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11 November 2013


Bill Tozer

Much gratitude to our boys and women who did their duty for our country and answered the call. A tear for the fallen, a tear for those who are still on patrol after decades upon decades have passed. And a prayer for those who are currently sacrificing and serving because Liberty and Freedom and Fairness are worth fighting for.

On this day we pause to remember the grieving young widows of our nation's best and our orphaned children. They, too, made the sacrifice for something bigger than themselves. Something like God and Country, HONOR AND DUTY. Also, a note of gratitude for all those who supported our men and women in harm's way on the battle lines with cards and letters from unknown school children and unknown American mothers and the support staff who who kept the supply lines open behind the scenes.

I am also thankful for the young men and women of the military who are more able and efficient than any Commander-in-Chief or Congress.

"The three years and seven months from the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to today’ failing website is just two months short of the total time it took the United States to get up off the floor after Pearl Harbor, transform a peacetime economy into a winning war machine, and achieve an unconditional surrender from Japan.
The attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II, was on December 7, 1941. The Japanese signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally ending World War II, on September 2, 1945.

Germany unconditionally surrendered four months earlier in Reims, France, on May 7, 1945, three years and five months following the attack on Pearl Harbor — less time than it’s taken the Obama administration to get the HealthCare.gov website up and scarcely operational.

Bottom line, we’d all be now eating beer-simmered bratwurst and bite-sized balls of vinegared rice if the U.S. government in the 1940s was as useless and inept as today’s federal government."

Thank you all sailors and fly boys and grunts and jarheads. You served your country well.

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