James B. Earley
James B. Earley [Jim] (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)
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Memorial Day - Some Critical Thoughts To Ponder
Memorial Day, we'll gather, commemorating the many who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, with the expectation, and hope that their contributions would be held forever sacred within the minds of current and future generations.
Venue after venue, there will be empty words disingenuously spoken. We'll hear hypocritically expressed messages of gratitude from those in esteemed positions of trust, whose continuing acts of commission or omission, menace the very future those dedicated souls envisioned, through specious cultures of political divisiveness; perpetually condoned, purposely inciting the clinically ignitable - all the while in constant states of pompous denial.
Thanks to the generous benevolence of today's honorees, we have a military might far superior to that of any foreign adversary, still we stand dangerously at the precipice of internal annihilation. We view ISIS, and similar others as principal threats to American soil. Yet, discerning eyes need look no further than the varied 'home-grown' threats challenging our conceivable future.
We wonder about that future, where military-style attack weapons and associated tons of ammunition languish in the hands of an anarchistic inclined - a Conservative Christianity's hypocritically defined.....public.
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