How Shall We Remember Them?

One of the things I always try to keep up on is history. While that may seem like an oxymoron, it’s really not. We DO learn from our past…or at least we should! And it’s tough sometimes with liberals not liking the way some things in our own history have occurred, so they try to re-write it. Unsuccessfully, most of the time, I might add. The truth is out there, and once history is written, it isn’t changeable.

Take our presidents. We remember some of them, but not all of them. Why? Because I feel that the ones we forget are the ones that didn’t make cognitive, well-known, well-heard speeches that meant something to everyday Americans. The ones we forget may indeed have actually done great deeds…but they didn’t express them well enough. Herbert Hoover is remembered as the guy that was in the White House when the great depression hit. And while he was the one that signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff bill, which raised tariffs of much-needed imports, he also was the guy that said spending programs (like FDR who followed him did) and tax cuts were the way out of the depression. It was just too little too early.

But the memorable ones all had sayings, speeches, slogans that we recall at a moment’s notice. George Washington, the father of our country with, ““Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” Who could argue with that?

“Honest” Abe Lincoln had the Gettysburg address. Is there a school kid anywhere in America that doesn’t know that it starts “Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation…” I doubt it.

FDR had “All we have to fear is fear itself”. JFK had the proclamation that ” we shall go to the moon, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard!”

So, what are we going to remember about Barack Obama? What saying is going to stick with historians? Will it be, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? Or maybe it will be, “The Iran nuclear deal will insure that Iran will never get the bomb”.  They say greatness is thrust upon great men…but that you need to have greatness instilled in you before that greatness is thrust upon you.

Barack Obama has had several opportunities to have greatness thrust upon him. He’s failed at every turn. He’s de-stabilized the world, he’s slowed the world’s economy down to a crawl…even the Chinese are pissed at him…and he’s lied his way through office. None of these qualities resemble greatness. They resemble a man who tries to beat you out of your hard-earned money at a carnival game on some New York City street corner. There is nothing there that can be compared to the great statesmen of our country. There is nothing there other than a shill, trying to calm you into believing that he’s not picking your pocket…while he has his hand on your butt. THAT is how Barack Obama will be remembered. And are we idiots for listening to him? That’s the question only history can answer.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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