Monday, May 31, 2010

Do Not Be Too Disturbed That Obama Wrote off Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day!

President Obama will not be attending the traditional wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery due to going to Chicago for the weekend.... --- information from various news sources about the President's planned "get away" for Memorial Day weekend

A hornet's nest of a different kind has been stirred up when it was learned that President Obama will not be participating in the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery this year. He will be in his hometown of Chicago and it was reported that he will be participating in an event at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery instead.

Stop and think it through for a moment. While many are very upset about this, is it not just as well that he didn't take part in the Arlington observance?

1. Here is a man who has had absolutely no military experience whatsoever and doesn't know the first thing about how the military operates. And one has to wonder whether he could even begin to hold up under the discipline of basic military training!

2. Here is a man who was raised in a generation in which the military was much despised and lacking in respect. And there is no hard core evidence that he is any different in his basic attitude toward the military. It has to be agreed that for political expediency he will make remarks from time to time that are "favorable" toward the military -- but remember, first and foremost he is a professional politician and one of the best at that -- which is why for a number of people, each time he speaks you feel nausea setting in quickly!

3. For this man to lay a wreath on the grave of a member of the military is nothing less than a slap in the face of that person who served honorably under the flag of the United States of America!

4. Let him go through basic training (I am a bit prejudiced on this - I would suggest United States Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island S.C. - many years ago I went through it and managed to survive!) -- spend a few years in the enlisted ranks and then he might be taken a bit more seriously when he enters the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery!

Yes, he is presently the Commander in Chief - that is, the "big boss" of all branches of the military combined. That in itself has to be a bitter pill for career military people to swallow. Fortunately, the day will come when Obama will no longer be the Commander in Chief and preferably the person who then occupies the office of president will have had some personal military experience -- at least much more than a resume that has nothing on it other than community organizing experience and some shoddy political shenanigans Chicago style!

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. --- Jesus speaking in Luke 16:15

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