Correction… Nation Of Heroes

February 27, 2009

Greetings readers, I have held my peace long enough to allow Attorney General Eric Holder an opportunity to rectify his faux pas from last week. I am now compelled to offer my insights into Attorney General Holder’s epidemic of diarrhea of the mouth when he called our Country a “Nation of Cowards”.

 

Whenever I think of fools speaking unwisely I am drawn to the writings of one who is considered the wisest man the world has ever known, not you Bill Clinton. Rather, I speak of King Solomon and his words from the Book of Proverbs.

 

Solomon certainly has some advice which Eric Holder may wish to take to heart. I shall use The Soldiers New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs, Holman Christian Standard Bible

 

Proverbs 15:7 “The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools”

 

Proverbs 15:14 “The discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feed on foolishness”

 

For Eric Holder to castigate our America as a “nation of cowards”, being someone who has capitalized on every opportunity this Country could afford, is pure foolishness. It also represents a malicious narcissism and hypocrisy from someone purported to be of great education.

 

I am a West Man, third of four generations of military servicemen; Dad World War II combat wounded veteran, older Brother Vietnam Marine combat wounded veteran, my serving 22 years active duty in 13 different countries and three combat zones, and my young nephew, Captain Herman Bernard West, commanding an artillery unit serving his second tour in Afghanistan. We are proud American black Men who certainly are not indicative of a “nation of cowards”. Holder’s comments are offensive to the legacy my Dad established for our family.

 

Perhaps also Attorney General Holder forgot about the many white Americans, and Jewish persons, who marched during the civil rights movement, some cowards huh?

 

Attorney General Holder, do not ever refer to my Country with such manner of disrespect. I have stood with Americans in many foreign lands, seen them everyday across this Nation, and we are not cowards!

 

Proverbs 17:28 “Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips”

 

Attorney General Holder has certainly lost respect as the enforcer of our Nation’s laws. It would have bided him best to have kept his comment to himself, even though it must be in his heart. It has to be evident to the American people that this person cannot be trusted to protect a County which he holds in such disdain.

 

What could have persuaded Holder to make such an insidious comment and believe he would not be challenged? And anyone defending his comment or ignoring it is complicit in this terrible offense against our great Nation.

 

If Holder had any honor, which I doubt, he would have apologized. Since an apology seems to not be an option, Attorney General Holder MUST resign.

 

 If Holder does not resign then President Obama MUST dismiss Eric Holder from his Cabinet, or perhaps Obama and his cabinet hold the same contempt for America?

 

Proverbs 18:6 “A fools lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating”

 

My recommendation to Holder is to stay away from places where we cowards congregate; military bases, NASCAR races, around law enforcement officers, first responders, Southeast Conference college football and basketball games, Boy Scout meetings, biker bars, VFW and American Legion Posts, youth soccer games, anywhere true Americans exist.

 

Remain in those places where the bravest victims in America exist; your office, the White House, Ivy League schools, Hollywood, NAACP offices, Oprah Winfrey Show, and MSNBC. Cowardice is voting for an inexperienced usurper and charlatan just because he is black, do not be confused.

 

Yes, I am angry and therefore Attorney General Eric Holder you have earned a lifetime membership in The Phallus Cranium Club.

 

Sir, you are not there alone, Speaker Pelosi, Barney Frank and Rod Blagojevich are members, and Congressman Clyburn of South Carolina, your membership is being processed as well.

 

Lt. Col. Allen West

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3 Responses to “Correction… Nation Of Heroes”

  1. Katie said

    Great blog and hope to have some time soon to come back and read more!

  2. Paul said

    Hey Katie. Please stay tuned, we hope you become a regular visitor!

  3. American Confucius said

    I’m no admirer of AG Holder, but I think you are taking his comment out of context. Let’s be careful we don’t use the same, forgive me, moronic tactics used by the left. He said we are nation of cowards when it comes to racial issues, nothing else. If you read his remarks following the 3 word phrase that you harp on, he goes on to discuss how we are somewhat uneasy about discussing racial matters, and that such unease was understandable given our past. I can’t disagree with that. Now I think “nation of cowards” was the wrong phrase to use, but to castigate the use as you do is exactly what the PC police do when politicians make unpopular politically incorrect statements. I really see no reason sir why you take such offense to this. Obviously, and I’m sure you’ll agree, he wasn’t calling our brave men and women cowards. Now I happen to disagree with AG Holder – I think that it’s more effective to set aside race and the other superficial differences among us, and come together through substance.

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