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 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, worshiped 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 days. 

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 'Cool-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 

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