I’m 91 years old, a World War II Navy veteran who served on a destroyer and later a cruiser. I spent 180,000 miles at sea or more on those two ships. My destroyer was in major battles in North Africa and Sicily, Italy. I transferred to the cruiser in the middle of 1944 and trained off of Pearl Harbor, bombarded Saipan, took part in the invasion of Iwo Jima for 36 days, saw the flag raised, left there for the invasion of Okinawa, where we lost 26 ships, left there and joined the Third Fleet until V-Day. That’s some of my World War II record.
I watch the news, I read the paper, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Democratic Party is made up of liars and cowards. I also think part of the Republican Party is the same. The politicians will tell the America people anything to be elected or re-elected. Once in office it seems they don’t hold to the truth. I have a 10th grade education but I know how to solve these lying politicians’ problems within a week. You people when you get elected, you want the job forever. We need term limits for you elected politicians.
If America follows the Democratic way of government and what they believe, I believe we will be finished as a great nation. I have a deep love for our country but not for our politicians.
In my opinion, most entitlements, most welfare, most food stamps must be cut back now. Half of our people are carrying the load for the other half, and that doesn’t work. This can’t continue. Before World Ward II there were no entitlements, there were no medical benefits, there was no Social Security for farmers or dairy people; when a family got sick their neighbor stepped in and helped.
The politicians in Washington have given all of our textile jobs away to foreign countries. I believe there are enough people in America to support the president in taking us into socialism. America has already slipped away from the country I was raised in.
The writer lives in Hemingway.