Hat tip: Lonely Conservative

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We have achieved the Walter Mitty presidency. The president with no accomplishments attempts to stop on the real accomplishments of people so much better than him.

Forty years ago President Nixon’s speech writer, William Safire,  gave voice to the unspeakable,  via William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection:

Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.

Another President spoken of other fallen heroes as touching the face of God.     Ricard Nixon, and later Ronald Reagan showed respect for American heroes.     In contrast, Barack Obama loves himself, but respect no one, including himself.