I was talking to a neighbor the other day. He is an older fellow, who spent 11 years in the Navy a number of years ago. He then went into industry and retired about 10 years ago, So, I guess he is about 75 years old. We were discussing life and the size of the Navy came up. I asked him; How many ships do you think the U.S. Navy has? He replied by class and said that he thought we had 30 aircraft carriers! When I told him we had 11, he was shocked!! We then got in a discussion about nuclear powered surface ships and he was shocked that we scrapped all the CGN's!!
The fact is, the general public has no idea that the Military is so decimated! It started back in the First President Bush's administration, continued through Clinton, bush and now Obama. And the ships we are building could not fight their way out of a paper bag! I would take a 2250 World War II destroyer against any surface ship in the Navy! Look at the anemic LCS ships!! I have better armament in my gun safe that that ship has! The Navy's own INSURV Board has stated as much by saying the ship cannot meet it's assigned mission.
Today, on Fox News, I heard Congressman West of Florida state that we have the smallest Navy since 1915, the smallest Army and Marine Corps since 1940, and the smallest Air Force in history!! But, the general public does not hear or read this shocking, disturbing, news. Instead, they hear the liberal pablum of PBS or NPR, or the networks shows that say government is our salvation. Well, the first responsibility of our Federal Government is to defend Americans! But the Federal Government, under four Presidents has decided NOT to defend America and instead has made us very vulnerable to attack by row boat.
It is a dark day for America, the once strongest, most productive, most powerful nation in the world. Now, we can do nothing except cower in the corner. Shame on you Presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Shame on you Congressmen and Senators. But most of all, Shame on you VOTERS for electing these Socialists, Progressives, and Communists, who are determined to disarm and ruin the Country that some of us still love. Sham on you voters indeed!