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Veteran arrested for threatening Obama

After reading the article here at, I can understand the viewpoint of the Secret Service taking this as an honest threat.  I mean they pretty much have to take all these “threats” seriously, don’t they? 

But think about it for a minute.  The guy is a vet, was in the Navy for four years, and was a former New York City police officer and a fire captain.  And to top it all off, he is 78 years old!  Hardly the age conducive to prowling the grounds of the White House wouldn’t you think?  Might he just possibly have made the statement to the V.A. nurse in jest?  Sick joke, or in bad taste it might be but, it still could be one, right? 

And I’m sure after these first two years of the current Prez, this Veteran wasn’t the only one to have vocalized his thoughts on this Administration’s Leader, nor will he be the last.  As for the guns, he was ex-military and a former New York City police officer.  It would be odd for a man of his training and background not to own some guns, wouldn’t you think?  As for the mental evaluation . . . good idea.  Better than shooting the man down in the future.  If he needs help, get it for him!  Just my opinion.



This is a message from an appalled observer

This is a message from an appalled observer, forwarded on by my brother: 

Today I went to visit the new World War II Memorial in Washington , DC. I got an unexpected history lesson. Because I’m a baby boomer, I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents, Veterans of  ‘the greatest war,’ with their families.

It was a beautiful day, and people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us milled around the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and Truman that are engraved there.  On the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the words President Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor: “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 –a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.”

 One elderly woman read the words aloud:  “With confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.”  But as she read, she was suddenly turned angry. “Wait a minute,” she said, “they left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important part. Roosevelt ended the message with ‘so help us God.'”  

Her husband said, “You are probably right.  We’re not supposed to say things like that now.”

“I know I’m right,” she insisted. “I remember the speech.”  The two looked dismayed, shook their heads sadly and walked away.

Listening to their conversation, I thought to myself, ‘Well, it has been over 50 years; she’s probably forgotten.’  But she had not forgotten. She was right.. so help us God”.   I went home and pulled out the book my book club is reading — “Flags of Our Fathers” by James Bradley. It’s all about the battle at Iwo Jima . 

The people who edited out that part of the speech when they engraved it on the memorial could have fooled me.  I was born after the war!  But they couldn’t fool the people who were there.  Roosevelt ‘s words are engraved on their hearts.

People today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the beginning.  He still wants to be…and He always will be!

I have noticed this more in the present administration than before, the emphasis on the separation of Church and State. Maybe it is only me.  Is it only a matter of time until they need a “new currency” without the words, “In God We Trust”?  What with the removing of His name from memorials, documents of our country, the escalating crime, the failing economy and the ever-increasing violence, maybe a little more faith in Him might be in order about now!  What do you think?