Sunday, March 29, 2009

Where are the Heros? (Beware! Political post)

Where, today, are our heros? As our Country faces so many problems; economy, war, terrorism and so on, where are the Men with Principles? Men who will stand by their country and do what’s right without regard to the political expedient, the polls or the money?

Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton. How about Houston, Travis or Austin? We used to be a nation of heros and the whole world saw us that way. Now, we are a nation of political correctness and weakness. No wonder Al-Quieda attacked us so forcefully. They were used to seeing America as a coward, hiding behind rhetoric and diplomacy. Did you ever try to talk a schoolyard bully out of picking on you? Did logic work with him?

I believe certain things about our country. I believe that there are still a significant number of strong, courageous and ambitious people living here in America. Most of them are those for whom our “leaders” feel nothing but contempt. They didn’t go to the “right schools”. Most of them either didn’t go beyond High School or went to local or state Colleges. But they WORK for a living and for America. They build the cars, they grow the food, they build the “infrastructure” that our elitist leadership takes for granted. Our enlisted military is made up of those people today.

I believe that if we are allowed to do our work, without Government interference then our economy will rebound on its own. Just lower the taxes and get out of the way!

I believe that if we are allowed to take the war against terrorism to them…wherever they may be and however that might have to be done and then terrorists will run and hide. And leave the 2nd amendment alone. Our ability to protect our homes and communities is part of the reason that those same terrorists don’t want to come to rural America.

We need cowboys, farmers and other working class folks from the flyover states running our government and all those elitist Ivy League fat cats can go back where they came from!

In around forty years, we have come from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama. We should be rejoicing at the fact that racism is no longer a block for anything. If it were, then President Obama would not have been elected! Instead, we watch more of the same politics as usual, with a figurehead out front being led by his teleprompter. We don’t need socialism in our financial market, our healthcare or our government. We need Freedom to do what we do and the rewards of doing it well.

Our country was not built on handouts from the government. The government didn’t subsidize the westward expansion. There were no bailouts to the makers of covered wagons or those who drove them. No food stamps or welfare programs. Neighbors helped each other. Churches took care of their communities.

So, what can we do today? Contact your congressmen. Let them know how you feel about increasing taxes, increasing our national debt and handing money out to those who already have it all! When there is an election or referendum in your community…VOTE! If there is an issue about which you feel strongly, then get out there and work for it. Volunteer to help. If political causes aren’t your thing, I’ll bet there are places that provide help for the poor and needy in your community. When was the last time you helped at the local shelter, donated food to the local food bank or gave of yourself for a local charity or benefit?

I believe it is again time for our country to be built from the bottom up. Those at the top screwed it all up so those of us at the bottom have to start again. The problem is that our elected leaders are standing on us and not letting America’s people do the work they are so capable of doing.

I’m going to the Tax Day Tea Party at the State Capital in Helena, MT. Find out where your closest Tea Party is and attend! Show Washington that it’s more than just a few out here who are not interested in paying more taxes so that things can just get worse!

Congressional representatives:


Anonymous said...

Followed your post from the dnc blog. It's obvious you have very strong beliefs. It's too bad it's all misinformation from Rush Limbaugh and the like.

Larry Gibson said...

As you all know, I rarely accept comments from "Anonymous" on this blog. However, this one makes my point so well.

No honest, logical debate here. No thoughtful answer to my question. Just "You're wrong and it's Rush Limbaugh's fault".

We all know this is because there are no thoughtful, logical answers to those questions posed here.

The following is a quote from the website: :

Congress and a president who:

vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?

are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?

consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?

want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?

punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?

admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?

run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?

want government controlled health care?

want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?

refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?

appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?

want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?

want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels?

want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts?

take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget?

Anonymous said...

Since there appears to be only one other comment on your blog, one would think you wouldn't want to be too picky about who comments.
Regarding whether or not I answered your question....your statement was more rhetorical in nature....a long series of talking points from various right wing views. That's what my point was. What you call taking someones wealth and redistributing it to other people, I call taxes paid for services that everyone uses. What you call govt. controlled healthcare....hey we should be so lucky as to have the same plan as our congressmen and women.
No govt is going to be perfect...that's for sure. But it's time that it's purpose is served for the people, and not the corporations. Here's a rhetorical for you....why is it that if the govt does something to help people (especially those in need), it's socialism, but when it does it for corporations, it's just good business?

Larry Gibson said...

First, taxes for services recieved ( I use almost none and certainly not to the extent that I pay taxes!) would be ok. Taxes paid so that:

"vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?

are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?

consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?

want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?

punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not? "

Is not irritating, it is frightening.

In answer to your rhetorical...I am adamantly against all this bailout porkulous spending and so are most Americans. But, our Congress just ignores us as we are too stupid to understand thier loftier goals.

The concept of reducing spending, cutting back and saving in order to recoup our fiances is what real people have to do when they get into trouble.

Remember a simple fact. The government can't give anything to you that they haven't taken from someone else.

Our country became the greatest nation on the Earth and the most prosperous nation on the Earth, not through government programs but more from the lack of them. Our Founding Fathers got out of the way and let the working people build a nation.

Are we now at a point that our ending Fathers will regulate us into the financial and social conditions of the rest of the world?

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