Read this if you are interested in politics.

VERY GOOD READ!

Robert A. Hall is the actor who plays the coroner on CSI if you watch that show.

He also is a Marine Vietnam War veteran.

This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States

of America .

"I'm 63 and I'm Tired"

by Robert A. Hall

I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month

period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked hard since I

was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't

called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit

my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's

no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have

my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned,

by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their

homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if

they bought Mc Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on

one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie

and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them

with their own money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael

Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the

opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United

States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China

the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran ,

and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can

read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for

their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims

murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning

schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery";

of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah,

because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of

Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college

admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most),

government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and

fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment

of U.S. Senators from Illinois.

I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is

doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I

just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in

freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let

Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to

preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church,

synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming,

which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment

and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where

our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's,

and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support

and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark

alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it

off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I #@*# sure think druggies

chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like

a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones

who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug

dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of

them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill

me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person,

who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting

without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our

military.... Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the

Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting

station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having

to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth

better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our

troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were

the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close.

So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse

that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let

themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel

Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William

Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture

rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls

in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British

and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help

and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other

party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm

tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the

" Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not

to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties

talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all

know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a

sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs

and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but

we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the

definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions.

I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever

for their problems.

Yes, I'm tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have

to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.

Robert A. Hall is a MarineVietnam veteran who served five terms in the

Massachusetts State Senate.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

This is your chance to make a difference.

if you read this please comment. I would like to know what other people think

Pretty much summed it up for me. This should have been posted in Town Square though.

BTW: this Robert Hall is not the actor on CSI, this Robert Hall is a retired Senator.

BTW: this Robert Hall is not the actor on CSI, this Robert Hall is a retired Senator.

Yeah I was a little confused about this as well. I just copy and paste this, but it is sooooo true. Thanks for the response

Well this is hardly news, everyone's tired, everyone wants it to be better. Being tired is no excuse for quitting though and in the absence of any ideas of real substance besides regret and remarkable 20/20 hindsight I'd say this reads as nothing more than a long winded letter of resignation - which is the right of anyone to give but to relate this to something of import related to politics, well c'mon folks we can do better than this.

I agree with the sentiment but messages like this get circulated in emails and when I have researched them in the past, often times they are fabricated and not written by whoever's name is signed to it.

I read a message that was allegedly written by the prime minister of Australia. It had to do with Australia being for Australians and if you emigrated to Oz, you had better adapt to their way of life instead of the other way around. I liked that message as well but I don't know if it was real either.

Greg

I agree with the sentiment but messages like this get circulated in emails and when I have researched them in the past, often times they are fabricated and not written by whoever's name is signed to it.

I read a message that was allegedly written by the prime minister of Australia. It had to do with Australia being for Australians and if you emigrated to Oz, you had better adapt to their way of life instead of the other way around. I liked that message as well but I don't know if it was real either.

Greg

Nicely put Greg. I know what you mean by having these " I am pissed off" letters that go around, I just thought that this would be a good one to look at in the off road community because he says he is " tired" and I know how all of us riders feel.

If you believe 'welfare recipient' is valid a career choice then vote liberal/socialist and more government.

If you believe 'welfare recipient' is valid a career choice then vote liberal/socialist and more government.

Amen to that!!!!