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60s Rammie

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The "Greatest Generation" is called that for a very good reason.

If not for that generation rising to the greatest challenge of the last century I shudder to think of the result. My father was a member of that cohort and so typical. Politically, he was an economic conservative and a social liberal with a strong work ethic and dedication to family. He served in the army, fought in WW II and experienced the horror of the Battle of the Buldge. I never got him to even mention it until the last 5 years of his life. GHWB is but just one of those great Americans and in many ways the embodiment of the courage, values and sense of service and duty that allowed us to be raised in relative freedom, plenty and hope for a better tomorrow. Such a jarring contrast to where we are now. It is a travesty that our current dear leader is hell bent on squandering that legacy of sacrifice and sense of duty and that so many so called leaders allow him to get away with his crimes and misdemeanors. My father died before DJT rose to national prominence but I know in my heart that he would have found Trump and the Tea Party to be an appalling reversal of the culture of pragmaticism and critical thinking of the Greatest Generation exemplified by the life of GHWB.

(In response to this post by SappBVP)

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 2:44PM


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