I read a OP-ED piece by Ted Nugent on how Americans are to blame for the current state of our government. I completely agree with his assessment. We have been apathetic for far too long. We have lived our lives and expected our government to do it's job without really keeping a close eye on how they were doing that job. We just expected them to follow the constitution and protect our freedoms. We have left out the nature of human beings and the warnings that our founders gave us: power corrupts.
But, one of the things that I have been saying for quite sometime now is, that we liberty loving Americans should be grateful for the Obama administration. Obama has carried the country far more to the left than the average person in this country is comfortable with. But, would McCain been much different? I don't think so. If anything, republican lite is even more scary to our liberties. They do the same type of things, just more slowly and in the dark of night, to the point that many people don't even notice.
Obama is very much in your face with his leftist views and the radical people he has appointed. One needs to look no further than Van Jones; an admitted communist, to see that Obama has a very different view of our liberties and what exactly the Constitution does and does not allow. This has awakened the American people. This is a positive thing, and we must embrace this opportunity.
The one way to save our liberties and to keep our country from veering away from the founding principles is for the American public to stand up and force the government to adhere to rule of law. The congress passes laws that they don't read nor understand. Both parties have become far too powerful, and seem more interested in party unity than actually getting the job done.
I say that people that love the liberties that this country offers, need to stand up and realize that freedom is something that can easily be taken away. It will happen slowly, it will happen before most people will notice. Obama has made it almost impossible not to notice.
The real question becomes do the people that have stood up since Obama has taken office do once he is GONE? Do the mommy bloggers that turned to politics keep their eye on the next administration as closely? If not, the problems will just return. We need to be in this for the long haul. We can't assume that if so and so gets elected that our problems are solved. They will not be. This is a generational change. We need to weed out the politicians that are more concerned for party and for themselves than they are for you and me. Pay attention to local politics and allow the cream to rise, it always does. Get involved in your community and pay attention to what the people who have control over how our money is spent are doing. We need to demand honesty and integrity and vote out the ones who don't provide that. Don't allow yourself to be fooled that simply getting rid of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid will solve our problems. It will not, we have a long list of people on both sides of the aisle that are not acting in our best interests and until we rid ourselves of all of them, we cannot rest.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek