Res Ipsa Loquitur


Up on the hill behind the treeline across from our house you will find an old Civil War cemetery. During these times of what I believe to be internal strife in this country, I think of the memories of those persons who were buried in the cemetery so close to our home. In many cases, they offered their lives to protect and change America so that future generations could experience freedom.

During these times of incredible internal and external strife and differences within our population, I sit and wonder if the occupants of the cemetery behind the trees are looking down on their country and shaking their heads and wondering about what they did and the experiences they shared. In this particular cemetery, there are people who gave most of their lives serving in wars around the world to keep America safe and secure and our flag flying.

Now we are facing a major decision in an election of a leader for president. The choice we have is twofold. We must look long-term and select someone who reflects the needs of the majority of the citizenry.

The campaigns themselves have not been too favorable for either candidate. In one instance, the media seems to be quite zealous in undermining his position with rather nasty, non-productive written rhetoric.

On the other, we have an individual who has been in governmental work for the past 30 years and has developed an establishment base that is quite self-serving—and in fact corrupt. Using governmental offices for raising cash and doing favors for foreign leaders has been suspected.

What it seems we have to choose between is headlines of a decade ago concerning the discussing of female genitals versus a candidate who is probably the most corrupt politician in American history.  

I believe we should vote for the long haul of change for the people rather than stay in place and destroy ourselves. The establishment that has led us to the edge of destruction should be broken and new life should take over the Republic.


One Comment

  1. Civil War-era cemeteries are hallowed ground. There’s a fascinating new book out — “The Last Civil War Veterans: the lives of the Final Survivors, State by State,” by Frank Grzyb (not a typo). McFarland Press.

    Indiana’s last vet was John C. Adams, of Grant County, who died in 1949. He served in a Union regiment (17th Vols) from West Virginia, mostly on guard duty. .The regiment lost 1 to combat and 24 died from disease — pret typical mortality.

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