I have just received this by email and felt compelled to share it with you:
“The typical U.S. Household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net
worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35,
according to an analysis of census data released Monday. If all of us “old
farts” have all of the money, then let us try to elect someone who might be
near honest and not be after feathering their own nests.
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 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 mostly 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
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
Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in
2014 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 2014 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.”
This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will
circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.
Can you feel the ground shaking???
It’s not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.”