must feel that they will finally have a voice in government. Not only that, there is finally a presidential candidate that speaks to the voters, not the lobbyists, special interest groups or donors. Some talking heads claim that the Trump Train is a cult of personality. I disagree with them, but I will say that at least Trump has some personality, unlike the previous nominees and the establishment politicians that were in this primary at the start. The last two republican nominees were whipped in the general elections, so much for electability.

Fifth you are afraid of Trump. Perhaps you fear a Trump presidency more than you fear a Clinton presidency. Do you fear Trump because of what he might or might not do? Are you afraid that the game might be up? Do you fear exposure of your past misdeeds?