William Parrott of McHenry has a letter to the Chicago Tribune published today. It is reprinted below with his permission:
It’s our republic — let’s remember that
U.S. House oversight revelations with new details surrounding the travesty of Benghazi in September 2012 were met with scorn and denial from a glitterati press bent upon carrying the water for an incompetent, disingenuous administration. Utter disgust laced with a healthy dose of jaded skepticism should be the order of the day for every devoted American.
Reality of a world ablaze with global jihad against all civilized societies serves as stark contrast to the U.S. pop culture artificially preoccupied with bathroom protocols and gender. Engaged, patriotic Americans fear the worst for this nation, which is seemingly oblivious to this present danger while gleefully absorbed in trivia-driven, mindless social media.
Historians dutifully credit Benjamin Franklin as reassuring concerned patriots in 1787 that he brought them “a republic, if you can keep it.”
Today’s presumptive front-runner and very possibly the next president of the United States may screech yet again,
“What difference — at this point, what difference does it make?”
Every American devoted to the future health and security of this nation, for our children and grandchildren as well as the still grieving families of four dead heroes from Benghazi, should most honestly address that poignant question.
— William G. Parrot, McHenry