Category Archives: Respect

The Doctor of Democracy: RIP

By | February 18, 2021

[February 18, 2021]  Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed “doctor of democracy,” passed away yesterday at 70.  “Rush,” as he is affectionately known to his listening audience, can never be replaced, period.  No one is like him anywhere on the entertainment or political spectrum. Clearly, without Rush, the political landscape over the past three decades would be different.  Rush was… Read More »

Why I’m an American Patriot

By | December 15, 2020

[December 15, 2020]  Yes … I’m a flag-waving American Patriot.  My 40 years in the U.S. Army did not make me a patriot.  Growing up in a patriotic family did not make me a patriot.  I’m a patriot because I lived half my life overseas in 20 foreign countries, on four continents, which made me a patriot.  With… Read More »

Are We a Flabby, Cowardly, Cynical, Leftist Lot?

By | December 14, 2020

[December 14, 2020]  A Gallup poll in October 1940 found American youth as “a flabby, pacifist, yellow, cynical, discouraged, and leftist lot.”  On the precipice of war, the United States was wholly unprepared militarily or socially.  We were, indeed, a cowardly, leftist lot.  Today, we are no different. We honor and respect the Greatest Generation; those who served… Read More »

Hero: Chuck Yeager

By | December 12, 2020

[December 12, 2020]  It has been said that a hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.  That, my friends, describes Chuck Yeager, flying combat ace, and test pilot – a real American hero. “You don’t concentrate on risks.  You concentrate on results.  No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.” –… Read More »

At Dawn, We Slept

By | December 7, 2020

[December 7, 2020]  December 7, 1941, at 7:53 a.m., Japanese warplanes attacked the U.S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor.1  Much has been written in America about the attack – the lessons learned from it and how a weaker yet innovative enemy can blindside a large and powerful nation. In a famous speech, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt declared the… Read More »

The Decline of Veteran Identity

By | December 5, 2020

[December 5, 2020]  Over the past several decades, there has been a decline of veteran identity.  This is reflected in falling membership across all organizations like the VFW, increased suicide rates, and unemployment.  This is a problem that has national-level and societal implications, none of which are good. The Decline of Veteran identity. This unfortunate decline of identity… Read More »