"...a date which will live in infamy." ~ President Fraklin D. Roosevelt
Pearl Harbor survivor visits the USS Arizona Memorial.
Okay. It's Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Pearl Harbor Day, and a day of great significance in the history of our nation. I'm not certain what kids are being taught today about this attack on our fleet in Hawaii in 1941, but it wouldn't surprise me that political correctness may have changed the story some. We were taught and I believe it to be true how the Japanese launched this bombing attack on a nation that they were not at war against. The impact was devastating to our sitting fleet. A total of 2,403 of our military personnel were killed and some 1,178 injured. Devasting to us, but, in the long run, even more so to Japan. Today, I pause to remember this eventful day, and especially the families who lost loved ones on that day. God bless them all and God bless the United States of America.
With all the presidential voting recounts going on, the news media wants people to believe the wishes of the people was somehow manipulated. The major metropolitan cities typically support a more liberal agenda than the rest of the country. That's how Hillary Clinton ends up with more individual votes. In the wisdom of our founders they did not want to see the big cities determine election outcomes, therefore, a proportional system of representation reflected in the Electoral College was adopted. The map shows the depth of the Republican victory. On a county by county basis, Trump won 3,084 of the 3,141. That's pretty widespread. This system was in place before the election began. Everyone was aware of how it works. In fact, it's been around a lot longer than that, as it was established in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the Electoral College as the formal body which elects the President and Vice President of the United States and was first used in the presidential election of 1789. Don't let the mainstream bigots mislead you. The representative form of government that we have seeks to hear the voice of the entire nation as opposed to only the large population centers. That's my take and I obviously thought it was worth passing on.
The news media is in a fact-checking frenzy as it relates to any and all things done or thought about by the president-elect. Funny how they called anyone wanting to fact check President Obama as having potentially untoward motives, like maybe racist inclinations. Now that their guy is out and the new guy is not the one they attempted to elect, all bets are off. Take for instance the Carrier Air Conditioning deal where 1,000 jobs were saved. They have taken that deal apart, seven ways from Sunday, pointing out every little inconsistency as a major failure. Don Evans, the former Secretary of Commerce in the George W. Bush presidency finds this to be a total misread on the part of the mainstream media. (Perhaps intentionally.) He believes the saving of these jobs were symbolic. They are a message to America and to the rest of the world how the new president is going to operate differently than his predecessor when it comes to business and jobs. President Obama's press secretary applauded the saving of these jobs but added when Trump has done that another 804 times, (total of 805,000), he would then equal Obama's record of adding manufacturing jobs. My point? If they really want to fact check information, they might tackle that 805,000 claim and get back to us on that one. I forgot. They can't do that because it would be racist. Sorry for the foray into politics today, but, it was such low-hanging fruit, I thought I should share. Take care and may God bless each one. Amen. ....More later.
Many years in this sojourn here on planet earth and I have the scars to prove it but I have been, am now, and will be blessed to have had the privilege of doing what little I've done to honor God and serve others.