What the…?

The oath I took when I enlisted in the Navy and, for twenty-seven years, re-affirmed to at each re-enlistment and promotion, states that I will defend the nation against all enemies foreign and domestic. That hallowed oath resides in me until I leave this Earth.

My veteran friends who align with me politically often state that they are ready to take up arms to defeat the very ideology that now appears to be sweeping our nation and, in fact, will lead it beginning on January 20th.

However, we do not get to choose the enemy, our politicians do.

In the eyes of many of those politicians now, and soon to be, in office, my veteran friends and I are the enemy.
How’s that for irony?

I’m glad my Dad’s not alive to see what the nation he suffered for has come to. https://writersenvy.com/2018/05/28/eighteen-thousand-two-hundred-and-fifty-4/

15 thoughts on “What the…?

  1. It is a sad day for America when the politicians only think about retaining their power. I hope someday patriotism comes back. Thanks for your and your father’s service to our country!

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