About this brouhaha over the President’s decision to forgo the Arlington Cemetery appearance to spend Memorial Day in Chicago. I was trying to get upset about it. I really was. Then it hit me, who cares? If he were an ordinary citizen, he probably wouldn’t attend any services at all. Judging from his actions so far, I conclude this man hates America and everything the founders intended when the country was established. So, who cares if Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t show at Arlington? No-one should. Not me. Not the soldiers serving overseas. Not the fallen soldiers we are honoring on the occasion.

What will be missed, unfortunately, is a President of the United States of America. One who understands that the office of President is not about one man, not an apologist-in-chief or a narcissist who takes the “all about me” approach to life. What will be missed is a solemn appreciation as to why that precious blood was spilled in the first place. That liberty, freedom, and our rights as people are not granted by the government, but by God and that any President swears an oath to protect those rights as enumerated in the Constitution.

No, this President doesn’t understand what his role should be, if his does, he’s sure doing the absolute opposite. Almost every action he has taken has served to divide, not unify, as he promised. All of his dealings thus far have been obscure and opaque, not transparent. All of his speeches have been misdirection and double-talk, deflection and projection, never taking blame when due and taking credit where none is deserved.

So, I’m not going to lose any sleep over his decision to attend the ceremony and speak at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery instead of Arlington. But I am watching and listening with eyes and ears wide open. Memorial Day did, after all, begin as Decoration Day after the Civil War and if he is true to form, he will use his remarks to pour more salt into the wound of America’s original sin of slavery. Never mind the fact that America is the only country in the world to ever abolish it. He could do a world of good by attending at the Lincoln cemetery, if he uses his remarks to help heal the wounds that slavery caused, but he won’t.

I predict he will do as he has done in the past, to see the world, our country and our sovereign rights as Americans as one more piece of clay in need of molding into his twisted socialist/communist ideal, not protecting the Constitution and the rights therein like the fragile piece of glass this country and those freedoms truly are. We shall see.

So, on this day, forget we have a President who hates his country, for even though  he hates it, we love it all the more in spite of him. We must voice our opposition to his agenda louder than ever before to honor those we remember this weekend. Hoist our flag and fly it proudly. Pray for the lost, pray for and say thank you to our veterans, and most importantly, pray for our troops in harms way. That is the true purpose of Memorial Day.

God bless America and the soldiers who protect her.

Red poppy flower, side view

Image by Martin LaBar via Flickr

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.

~Moina Michael

UPDATE: Linked at The Daley Gator. Thanks Doug!

Comments
  • Gorges Smythe May 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I pray that God will bless all of our service men and women, past, present and future. I also pray that voters will remove King Barrack from ofice in 2012, unless God chooses to remove him first (which I also pray for, literally).

  • Reaganite Republican May 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    And Obummer missed a GREAT opportunity to not salute- one of his favorite non-activities lol

  • The War Planner May 30, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    ..you have said in such plain, simple language what all of the flowery rhetoric on the subject failed to do.

    He will not be missed on Monday, next July 4th, November 11th, and other dates of note until be is bade good riddance on January 21st in 2012 as no more than a really bad memory.

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  • Troy May 31, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Hello MNRobot…You stopped by my blog to thank one of my commenters for reposting this great article that you have written…That is what led me to your blog….I sure do like your taste in music…The Arc Angels and Bramhall videos are excellent…Wooo hooo!!!…I kind of got the impression that you are from Texas…So am I (all my life) and I have a deep appreciation for great music, especially if it has some roots in Texas.

    I don’t know how old you are so I’m not sure if you’ll remember or know who these guys are, but go to my blog and at the top of the page click on “Going Heyoka”…There is a great Texas musical treat there…I think you’ll like it! http://heyokapatriots.wordpress.com/

    Direct link here: http://heyokapatriots.wordpress.com/going-heyoka/

    • mnrobot May 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

      Hi Troy. Thanks for stopping by. I love good music also, I have a little recording studio here in my little neck of the Texas woods. Am listening to the Heyoka band right now. Good stuff. Lot’s of influences in there. Mountain, Kansas, Tull, some Boston even, but original still. I grew up in Houston and live about an hour east of there now. I’ll be checking back in on your blog. Looks like you’ve got some loyal readers. Nice to meet you in the ether. Cheers!

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