Thursday, June 18, 2009

Making Our Voice Heard

Today, I'd like to call attention to a letter read by Glenn Beck, on his TV show last evening. Mr. Beck reported that it was written by a 53 year-old lifelong Democrat, who really cannot find anyone in Washington that represents her and her concerns anymore. As Glenn read the letter, I could not help but think about how much we have been discussing these very same things, day after day, here on this blog.

Read the entire thing here.

Then, ask yourself something: Are these crooks truly representing you the way you feel they should? Can you honestly imagine what would happen if any of us performed in our jobs, the same kinds of actions these crooks have? I ask these questions because most of us would have been fired a long time ago and possibly sitting in a prison cell right now, if we would behave these people have. Each and every time something illegal or unethical happens to someone in Washington, nothing happens.

In a world where it takes four years of legal wrangling just get a William Jefferson (a man who was caught accepting bribes on tape and with cold cash in his freezer) on trial, it's no wonder the thugs running the government are empowered to do whatever the hell they want, whenever they want, without fear of reprisals. In Washington, the motto has become, "yeah, well, what are you going to do about it?" Whenever anyone asks one of the vermin leading the mess, why we need to do what they say, they in effect answer with a resilient, "because we said so".

Just as it was in the days of Jimmy Carter, a new age of apathy and malaise is beginning to set in. As it was in those days so may it be today, when the people rise up and declare, "enough is enough". That's why this just hearing and reading this letter is encouraging.

To think that I am the only person that sees this BS for what it is ridiculous. I am not, you are not. They, who are on the public dole in government, want us to believe we are.

America, it's time for a serious change to occur in this land, not just as a campaign slogan. It's time for Americans to stop allowing themselves to be categorized solely for the purpose of being demonized and denigrated, as ignorant anti-government extremists. It's time to show those arrogant SOBs who confiscate our hard earned money (to use on whatever vote-buying scam happens to be popular at the time), who they work for.

It's time to stop looking at ourselves as Democrats or Republicans, left or right; it's damned sure time to stop looking at ourselves as black, white, or other. It's time to start looking this thing as a case of us versus them. We are the people who the founding fathers sought to protect, from the very abuses we see so prevalent today. We are the nation, it belongs to us.


Leslie said...

Well said LA! I just wrote a post last night for Friday dealing with a similar sentiment. It is encouraging to see the glint of an awakening. Dare we dream it will become a full-fledged movement?

I hope we can all encourage people to speak out and to get involved. Enough of the pandering to the fear-mongers who would have us believe our voices and letters and other actions don't make a difference. Freedom is worth fighting for.

Anonymous said...

I could not agree with you more, LA. I wrote about it here a while back. We must find out what we believe, what our core values are, and why ... then we can vote "values" rather than party.

If we are not satisfied that candidates share our values, then we must begin working harder to find candidates who do. Not easy, I know ... but as Leslie suggests, freedom isn't free.

Semper Fi

LASunsett said...

//Dare we dream it will become a full-fledged movement?//

I think we have to be careful not to expect too much and risk being disappointed. At the same time, some miraculous things do happen.

Look at Iran. They may or may not be successful in changing regimes, but we know there are people who will settle for no less than what is right. At some point, the people who rule over that country will die off and today's youth will be left to pick up the pieces.

LASunsett said...

//If we are not satisfied that candidates share our values, then we must begin working harder to find candidates who do.//

Like we discussed the other day, getting rid of the experienced crooks who know how to abuse the system using trickery and manipulation, and that can be a start. Barney, Nancy, Jack, and the rest of the SOB who think they are our lords and masters, should be the first ones to get a pink slip.

Leslie said...

How about we forget the pink slips and just give them the big BOOT kick right out of the door? :D