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BARACK’S MEMORIAL DAY TWEET: Is Something You’d Expect from the Anti-Military President

This Sunday’s comic section had a regular contribution by Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury. In the panels, it showed the White House and dialogue presumably between the president and an advisor. The mantra of which is that the Republican Party is against any idea if it comes from the president.

This has been the premise of any and all criticism against the current administration.
While the Republican Party is no great shakes, it is ridiculous to assume that their entire agenda is simply personal against the president. Perhaps, it could be better argued that many of the elected officials from both parties are on a personal agenda. It seems that neither party has tried very hard to please the people to whom they are accountable.

From 2008 to the most recent midterm election, the current administration had a Senate controlled by its own party. Yet, no budget was able to be passed, therefore the Congress was unable to fulfill their obligation to the American People.

How would an average family run their household without a working budget? Just raising the debt ceiling or their credit card debt is not an option or a budget, it is a free for all.
There is only one group who works for the government that has not let the people for whom they are accountable down. That is the United States Veteran of all branches.

One of many Memorial Day Ceremonies was held in Black Mountain, NC, still found a handful of WWII vets attending. Many were helped to rise by family members when their group was called for honor. No other generation had sacrificed more and it should make the remaining ones all the more precious to the citizens of the United States.

Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Veterans from the wars that have followed turned out to show remembrance and respect for their fallen today. Gold Star families were in attendance as well. Their sacrifice makes every day a memorial day. They are living without the loved one they sent to fight for our liberty.

All were recognized and honored.

Perhaps the reason the current administration meets such quote/unquote friction as alluded to in the Trudeau cartoon is in its total inability to recognize the situation and act appropriately. When the mesmerized media joins in on another socially awkward reaction and lauds all the wrong reasons, it just cheapens the occasion.

Such as today when another media adoration and photo frenzy of the president eating ice cream and the subsequent Democratic Party’s tweet of a “Happy Memorial Day” is hardly appropriate.

The president did later place the traditional wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and make a speech about the fallen. This is the purpose of the day we call “Memorial.”

Memorial Day is a day to honor the sacred dead, not just an opportunity to have a cookout or picnic.

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Candace Hardin

Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.

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