whatever is on my mind….

Dear fred….

This is my response to a column in our local newspaper.  For context you can read it at this link  Opinions: We need another Republican Party : Clarendon Live.

My letter:

I have a couple of bones to pick with you.  The first thing that jumped out at me was and I quote, “Perhaps the best thing to happen would be for them [Republicans] to be defeated this year and be compelled to re-think and re-brand their party”.  I think you must be living somewhere in outer space sir, if you think for one second that another four years of Barak Obama would in any way, shape, or form be good for anyone.  What is it about a $4Trillion deficit in 3 and 1/2 short years and a total national debt at almost $16Trillion, that doesn’t scare the liver out of you.

You seem to embrace a One World Order, or globalization, as does the current resident in the White House.  The results of the 2010 election resulted because ‘We the people’ were finally heard.  I am not a member of any Tea Party but I am extremely grateful that is exists because I can identify with the goal of returning to and restoring a Constitutional government.  You seem to agree with Mr. Obama that the Tea Party, people who believe abortion is the planned murder of an unborn child, people who believe that ILLEGAL immigration is a huge and extremely costly, not to mention dangerous problem and oh yes, social conservatives who believe that the moral decay of so-called polite society is at the root of our nations troubles, I suppose you would lump us [include me] all into that group he referred to as ‘folks clinging to their guns and their Bibles’.

In fact Sir, I believe the great Ronald Reagan aka Ronaldus Maximus to Conservatives would agree with all us right-wing extremists, if that is how you describe people who realize that government has grown too big for its breeches and has made our Constitution little more than a door mat for the 535 folks (plus thousands of bureaucrats) in Washington DC to wipe their feet on.   Eisenhower was elected President the year I was born and I believe that he too would be in agreement that the government has over-reached its authority.  I know most conservatives would gladly vote FOR either one of these gentlemen with confidence that our country would be taken off the path to a European style Social Democracy.  One of my favorite Ronald Reagan quotes is “If it moves tax it, if it keeps moving regulate it, if it stops moving subsidize it”.  I think we can see plenty of evidence that those words are true.

I agree with you that America faces enormous challenges like our national debt service is now larger than our GDP and we are borrowing 41 cents of every dollar government spends.  I am not near as concerned about Grover Norquist and the Koch Bros. as well as Governor Perry honoring the traditional principles and platform of the Republican Party,  as I am about George Soros, Van Jones, Cass Sunstein and all Obama’s Czars, all openly avowed Socialist and even Communists, who are now totally ignoring Congress.

The current Republicans ARE aggrieved by an administration that has decided that it is capable of deciding what Americans need better than Americans.  They are not dysfunctional.  The R controlled House has passed budgets, while the D controlled Senate has not even produced one since 2009, how do you propose they debate and compromise when one side took their ball and went home?  The so-called Tea Party Republicans who were overwhelmingly elected BECAUSE of the Tea Party are representing the people who sent them there.  Compromise can be a good thing as long as you are not selling your constituents down the proverbial river but there is a profound difference in compromise and wishy-washy.  Political Correctness and so-called tolerance has made a mockery of our whole political process.  If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.  America has always had high imaginations until the Federal government decided to ‘HELP’ us and their best imagination of how to help us was to dream up more and more ‘programs, committees, and studies’ that only provided more and more bureaucrats higher paying government jobs.  All the while printing more dollars and at the same time devaluing those same dollars to the point that a dollar is now about 60 something cents.  What a great deal!

This nation’s problem is not a taxing problem, we already pay 40-50% in taxes when you include all the hidden taxes, like a devalued dollar, and all those famous fees we pay, plus payroll, plus medicare, plus sales tax, the IRS and on and on and on.  The most rational Republican Party would be one that could actually read and comprehend the Constitution, you know the one that gave us a Representative Republic.  We are well on our way to a Social Democracy, thanks to politicians of BOTH parties, who learned the more they taxed and promised, the more votes the garnered, and the more power they have to control the great unwashed masses.

I will wholeheartedly agree with you that Democrat politicians are wacky, hello AL [I invented the internet] Gore.  The most rational fiscal policy would be to stop spending more than they take in.  We wouldn’t have crumbling infrastructure IF politicians had been good stewards of our tax dollars (I personally don’t want to pay them more money at least until they prove they can spend it wisely,  instead of spending our tax dollars making themselves look magnanimous by inventing ever-growing entitlement programs, sticking their noses into business that should be left to the States, taking over public education, indebting numerous future generations and centralizing government in DC, instead of actually allowing us to become energy independent and rebuilding and maintaining infrastructure, securing our borders, promoting our culture and declaring English our official language.   We are a melting pot where each LEGAL immigrant culture adds to the flavor of the whole making for a very tasty and uniquely flavored stew, not a salad bowl where each culture maintains its own flavor with a little salad dressing over the top to make it go down easier.

I am a Constitutional Conservative, Pro-Life, Christian, gun totin’, Bible clinging, law-abiding citizen, and nice person, who is not willing for my elected Representatives compromise with WACKY (your word) Democrats unless and until they regain some very uncommon, common sense.  I resent your inference that principled people be shamed into compromising our Constitution.  The very first problem to solve is to get rid of government’s idea that they have the final say about anything and that until they learn to defend our borders, defend individual liberty and provide for the general (general meaning all citizens, not picking winners and losers) welfare they will be put on a very limited allowance.  I assure you that the current administration and Democrat politicians, 75 of whom are registered with the Communist Party, are most certainly rigidly ideological and they will not give up the dream of a Socialist utopia, especially since they are so close to it, now how ya gonna compromise with that?

I don’t know your age but from your picture I would guess that we are close to the same age and I know as you should know that individual liberty in our lifetime has been drastically diminished and I believe that is worth being radical about.  I certainly defend your right to vent your opinions under the First Amendment and so I am sure that you and I can at least agree on that.  I assure you that should we meet on the streets of our fair little town you would never know that I am the radical you described and I most certainly don’t foam at the mouth.  Oh and if you would like to find out more about me and some other folks like me out in the blogosphere you can find me at

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson

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  1. Wow, that was BEAUTIFUL!!!

    We ARE a Melting Pot, not some sort of salad!! One thing I curse every day is the stupid hyphen, if you get my drift. I came here and adapted, learned the language and customs, and still kept my own, but I am an AMERICAN first. Everything else is….just gravy 😉

    • Thanks Y! Coming from you I consider that high praise!

  2. beth

    applause coming from this corner!!

  3. FOH,

    Great letter. Well said.

    • Thanks pepp! I am a little apprehensive. My letter will appear in our local paper on Thursday.


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