02 September, 2011

Grey-Haired Brigade

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and
in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to
retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower
these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.
    We have worked hard, raised our children, worshipped our God and grown
old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and
that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few
things that need to be taken into consideration.
    In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled
us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what
outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.
    We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and
milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know
what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators.
A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those
    We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But
there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us
off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The
Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We
wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the
battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought
for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different
uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled
Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see
some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of
you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to
apologize to anyone for America .
    Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least
one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and
died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody
is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against
all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.
There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our
founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
    It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the
Democratic Congress.
    You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but
"Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and
have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most
are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to
be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.
      Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having
buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense
enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're
paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher
taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you
got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a
paycheck and a fancy house.
    Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey Haired Brigade is here, and in
2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than
you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the
polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White
House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the
People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We
hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it
along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the
Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our
country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

~Author, Anon . Grey-Haired Brigade Member


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More Power to the Grey-Haired Brigade!