Harold B. Estes

A letter from an American not afriad to speak his mind. I like it.

To: President Barack Obama, Rep. F. Allen Boyd, Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. George LeMieux

November 20, 2009

Dear President Obama,
My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.
I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man. So here goes.
I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish. I can’t figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like: “We’re no longer a Christian nation,” “America is arrogant” – (Your wife even announced to the world, “America is mean-spirited.” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)
I’d say shame on the both of you but I don’t think you like America nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.
After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.” Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around because we stand for freedom.
I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.
Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man. Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue .You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.
And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts who was putting up a fight? You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.
One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.
You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That’s not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

Harold B. Estes
McAlpin, FL


9 thoughts on “Harold B. Estes

  1. charles mosier sr. says:

    i want to thank mr. harold b. estes for standing up for what he belives in.there are to many americans just not hearing what is being said and not seeing what is going on in your country. there just letting the goverment do what ever they want. we are getting a wash job on reality. i cant help but freel as if we are losing our rights and our way of life,and if we dont like it well thays to bad.we need to all start standing up for what we belive and fight for our rights in america befor its to late.my grandson wore a shit to his school in reno nevada that had a small american flag over his pocket. he wore it brcause the spanish kids was wearing shirts with there countrys flag on them. he was called in the office and my daighter,his mom was called in also. he was sent home because they said he was trying to start riot.i lost a brotherin korea and my son is disabled from afganistan fighting for our rights. i love this county and im proud to be an american,we all have to start taking control befor its to late ,if not all ready. we owe china so much money they can pullo or stings and we dance. we had 2 terms with a so called presedent that did nothing for our contry. now we have a presedent that is bowing down to people he shouldnt even be meeting with.he said he wante3d change and we are grtting it,i never voted for him because of his lack of explantions as to how he was going to turn our country around,and the fack that he may not even be a citizen of the united states. thank you mr. harold b. estes we need more like you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    In the letter he states he lives outside of Pearlharber but the address is Florida. Last time I checked Pearl Harbor was in Hawaii. I hope its not a fake letter but hope what he is saying about Obama is not true. I am not now or plan to support Obama but I alsodon’t want to believe that this country actualy elected to ofice a president that would take this possition of such power to trash the country I love.

    • 2xjms says:

      I wondered about the address myself and I hope it’s not a fake letter.
      For ALL of our sake, let’s hope that trashing anything is not a goal!

  3. Adam says:

    This guy is another right winged, tea bagging old fart!

    • Anonymous says:

      He fought for freedom
      , all freedom ….. including freedom of speech just to allow jerks like you who probably would cry if you ever had to enlist. Leave him alone—–he is a hero you appear to be a zero

    • stephen mclean says:

      this man fought for not only this great country but also for the fact that you can go and vote, get a job of YOUR choosing, so that YOU could speak your mind about the goverment without fear of being killed, so that YOU could sit on your ungratefull carcass and eat a hot meal without fear of the goverment comming and taking all that YOU own just because they can. So YOU shut your piehole and show this man the upmost respect, for he went through what no man or woman should have to go through in order to ensure that YOU were able to keep YOUR freedom.

    • rld says:

      And you sir are left wing liberal pinhead & its people like you & the socialist OB or BO that are destroying our great country

  4. C.Kleinhenz says:

    First, my heart felt thanks to Mr. Harold Estes for your devoted service this nation… My family and I are sincerely grateful sir. Secondly, for those of you who may question the validity of Mr. Estes letter rest assured that it is indeed genuine. You may read an article verifying these facts and more at: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/haroldestes.asp

  5. Pat Fehr says:

    mr. estes supposedly dictated the letter and most of it is not true, he never wrote a word of it. the first one that were not a christian nation anymore, we never were.

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