Letter to the editor:
This very day the highest leaders of the United States continue their obsession in “the business of war” led by Barack Obama for engaging our troops in simultaneous radical Muslim wars. Today, it is with another radical Muslim nation, Libya.
The new war in Libya began with Obama leaving all the details up to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while he is on another vacation, this time it’s South America. In a recent news conference down there, he said, “When he gets back home, he is pulling the American forces out and turning it over to the French!” I don’t believe history will reveal when France ever won a war? Can anyone imagine our men and women in our Armed Forces being under command of a French commander?
Not since World War II have we ever won a war outright, rather we have fought a series of “cut and run wars” wasting trillions of US dollars. In addition to the waste of our assets, there’s been a loss of nearly 100,000 American members of our Armed Forces KILLED IN ACTION!
With the economic state of our nation, we can’t even afford to provide basic health care for the millions of disabled and life-time maimed young men and women war veterans!
If we will remember, in order to finance nine years of war (1961-1975), the Vietnam War, President Lyndon Johnson and majority members of both houses of Congress transferred (stole) trillions of dollars from the so called “Social Security’s locked box”. Johnson moved trillions from the Social Security fund to the general fund. This allowed President Johnson to dip into the general fund at the whims of LBJ and both Houses of Congress.
Over the past couple of weeks, money we don’t have is being used for another million-dollar-per-day undeclared-declared-cut-and-run war in Libya”?
To add insult to our injury to the USA’s financial woes, President Obama, while on vacation to South America, gave Brazil $300 billion U.S. dollars for their offshore oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico!
Remember: Obama ordered an indefinite moratorium on our nation’s explorations and drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. His edict left more than 16,000 employees along the Gulf coast unemployed. Then, Obama asked Brazil if they would sell us their petroleum when they start producing from their wells drilled in the Gulf. Yes, after he gave them $300 billions of our near worthless dollars to finance Brazil’s oil production in the Gulf he had to go back to begging them to sell us some of the oil!
While Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America continues with the blessings of a majority of the members of Congress, we’ve moved from a nation of UNITED WE STAND to a nation of DIVIDED WE ARE FALLING!
I wonder how many brain-challenged Americans will vote on November 5, 2012, for a continuation of this crazy leadership toward the complete destruction of our once proud God fearing and financially solvent nation.
John M. Elkins
4040 Luella Road
Sherman, TX 75090-5270
Brigadier General John M. Elkins, National Guard of Texas (Retired) serves as Director and Curator Emeritus of the Perrin AFB Museum located at Perrin Field in Grayson County. John sits on a board, under authority of Congressman Ralph M. Hall, that nominates candidates for all U.S. Military academies.
A Mason for over 50 years, John achieved his Master Mason Degree in 1960 while assigned to the 2nd Bombardment Wing based at Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Georgia. Gen. Elkins is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, York Rite and a member of the Hella Shrine Temple in Garland, Texas. Governor Rick Perry promoted John to Brigadier General in June 2005. Congressman Hall calls him “a hero of two wars and a great friend”.
He served his country, in uniform, 45 years and is a veteran of WW2, Korea and Vietnam. His father served in WW1 before him. John M. Elkins was born in Joliet, Illinois in 1930, in the middle of the Great Depression.
John continues selfless service to his country as a TEA Party Patriot, a true conservative who loves his country.