The United States is the only country in the world without a history or culture because people with strange ideas and full of hate who have developed a complex and resentment toward others for times and incidents that occurred long before they were even born, are creating chaos.
I say a country without a history, because this is the only country that I know of where all monuments and memorials honoring our soldiers are being destroyed.
The majority of those monuments are of Robert E. Lee — who served as a military officer in the U.S. Army. I bet “he knew what he was getting into.”
Recently the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Memorial Cross the American Legion erected in 1925 in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor the memory of 49 men who perished during World War I is unconstitutional because the cross carries “an inherently religious message and creates the unmistakable appearance of honoring only Christian serviceman. Justices of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals proving to be very narrow minded or ignorant said the memorial entangles the government in religion because the cross is the “core symbol of Christianity” and breaches the wall separating church and state.
In this country almost everybody has a belief in a Supreme Being, regardless of that being’s name, and for 63 years we have pledged allegiance to our flag for “one nation, under God…”
The first 2-cent piece printed in 1864 said “In God We Trust.”
I bet the justices of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals love the feeling of the green currency in their pockets even if it says “In God We Trust.” This is one of the reasons I always say that Lady Liberty might be blind, but she has very good ears when she hears the crackling of dollar bills next to her face.
We need to thank Christopher Carbone and Nicole Darrah with Fox News for providing information of all monuments that have been removed and the cities that have removed them.
Just to mention a few, in Annapolis, Md. under cover of darkness, city workers removed a statue on August 18 of former Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney that had been on the State House’s front lawn for 145 years.
History has being abolished from our country by destroying statues and monuments of soldiers and sailors who fought for our liberty regardless what side they fought on. Our guys at war at the present time don’t look at the next person as a Democrat or Republican, but as a fellow soldier fighting for the same cause.
All cities and states are guilty of such crime as Austin, Tex.; Baltimore, Maryland; Bradenton, Fla.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dallas, Tex.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Durham, N.C.; and Franklin, Ohio. In Gainesville, Fla. a monument of Confederate soldiers that stood in front of a building in downtown for 113 years was removed.
It has happened in Montana, Kentucky, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Washington, DC, and Ohio.
Pretty soon if we travel to New York we won’t have the opportunity to take a look at the statue of Lady Liberty who has been watching over us since 1885 when it was shipped from Paris to the U.S. because it won’t be long before a whole bunch of resentful people will demand that she also be torn down into the bay.
For all those critics of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, such as Ronda Rousey, a judoka and mixed martial artist won’t be able to adhere to the plaque at the base of the statue: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” That reading will go down with the statue.
There will no longer be history books in libraries, schools, colleges and universities. Professors will no longer need to worry about the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Certain professors would no longer need to be concerned about our First Amendment because they are teaching our children that there is no such thing as free speech.
There is no longer respect for all among us. When we get to the point of disrespecting the president of our country, showing hate and disdain toward one person in particular, we don’t have anything else to lose.
It just happened very recently when Democrat Florida US Representative Frederica Wilson reacted so poorly and with lack of manners toward our president regarding the killing of four Army Green Berets in the Republic of Niger.
Congresswoman Wilson apparently is a personal friend of Sgt. La David Johnson’s family and happened to be present when President Donald Trump called his widow to show his respect and offer his condolences. This woman misinterpreted every word from the president, making a federal case out of a simple arbitration.
President Trump said, “He knew what he was getting into, but I guess it hurts anyway.”
Frederica Wilson told everyone who was willing to listen that “[President Trump] was almost like joking, just like anyone who signs up for military duty is signing up to die. It was horrible, it was insensitive; it was absolutely crazy and unnecessary.” Then making a comment directed at Mr. Trump, she said: “She [the deceased man’s widow] is not a woman or a widow, Mr. President, she has a name — and it is Myesha.” I wonder what went through her head at the moment because regardless of what her name is, she is still a woman and the widow of the dead soldier.
Frederica Wilson says she plans to push Congress to investigate the death, which happened as part of a U.S. fight against the terror group Boko Haram. To remind everyone, Boko Haram are the same ones who kidnapped 276 school girls and kept them hostage for a year or longer. Ms. Wilson said, “I want answers surrounding ‘his’ death. I want a complete investigation into what happened. Why was he missing for 48 hours? Why was he in an unarmored car? Why didn’t they have appropriate weapons? Sgt. Johnson was wonderful. He was smart, he was athletic and he’s married to the most wonderful woman who has two children and expecting another one.”
The country has lost not one but four soldiers. They all died in an ambush on October 4, 2017.
Staff Sgt. Bryan Black from Puyallup, Washington, was a Green Beret Special Forces medic. He learned Hausa because he wanted to communicate directly with Nigerians. He also spoke French and Arabic. Staff Sgt. Black was married and had two sons, Ezekiel and Isaac. Congresswoman Wilson, using your own words, his wife is not a woman or a widow, she has a name and it is Michelle.
Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson from Springboro, Ohio was a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist. According to the Department of Defense, he earned more than a dozen awards and decorations, including the Army Commendation Medal, the National defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He had a wife and two daughters. Definitively he knew what was involved dealing with terrorists, so he also knew what he was getting into.
Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright from Lyons, Georgia came from a family deeply rooted in military service dating back to 1812. His brother remembers him as someone who wanted to serve in the military because he found a way to serve others and he did it in some of the worst environments in the world, to his final breath. He had just turned 29 less than a month before.
Frederica Wilson has been a member of Congress since 2011. Does she remember the fatal day of September 11, 2012 when four Americans were killed in Benghazi? U.S.: Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Definitively they all knew what they were getting into when they went to Libya, but what they did not know was that they were going to be backstabbed by the same people responsible for their safety.
Was Congresswoman Frederica Wilson so disrespectful to President Obama at the time for the negligence of Hillary Clinton as she was last week to President Trump?
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.