Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

I Am A Retired Veteran
By Norman E. Hooben
USAF, MSgt, Retired

I am a retired veteran of the United States Armed Forces
Now I am a member of We The People…just words

During my active duty years I’ve seen war and rumors of war
I protected We The People…just words

I fought for God and country Blessed by We The People…just words

The path I chose was
The road not taken by We The People….just words

They were the best years of my life
Unbeknown by We The People…just words

The hardships I endured  Will never be shared by We The People…just words

For over two score years in uniform
Now I dress as We The People….just words

Time moves on and I’m here to say
Freedom is not free for We The People….just words

When it was said that old soldiers never dieThey just fade away by We The People….just words

When the time has come and my years are spent I’ll be buried by We The People….just words
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
~ Author Unknown

Special thanks to Maggie's Notebook for the following:
On this day in 1620, the Mayflower Compact was signed. The first colonists leading the way to America, as we know it today, signed a governing document for Plymouth Colony. The colonists crossed the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Mayflower. At least half of those were Christians, seeking the freedom to practice Christianity, without the tyrannical direction of the the King James. The Compact clearly established that the Colony would be free of English law. “It was devised to set up a government from within themselves and was written by those to be governed.” The compact began “In the name of God, Amen.”
When creating the Mayflower Compact, the signers believed that covenants were not only to be honored between God and man, but also between each other. They had always honored covenants as part of their righteous integrity and agreed to be bound by this same principle with the Compact. John Adams and many historians have referred to the Mayflower Compact as the foundation of the U.S. Constitution written more than 150 years later.
America was indeed begun by men who honored God and set their founding principles by the words of the Bible. They lived their lives with honesty, reliability, and fairness toward establishing this country “for the sake of its survival.” A great many of America’s Founding Fathers have been quoted in regard to living by Biblical values.
God bless our Military.

Photos by Norman E. Hooben
Cape Cod Massachusetts ~ November 2011

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