These truths and lessons my dear great-grandchildren are where my generation failed you!

by | Mar 16, 2019 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

To my Dear Great-grandchildren,

As I sit here in the year 2019 and think of you, I realize that unless I am granted a miracle of an exceptionally long life, longer than anyone can really hope for, I will never get to meet you in person. In fact, being a practical person, I realize with some discomfort, that the closest we will ever really come will be if you visit my grave site at some point in the distant future as you explore your family history.

It is in this vain that I write these words in this letter, as a way to connect with you. We are after all direct blood line family members; you are the children of my children’s children and because of that I confess I do feel connected to you even if you have not yet been conceived.   

If you will excuse the mental meanderings of a man in his late 50’s as he realizes his time on this earth is not eternal, even if his spirit is, and his soul demands justification. I suppose my beloved great-grandchildren, that I am trying to avoid a difficult topic which I feel is incumbent on me to bring up; that being my apology for what my generation has allowed to happen to this great nation that you now find yourself struggling in under the yoke of a socialist existence.

It is clear that it is my generation that allowed the great American experiment to come to an end, thereby permitting the emergence of the world you must inhabit. This realization has led me to ask what I would say to you if we ever did meet face to face. Unfortunately opening that can of worms unleashes a barrage of feelings, not the least of which is guilt.

I am sure, as you go through your daily struggle for simple survival in a world of complete equity in the socialist utopia that developed in the absence of freedom, devoid of the pains of the capitalist system it replaced, that you must cast your thoughts back to me and my fellow travelers who presided over the fall of liberty and freedom and you must think poorly of us.

This is a truth that I, nor my brother and sister Americans holding power in the early part of the 21st century cannot escape and hence my Mea Culpa and the reason I write to you from the past.

As I pondered how I could explain the fall of such a great nation as was America and find some reasoning to explain the rise of the cruel system you now live under, I must call your attention to some basic realities of the human condition and the nature of man in my defense, though by no means do these facts exempt me from the responsibility that I held as the great American experiment began to slide into decline.

Mankind has a clear history that can be observed in any of the great books, be they actual historical records or those that otherwise portray historical events, but I apologize for my politically incorrect commentary thus far, I am clearly addressing mankind and womankind, I know words are very painful to those of your age and my insensitive opening of this paragraph using such an inane and patriarchal term as mankind as the singular descriptive word is a fault of my age.

My faux paus and inarticulate phraseology aside, my point is that man…. Human beings are prone to live their lives under the strict control of patterns. In this case, that pattern is to live under tyranny.

Our history is replete with examples of kings, czars, emperors, dictators and in the modern anti-septic parlance, chairman of the people’s party, where these strong men have risen to rule with absolute power. With this power they have provided very little benevolence to the people over whom they lord, and in fact they have created a situation for the average person that made life equal, but difficult to say the least as I’m sure you can attest to.

It is this pattern of human behavior that reveals a weakness in humanity that has assailed our existence since the beginning. It is difficult to find any example of a leader with complete power that has used that power to lead his people to prosperity. In fact, I can only think of one example where a leader with total power is a benefit to humanity, and that is the promised paradise offered to us by the lord our God, unfortunately, we as a people, have also ignored this opportunity to our peril. 

The examples of life under the tyrannical type of system are also quite evident. We can see the suffering of people in the kingdoms of Europe over the centuries, and keeping a more modern perspective on things, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Chinese Communist party and the blatant example of Venezuela as it imploded into flames and death taking many innocent lives with it.

It is this example of Venezuela that, as perplexing as it is, was an example of a potential Utopia that the destroyers of my age looked at with a blind eye and a hopeful heart as they drove the United States off the proverbial cliff.

I know I may be wandering, but I ask you to allow me to gather my thoughts; defining how we allowed the greatest land of freedom and liberty to wither and die is a daunting task. When you add to that task the burden of guilt we carry, it makes focus difficult. I will non the less continue on this road.

Since, as my supposition that human nature calls us to live under tyranny states, it was always a potential that the United States could fall into that trap and slide into a tyrannical form of government. What then, you may be asking yourself, was the set of factors that allowed for the birth of American and formation of such an anomaly of human existence in the first place and then what allowed it to thrive for several hundred years?

This is an answer I can provide in the form of one word: Patriot.

A patriot, and specifically an American Patriot was a breed of human being that had not been known until the creation of the country in the 1700’s. That is not to say that there had not been good and decent people living in countries all across the globe, of course there were. 

An American Patriot set himself and herself apart from all who had come before them in the way they declared and fought for their freedom.

It is with a clear view of history that we see the simple declaration of free nation is not all that is required for liberty and justice to take hold. There were other attempts at such a proposition by other peoples, but they were crushed by the tyrant before they could grow.

The American Patriot, in a unique way, not only fought the initial battle for freedom and justice but continued to fight for that freedom every day over the course of the nation’s life in the face of every threat. The blood of American Patriots has been spilled by every generation in the cause of freedom without reservation.            

This is what made the American people not only unique, but worthy of praise and the hope for all people. There are countries and peoples all across the face of the earth that live and breathe only because of the dedication and sacrifice of American resolve. The cemeteries of the world hold the remains of the greatest heroes to have ever lived, Americans, who gave their lives not only for the liberty of their own country and families but for the countries and families of strangers who yearned to live free as the Americans did. While all men and women are created equal and are children of a loving God, it is the American Patriot that set the new standard for what it means to be free and pursue the highest goals as that loving God had set.

Here my great-grandchildren was the secret to our freedom, it was our people. The blood in your veins is the blood of those same patriots.

So how then did we let this slip away from our grasp?

This is the crux of the question. It is here that I have to call upon another truth. It is rare that anything worth having simply stops being worth having, like freedom and liberty. Instead a people will lose their focus when liberty and freedom as so prevalent in their lives; it is really a slow drip that drains the pool of freedom.

Maintaining freedom is no easy task, it must be tended and nurtured and loved. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, a great American Patriot and forefather, you may know him not as I describe but rather as he became to be known: an old dead white guy who owned slaves, this is the incarnation of him that began to form as we drifted downward and has no doubt made it to you in whole. Jefferson once said- “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”.

While this saying may seem like pure patriarchal rhetoric meant to suppress everyone but Jefferson and his like, it really expresses the reality of living in a land of freedom and liberty such as America was. It calls to the patriots, each and every American of every generation, to never forget the miracle of America and the gift she brings to the world and the reality that freedom and liberty must be defended at every turn in every age lest her people fall prey to the human pattern of living under tyranny.

These truths and lessons my dear great-grandchildren are where my generation failed you and where we allowed the end of the age of freedom to die. We did not insist on teaching these lessons to our children, instead we allowed our stories of sacrifice be replaced by stories of our failings. Instead of hailing our heroes for their great deeds and effort to free us from the yoke of oppression of a thousand years, we concentrated on flogging them into obscurity and punishing them for the rituals of their age, banishing from our psyche for the sins of the past and with them the ideals that brought about this greatest nation on earth.

Our prosperity lead to abundance and with abundance comes sloth, one of the great sins. A people so blessed with abundance is prone to wallow in it, which is the death trap of sloth. We became complacent, believing that the crystal-clear patterns of human behavior born of thousands of years of experience could be done away with without effort. We came to believe our freedom would be never ending, we believed the darker side of man’s, and woman’s nature had been relegated to same place as the old dead white men that so disdained their fellow man, never to be seen again. We became arrogant.

I don’t make excuses, we saw the coming wreckage, and we lamented about it. We made calls on social media, we complained to each other, we spoke in angry tones about the degradation of our way of life and we sat still as it devolved.

By the time we saw the tipping point, it was too late. Like the proverbial frog in the bucket on the stove, as the heat rose, we protested, but we did not act, we were boiled alive in the roiling waters of our own complacency.

My beloved great-grandchildren, my list of sins is too great to detail in this short letter. Suffice it to say me and everyone of our time loves you and we apologize for not carrying the mantle of freedom forward to you. We saw the signs, we knew the dangers, but as the tyrant rose in our age under the guise of socialism, equity, fairness and political correctness we did not say NO. We did not fight as our forefathers did, we did not make a stand. Instead like the frog we felt the overwhelming heat and succumbed.

I don’t think I can end this letter without one more thought, and you’ll forgive me I hope in my attempt to cover my wound, now laid so bare for your examination. Like many of my age, notwithstanding our failure, we too have the blood of the patriot pulse through our veins. We could hear the voices of those who have traveled the roads of American freedom, stood at the parapets as they whispered in our ears “fight back”, as we wished for a chance to redress the loss of freedom and the rise of the tyrant if only we could have found the strength.

Our last hope for redemption lives in you and the blood that flows through your veins. We cannot unmake the world we have given you, but we can be the call to arms for you; freedom and liberty are worth fighting for…

Living under the tyrant may seem impossible to change, but it is not. One of the many lessons I am sure you are not taught in your time is that the Patriot cannot be held down if his or her blood is raised. Listen for the truth in your heart, look for the truths of the past and believe in a God that allowed America to rise in the first place as a beacon of hope for all people.

Restore your faith, yearn for freedom and the blessings it will provide to you and the generations that will follow you. Don’t fear the sacrifice, it is the cost of freedom. The price can be high, but it is worth the expense.

Be well my beloved great-grandchildren, choose your path.

Your loving great-grandfather in the year 2019.

Lt. Joseph Pangaro

Joseph Pangaro is a retired Police Lieutenant from the Township of Ocean, Monmouth County, NJ. During his 27 year career, Lieutenant Pangaro served in many capacities. After nine years as a patrol officer, he was transferred to the detective bureau, where he served 12 years. During that time, Lt. Pangaro prepared and executed hundreds of search warrants, testified in numerous high profile criminal court cases, and excelled in the area of criminal investigations, including; homicides, sexual assaults, drug crimes, fraud, burglary, juvenile investigations, economic crimes, vice crimes, quality of life crimes and other crimes of violence. He has acted in undercover capacities and worked with numerous local, county, state, and federal agencies. Joseph Pangaro served as a sergeant in the detective bureau, supervising a group of highly motivated and active officers in the unit and the “Quality of Life” unit.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.
Deceptions of Government and Corporate Elite Threaten America

Deceptions of Government and Corporate Elite Threaten America

Today’s pervasive government and corporate corruption will result in more amorality among the public. When a country that is historically moral, tolerates leaders in the political and business worlds who are proven to be chronic liars, a previously honest general population begins to feel free to adopt deceptive practices as well, resulting in corruption becoming dominant in America…

As the Dismantling of America Continues… Judgment Is Coming, but for Whom?

As the Dismantling of America Continues… Judgment Is Coming, but for Whom?

The year is 2022, and you can be sure judgment is coming. The curse of deception is now judging all those who have spurned our God-given guidelines for holy living. The powers that be seem in their own eyes just and good, when in fact, they are wretched and oppressive. But a time of renewal may also be at hand because an ever-expanding army of righteous soldiers are returning to our roots…

Beyond the Fireworks & Bar-B-Ques… America’s Military Vets Take Note

Beyond the Fireworks & Bar-B-Ques… America’s Military Vets Take Note

No matter how much money and covert influence our enemies try to pump into America, there are millions of American veterans who once took an oath to protect and defend America that has no expiration date. You can push them so far, and eventually, you’ll reach the point where they push back. They’ve remained quietly on the sidelines, for now, observing and taking note of…

America Returns to the Days of King George

America Returns to the Days of King George

It seems the American people have not learned from their history. Rather we have reverted to a state of servitude similar to the colonies in 1776. I wonder if, when those 56 men pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in support of the Declaration of Independence, they ever conceived that not only would the American people return to a life of dependence, but that we would do so willingly…

The Most Patriotic and Accomplished President in Modern Times

The Most Patriotic and Accomplished President in Modern Times

The only president who – despite the most maligning, deceitful, and aggressive media against him 24/7/365 x 5 years – delivered what he promised the American people if elected. The least unemployed Americans in over 50 years. Made America’s energy, oil, and gas independent of oil cartels for the first time ever. In fact, he made the USA a premier exporter, helping make the price of petrol…

How to Bring Washington DC Back Under Control

How to Bring Washington DC Back Under Control

As more and more people are vetting their candidates for state offices based on how they fulfill their oath of office, our states will not only change, but can regain the fortitude to stand up to Washington, D.C. As more and more states restore themselves to their position as parties to the compact that is the Constitution of the United States, Washington, D.C. will…

FDA and CDC Approve Vaccines for Kids 6 Months and Q & A 28 on America Out Loud PULSE

FDA and CDC Approve Vaccines for Kids 6 Months and Q & A 28 on America Out Loud PULSE

America Out Loud PULSE with Dr. Peter McCullough and Malcolm Out Loud – The outrage regarding the FDA and CDC approving and promoting the vaccines to our youngest is being heard from coast to coast. As one listener questions… “I hope Dr. McCullough covers the terrible FDA approval (and maybe soon school mandate) of the vax for kids. It’s pure corruption and evil. This is where I draw the line.”

Florida’s Gov Ron DeSantis & Lawmakers Bring 145 New Laws Into Effect July 1

Florida’s Gov Ron DeSantis & Lawmakers Bring 145 New Laws Into Effect July 1

It’s been noted that throughout the governorship of Ron DeSantis during the health crisis of COVID-19, thousands of Americans have relocated from all across the nation to reside in Florida because of the conservative God and Country values that DeSantis stands for. The Florida governor signed 269 bills in the year 2022, 11 of those measures were vetoed and 145 are new laws taking effect…

Why Roe v. Wade Will NOT Impact the Election

Why Roe v. Wade Will NOT Impact the Election

The media is trying very hard to turn the upcoming midterm elections into a referendum on abortion…A large segment of the left is once again losing its mind and proving to independent voters what independent voters were already figuring out – that the political left is led by a radicalized group of thugs who want to burn down our nation and make us live under an ultra-authoritarian communist tyranny…

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.
America Out Loud 6 years

Celebrating 6 incredible years fighting to restore liberty and justice to our beloved America.

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.


Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations. Please consider making a contribution in the fight for liberty!


The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

Truth For Health

Apple Podcasts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link