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Remembering…, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

I cannot go to bed on this significant day without posting a few comments that speak to the condition of my beloved country. Unless we come to our senses, I truly fear for the future of the United States of America.

The behavior of many of our senators is outrageous and incomprehensible. To speak with such disrespect and disdain to General David Patraeus (beginning even before he said a word) as he appeared to present his report before the senate yesterday and today was patently pompous, crasse and shameful. The despicable attack on his character by in the New York Times should be condemned by everyone. General Betray Us, he was called in the ad sponsored by the far left activist group. Several Members of Congress have spoken against the slanderous ad, while others–including some who are running for the presidency of the United States–have not.

Such behavior directed to a four-star general whom the senate unanimously voted to confirm, is a burning shame. Such stinging castigation and besmirching jabs are inglorious and unworthy of our leaders and of our country, still the greatest in the world.

I call your attention to the Word of God as the prophet Isaiah speaks:

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20


My devotional blog is here. 

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Remembering…”

I can still hear in my ears the emotion of words used that morning as Virginia and I were getting a start on the day.

I find it sad when some of the most liberal countries on the continent of Europe, France, Germany and England are commanding our efforts to contain this terror. Yet, our elected officials seem driven by some unknown force to destroy these efforts. Why does Europe command our efforts? Easy! They have seen and felt the results of allowing the merchants of terror a small hold within their country. Germany has defused several efforts within there borders.

Let those who will turn toward Jerusalem and as Solomon said, humble ourselves then God (Jesus) will hear.



It is sad to see the disdainful way some people treat our military leaders. Heck, it’s sad to me to see how disrespectfully they treat the President…whether you like him or not, he is the President and deserves respect. I didn’t like Clinton, but I still respected him as my President.

Our fickle politicians are quick to turn on those who they once supported if they show any sign of dissenting with their opinions. The Bush Administration is constantly criticized for this, but the Left is just as guilty of it.


Sis Buxton – As I walked on campus yesterday and noticed the flags at half mast, I was deeply moved as I remembered. I was on Guam when I heard the news and I cried. Guam is an American territory, and the people there are very patriotic. I walked outside to see people lined up waving American flags in silence. It was a day I will never ever forget.


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