A few days to ponder

I wrote this quite a while back and didn’t publish it … I guess I thought I would have more to say…LOL…. anyway, I think it’s as finished as it will ever be so I’m passing it on as is…

I have had some time to ponder this new feel good legislation that has just passed in Washington DC and I wish I could report that I have had time to think things over and I was wrong but I can’t.   I am a passionate person when it comes to my beliefs… I admit that… It comes from my feelings and you just know when something just doesn’t feel right.   I suppose I should be more learned about facts, statistics and other such things but it seems if you feel it in your soul, that is where your best work will come from.  That is where your best solutions will come from.   I know I embarress my kids from time to time but I am not as educated as they are nor am I as cynical… I believe that God is the answer to all that troubles America… He changes lives and I can vouch for that … not only for myself but for others I have seen transformed by His unconditional love. 

I got a Facebook message from my nephew today about a young man who is running for the senate in Florida.  After reading about him I sent him a donation to help his campaign.  Not because I can do anything about his winning or losing, that he will have to do on his own, but because I felt it in my soul… he was genuine, sincere and was unashamed to talk about God on the floor of the House of Representatives.  He spoke from his heart and it spoke to mine.  The Obamacare plan has done something to me… it has taken something from me… I don’t know if we can ever get it back but I will tell you that after he signed the bill into law, My President and yours, stood before a crowd and mocked those who disagreed with him on the course this country should take.  He laughed at Americans who have the audacity to disagree with him… He is not a gracious winner.. he gloats and that is insulting to me and all of us that believe he is taking us on a path to socialism.  

My head is spinning from all the money he is spending and how he seems to think that is the solution to our plight.  Job losses are being replaced with minimum wage jobs… if you have a mortgage, you will need at least 4 of those jobs to make ends meet.

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Obamacare

I am 60 years old and for the first time in my life I have become politically active.  It’s not my choice to do this as I’m already a very busy person, running a business and trying to make a living in this chaotic, shaky world.  But I’m angry about Obamacare and I have to channel it somehow.  The last time I looked, I was still living in the good old US of A and now I’m beginning to think I fell asleep and  woke up in OZ or worse yet, the Twilight Zone..

There was not a strong mandate for President Obama’s platform when he took office and he acknowledged in his inaugural speech that he knew this and would work hard to earn our trust and support.  Since that time he has run roughshod over our American values, our free markets and our constitutionally protected freedoms and he has not accomplished it on his own… he has had a lot of help from his Democratic Party friends on Capitol Hill.  If this is his idea of helping, I would hate to see what would happen if he had an agenda to hurt us.  I refer to it as a coup of the American Government and it was accomplished without firing a shot and we didn’t notice until it was too late… This is disturbing to me for while we were guarding our shores from enemies without, we are being brought down by something far more insidious, our “friends” within. 

Yesterday, I wrote to my state representatives questioning them about their recent vote on the national healthcare plan.  I question their ability to serve when I live in one of the most heavily taxed states in the country and that they have supported a plan that only further erodes our ability to dig ourselves out of debt.  And then I wrote to my President.  Yes, he is my president… like it or not, he got more votes in the key states to win the election… I respect the office but at this point, I do not respect the man nor his cronies, back room deals or the shoddy way they are conducting themselves by trampling all over the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.   I can only comfort myself believing that if we are lucky, he will only get to serve one term.  The big question is, can we afford 3 more years waiting for the next election? 

It is a sad state of affairs when we have to look forward to elections to undo what should not have been done in the first place.  If we are to elect representatives to go to Washington to take care of the state’s business in our stead, what good are they if, once they get there, they stop representing ME?  I can’t believe that in spite of what the people have made abundantly clear that they did not want this massive takeover of the healthcare system in this country, they went ahead and did it anyway.  It’s got to be the air or something in Washington that changes them once they cross the beltway… I have no explanation otherwise. 

I cannot believe that we are on the verge of a socialist society in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.  It is frightening to me.  Having lived through the cold war, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Desert Storm. 9-11 and numerous other conflicts, and knowing that all we have given in the way of spilled blood and dead soldiers who fought and died to protect the very freedoms we hold so dear,  is being destroyed before my very eyes. 

President Obama won this election 53% to John McCain’s 46%.  He spent $532,946,511 ( that’s MILLIONS)   to run his campaign for the office of the presidency… an average of $7.39 per vote… are you willing to sacrifice all of your freedoms for $7.39?   The fact that he was willing to spend such a massive amount to win the election should have been a clear indicator of what he would be willing to do once he became president.  The amount is staggering between the bailout of the housing, banking, and automobile industry, Wall Street and now, healthcare.  I don’t think he has a clue the damage he has done to our economy, jobs or future generations. 

In his inaugural address he acknowledged that he knew that he did not have an overwhelming mandate from the people and that he was going to work hard to earn our trust and respect.   If this is how he intends to win our confidence and respect,  I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us with regard to jobs and the economy.  Something he also promised in his campaign and has yet to deliver. 

I am a person of great faith and I know that these things have been foretold in the Bible but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a living witness to it. 

Have a great day everyone..