I’m enlisting to fight in Andrew Breitbart’s war. The political class in Washington has degraded America. Republicans and Democrats blame each other, and nothing gets done. The media exacerbates the problem, fans the flames and encourages false notions of “civility” and “objectivity” while pushing “bipartisanship” that doesn’t actually solve problems. While this charade perpetuates indefinitely, America grows weaker. She’s digging herself deeper into debt and isn’t even searching for solutions to her problems. Entitlements and government overspending gets worse every day while laws go unenforced
We all need join in whatever way we can. There are millions of is. It´s hard to take time for rallies, marches, town hall meetings, etc. but things have gotten so bad that we have to rekindle the passion the Tea Party had in 2009. I went to Washington and it was so inspirational. We need to demand town hall meetings all over this country and explain to our congressmen and senators who they work for.
Cut the guy a little slack, he was only 21 in ´08. "If you´re not a liberal when you´re 25, you have no heart. If you´re not a conservative by the time you´re 35, you have no brain." So the kid is ahead of the curve.
Like Andrew and Saul on the road to Damascus, this author witnessed the TRUTH first hand and vows to fight the fight to expose the evil. It´s even better that he´ll pick up Andrew´s sword and go after those on both sides of the political spectrum who are corrupting the institutions of our government and culture.
It´s all about our inalienable rights and those who are determined to smother those rights by forcing big government into every crevasse of our lives. Our liberty comes from God. That´s why we must all pick up our swords and get back in the fight to protect it and save it from the political class.
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M Stuart, 12/3/2012 10:10:09 AM (No. 9045747)
Calling Glenn Beck! I´m ready to go talk, etc., but I live in a red state. I don´t think we´re the problem.
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O.S. Banker, 12/3/2012 10:15:27 AM (No. 9045764)
I´ll cut him some slack for the Obama vote when he was 21....Afterall, I voted fro Ross Perot when I was 31. I cast that vote in hopes of waking up the Republican Party. It didn´t work, and we all suffered for such stupidity.
I shake my head at his 2008 vote, but considering the ´discussions´ ahead of him when he speaks to his peers, I´d say his punishment will be excessive. One thing about a reformed person, they are often more passionate and articulate about a subject after they´ve turned, so go nuts Matt. You will face the most willfully stupid people on the planet.
Give the kid a break. Like many others who made a mistake with a first vote for Obama, we need them to awaken and join us if we are to avoid another Obama.
The author’s lesson (and many others’ lesson) should be that vote is a powerful thing and should never be issued lightly. Those who voted for Obama have grievously injured their country, and that is not a trifling thing. It is something to be deeply ashamed of, with a vow to never do so again.
The media worked diligently to pull the wool over the eyes of anyone who didn’t read carefully and widely, and their sin, unlike that of the naïve, is intentional and unforgivable, if not downright treasonous.
But the author’s epiphany should be acknowledged, and his joining ranks with Brietbart should be celebrated. We’ll need him and more like him to win our country back.
I´m guessing that in 2008 he was ignorant, but not stupid. The stupid ones are all still right behind hussein. Don´t forget: Reagan was formerly a Democrat AND a union man. We´re all human. Well, not obama. He is Lucifer´s terminator.
Let us hope he really has learned this lesson and doesn´t do an about face when the media and Chicago thug political machine trot out their next messiah. Let us also hope that there are many other 20-something professionals out there who are thinking the same thoughts and feeling just as used and abused by the DC "politics as usual" machine.
The truth is... regardless of who wins, the DC political system and all it´s scurrying minions profit. The system is and has been broke for a long time.
Most of us only voted ONCE this past election. Thats why we lost. The other side found ways to count the dead, to count dogs and cats, and to count votes TWICE. Dont belive me? Then YOU are part of the problem, because VOTER FRAUD is why we lost...just ask that smirking chimp George Soros, he´ll ´splain it to ya.
#s 3 and 4: Without repentance (turning back to the right direction) and reconciliation (welcoming back after straying) it will take generations just to restore parity between left and right. Besides, converts are often the most ardent and articulate defenders of their side, whether in faith or in politics.
Welcome back, Matthew. I threw my first vote away on Dukakis, went Libertarian in 1992, and was reborn Conservative in 1993.
Every governmental model has its own serious shortcomings (and for those who care, every model we know is contrary to the Gospel in its own assortment of ways). But big-government socialism is among the most oppressive.
Sorry, but never before in America´s history has there been a bigger, more dangerous and distructive mistake than Obama. So those of us who have also sinned (made a similar mistake) did not sin as much.
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