If this flag offends you, you’re an idiot!
If this flag offends you, you’re an idiot!
Sometimes it seems as if the whole world was on fire. Chaos seems present at every turn, and the uncertainty of tomorrow is felt very much in our day to day. Logic has taken a fall, and emotions seem misplaced. The need for truth has been replaced by a hunger for destruction and manipulation. To win at all costs is not and will never be the pursuit of right. While life demands response, let wisdom guide our steps. Action apart from direction is destruction, and actions committed in anger lead to regret. Much as we may want to respond now in 1,000 different directions, this isn’t the time to throw gasoline on the fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
It’s easy to forget who we are, to get caught up in the drama of it all, and to forget the peace that can carry us through. Faith, family, friendships, and love, the things that not only give meaning, but serve as a rudder through the storms of life. It is as society itself were at war with these things, but again, these are the things that will carry us through, the only things that can carry us through. Take that time to breathe, to be still, to hear His voice and to find His peace that He would direct our steps. Express love to those who surround you, and treasure the moments we share. May the noise that surrounds me never rob me of the beauty right in front of me. Strive not for perfection, but rather what is right. As much as we must stand against evil and declare it for what it is, may the beauty that surrounds us never be taken from our sight, and may the peace from which wisdom flows never be pushed aside. A thrashing bird can know no peace, nor see that the door to the cage is open. It simply needs to stop, that it can see and find freedom. The one who can find peace in the midst of chaos is the one who will survive and live, saving many others in the process.
I recently watched FarenHYPE 911, which although dated was very good. My first time watching it. I didn’t feel the need to watch a movie to tell me Michael Moore is an idiot and a liar, but it was on Netflix so I watched it. It’s sad to reflect back on how we have changed, how facts have little to do with anything anymore. Much like the O.J. Simpson trial, the gap between us is wide and impossible to cross. Since that trial, that division has come to define where we are at today.
The left, which included Obama, attacked Bush on every angle. I’m not looking to say that the attacks were correct or not, but I do find it interesting that the same people who were concerned about wars and Constitutional rights are strangely silent about Obama. In fact, the only scrutiny he seems to get is outside of the mainstream media, and any scrutiny, any statement of concern, is attacked as racism or extremism. If you were concerned then, how could you not be now? Be it war, Constitutional rights and safeguards, the budget or the economy, Obama has dwarfed George W. Bush in a very short time.
Also, someone has to say it, Bush is gone people. Obama had the House and the Senate, and while the House was lost, he still retains the Senate. He had the power few presidents ever get, and yet all he has is blame, attacks, and excuses. Would W have been able to get away with that? In fact would any president at any point in our nation’s history? Strange days indeed.
I’m going to forgo the links on the following, as I’m lazy tonight, but if so inclined, please look for yourself.
We have had the NDAA, and numerous executive orders that can suspend the Constitution, signed by Obama. We are one event away from the death of the Republic. The left would be screaming if Bush or Romney held such powers, especially if they showed Obama’s level of disdain for the rule of law and Constitutional protections. The media would be watching like a hawk, reporting on every detail. They’d even make up lies to rile the people, and justify it as a legitimate concern.
It is a legitimate concern, but no one is watching. The most dangerous politicians are the ones no one watches and/or the ones who are blindly trusted. In Obama’s case we have both. The mainstream media has become an extension of the DNC, and they are neither watching or concerned. You know, Tom and Katy are far more interesting.
9/11 ushered in a change in our rule of law and our liberties. That has been expanded under Obama. Given the current situation, imagine a major attack against something like the London Olympics, one which made 9/11 look small. A worse case scenario could be closer than we think.
Bush actively engaged Islamic terrorists, with our forces fighting them in the Middle East, our people torturing for information and acting on the information they gathered. This led to the death of Bin Ladin. In contrast, Obama has largely disengaged from that pursuit. To look at the Department of Justice, you’d think the Tea Party brought down the World Trade Center. He has empowered the radical muslims in the Middle East while dropping protections on the border. He has suspended deportations.
Exactly how far off do we think a major terrorist event is? Our enemies remain determined to hit us, and we have done everything to aid them. You would think they wanted another 9/11. Our efforts to betray our allies and aid our enemies have not changed the latter’s feelings toward us. It was Clinton’s eight years of ignoring the obvious threat that led to 9/11; how much greater the treat with Obama? Carter left us a terrorist state in Iran, Obama has given Iran allies in Egypt and Libya.
One event, and the Republic is dead.
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I have read up on your blogs and I have to say that you all truly give me hope. Here we are, forty plus years into an effort to redefine America, and here you all are fighting tooth and nail for this great nation of ours. You are all awesome, and it gives me tremendous hope for our future. Things can look pretty bleak at times, but America is alive in her people. That ideal, even with the public schools, media, and colleges trying to trash it, even with the federal government taking away holidays and telling everyone how sorry we are, remains very much alive. Our past IS our hope for the future. There is nothing revolutionary in having government cram their ideals down everyone’s throats. The real revolution was what took place in 1776, and what remains alive in each one of you. The real revolution is FREEDOM!
Remember the values that made us great. We are a land of tremendous resources and wonderful people. We are a Christian nation. We are a moral nation. We are a free nation. We do not need government to save us, we need only to save ourselves, to commit fully to the rich legacy that is ours, and stand on the foundation of truth.
They can only take what we surrender, and the time of surrender is over. It may feel like winter, but springtime exists just around the corner so long as that ideal remains alive and passed along to our children. You are not content to surrender to the legacy of those who flew North Vietnam flags in the 60’s or sat on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi while declaring our military war criminals. To quote one of their heroes, “They got the guns, but we got the numbers.” In fact we have the guns and the numbers.
The Republic is anything but dead! Under attack for a long time, but the United States of America is absolutely alive! I am inspired by all of you, political blog or not, because you keep this great nation alive. Thank you!
God bless you all!
Exceptional people usually don’t chose politics for a career. Problem is exceptional is exactly what we need. It is rare. It is special. As politicians are the people who decide our future, should we demand nothing less?
Politics is a vocation of service to the people. All the people. Not your special group. Not your contributors. You are elected to defend the Constitution and to represent the people of your community.
If we cannot expect that of them, and we can’t, then we must tie them to the Constitution that the damage they cause be limited.
In 2008, we faced tremendous challenges as a nation. We were in a severe economic crisis, and at war in two different countries. Our rights and liberties threatened, we were sinking under mounting debt. Our nation was increasingly polarized, and the need for true leadership was desperate.
The major parties offered us two junior senators with very limited experience,and an angry loose cannon who was at war with his own party’s base. Obama‘s victory spoke more to McCain’s repulsiveness than to Obama’s mandate, but that aside, this was the best our nation could produce in a time of dire need?
Four years later, and the economy is far worst. Our rights and liberties continue to be attacked. We are winding down two wars, but gearing up for another major invasion. Our debt is beyond comprehension and assures a huge handicap on this nation as we strive to move forward. We are so polarized that we can no longer hear each other even when we agree.
Where is the leadership? Where is the exceptionalism that we need to move us forward? As our leadership insists on taking greater and greater control over our lives, where is the true leadership to offset the rightful lack of confidence that the people feel?
We don’t need empty words. We need character. We need strength. We need people who know what they are doing and aren’t sitting around playing politics while the crisis grows and liberty fades.
We the people need to take back what is ours. We need to demand excellence in our leaders, and not settle. We need to limit, and not expand, the heavy hand of government, for the politicians interests do not reflect our interests. We need to be aware and be involved. We need to set aside the cartoon characters that both the left and right have sold and meet each other as fellow Americans with a deep stake in the future of our nation.
As our politicians lack leadership and conviction let that leadership come from the people that we may chart ourselves clear of this disaster.
Do we really expect those who created the storm to set us free from it?
The answer is us.