Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A not so brave new world....

"In times like these, it's important to remember that there have always been times like these." - Paul Harvey

I take a lot of comfort from those words. Considering the threat of Al-Qaeda and radical fascist Islam, the rise of China, and the resurrection of a powerful Russia...things look dicey. But consider the "Greatest Generation" who fought in WWII - things must have looked fairly bleak then, but they made it through. Or those who suffered but persevered through the Great Depression. Or the many who sadly lived through the decimation of our nation and our painful rebirth through the Civil War and Reconstruction. In the Presidential election season, I am taking one candidates advice and "hoping" and "dreaming" of a better tomorrow. Which is why I feel it is all the more important that America elect a conservative President and Congress. Leaders who will take pains to uphold conservative ideals like; non-interference with foreign nations, lower taxes, lower spending, a military that is well funded, well trained, and lightly used. Leaders who will make America self-sufficient in manufacturing, technology, and agriculture. Leaders who recognize that the United Nations has actually caused more conflict than it has solved, and leaders who take to heart the words of our founding fathers, such as "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, ENTANGLING ALLIANCES WITH NONE", wise words from Thomas Jefferson. Leaders who will support a culture of life(from the womb to the most elderly), (personal)liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In fact here are a few more wise words from our George Washington, perhaps you can get an idea of what he was hoping for from these statements.

George Washington -
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."
"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals."
"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."
"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."
"To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."

* Just one link to check out today, more about how Mr. Obama is better buddies with terrorist William Ayers than he would like you to know. For the life of me, I cannot understand why people aren't more angry about this...not just that Obama is friends with Bill Ayers but that Bill Ayers and his wife get to walk around freely. They should both be in jail for a very long time.

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