Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

‘Man Up’ America – the Dream Must be Earned!

233Views

MANY YEARS PREVIOUSLY, ON JUNE 19, 1953, JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG, CONVICTED OF CONSPIRING TO PASS U.S. ATOMIC SECRETS TO THE SOVIETS, WERE EXECUTED AT SING SING PRISON, IN OSSINING, NEW YORK.

THEY HAD A YOUNG SON, I BELIEVE HE WAS APPROXIMATELY TWELVE YEARS OLD, WHO, CONSEQUENTLY, WAS ORPHANED.

SOME CONSIDER THIS TO BE A BLOT ON AMERICAN HISTORY; AND YET MANY WERE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS CONVICTION AND SENTENCE. AN ISSUE THAT ALMOST DIVIDED OUR NATION. I SAY “ALMOST” BECAUSE AT THAT TIME AMERICANS WERE SOLIDLY TOGETHER TO DEFEAT OUR ENEMIES. WE DO NOT FIND THAT CONSOLIDATED PATRIOTISM TODAY. DIVISION WILL DO US IN, AS PRES. LINCOLN FOREWARNED.

THESE THOUGHTS RUN THROUGH MY MIND WHEN I READ THAT SGT. BERGHDAL (?) WAS SET FREE! WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE TO ALL AMERICANS AND VETERANS. HOW FAR DO WE GO WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS?

AND WHO IS THIS MILITARY JUDGE TO DECIDE HE HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH WHILE IMPRISONED? HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO LIVE AMONG US AND SHARE IN THE WONDERFUL LIFE OF A FREE AMERICAN. WE HAVE BECOME VERY SOFT IN THE NAME OF “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”.

THIS IS A COWARDLY AND TERRIBLE THING. IT STARTED BACK IN THE NINETIES (CLINTON YEARS), AND HAS BEEN CARRIED FORWARD BY EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE. CAN ONE NOT SEE WHAT IT IS DOING TO OUR SOCIETY? WE CAN NOT KISS EVERYONE’S FOOT AND STILL BE FAIR TO ALL.

WE WERE ALWAYS A NATION OF MANY FREEDOMS, AND THE SENSITIVITY THAT HAS EVOLVED FROM THAT PHRASE IS GIVING OUR POLITICIANS FODDER TO FEED OFF THE MANY. THEY PRETEND TO MAGNIFY THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OF ANY GIVEN SITUATION, AND THEREBY GAIN THE VOTES OF THAT SEGMENT  OF SOCIETY. IT APPEARS THAT THE “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS” ADVOCACY HAS BEEN THE RUINATION OF OUR SOCIETY.

WE, AS AMERICANS, MUST RETURN TO OUR ROOTS AND STAND UP TO THOSE IN WASHINGTON THAT WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAINTAIN THE POWER AND STATUS THEY HAVE ACHIEVED FOR THEMSELVES; TOTALLY TURNING THEIR BACKS ON THOSE WHO HAVE CONTINUED TO LIVE ACCORDING TO OUR CONSTITUTION; THOSE THAT HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OUR FLAG; THOSE THAT HAVE ENJOYED THE AMERICAN DREAM THROUGH HARD WORK AND COOPERATION.

BEING BRAVE IS BEING AMERICAN. HELPING THOSE THAT ARE NOT IS ALSO AMERICAN. BUT WE MUST NOT CONFUSE “HELPING”, WITH GIVING IN TO SELFISH ATTITUDES THAT PREVAIL UNDER THE GUISE OF “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”. THIS TERM AND THIS ATTITUDE IS USED OFTEN BY THOSE WHO HAVE DEEMED THEMSELVES “DESERVING”.

WE HAVE MANY IMMIGRANTS WHO COME INTO THIS COUNTRY WITH THEIR HANDS OUT. THEY EXPECT ALL THE BENEFITS THAT WE HAVE. THEY MUST BE EDUCATED TO THE FACT THAT OUR FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, AND FOREFATHERS WORKED HARD FOR THESE BENEFITS. THEY CANNOT SIT BACK ON THEIR LAZY SELF’S AND HAVE EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM. MANY OF OUR YOUNG ALSO, HAVE BEEN SPOILED SO BADLY THAT THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO EARN THE FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES OF THIS LAND.

IT IS TIME TO GIVE THEM ALL, THE IMMIGRANTS AND THE SPOILED MILLENNIALS, A LESSON THAT MOST OF US LEARNED AT AN EARLY LIFE.

LIFE IS NOT FREE. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. LIBERTY IS NOT FREE. THEY CANNOT EXPECT TO HAVE THEIR NEIGHBORS SUPPORT THEM. THEY CANNOT EXPECT TO HAVE SOCIETY TODAY PAY FOR THE SINS OF SOCIETY YESTERDAY. SLAVERY HAS BEEN ABOLISHED; CHILD LABOR HAS BEEN ABOLISHED; WOMEN ARE GAINING THEIR RIGHTS AS THEY WORK HARD FOR THEM.

WE ARE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE DAY WE ARE BORN. OUR PARENTS HAD THE JOB OF GUIDING US THROUGH THE FORMATIVE YEARS, UNTIL WE REACHED THE AGE OF MATURITY. THEN WE ARE ON OUR OWN!

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

Jean Coulard

Retired Office manager, Food Service Director; 2+ years College; One (1) year Kitchen Management / New York Culinary School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Facebook Comments

CONTACT US

Need help, have a question, or a comment? Send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Sending

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account

Thanks for sharing!
We invite you to become an iPatriot insider. Simply sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll keep you in the loop.

Send this to a friend