Step by step, it feels like we're losing America's past, present, and even future. And this weekend's loss of astronaut and first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was another sad step in the wrong direction - and not "one small step," either.
Not simply because he died. He did, after all, live to be 82 - and he packed a lot of living and heroism into that span of years.
But the sad fact is that he died knowing that America's manned space program was over...and that Barack Hussein Obama had given NASA a new primary mission: "to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering."
In other words, Barack Obama wants the courageous men and women who put a man on the moon to know "You didn't build that - someone else did. Someone Muslim."
Just last year, Neil Armstrong looked at what Barack Obama has done to our space program and declared it to be "embarrassing and unacceptable." But he also said "I am hopeful that, in the near future, we will be doing the right thing."
He did not live to see that future. But this November, your one small step into the voting booth can be a giant leap in the right direction.
UPDATE: Believe it or not, Barack Obama commemorated Neil Armstrong's passing by releasing a photo of himself (B. Hussein) looking thoughtfully into a darkened sky which is empty except for a freaking crescent moon and single star...the symbol of Islam.-