Don’t get dog-bitten by a U.S. traitor

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dear rest of the world:

I have no idea why the citizens of the other states here in our country who have cast ballots to date in our process to nominate candidates to contend this fall for the office of President have, by wide margins, voted to support Hillary Clinton.

I cannot answer for those woefully misguided individuals, but I can use this space devoted weekly to this particular veteran journalist to offer my sincere apology to you, the citizens residing in other nations of Planet Earth, why the majority of the registered voters of my state, North Carolina, chose to support Mrs. Clinton.

I am extremely embarrassed over the fact that 616,776 citizens of the Old North State wasted their time and effort on March 15, as well as the days leading up to our Primary Election where they took part in a tax-money gobbling scheme known as One Stop Voting, to cast a ballot for a person I consider as a traitor to her nation.

What makes matters worse is I have people that I consider as friends who not only voted for Mrs. Clinton, but went as far as to come out publically prior to the election in her support.

The same embarrassment also weighs heavily on my heart due to the 458,428 North Carolinians that are standing with Donald J. Trump in hopes that he becomes the next President of the United States of America. That’s another column for another day.

I base my disliking for the former First Lady of our nation on her numerous misgivings. No, she has never been formally charged or prosecuted over any of her previous illegal actions. However, during the course of my adult life I have witnessed other political candidates seeking the highest office in our nation having their campaign efforts completely derailed after committing, and admitting to, wrongful acts….either criminally or morally.

It appears that Mrs. Clinton feels she is untouchable.

I sincerely hope there are other patriots of this nation who feel the same way as me. How can we face ourselves, our families, and the brave men and women (and their families) who wear the military uniforms of this great nation if we choose to support a person, born and raised within our borders, who committed the worst act of treason ever recorded in our history.

We, as proud Americans, recall that dark day in September of 2012 when a U.S. consulate in Benghazi came under attack. When the smoke had cleared, we had lost four brave Americans, including Christopher Stevens, our U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

In the months and years following that unprovoked attack, Mrs. Clinton has “circled the wagons” in an effort to not share the clear details of how this nation responded militarily that day.

According to emails (not the ones on Clinton’s server that now have her mired deep in another controversy), we now know that Mrs. Clinton, then our Secretary of State, nor her top aides in Washington responded to a message sent on Sept. 11, 2012 by a high-ranking Pentagon official who was asking that a specially trained team of military operatives be dispatched immediately to Benghazi. That message was sent just a few hours after the attack began.

Afterwards, Mrs. Clinton said there was no such military unit that could be deployed and arrive in a timely fashion. We now know that’s not true. What we know, and it was made available for all Americans to read only 30 days after the attack, that there are US Army Special Forces soldiers stationed all over the globe that stand ready to leave with no advance notice and quickly move by air or ground to a situation that they have been determined to be the best immediate solution to defuse. They are often deployed with absolutely no idea where they’re going or what the mission is. Oftentimes they are briefed while en route to a volatile situation.

We now know one such team could have been dispatched and arrive in Benghazi within two hours. Could they have saved those lives that were eventually lost? That’s an unknown, but we could have at least made the effort.

And among those in power at that time to give that order was our Secretary of State. As a matter of fact, the email was sent after an effort failed to contact Clinton and her aides by telephone (they were all together in a meeting). She chose not to give that order and now she wants to be the Commander-in-Chief of our military forces, the same ones she miserably failed to protect four years ago.

We have a saying here in the South…if your dog bites me once, shame on you; if your dog bites me twice, shame on me.

I refuse to be bitten again by a disloyal citizen of the United States, and again I apologize to the rest of the world for my fellow citizens of this great state for placing their trust in a traitor.

I am……


Cal Bryant is Editor of Roanoke-Chowan Publications. He can be contacted at or 252-332-7207.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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