95yr Old, Tells Obama Shape Up or Ship Out


I recieved this from a friend by email.  I understand it is all over t he Internet.  Just in case you think it’s made up, well, I can tell you I personally checked the authenticity of this letter on Snopes.com and it is truly real.   With that being said, I can only say I’m glad we still have some Americans who have the guts to say it like it is.  SS

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out ! 
This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President  Obama,      
         
 My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year.  People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate.  Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

             ” We’re no longer a Christian nation”
             ” America is arrogant” – (Your wife even
                 announced to the world,” America is mean-
                 spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching
                 that nonsense to 23 generations of our
                 war dead buried all over the globe who
                 died for no other reason than to free a
                 whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
                 hopelessness.)
I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you.  To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.”

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British?  Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War?  I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination.  You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American.  If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue .  You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight?  You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing.  I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son.  Do your job.  When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him.  But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out.  The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.  
You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy.  That’s not our greatest threat.  Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

 
Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes

When a 95 year old hero of the “the Greatest Generation” stands up and speaks out like this, I think we owe it to him to send his words to as many Americans as we can.   ss

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2 Comments on “95yr Old, Tells Obama Shape Up or Ship Out”


  1. Yes, that’s how his generation was because they grew up in the depression of the 1930’s and went to war on two fronts in the 1940’s. After that they lived pretty good lives, but much of that was because they had learned not to buy anything they couldn’t afford, a lie just leads to more lies and when they screw up they own it and they don’t try to pass it on to the guy behind the tree. But as they were doing this they were also spoiling their children and thinking they could save the world again with their Great Society.

    Their children (my generation) are the ones who are in Congress and governments all over the country now. The 50 and 60’s crowd. We learned some things from our parents but the times were too good and we weren’t tested so we got sloppy and let our world go straight to hell. We were tolerant of everything because we just didn’t want to bestir ourselves to stand up and say no to the smut peddlers and the lies being passed out in congress and the women having babies out of wedlock and those shacking up and the F word becoming an acceptable part of our lexicon. So we let our children grow up in this filthy environment and just as long as we kept it out of our homes then we didn’t see it. But they did. My son once told me he had two vocabularies: one for home and one for everywhere else. That was my fault because I let it happen.

    Now this generation that grew up in the cesspool of lying and cheating being acceptable and every type of behavior being acceptable are being pushed right over the edge of the cliff. They are going to spend their entire working lives working to pay for the follies and entitlements that their parents (I) allowed the federal government (their grandparents) to hand out like candy to get votes. This Obama creature is just the final act in a down fall that has been decades coming.

    But you know these 30 and 40 somethings are waking up and standing up and saying NO! They are going to have to fight a hard battle to take back a country that their parents and grandparents lost for them. And you know what I have faith that they will do it too. They are going to tell their parents exactly where that Social Security and Medicare entitlement is coming from: it’s coming from their great grandchildren because they didn’t pay their own way. That measly bit they put into the Social Security fund they will get back every penny after drawing it for two years and after that for the rest of their long lives they will be living on welfare paid for by their kids and grandkids and great grandkids. Oh yes, the generation that fought the war and the generation that lived in the best of times sure did set themselves up real well for their retirement. We should be ashamed!

    This is what our children are going to have to set right and when they start to take back all these goodies that have been handed out by a scheming Congress looking for votes and a silly population living too high on the hog to notice then you just watch the old geezers come out screaming.

    Actually I believe we owe Obama a great big THANK YOU. You know why? Because it was too much too soon and he woke the sleeping giant up as one 30 something young woman said at a townhall meeting. He woke them up and they are not going back to sleep. They are going to take back the nation that their grandparents and parents lost for them with their neglect and apathy. BB

  2. Margaret Says:

    Well, a little harsh! But I know that’s how people from his generation are! I wouldn’t say Obama hates America but some of the other things are quite true! He would probably know more than I since he has more life experience! I don’t know-interesting!


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