The reason the American military didn’t have a significant awards system (medals and commendations) until the Civil War was due to the deep mistrust and outright hatred of royalty and the British class system.
Yet many early Americans, such as Alexander Hamilton who favored a monarchy during and after the Revolutionary War period. Yet for some reason it’s human nature for a percentage of we hominids to swoon at the sight of some inbred twit with no actual job yet who lives high on the public hog, like a…. well, like a king.
I only have to say “Princess Di” and you know what I mean.
Millions of freedom-loving (?) Americans “wept and felt personal loss” when the role model for bad mothers got herself killed riding in a playboy paramour’s Mercedes… while he sons were be cared for by nannies in another country.
Without actual kings and dukes and earls and princesses, Americans long ago turned to Hollywood and the entertainment industry for their “royalty fix”… and got the same inbred twits devoid of real jobs who live high on the public hog and insist on telling their inferiors, that other, more “enlightened voices” know best how the nation state should be run.
The end result will be the eventual destruction of a moral, lawful and fair society that has long served as a beacon for the world “… a bright, shining city on a hill.”
Yet with this man–bereft of a single accomplishment or qualification–we are told to “respect the president” simply because he draws a breath every now and then and makes a very tidy sum occupying the office.
Like John Hancock…. I say not just “no” to King George, but “hell no!” to Barack Obama who is far more king than president…. while he is nothing more than the elected, temporary help.
Like the fictional WWII airborne captain told the private…. “earn this.”
Every four years we elect (anoint?) someone as leader not just of our nation, but as leader of the free world… who must serve as point man, tasked to protect us all from the barbarians constantly throwing themselves at the gates.
Well, what does a president have to do to “earn this”… all this?
First, he has to be one of us; Barack Obama is most decidedly not.
There is no reason to count all the ways… if you don’t see it after three and a half years, you never will.
The president-elect swears to “… faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
That’s it; the keys to the leviathan are handed over as simply as that. Does that mean that we must tolerate the failure of that oath, or respect the person who has violated every tenant contained in those few words?
In fact, we have it in our considerable power to end his regime’s reign through the political and legal process, impeachment.
If the populace does not employ either of these remedies immediately, we are not worthy of the Founders’ ideals and vision, and we will have taken it upon ourselves to destroy Mr. Adams’ dream of a constitutional-republic after little more than 200 years.
If it be the case… we shall rightly be condemned throughout history for our weakness and our abject cowardice; for in the end we will be proven far more willing to live on our knees rather than die on our feet as free men.