listen up people - my long silences are now a thing of the past. people have been begging me to get back into the blogosphere and i've been moping around about the state of things and done nothing. sure, i've been whining on facebook and twitter, but those aren't public posts and they're not in-depth examinations of thoughts, facts or opinions.
in all actuality, i have been languishing in my "...tranquility of servitude..." rather than fighting for my country. so, until i am silenced by force, which - depending on the outcome of this next election - may not be long, i'm going to be here and be loud and be a proud engager in "...the animating contest of freedom..."
that quoted bit is from samuel adams - seems, he didn't just make beer, but also helped to found this great expirement that has become the united states of america. he also, wisely, said:
The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. — Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom." It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event.
i believe this quote - more than at any time since he published it under the name of "candidus" in the boston gazette on 14 october 1771 - is appropriate for the assaults we are facing times we now live in. we owe our forefathers and our posterity better than to hand them over as sheeps to slaughter to the people currently in power - in washington, in austin, in albany, in sacramento - in every town, in every state in this once-great country. we must NOT let barack hussein obama legally lay claim to the white house for a second term.
for better or worse – at least for this 2012 election (as with all other elections in this country prior to now) we have a two-party system. there is no way, at this moment in time, to elect someone other than either mitt romney or barack obama. if you want to change the u.s. from a two-party system to a multiple party system, that change will have to start at the local level.
find alt-party candidates you like for LOCAL elections and work to place them into office. simultaneously work to do the same at your state level. only after a plurality of states and local races have elected officials who don’t have an “r” or a “d” after their names will it become even the least bit possible to start electing people outside of one party or the other to the u.s. congress.
and don’t tell me about “independents” being elected already. you and i both know that none of the so-called independents in congress - state or federal - are truly independent. they have all aligned with the democrats and except for an ideal here or there, vote the straight d line.
until we have a good showing of other than “r” or “d” in the state & u.s. congresses, it will not be possible to elect a non-“r” or “d” president. sorry, but that’s the long and the short of it.
so go on with your noble intentions and “follow your conscience” and vote against mitt romney. but make no mistake, in voting for someone other than the gop nominee, you are making a vote to hand obama a second term. do you honestly think g-d will bless us as a nation by voting to remove our religious freedoms and g-d given rights and subjugate ourselves to a man worse than any of the pharaohs? cripes, this man makes herod look reasonable and trusting.
i, for one, believe those who would vote against the removal of bho – and in turn all of his cronies, policies and agendas – from our government, are cowards who are more comfortable with the “…tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom… May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"
will the gop figure out that you lodged a vote of contempt for who/what it’s become when bho settles down for the long-haul in our white house? yeah, maybe. but, probably not. they’ll blame it on fraud, or not enough kowtowing to the liberal, progressive line or – pretty much anything but a sanction against themselves. but at that point, it won’t matter.
is mitt romney the perfect candidate? no. of course not. the perfect candidate doesn't exist - neither does the perfect person (excluding christ of course). i am not a perfect patriot. g-d knows i'm not a perfect mother, sister, daughter, wife, etc... but i love my family, i love my country and i love g-d. and there are so many of you out there JUST. LIKE. ME. i believe mitt does, too. i do not believe the same of obama.
wake up people. remember: "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless, minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in people's minds." if we do not remove barack obama in this election, at this time, now – we will never again get the opportunity.