I couldn't agree with this gentleman more! Semper Fi !!!

I'm  63. Except for  one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period  when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard,  since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour  weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a  good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to  get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and  I'm tired. Very  tired.


          I'm  tired of  being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have  my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the  money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy  to earn  it.


          I'm  tired of  being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their  homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to  help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our  paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the  left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the  Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with  their own  money.


          I'm  tired of  being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires  like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live  in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty  years, if they get their way, the United  States will have the economy of  Zimbabwe , the  freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of  Mexico , the  tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of  Venezuela  ....


          I'm  tired of  being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can  read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and  daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some  slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they  aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims  stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims  mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah,  because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them  to.


          I'm  tired of  being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of  Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower  college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming  them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the  ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts  minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators  from  Illinois.


          I  think it's  very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is  doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation  Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or  someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less  arrogantly of an all-knowing  government.


          I'm  tired of a  news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were  obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful;  that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time,  but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control  weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military  records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed  Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP,  but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best  president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or  switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but  the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in  2004.


          I'm  tired of  being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let  Saudi Arabia use  our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach  hate in America ,  while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or  religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love  and  tolerance.


          I'm  tired of  being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming,  which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom  apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a  three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our  carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than  Gore, you're green  enough.


          I'm  tired of  being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support  and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush  out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses  while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to  be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm  tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I  tell them I never tried  marijuana.


          I'm  tired of  illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the  ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's  next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm  not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few  hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm  willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can  speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is  self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for  three years in our military.... Those are the citizens we  need.


          I'm  tired of  latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of  the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids  near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids  can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under  life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than  themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops  sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that  were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are?  Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to  all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu  Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to  captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in  Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col.  William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered  Al !

 Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who  cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were  Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are  the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and  handouts, instead of hiding from in  fear.


          I'm  tired of  people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the  other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are  bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship.  I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois  Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to  mention the tax cheats in Obama's  cabinet.


          I'm  tired of  hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties  talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes,  when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm  tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or  poor.


          Speaking  of poor, I'm tired of hearing  people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor.  The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know  we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition  of poor to keep the dollars  flowing.


          I'm  real tired of  people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm  tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or  big-whatever for their  problems.


          Yes,  I'm damn tired. But I'm  also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the  world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my  granddaughter.


          Robert  A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms  in the Massachusetts State  Senate.



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