Today, we desperately need leaders that see the silver linings in the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat resulting from the misguided & delusional thinking of governing elitists. Their utopian dreams are turning into dystopian nightmares.
There is a reason that our national motto is, “IN GOD WE TRUST” -- The Principles & Values expressed by our Founding Fathers in their writings (The Federalist Papers), our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution & Bill of Rights were & are inspired by the goodness of God, our Creator.
From his book, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" –
Sunday, December 7th, 1941 -- Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. when he was paged for a phone call. It was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was informed that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLEET).
Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941.
There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war.
On Christmas Day, 1941, Admiral Nimitz
a tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl
Harbor by the Japanese.
Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters everywhere you looked.
As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?" Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice.
Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?"
Surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?"
“Mistake number one:
The Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave, many attending church elsewhere on the island.
If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk -- we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.
Mistake number two:
When the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired.
As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.
Mistake number three:
Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply.
That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America.”
These comments are from a little book written by Admiral Nimitz, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" which is available in the Gift Shop at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas. He was a born optimist. Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where nearly everyone else saw despair and defeat.
President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job.
Now, ‘We the People’ must choose the right men for the job of restoring our constitutional republic.