Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Your Commander has been around for a long, long time and he cannot remember a time (even during the troubling days of World War ll) when there was greater division and contentious relations within our country and abroad. The hostility that exists between our two major political parties appears to be unresolvable, and it has gotten to a point that little or no effective action can be accomplished in the Halls of Congress. A policy of personal destruction continues across our land and it is detrimental to all concerned.

It is under these circumstances that I suggest we turn to men and/or women who provide reasoned consultation utilizing historically supported facts along with controlled emotions for suggestions that will bring forth positive results to both sides of our contentious issues. While we all have hard positions on events of the day, there is growing concern on both the left and the right that our precious Constitution is being abrogated with the support of the Supreme Court and growing Big Government.

Each of us has individuals we respect and admire. I suggest two individuals who have been receiving a growing audience and admiration from people who are willing to look at both points of view on all issues. My selections are both firm supporters of our Constitution, as I am, and deserve the growing audience they are receiving.

The retired Professor Emeritus Walter E. Williams of George Mason University and Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist, are my recommendations as individuals who contribute much to the major debates of the day. Frequently I have referred to both of these noted scholars in my commentaries, and let me suggest you read a recent column by Walter E. Williams titled “Parting Company”

If the Tea Party movement is to be successful I suggest they listen to voices such as Williams and Krauthammer who address resolutions with a calm, but firm, reasoned voice. The Tea Party movement may just be our last best hope for the future of the United States of America. We dare not miss our collective opportunity to save our country, but we surely cannot and will not succeed with irrational emotional violent behavior.

We all should all remember “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm you”.


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