AMERICA’S FATE: Troubling Markers Along Fork-in-the-Road

Written by Larry Usoff on October 28, 2014

Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow, the fawning actress, practically slobbered in her adoration of the president during a fund-raising event.   It occurred to me that we could put that puppy-like devotion to some good use.   We have thousands of illegal aliens coming to our southern states, especially along the border with Mexico, and they have been disbursed throughout the country…many times without anyone knowing where they are being resettled.   As a result, we are seeing a surplus of illegals and a dearth of places to put them, and that’s where Paltrow comes in.  

Her idol, the president, brings these illegals into the United States, so it would be only logical that she follow in his footsteps, so to speak, and house several dozen of them in her spacious home.   That would be a step in the right direction, and maybe she could talk to her other liberal know-nothings, and they could open up THEIR homes to these unwanted, sometimes diseased, illegal, aliens.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who seems to have gone round the bend in his thinking, has a grandson, Jason Carter, who is running for governor of Georgia.   Like his grandfather, it seems that Jason utters an idiocy now and then, and this is a lulu!   Erick Erickson wrote, on October 21st, in, that Carter, in his own words, believes the government “doles out” our rights.

No, this may surprise you. You may think that in our American system we have “unalienable rights” endowed by our Creator. But Carter thinks otherwise. In his own words, government doles out our rights to us.   Carter opposed religious liberty legislation in Georgia that protects Christians from being forced to provide goods and services to a gay wedding. Now he also thinks the government can dole out rights. If the government can dole out rights, surely it can take them back at its pleasure.  

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Unless you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, you probably never heard about this.   It seems that even a person’s last wishes, in this case a personal headstone over her grave, was ordered removed.   In October of 2013, the headstone marking the grave of Kimberly Walker, a veteran of the Iraq war, was taken away from the grave.  

Why?   Because her headstone was in the shape of her favorite cartoon character, SpongeBob Squarepants, and the cemetery said it was “inappropriate” for the grounds.   Despite getting the cemetery’s prior approval of the headstone’s design — a smiling SpongeBob in an Army uniform, with Walker’s name and rank – her family said that cemetery staff called them the day after it was installed to say it would have to come down.   The 7-foot headstone, along with a near-exact duplicate erected for Walker’s living twin sister, have been removed and will not be allowed back up, cemetery President Gary Freytag said.

My friends, we have come to something of a fork in the road.   To the left is the diminished power and prestige of the United States, and the road is straight and level.   To the right is a road that is pock-marked with craters, boulders are strewn about, and the road twists and turns as it rises.   To be sure, the one way is easy…and will eventually lead to a dictator and slavery.   The path that is more difficult to travel will, eventually, restore the prestige of our beloved country. 
You have the choice.

Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired



Larry Usoff
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