New Order?

They [who] seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers…call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt March 15, 1941

In 2007, my son Ryan (standing in the center) and fellow student council members from Mesa High School visited Washington, DC. Yesterday, I happened across this old photo of their visit to the FDR Memorial

I find it ironic that the man who presided over such a huge expansion of the US federal government would utter these profound words. Now, seventy four years since President Roosevelt made this somewhat prophetic statement, there is ample evidence that a few people in politically elite circles are trying very hard to consolidate power over our lives into the hands of a very few.

FDR

Thank You, Valiant Soldiers, for Preserving our Freedom!

May I raise my voice with countless others on this Memorial Day to pay tribute to valiant soldiers who fought and often died to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

Roosevelt

I found this photo on a blog post that referenced an article by a British war correspondent embedded with the American army. He reported on the GI battle uniforms, vehicles, equipment and supplies.  His comment on the American Jeeps:

The jeeps … were unmatched, and the Germans loved to capture them for their own use.”

It appears that this photo is of President Roosevelt visiting the US troops. Quite the presidential limousine, don’t you think?

Again, thank you, thank you soldiers, for your valiant service, for a job well done.

Roll on Yellow Jeep Journey!