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Just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does. Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one. Thanks to our media-driven memory, the American people can’t keep track of Obama’s serial scandals all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS, Fox News, Syria, Obamacare, etc. ad infinitum.

These latest scandals will not be forgotten: The atrocities against our dead warriors and their families (no death gratuity or travel), against military chaplains and denying veterans access to memorials on the National Mall (and across the world) while granting access to immigration activists on that same mall.

To understand the insufferable assaults on our military and veterans, who should be exempt from political squabbles but are often at the forefront of Obama threats, we need to understand the psyche of the elite in this country led by Obama. It is no accident that the president used the Obama sequester and shutdown to punish the military family; it is part of his DNA. In fact it is in the psyche of the entire liberal/progressive establishment – the elite. President Clinton outed himself and this ilk when he declared his loathing of the military. Who could believe progressives/liberals care about veterans and military?

We hear often of the great divide in America, usually defined as between liberals, mostly Democrats, and conservatives, mostly Republicans. I have written about the real divide, which I believe is between the elite and what Jimmy Stewart called the uncommon common man (of course it includes women). This divide can destroy us. Check the politicians who showed for the immigration demonstration (Pelosi and liberals) vis-a-vis the demonstration at the World War II memorial (Palin and conservatives).

By elite I don’t mean wealth or excellence. It is an attitude. The elite I speak of, epitomized by Obama, are best defined as those who believe they were born with boots and spurs and the rest of us with saddles on our back. They believe they are better and know better what is best for the rest of us. Power is their god, and they are sprinkled generously throughout our most influential forums – the classrooms, the courtrooms, the cloakrooms and the newsrooms.

Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Patrick Brady tells the inspiring, miraculous story of his days as a Dust Off air ambulance pilot in Vietnam. Get his newly reissued book, autographed: “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam”

They seldom are found in boardrooms, factories, farms, the military or veterans’ cemeteries. There is little they would physically fight for. To them, traditional morality is outmoded as is marriage, and toleration of evil is good. They can rationalize evil. Patriotism is hokey and the flag is a cloth; defecating on it is protected speech, but prayer is not and the Ten Commandments are dangerous. Pornography is a “lyric” and terrorists are freedom fighters. The New York Times is their Bible.

Many elite are from Ivy League schools sympathetic to socialism, even communism, but hostile to the military. They believe the Constitution should live and breathe their values and opinions. They fight against amendments by the people, promoting instead changes only by their fellow travelers in the courts. (Don’t ever play cards with these folks; they will change rules in the middle of a pot.)

Abraham Lincoln said: “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” Justices of the Supreme Court, our constitutional guardians, are not common Americans. Some believe that the Constitution is what they say it is. They all attended Harvard or Yale. Only one is from the West. Not one of them has had military or business experience. Too many are elites are totally ignorant of everyday America. Their decisions often interfere with the Constitution and are at the core of much evil in America.

On the other hand, the uncommon common Americans accept the fact that they may be ridden hard and put away wet. In their ranks are those who have been fodder for the forces of free­dom. Their sweat lubricates the machinery of America, and their blood nourishes the tree of liber­ty. These uncommon common Americans fill veterans’ cemeter­ies.

These heroes love peace but will fight. They know there are worse things than war, and they all come with defeat. God is their supreme good. The Bible is their Bible. They cannot rationalize evil. They believe the founders meant what they wrote in the Constitution and that only the people should amend it. They love patriotism.

Some who fear for our future believe America needs to be re-moralized. True, but we need also to be re-constitutionalized. We cannot survive without increasing patriotism, a youth schooled in the Constitution. If the uncommon common American is to prevail against the elite, we need to return to the truths of our Constitution. We need to realize that this recent assault on the military and veterans is no accident – it is purposeful. The elite loathe our military, the one sure guarantor of our freedom. These elite – not a shutdown or default – and their assault on the Constitution and our military are the real threat to our future.

Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Patrick Brady tells the inspiring, miraculous story of his days as a Dust Off air ambulance pilot in Vietnam. Get his newly reissued book, autographed: “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam”

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