by OPOVV, ©2016

(Mar. 13, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ where we discover what’s on the mind of the average American, speaking of which, here comes one now.

“Excuse me, sir, I’d like to ask you a question.”

“Sure thing.”

“What’s your take on these protesters at Trump rallies?”

“My take? You want to hear what I really think? Okay, I’ll tell you. No sugarcoating; just the straight skinny. I’m a Vet, okay? I earned the right to speak my mind. I took the Oath. I crawled on my hands and knees and slithered on my stomach like a snake through the mud to save my, ah, behind and the others that were with me, and it wasn’t fun. It wasn’t like a choice. But I did it and walked away. We all walked away, okay?

“Fought for America; we fought to stay alive, so what? People were trying to kill us, but we turned the tables on them. They thought they had us all wrapped up in a nice little package, but we went out that night and attacked them right in their camp. Wiped each and every one of them off the face of the earth, and I still feel pretty darn good about it, to tell the truth. My ‘Rules of Engagement’ was to win at any cost, okay?

“Anyway, you could say we were fighting for the Constitution, for the First Amendment. And when I go to a Trump rally, or even watch one on television, and some low-life protester interrupts the proceedings – Trump’s campaign speech – that person is violating MY First Amendment right to hear – in peace – what is being said, or what is attempted to be said, okay?

“Look – not to mince words – but I feel that there’s no difference between these protesters at a Trump rally and those Gooks who were trying to kill me in Southeast Asia, and here’s why: Taking my life is depriving me of my Constitutional right to pursue life and taking away my right to hear someone exercising his free speech is taking away my Constitutional right to hear someone exercising his First Amendment rights, okay?

“And I don’t need any gun or knife or bat to take someone out. I was trained to use my hands and I can put you down before you could say ‘Jack Robinson,’ okay?

“My take on these protesters? Like Trump says, arrest them if nothing other than to save their, ah, behinds from some of us Vets who would, as they say, ‘Read them the riot act,’ if you get my meaning, okay?

“Look: if someone – anyone – comes between me and my Constitutional rights, that someone just has to pay the price. Am I making myself clear? Did I mince words? Did I answer your question? Was I clear? And I’m out of here, okay?”

“I’d say.”


“Goodbye. Well, we just heard a Vietnam Vet speak exactly what was on his mind and, no doubt, he’s not the only one who thinks that way. So I guess a word from the wise to these Trump protesters: don’t push it, just don’t push it. And if you just have to protest, keep your mouth shut and behave yourself, is about the most polite way I can put it.

“And that’s our show for tonight. Hope you enjoyed it. And so on behalf of my crew I’ll be wishing you all a good night: Goodnight.”

“Good show, guys. For a minute there I thought he’d throw me on the sidewalk. Anyway, let’s go get ourselves a burger and a shake. My treat.”

Semper Fi


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