Events such as the Normandy Invasion become lost in our history mainly because they slowly fade from our collective memory. Certainly it is incumbent upon the older generations to pass on to the younger our nation’s oral and written history and to assign the proper level of honor and respect to it. Much of that responsibility also falls to our elected leaders, especially to the President of the United States. But, Mr. Obama was raised in a totally different mindset. He was raised to believe that the USA and Great Britain were countries that pursued brutish colonialism around the world—thus, our efforts in Europe during WWII were simply perceived as lending support to an evil ally—Great Britain. With this point of view, Mr. Obama sees no reason to honor the brave soldiers who gave their very life blood on that fateful day in order to stop Hitler’s aggression.
Understandably, one might think that Mr. Obama would have used his weekly address to the nation to highlight the anniversary of D-Day and ask all Americans to remember the sacrifices made by those brave souls who landed on the beaches code-named Juno, Gold, Utah, Sword and Omaha. He did not. He chose instead to highlight our immigrant heritage and encouraged all Americans to celebrate it. Of course, that observation served as nothing less than a platform to launch criticism aimed at the Republicans’ inability to pass the new immigration laws, as he has demanded. Our country is currently being invaded by illegal immigrants and Obama finds this cause for celebration while he ignores the sacrifices made by our military fighting for freedom around the world. Only a person who deplores this nation would deliberately overlook such an important date in our history to celebrate the influx of illegal immigrants and push his political agenda.
Adding insult to injury, Obama continues to disrespect the immigrants who came to this nation legally and followed the often difficult pathway to citizenship step by step. Those who came here to be Americans did so, and remain very proud of it today. To lessen the obligations and duties that they went through is to spit in the face of these true Americans. These foreign-born Americans are proof that the system is not broken. No, instead we have a lawless president who is hell-bent on diluting the American culture and voter base to continue the growth of a socialistic “Utopia.” It is a travesty that on the Anniversary of D-Day, those who gave their all to stop Hitler’s march were ignored to make the case for those who aren’t here legally.
There are 9,368 graves of American soldiers at Normandy and all their markers face westward—toward the USA. Four thousand of those graves belong to American soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach, the bloodiest of the invasions. Surely among those 9,368 fallen Americans there are the sons of immigrants to the USA. These people were proud of the fact that they had become Americans and even more proud that one of their own was wearing the uniform of the American soldier. What a shame that our president cannot remember that perspective but chooses instead to link our immigrant heritage to the plight of illegals.
It is said that General Dwight D. Eisenhower kept a note in his pocket throughout the Normandy operation. That note stated that if the operation should fail, it was his responsibility alone. I seriously doubt anyone will ever find any such notes written by Barack Obama during his time in office—he has no concept of responsibility or accountability, a dearth of character he has demonstrated on a regular basis. Immigration can and has been a wonderful part of the American heritage, but I qualify that statement by adding that it was done “legally,” and those who accomplished it followed a rigorous pathway to citizenship in order to be assimilated into the American culture. Today, we hear not only our president but others of our so-called leaders say the “system is broken.” This claim is used to justify the irrational defense of the violation of our laws and the effort to make the perpetrators of those violations citizens among us. I cannot stomach the thought of associating such a process with the word “heritage,” and shame on this miserable excuse of a president for using this important date in our history to further his political agenda.
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