by Don Torgersen posted on Saturday, September 03, 2011

Letter To Obama at Whitehouse Sent from 95 year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor & Hero !! Fantastic!!

This venerable and much honored WW II vet known in Hawaii for his seventy-plus years of services 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 a governmental 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... 

Harold  B. Estes 

Snopes  confirms as true:   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.

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