|USS HORNET CV 12|
I served aboard the USS INTREPID CV11
The fleet of high endurance Coast Guard Cutters built during the Great Depression could sail deep into the open sea and remain there for extended periods in any weather. Known as "Treasury Class" cutters, named after former Secretaries of the Treasury, these ships served us well for 40 years.
|HENRY IN U.S. NAVY - ARMED GUARD|
Such Hazardous Duty Only Volunteers Were Accepted
|A T-2 TANKER - 500 Built During World War II|
|T-2 TANKERS CARRIED ALL KINDS OF WAR SUPPLIES - AIR PLANES HERE|
|A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY CLASS COAST GUARD CUTTER|
Three new cutters have been built. If the Office of Management and Budget of the Obama Adminstration has its way, the Coast Guard will not get any more of the previously scheduled cutters. The Hamilton-class cutters were built for the cold war era. They are wearing out and are otherwise obsolete. It would cost as much to upgrade a Hamilton-class cutter as it would to build a new cutter.
The new cutter's capability really matters. Presence at sea is what ensures the sovereignty of American territory at sea. Sacrificing capability means sacrificing sovereignty. As President Obama travels around the world apologizing for the American way of life, our sovereignty probably doesn't mean much to him. IT DOES TO ME! I BET IT DOES TO YOU, TOO! But then, we never before had a president who felt the need to humble himself, bowing and kissing the ring of an Arab King, did we? Of course I've never been this close up to the leader of Congress either, have you?
|OBAMA AND PELOSI - SWEET!|
But, then, to someone who thinks Americans will buy JOBS SAVED as a trade off for growing unemployment thinks we will believe anything. I KNOW BETTER. YOU DO TO, HUH?
We simply dare not return to the weak military days of Jimmy Carter.
God bless you and yours. God bless the USA.