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Dec. 7, 2010: 69th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii counted 2,390 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. Eight battleships, three destroyers, three cruisers and one minelayer were destroyed along with 188 aircraft.

Most of us were not alive then yet we can understand how they felt. We experienced something similar on September 11, 2001.

Our job is to remember and never forget that evil men hate the goodness of America. They always have and they always will.

A smart leader knows to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women.

The START Treaty is under review by the Senate and could possibly be voted on in this Lame Duck Congress. The danger here is the overreaching Executive Branch led by President Obama has not divulged the START Treaty negotiation records to the Senate. The President should never have this much control over our national security. The START Treaty will severely limit our missile defense and will weaken America possibly putting us in harm’s way.  Or he could show the American people he is truly concerned for their safety and well-being and work within the structure as set by our founding fathers.

You can also watch a presentation by Heritage on this very subject this coming Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. Go to to watch the presentation online.

Albert Einstein once said “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

We want and expect our leaders to “do something about it” and protect us from those who are evil. If they do not protect us – they should not lead us. Period.

Let us never forget the innocent blood shed by wonderful American citizens on Dec. 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001.

Billie Tucker is an organizer of The First Coast Tea Party.

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