A typical U.S. household is headed by a person age 65 or older with a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to a recent analysis of census data.
We are referred to as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of you are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others, like me 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. 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 considered.
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, myself and many more of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of crank telephones, party-lines, 18 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 might even recall when cars were started with a crank, I do. Yes, we lived those days
We are now considered old fashioned and outdated by most, including my family. 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 family and 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 far too many died for it, and now we are going to hopefully 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.”
Some of you youngsters have now tasted socialism and seen evil face to face and hopefully 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 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 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 or 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.”
Footnote: This is spot on. I am a Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I have circulated this to other Gray-Haired Geezers and all Americans that I know over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking? It’s not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE. In the event you’re not a Gray-Haired Old Geezer, you still are eligible, and encouraged, to sign on.
I want to thank my friend Nevon, who shared the basic outline that I have paraphrased with some significant changes and to include some personal feelings. I don’t know the Grey Haired Old Geezer who started this but I applaud his message and hopefully help wake up enough voters to stop wrecking America. C Brewer