Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This Conservatives Response to The Silver-Tongued Socialist
After listening to the silver-tongued socialist tonight, I briefly wondered how we regular, everyday Americans are ever going to win back our country- our freedoms- after Obama and his minions are finished trampling both at lightning speed. It seems to me to be an insurmountable, formidable task at times. He is a polished, passionate orator. I, on the other hand, am not a gifted speaker, although I would wager my passion about the issues facing our great nation would rival anyone's. nor do I have the national stage to put forth my views on issues, as he does.
With all of this against us, what possibly could motivate us to still speak up, speak out, and try to maintain the freedoms and the country that we love? I cannot answer for anyone but myself, but I have three motivations..... and they all call me Mom. My motivation is my children. I want them to grow up, be happy, and enjoy the freedoms (and yes, the responsibilities) of living in the United States of America. We live in the greatest nation, and I want it to stay that way. We may not have the bully pulpit of the presidency, but that does not mean we should just stand by quietly. We can still let our representatives that work for for us, know by mail, e-mail, or by phone, what we think about issues. There are tea parties, town halls, even the blogs we write or comment on.
The preamble to the Constitution says it best:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
We the People are the power our government runs on, and we wish to secure Liberty for ourselves and our children. Be polite, be respectful. But by all means, please let your representatives know that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the footings that will keep America great, not handouts, nor bailouts, or socialized medicine, regardless of the name put to it this week.