At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

PC - The Need for Apologies?

I have never been accused of being long on political correctness. I tend to call them as I see them. Major Nidal Hasan should have been cashiered from the US Army a long time ago for activities not in keeping with those expected of a United States Soldier. I am not going to go into THAT rant right now. If you read this blog periodically, you understand my position. The most politically correct thing we can do for Nidal Hasan at the moment is to try him for murder and execute him. If the US Army can't find a wall and a squad of men, the State of Texas can.

The mainstream media is crawling all over itself to apologize to Muslims because of the murders committed by a jihadist - a traitor in the uniform of the United States Army. Barack Hasan Obama may feel the need to apologize, AMERICA does not.

The United States owes no apology to anyone or any nation. Yes we've made mistakes. Everyone does, every company does and every country does. But our quasi Muslim leader, Barack Hussein Obama feels as though he needs to be America's apologist whenever he leaves the country. I'm sure he'll be rolling on his back and peeing on his belly in the upcoming visit to Asia if the past is any indication of future behavior.

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"

DeGuale did not respond. And Rusk did not apologize.

When in England, at a fairly large conference circa 2003, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return." Powell did not apologize.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?" The Boeing engineer did not apologize.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was recently attending a naval conference that included admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that
we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German." The Admiral did not apologize.

The news carried the story of Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, who arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

Mr. Whiting replied, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to." Mr. Whiting did not apologize.

America does not need a commander-in-chief who is an apologist.


Opus #6 said...

Obama is an apologist and an appeaser.

You are not.

foutsc said...

Very well stated, LL.

Candle said...

F*** ya, you said it bro. Damn straight.

Candle said...

Sorry for the double post. I just sent this post out to a few friends of mine.

Anonymous said...

Firing squad with Flame Throwers!

Hoping the Blind Will See said...

I'm with you LL, and I apologize in advance to the wall....

innominatus said...

General George Washington or General Patton would've personally shot Hasan right then and there. And they wouldn't apologize.

LL said...

General Patton wouldn't have dreamed we've have had a weak livered quasi Muslim running the nation. And yes, he'd have shot Hasan out of hand on the spot - summary judgment.

Guy Average said...

Great stories.

LL: If only Patton had not been in that car accident...

Linda said...


LSP said...

Great post - happy Thanksgiving.

The Knowledge Czar said...

I think the navy seals that are being indicted for giving a jihadist a black eye wish they had just shot him then and there. It's a war. They could have. They had a little mercy and we indict them. It's a shame that mercy is punishable now.

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