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R. Sanchez @ Gunny’s Mail Call


I like to wake up every morning, have my two cups of coffee and sit in the quiet of my man cave. Now being fully retired at age sixty-five, I long for the life of peace and serenity. After a twenty-two and a half year career in the United States Marine Corps, and a combat tour of duty in the Vietnam War, I was hoping to mellow in my old age.

But the possibility of a serene life all vanished in 2001 and 911. It was the beginning of world terrorism, the great divided of the American political system, and the society as well. I never did get too involved in politics or the fact that there is a difference between a conservative and progressive agenda. I’ve always been an Independent and an advocate of the Constitution of the United States.

Since 911 my resolve to stay out of any political disputes and opinions has greatly eroded. I told myself I would never takes a side because I foolishly believed, that all Americans were for American Values and the American way of life,

What I have also found in the years since 911, is that the political system and the D.C. Government as well as State and county governments, are more agenda based. They are not working for the the betterment of every day Americans. I hate it when either political party makes the blanket statement that this what the American people want. The truth in my opinion is, that Americans and the political system is definitely divided

Why can’t the Democrats and Republicans state it as it really is: “This is what my party and constituents want,”My way or no way.” And what I see in my reality is that there are far right and far left loons. But what the facts as I see and observe them bare out to me is, that the far left and progressive agenda is far more intolerant and destructive. I believe in the right to peaceful protest and assembly, not in the right to be destructive and do harm.

For the last eight years of President Barrack Obama’s Presidency I have heard the democratic progressive party criticize the republicans for being intolerant and being obstructionist. But this was not evident at least to me during President Obama’s first hundred days in office. But the attacks on now President Trump almost two weeks in office, has shown the not only intolerance for President Trump, but also the great disdain.

One more thing that is obvious is the great contrast of the Republican T-Party, mainstream Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and those of the progressive and far left mindset. Their protest and rhetoric methods are like night and day, What is even worst for America is a mindset of the far left that cannot be changed even when the ship is going down. But the far right loons don’t help as well. Will we see a more centered government that will work together for American interest, the Constitution, and it’s people first. This is my prayer for this administration.

My fear as I look around America today is that, we have a far left media and educational system that feeds their far left agenda to our young people. Even that far left knows this. The one thing I will do the same as I did when President Barrack Obama was elected, I will give President Trump a chance.

R. Sanchez @ Gunny’s Mail Call 

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