Written by Peter Boykin on May 27, 2022
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist
On Memorial Day weekend I would like to share a quote from President Ronald Reagan that drives home the true sacrifice made by our soldiers killed in war…
“It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us… And all we can do is remember them.”
It never fails… I get chills every time I read it. Funny enough, this quote was from a 1985 Veterans Day speech. But this portion feels appropriate today.
🎥 Here is the audio version of a Memorial Day Ronald Regan speech.
⬇️ Biden’s average approval: 40.3 approve, 54.9 disapprove
🔫 81.4 million Americans own a gun
📈 95% of voters say inflation is ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ serious
💰 Americans are estimated to pay $2.6 trillion in income tax in 2022, highest ever
Sources: Real Clear Politics, Georgetown University, Harvard/Harris, CBO
💔 “Joe died of a broken heart.” The husband of fourth-grade teacher Irma Garcia, who was one of the two faculty members killed in Tuesday’s Texas school shooting, has died from a heart attack, just two days after his wife’s tragic death. [CBS News]
💩 The Biden DOJ has decided not to charge the two ex-FBI agents accused of botching the sex-abuse case against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls on the team. [Daily Wire]
💩 FBI leaders, including then-Director James Comey, were “fired up” about a potential connection between the Trump campaign and Russia — which ultimately was proven false, text messages and court testimony revealed Tuesday. [NY Post]
🤡 An appellate court ruled Thursday that Donald Trump and his kids Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. must all provide sworn testimony in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ probe of the Trump Organization. [NY Post] Witch hunt…
💉 Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla lamented that his company has billions of unused COVID-19 vaccines sitting in warehouses. He explained that rich countries paid for billions of doses for use in low-income countries, but they aren’t being used because of infrastructure issues and because their populations aren’t “educated” enough to create demand. [via Daily Caller] In other words… They don’t want them.
🎭 British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men, including one charge of sexual penetration without consent. [Newsmax]
💾 New laws should be created to prevent people from committing crimes such as “murder” in the metaverse, according to the United Arab Emirates’ minister of state for artificial intelligence. [CNBC]
📖 Ok, this is cool: ‘The Plot Against the King’ is a kids’ book that retells the story of how the evil Hillary tries to take down King Trump
🎥 Tom Brady may have just hit the most insane hole in one, and captured it on a drone camera!
🎥 This is the heartbreaking way a father found out his daughter was killed during the Texas school shooting.
🎥 Video footage shows police from the Texas school shooting restraining parents that tried to save their kids
🎥 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene opened up to Tucker Carlson about her own childhood experience with a school shooter and why it hardened her pro-2A position.
🎥 In light of the Texas school shooting, lots of people have been talking about this episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast with Tom O’Neill discussing the documented CIA program that aimed to groom and train domestic terrorists during the1950s – 1970s.
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