Don’t Like America? Let Us Help You Pack!
Diane Scalici of the Wills Point, Texas area asked to publish her facebook post of September 30, 2017, as a Letter to the Editor of The Northeast Texan:
For the most part, of all the political rhetoric posted on Facebook, news media outlets, naysayers, and extreme liberals, I have kept silent. Well, now it’s my turn to talk. I grew up in an era that not only had faith in its country, but in God and fellow man. I witnessed when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I saw it on live TV. This was the first of the falling of our values happening.
I witnessed soldiers getting spit upon, and called baby killers, as if they had a choice in the matter. No one knows what they went through during the Vietnam War. They are still suffering from the conflicts, the atrocities, the evil that Vietnam was capable of executing upon those unfortunate enough to fall into their hands.
I watched as the shuttles fell to earth, those brave men and women who gave their lives for more knowledge, and adventure into what’s in our solar system.
I participated in letters to soldiers through Dear Abby, during Desert Storm, and felt honored to do so. During 1972-3, I wore a POW bracelet until my soldier made it home. He was first off the airplane in the first group to arrive home. He came down the stairs of the plane in tears, fell to the ground, and kissed the tarmac, and said, “God bless America!”
I proudly took off that bracelet, and wish I still had it. I witnessed others coming home in caskets, an American flag draped over the coffin, honoring that soldier.
I watched as the Twin Towers were hit, then fell to the earth. I witnessed tear-stained faces of the men and women, working in eerie silence, as they listened to survivors possibly gasping for help under the tons of rubble from the fallen towers.
I saw, and felt the patriotism rising from those ashes, all across the Nation. For a number of years, our moral compass sought the right path, and managed to embrace God and Country again.
Then came Obama, who ruled our country for eight years. The changes made during his terms of office make me shudder. I will never say the man is evil, or anything like that. I will say that I disagreed with some of his policies.
I did not vote for Obama, but that is my right, as a person with her own mind. I am not ruled by the new media, as they are biased aby the ones who fill their pockets the most.
I cannot tell you how much I miss the old days, when the majority of America were patriotic, respected the flag, the leaders of our country, even if they disagreed with the political leaders. They quietly lobbied for changes. They did not try to disrupt society, or daily functions, by blocking interstate traffic, in an effort to force people to think the same as they do. How dare they attempt to make us think as they do, when they act like little children, throwing temper tantrums. Only their temper tantrums bring about destruction and chaos.
My message to those who are working so hard to get Trump ousted is this: If you don’t like it in America, please let those of us who stand for the flag, and the American way, help you pack. Leave our country, if you disagree with a country that holds God, country, and family as three major necessities in our rule, and in our citizens.
May God have mercy on us all, as those who would destroy our country are still allowed to live here.
Signed, Diane Scalici