Archive for February, 2012
by L. J. Martin
We believe, with all our hearts and soul: this may be a pivotal year regarding the future of America. It may be the year your children and grandchildren look back upon and say, “Why didn’t my father/grandfather, my forbearers, do more to save what the forefathers did so much, gave so much, to build?”
Are you going to be one of those who, at the end of November, 2012, say, “The country is doomed. Why didn’t I do more?”
We MUST STOP this downward spiral, this blind spending, this believing that our politicians are smarter than the average housewife who knows she can’t spend more than her family’s income—obviously they’re not so smart. We MUST STOP it now, and the first step is to vote the professional politicians out. And to vote in congressmen and senators who understand simple math, who understand simplistic budgeting, and more importantly, have the fortitude to implement common sense.
If your congressmen and senators did not stand strong against those who continue to push crushing debt down the throats of America, then work, contribute, pound the pavement, to get them out of office. If they haven’t risen up and said congress should have no better retirement, no better salaries, no better health care, than the rest of the citizens of this country, then work to get them out of office, for that’s an attitude that’s endemic of the problem infecting Washington D.C. When did you vote to anoint your government with the perfume of royalty? Well, it stinks, and it’s time to drop those congressmen, senators, and, yes, the administration in the mud, to jerk them away from the trough. Pigs no more. Self-serving no more. And we all must toughen up and take the brunt of some hits to our lifestyle, to our standard of living, if we are to become part of the solution rather than part of the problem. After all, the country got where it is under our watch. We all must stop this “let the other guy take the hit,” attitude. That’s not the American way.
It’s time we knocked the crowns off those who’ve become the aristocracy of America…that wasn’t the plan of the forefathers, who’s original brilliant document, the Constitution of the United States of America, created the most prosperous country, the strongest country, the world has ever seen. We WERE the light that led the way the world wanted to follow. Let’s you and I work, this year, THIS YEAR, every minute, every hour, every day we can afford, to return America to what Ronald Reagan described as the “the shining city on the hill.” The country every other desired to become. And he said, and we should fight, give, work to protect this reality: “We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth.”
It’s time, right now’s the time. 2012 may be the last chance for WE THE PEOPLE to bring America back to the last best hope of man on earth.
L. J. Martin is the author of http://fromthepeapatch.com and of 30 book length works. He’s also published in dozens of national periodicals. For more see www.ljmartin.com. Join him on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/From-The-Pea-Patch/114626031924643 and go to http://fromthepeapatch.com and sign the petition, let’s let Congress know what we think.
It’s time to recognize the fact the folks at Fort Hood were subjected to a terrorist attack. Rep. Allen West has proposed legislation to award those wounded at Fort Hood Purple Hearts. This would not only acknowledge their service and sacrifice, but would “shine a light” on the reality the administration is desperately trying to deny…there’s a war by Muslims against Americans, by jihadist’s against all of us. GO TO THIS WEBPAGE AND SIGN THE PETITION in favor of Allen West’s H.R. 1142:
Spent my birthday evening in Santa Barbara listening to Miller and O’Reilly. A half hour or so of a Dennis Miller monolog, then a half hour of Bill O’Reilly, intermission, then forty minutes or so of both of them. It was an interesting crowd. I couldn’t help but notice that different folks laughed and applauded at different times. O’Reilly pretty much went after every Republican candidate, and you could tell who in the crowd supported whom by who did or didn’t applaud. Miller was a total hoot, as usual, and I was pleased by how funny and entertaining O’Reilly could be as he paced back and forth across the stage. The house was packed for two shows, and the seats weren’t cheap. Only a couple of negative placards and picketers outside, and Santa Barbara–America’s headquarters of easy living– is a bastion of libs, most of them, of course, trust fund babies who never had to work a day in their lives. It was a good time, with lots of like minded folks. Now, how do we get to those who aren’t like minded…before it’s too late for the country. The last figure I heard was that by the time of the election, we’ll have more than 50% of America who aren’t paying taxes.