WWII vs. Now! During the 3 1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.
It’s worth noting, that during almost the exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn’t build a functioning web site.
I have seen this piece attributed to Donald Trump but no where can I find that he really said this. Snopes says its not true.
This just reinforces what I believe is a problem today. Our leaders in government are not working on the long term for our country.
Where are the leaders like Lincoln who freed millions, and mended a Nation together? Where are those with a vision like John F. Kennedy with goal to get us to the moon?
It seems to me that our elected leaders are all hellbent on following these principles and not of leadership.
- Keep my job
- Enrich my friends and family
- Create a legacy to match my ego
- And social justice for those who might vote for me (see #1)
This is happening because for the most part those doing the electing no longer care. And the leaders are not being held accountable for anything. Our President has gotten a free pass on hundreds of things he has failed or fouled up beyond belief. You could easily name a scandal or screw up a week for his entire presidency. Sad but true.
While I am a mix of Reagan Republican mixed with some Ron Paul Libertarian, I am just as angry and dissatisfied with the Congress as well. Very few seem to think that the country and its people are worth providing the best mix of leadership and laws.
Everyone in politics are so hell bent on following party lines that they fail to remember that our form of government requires compromise and agreement to get things done. Everyone is so polarized because they are afraid that any agreement could be misconstrued as a weakness and they could “heaven forbid” lose their jobs.
Dear Mr President and Congress… Pull your heads out and lets move this country that values a few well known principles such as hard work, education and prosperity.