Today’s automobile: '57 Cross Country Rambler.
We owned one of these and loved it. It was a great family car.
And now some thoughts for today:
I have been so frustrated lately, personal problems, and life. I have written several Blog entries VERY LONG trying to express how I feel about our country and its present state. They lie here unused because I might offend some of you.
I want to say first, I love this country with all its warts and scars. Whether you agree with me or not we are still free in this country. I listened to an interview with the son of a slave today. A wonderful example of a REAL MAN in his 90s.
Daniel Smith said once as a child that he said something against the USA. He said his father shook him pretty good and said, “This is a great country, IT is learning, and YOU are FREE. I will not hear one word against this country!” WORDS said by a former slave.
There some things in our country I do not agree with. I am fairly conservative. I have been a Democrat, Independent and a Republican. I have voted for all stripes. I voted for Perot, I wasted a precious vote.
Laws? Governments have always made laws. We elect reps. that vote for us. We try to pick good representatives, and I know at times I have selected ‘the lesser of two evils’ (IMO). Some laws I think are too strict some are too lax, but overall I try to obey them.
Our Congress gave the president the power of Executive Orders. The Party not in power doesn’t like it when it is used, but the next president can rescind them.
Presidents use their PEN when congress will not pass some law or idea they prefer.
I did not agree with the mandates for civilian businesses to force their employees to wear masks or get shots. BUT if I had been working and had a good job, I guarantee I would have complied rather than lose a good job.
Now that said, I do agree with the requirement for the military, 100%. WE have had entire warships disabled due to Covid. SHOTS? Been there done that. I probably took at least 50 shots, ALL that were required when entering foreign waters; I am still alive to smile at 83. My family accepted many required shots to follow me to a foreign country.
AGAIN I am frustrated I have reached my limit (self imposed) of words and haven’t said what I want to. Maybe I can continue tomorrow. I need to learn to be concise.
PS: Daniel Smith's life was not easy.....