Monday, November 23, 2009

Respect? I Think Not

It's hard for me to respect someone who shows so little respect for all that I hold dear. I spent the majority of my life serving this great nation and I get a little riled up when anyone, especially anyone in power, disrespects this country or by extension, any of the symbols of it. Be it the National Anthem, the Flag, or the uniform of those who protect her, do NOT disrespect this country that better men and women than me have given so much for.





As a leader, I know the importance of image. You must portray an air of confidence, strength and ability. You do NOT show weakness or servitude to your peers. Doing so undermines your ability to lead; you become a joke, a puppet. Your subordinates, peers and superiors lose confidence in you.





I will always respect the office of the President; but I can NEVER respect the man currently holding it. His staff, or anyone else can spin his actions any way they want. Bottom line is he is in way over his head and is not only disrespecting this great nation, but is driving her right into the fires of hell.

The President of the United States bows to no one.

6 comments:

Buckskins Rule said...

You are spot on. Your choice of photographs to accompany this post tell the tale. The man does not respect our country, or anything about it. On the contrary, he, and his ilk, hate America, and hate what they believe it stands for.

The more time passes the more I believe that he somehow feels it is mission to reduce us to third world status, as though we need to be punished for some transgression, real or imagined.

Like my days in the Navy, I will always respect the rank, but I do not have to respect the man if he fails to earn it.

The end of his term in office can't come soon enough.

Rude1 said...

Amen Brother. Im counting the days and hoping we (as a nation) will be able to recover.

coloradobecs said...

It is like people have always and forever said, -actions speak louder than words. I dont know about anyone else, but it literally hurts to see "our" president with no respect for the people and great country he is leading.
And dont even get me started on his wife....

Rude1 said...

LOL You and me both CO Becs; his wife is really something. What I don't know, but something! Thanks for stopping by!~

Cara Ellison said...

Devastating pictures! Love it!

Rude1 said...

Thanks Cara! I just call it like I see it.