“LOSING OUR REPUBLIC”
by OPOVV, ©2019
(Jun. 5, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ your reprieve from the idiocy spouted by the CNN‘s in our life. Before we start interviewing our neighbors as they catch the commuter train to the big city, I want to share with you what happened to me yesterday. It was my idea to go to a Veterans’ cemetery to pay my respects that wouldn’t interfere with a holiday or a remembrance day such as D-Day. I wanted to go free of crowds and circumstance, hassle with parking and questions of service and experience, so I picked 9:00 in the morning, thinking I would be alone with my thoughts.
“I parked way in the back and started to slowly walk down the rows, reading the names and day born and died. Most had the cross, a few the Star of David; lots of WWII with Korea, Vietnam here and there and then the whiter tombstones of the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. And then I heard what sounded like a sob, one of those rare sobs that you hear – or make – and when the crying is over, the tears no longer flow, but the mind mourns the loss no less drastically. I looked around, but all I saw was row upon row of tombstones. I continued my sojourn until I turned into another row, and there she was, a lady in her 20’s, lying on her stomach with her hands wrapped around the tombstone, her body wracked with sobs.
“I slowly backed away, quiet as a mouse, and walked back to where I was parked. I felt a tremendous sadness wash over me because there’s nothing that I could’ve said that would’ve helped share the burden of her broken heart. Okay, I paid my penance in ways that were never anticipated and on the way home I thought about when young lives are extinguished on the field of battle.
“Okay, I wanted to share that little experience with you. I must say that lady lying on the ground, with her hands holding on to the tombstone in a death grip, is a very powerful image that reminds me to rely more and more on the Bible when I can’t figure things out for myself. So, let’s get this show on the road: hello, my name is Roving and we’re back on our corner, under the awning, across the street from the railroad station about to waylay this young woman. Excuse me, Miss, care to be interviewed on live TV? Roving here for ‘Pulse.’”
“I listened in on your your trip to the VA cemetery. It’s one thing to see a person kneel next to a tombstone and cry, but to see a young woman lying on top of her dead husband brought tears to my eyes. All I could think of is that poor, poor woman. I do wish his death wasn’t in vain.”
“I’d say we all feel the same way.”
“I wasn’t going to say anything, but England, having been a member of the EU for the last 17 years, is in pretty sad shape; not as bad as Sweden but worse off than the United States.”
“Worse off? In what way?”
“At its inception, the EU was touted as a ‘we’re stronger together’ concept, but the reality was to eliminate borders, resulting in welcoming the very people who we’re fighting in the Middle East. They were used and now their citizens are abused, so I guess the horrible death of Lee Rigby on a London sidewalk was in vain because look at London now with its Muslim mayor. Looks like the same thing is happening right here in our own country.”
“As our country goes down the tubes. Look, I don’t want to sound like an alarmist, but if we can’t turn it around we’ll lose our Republic; it’s as easy to understand as that. We can go to the moon but we can’t deport each and every undesirable from our borders? Give me a break.”
“Good point. It’s not looking good.”
“Talk all you want, but the truth is that our country is worse off today than it was ten years ago; the USA is worse off than it was a year ago; and we’re worse off today than we were yesterday. We all know the solution, and if we would get rid of Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi now, today, it’ll be a darn good place to start and then cashier every government employee that was hired during the Obama years, or talk it to death.”
“They’ll talk it to death, just as they’ve been talking our country to death for the past 30 years.”
“You know, the way our country is going with all of these illegal immigrants and Hillary Clinton afforded a different set of rules — I mean, had we done what she did, we’d be in jail. It makes me wonder if my time in the military was worth it, and I bet I’m not alone to feel this way. Look, our guys won D-Day, and it would be a shame to see our country go to the dogs, okay? I see no problem with DACA, just deport them: end of story. Socialism? I don’t think so, and it really ticks me off that people are actually discussing the possibility. Look, we’ve run out of time and I must sign off, and so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.
“Good show. Join us for burgers: my treat.”
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Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.