Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was born in 1936. Yet he served in World War II.
This is the kind of man America’s tax-funded school system needs to produce again, the way it did back in 1942: men who accept their country’s call to die for their nation at age 6 or 7. This is the real meaning of no child left behind. Off to war they went.
I was too young to serve. I was born in 1942. But if I had been born in 1936, I would have answered the call, too. That’s why they call people born in 1936 the greatest generation.
There will be skeptics, of course. There always are. They will scoff at the whole idea that Obama’s father served in World War II. They will demand proof that he served honorably in the armed forces. They will want to see his discharge papers. Just because these papers have been mis-filed, and are not presently available, these people will dismiss the story as an outrageous fabrication.
These discharge papers truthers do America no service when they call into question a courageous man’s service to this country — service so dedicated that he left Kenya to answer Franklin Roosevelt’s call. When they argue that he had no right to veterans’ benefits, they are saying that no veteran has a right to these benefits.
I think it’s time to stand up and be counted. Counting is what matters. And counting is what we will do, voting machine by voting machine, this November. Furthermore, for those skeptics who dismiss the results of this counting merely because there is no verifiable paper-based record of the voting, I say this: the lack of a piece of paper is not relevant when the Big Issues are at stake. I say: “No vote left behind!”