Published On: Fri, May 11th, 2012

FIREWORKS IN POLITICS – CAMPAIGN 2012

By: Al Zucaro 

NOW THAT THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN WITH BOTH SIDES DRAWN AND THE POLITICAL RETHORIC IN FULL FORCE, I THOUGHT SHARING TWO SENTIMENTS  RECENTLY SHOWN ON MY INTERNET BROADCAST SHOW BY IRA SABIN, A FRIEND AND POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

I REALIZE THAT NOT ALL OF US ARE OF THE SAME POLITICAL PERSUASION BUT FAIL TO SEE HOW ANY OF US CAN FORCEFULLY DISAGREE WITH THE IDEALS CONTAINED BELOW.

A LETTER WRITTEN BY A FRIEND TO HIS SON……

“SOME REFER TO US AS SENIOR CITIZENS, OLD FOGIES, GEEZERS, SOME OF US ARE ALSO KNOWN AS BABY BOOMERS.

WE WALK A LITTLE SLOWER.  OUR EYES AND HEARING ARE NOT WHAT THEY ONCE WERE.  WE WORKED HARD, RAISED OUR CHILDREN, WORSHIPPED OUR GOD, AND HAVE GROWN OLD TOGETHER. SOME REFER TO US AS THE OVER THE HILL GANG BUT DON’T WRITE US OFF JUST YET.

IN SCHOOL, WE STUDIED ENGLISH, HISTORY, MATH AND SCIENCE, AND THAT EDUCATION ENABLED US TO LEAD AMERICA INTO THE TECHNOLOGICAL AGE.

WE CAN QUOTE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND KNOW WHERE TO PLACE OUR HAND WHEN DOING SO.  WE WORE THE UNIFORM OF OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE AND LOST MANY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

WE DIDN’T FIGHT FOR THE “SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA”, WE FOUGHT FOR THE HOME OF THE FREE AND THE LAND OF BRAVE. WE KNOW THE WORDS TO THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER BY HEART, AND FEEL NO NEED TO APOLIGIZE TO ANYONE OR ANY COUNTRY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

YES, WE MAY BE SLOWING DOWN, BUT REST ASSURED WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE GOOD FIGHT LEFT IN US. WE HAVE LOVED THIS COUNTRY, FOUGHT FOR IT, DIED FOR IT, AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO SAVE IT.

IT IS OUR COUNTRY AND NOBODY IS GOING TO TAKE IT AWAY WITHOUT ONE HECK OF A FIGHT.  WE TOOK AN OATH TO DEFEND AMERICA AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, AND WE PLAN TO KEEP THAT OATH.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO DESTROY THIS NATION FROM WITHOUT AND FROM WITHIN.  TO THIS, WE WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT.

IT WAS MOSTLY YOU THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY WHO FELL FOR THE GREAT LINE OF “HOPE AND CHANGE”WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE NOTHING MORE THEN “HYPE AND LIE”. YOU HAVE STARED SOCIALISM IN THE EYE, AND MAY HAVE DECIDED YOU DON’T LIKE IT. ARE YOU NOW HAVING BUYERS’ REMORSE?  WITH ALL THE EDUCATION WE GAVE YOU, YOU DIDN’T READ BETWEEN THE LINES BUT INSTEAD CHOSE TO DRINK THE KOOL AID AND YOU VOTED FOR IT.

WELL, DON’T WORRY YOUNGSTERS, THE OLD FOGIES ARE HERE AND IN 2012 WE ARE GOING TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY. WE WILL BE GOING TO THE POLLS IN THE MILLIONS.  THIS NATION DOES NOT BELONG TO OBAMA, PELOSI AND REID. IT BELONGS TO ‘WE THE PEOPLE’, AND ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ PLAN TO GET OUR FREEDOM BACK.

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE OR SING THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER STAND UP, PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR HEART, HONOR YOUR COUNTRY, AND THANK GOD FOR THE OLD GEEZERS.”

WITH REGARDS TO THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PERHAPS RED SKELTON ON HIS 1960’S TV SHOW STATED IT BEST WITH THE FOLLOWING RECITAL:

*I*…ME, AN INDIVIDUAL, A COMMITTEE OF ONE.
*PLEDGE*…DEDICATE ALL OF MY WORLDLY GOODS TO GIVE WITHOUT SELF PITY.
*ALLEGIANCE*…MY LOVE AND MY DEVOTION.
*TO THE FLAG*…OUR STANDARD, OLD GLORY, A SYMBOL OF FREEDOM….
*OF THE UNITED*…THAT MEANS WE HAVE ALL COME TOGETHER.
*STATES*…INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER WITH PRIDE AND DIGNITY UNITED TO A COMMON PURPOSE, LOVE OF COUNTRY.
*OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC*…A STATE WHERE SOVERIGN POWER IS VESTED IN REPRESENTATIVES CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE…GOVERNMENT FROM THE PEOPLE TO THE LEADERS, NOT FROM THE LEADERS TO THE PEOPLE.
*FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION*…MEANING, SO BLESSED BY GOD.
*INDIVISIBLE*…INCAPABLE OF BEING DIVIDED.
*WITH LIBERTY*…FREEDOM AND THE RIGHT TO LIVE ONE’S LIFE WITHOUT THREAT, FEAR OR ANY SORT OF RETALIATION.
*FOR ALL*…MEANING IT IS AS MUCH YOUR COUNTRY AS IT IS MINE.

MR. SKELTON’S RENDITION OF THE PLEDGE HAS BEEN MODIFIED SINCE TO ADD TWO WORDS, *UNDER GOD*.

THE SENTIMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS TIMELESS PLEDGE ARE BASED IN THE NATURAL LAWS THAT THIS NATION OF LAW IS BUILT UPON.

FOR THAT REASON, IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE HOW ANY AMERICAN CAN DISAGREE AND SIT BACK WATCHING AS OUR GREAT NATION IS CHANGED AND TRANSFORMED INTO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT IT WAS AND STILL IS….

SO GET UP, GET INVOLVED, AND TAKE THIS MESSAGE TO THE STREETS, TO THE POLLS AND TO THE LEADERS THAT WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE TO BE HEARD AND NOT HERDED.

AL ZUCARO

SEE AL’S INTERNET BROADCAST SHOW ‘CITIZENS OF THE WORLD’ ON WRPBITV.COM AND VISIT HIS WEBSITE AT WWW.ALZUCARO.COM

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