Since the tragic terrorist attacks, the Republican candidates have gone over the top crazy. Where are the educated journalists, Republicans, and Americans to cry foul? It's f**king insane what's going on. The rhetoric is dangerous that's coming out of the mouths of Ben Carson and Donald T***p. Did you see that T***p riled up a crowd to beat on a black man that was protesting his speech? Seriously, he encouraged these disciples to attack this man and had no apologies. If you don't believe me, Google it. It's appalling. The anti-refugee speak is idiotic and ill-informed. They know nothing, but spew venom so easily. No care about the carnage that they leave in their path. None, whatsoever.
Every Republican candidate wants to be Rambo, except Rand Paul. They want to, talk tough, send soldiers into Syria to "take Isis out," and be the great victor. Let me make this completely clear to all of you, the only Presidential candidate that served in the military, but didn't see combat...Lindsey Graham. That's it. None served. None saw war, carnage, and death. Only one candidate has children that serve/served...George Pataki (two sons). Both these men are in the undercard. They barely get air time. All the others that are crowing to go into Syria and send troops on the ground, have never seen one second of the military. Would they send their children? Grandchildren? Hell, no. That's for others to sacrifice, not them.
Remember President Teddy Roosevelt? He was a hawk. He wanted war. He was ready to send young men into battle. When his own son was tragically killed in war, he changed his tune. That loss almost broke him and he wasn't so eager to send more troops into battle. BUT why did it take his personal loss to change? Why can't you just see how painful it is for parents to send children into war and receive their dead bodies at home? I watch tons of movies, I can make believe things without having to actually experience them to know how I feel about different life issues. President Roosevelt couldn't without suffering an unbearable loss.
So, all these GOP candidates shouting tough talk and wanting to send other people's children into harms way, shame on you! I don't even understand why there are so many disciples buying all this bullsh*t. Haven't there been enough injuries and death?
Let's be specific on the kids but not going to be sacrificed:
Jeb Bush has 3 adult children, 2 sons and 1 daughter (George, Noelle and John, Jr.).
Ben Carson 3 adult sons (Rhoeyce, Ben Jr., and Murray).
Chris Christie has 4 children that range in age 12-19 (Patrick, Andrew, Bridget, and Sarah).
Ted Cruz has two young daughters (Caroline, 7 and Catherine 4).
Carly Fiorina has two adult step children.
Lindsey Graham has zero.
Mike Huckabee 3 adult children (David, John, and Sarah).
John Kasich has twin 15 year old girls (Emma and Reese).
George Pataki has 4 adult children ( his two sons are serving).
Marco Rubio 4 children (Amanda, Daniella, Anthony, and Dominic).
Rick Santorum has 7 children...SEVEN.
Donald T***p has 5 children (Ivanka, Donald, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron), plus 6 grandchildren.
Between the candidates they have 39 children. Some may be too young to serve and some may be too old, but do you think any of them would send their own children (other than Pataki) into a bloody and brutal war? They are sending other people's children to fight their battles. Do any of them even know what the hell they are talking about? There are so many lies being sold and told and no one is calling them out. Carson seems completely uneducated and uninformed. T***p must be embarrassing Wharton because he keeps fabricating numbers and tales. Come on, people, why are we so easily led to believe lies and bad information? We bought it going into the Iraq War and haven't recovered since. Before you write me and tell me you weren't for the Iraq War and you don't believe the BS, I applaud you, but too many do. I don't know what has happened to so many that they believe anything. No one Googles to confirm information. If you say it with authority and confidence, it's "true." We all know people like that, but do we want a President to represent us that will say anything?
Where are the news/media people? I want there to be a fact checker at every debate. FACTS, people, not opinions. I want there to be a buzzer, or maybe even a taser, every time a candidate stands up in front of the American people and fabricates information. I'd like that for those in the audience too. The debates have become more Gladiator vs. lions in the Coliseum than actual policy and fact. I can't imagine (not even in the movies) that there could be a President T***p. I'm not making any declaration that I will move to Canada if that were to happen, but I'd cry. I'd want to take my Country back.
When you hear the candidates, beating he drums for more war. Remember whose children are being sent. They're not theirs or mine. Are they yours?
Sidebars: Plenty of cartoons, satires, verbiage going around Facebook about Thanksgiving and the refugee situation. Much commentary on who were the first refugees to come to Plymouth Rock. It certainly wasn't the Native Indians that had thrived here. It was all the newcomers on the Mayflower. Some seeking refuge and religious freedom and others searching for adventure. When your families get together on Thursday to share another turkey day, this year pause and think about how this Country was created, what sacrifices were made, all the bloodshed and victories, to make the United States of America. We all came from somewhere else. That's the country that was built. Let's try to remember that.
Wishing all a very peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving!
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