In 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 was flying over New York City when the plane developed problems and began to lost altitude.
Inn what has been referred to as the Miracle on the Hudson, pilot Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger managed to safely land the plane on the Hudson River.
All 154 people on board were able to escape the plane before it sank into the murky waters of the Hudson River.
Since the time, Sullenberger has become somewhat of a national hero.
In a recent op ed, he wrote that America today is not the America that he knew or loved and that there are forces at work (referring to liberals) that are destroying the nation.
The Hill – Retired airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed the famous “Miracle on the Hudson,” said Monday that “this is not the America I know and love” in a message encouraging voter participation ahead of the midterm elections.
Sullenberger wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post that he “witnessed the best in people” on Jan. 15, 2009, when he led 154 people to safety by making an emergency landing on the Hudson River after a malfunction on US Airways Flight 1549.
“To navigate complex challenges, all leaders must take responsibility and have a moral compass grounded in competence, integrity and concern for the greater good,” he wrote.
Tragically, people in positions in power today are not projecting their best, Sullenberger wrote…
Sully is right in that many of us feel the same way, that today’s America is not what we knew or love.
When I look at America today, I see something ugly that has intentionally abandoned all of the moral virtues that made America a great nation.
I see a large portion of the population that appear determined to eradicate everything good about America and turn it into something they will soon regret.
They want a socialist nation but fail to realize that socialism thrives on making most of the people slaves to the government.
The sad part is, by the time they realize the truth, it will be too late.
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