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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where are you?

With the results of the Primaries here in Oklahoma, it is quite obvious why we are in the situation we are in now. With only 23% of voters showing up, it is obvious why we are on a road to socialism. People wish to sit and complain about the problems but then don't get up off the couch to cast a vote to stop it.

Our founding fathers assembled an army of farmers and business men. An army that had very little skill compared to the British Army. They knew that if they didn't stand up and do something, their children and grandchildren would never have a good life of freedom and liberty. They knew that if they didn't make the stand, the world would never see freedom and liberty.

"Every American Officer and Soldier must now console himself for any unpleasant circumstances which may have occurred, by a recollection of the uncommon scenes in which he has been called to act, no inglorious part; and the astonishing Events of which he has been a witness--Events which have seldom, if ever before, taken place on the stage of human action, nor can they probably ever happen again. For who has before seen a disciplined Army formed at once from such raw Materials? Who that was not a witness could imagine, that the most violent local prejudices would cease so soon, and that Men who came from the different parts of the Continent, strongly disposed by the habits of education, to despise and quarrel with each other, would instantly become but one patriotic band of Brothers? Or who that was not on the spot can trace the steps by which such a wonderful Revolution has been effected, and such a glorious period put to all our Warlike toils?" - George Washington's Farewell Address to the Army, 1778

As Thomas Paine said in The Crisis:

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God."

We must not just remember November but focus on the Primaries. For if we don't focus on the Primaries, we'll be stuck with the lesser of two evils in November. We can not let our men and women in the armed forces fight and die in vain. We must exercise our god given right to vote. But not only to vote but get involved. We can not site and say it's to inconvenient. We must get up and start fighting before it's too late to fight at all. For those who don't, they'll wonder what happened and why someone didn't do something. Well, some did, but you were too blind to see that we needed your help. For if we don't fight together, we fall apart.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Forgotten Crisis

While our economy is collapsing, Congress is ignoring the will of the people, Obama is taking more of our rights way, and the World is going crazy, there is another crisis that is being overlooked. A crisis that is effecting people's businesses, health, and entire livelihood. A crisis that has been going on for 82 days and has been treated like a joke.

The Gulf oil spill at this moment is spewing oil out at 100% while BP attempts to place a new cap on the hole. This new cap is expected to stop 90% to 100% of the oil from spewing out. Many attempts in the past 82 days have been made to stop the clean and clean up the after math. Many good ideas have been shot down by Congress and Obama because they were not environmentally sound. I guess according to them, oil spewing out is.

These past 82 days have shut down entire businesses and tourism at the hight of their fiscal year. Summer is the biggest time of the year for the Gulf and businesses along the Gulf. But many restaurants and tourist attractions are closed due to no one coming. Fishermen and marina's are out of work because the oil is killing the marina life and ruining their way of life.

This whole situation has been treated like one big joke. While the problem is still at hand, Obama and Congress go after BP and take the very money BP needs to fix and clean this crisis. It's like Congress is investigating a house fire while the house is still burning. They've ignored how to fix the problem and gone straight to getting money out of it. Money that the people effected along the Gulf will never see.

The media has ignored the crisis and only talked about how offshore drilling needs to be stopped and how BP needs to pay. They've ignored that people's livelihoods and health is at stake. Experts are now saying that if a hurricane were to hit, it very well could kill the whole east coast because of the oil it would carry. The people and governments of the Gulf states are begging for help and like many issues brought before the Federal Government, they ignore it.

We can not simply ignore a crisis that will at some point effect all of us. If we don't keep an eye on it now and demand that it be fixed immediately, then we will all suffer.

"They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up."

If we don't speak up now, this crisis will not and can not be contained. We will not just have the Gulf to fix but the entire country. We can not add another crisis to a country that is facing over spending, corruption, progressivism, and Unconstitutional acts. We must stop this now before it really does get out of hand.