As 2010 fades into the history books, I can’t help but look back with gratitude. In 2010, the Tea Party movement took the lead and stopped the advance of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of fiscal evil. We took the House back and in four more days (January 5), we will have, allegedly, a conservative majority in the House.
2010 was a great personal year. I had the chance to meet a lot of wonderful people and make some wonderful friendships. Tea Party Nation became the top ranked Tea Party Website and there are so many people to thank for that happening. First, I have to thank Sherry. Without her help, Tea Party Nation would not be where it is today. TPN has a wonderful Board of Advisors and I cannot thank them enough. Finally, there is you, the members of Tea Party Nation. Thank you so much for all that you have done for this great country in 2010 and for 2011, in the words of Ronald Reagan, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”
As we roll into 2011, I have made a number of resolutions. I like resolutions for the New Year. If you don’t like the idea of New Year’s resolution, consider it New Year’s planning. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
I have a number of resolutions or plans for 2011.
First, I am going back on a vegetarian diet. I did this in 2009 and dropped forty pounds. I fell off the wagon and have put thirty-nine of them back on.
Second, I am rearranging my economic priorities. 2010, personally, was a very tight year. Thanks to the Obama economy, my personal income has dropped significantly. When I have to buy something, first I am looking for people who are members of the Tea Party movement or who support the Tea Party movement. My first choice for spending money will be with fellow patriots. When buying goods, my first choice is going to be made in America and if I cannot find made in America, I am not buying it unless I absolutely have to have it. I am also going to start making a list of those corporations who have been in bed with the party of treason. They are not getting any of my money. One of the things I hope to do this year on Tea Party Nation is name and shame them. I will be putting out the word on some of these corporations and encouraging people to seek alternatives.
Third, 2011 is the year of the 2012 elections. Yes, we will not go to the ballot box until 2012, but the fighting that will decide the elections is already going on. This year, TPN wants to help get good conservative candidates into the fight. Anyone who is thinking about running for any office in 2012, if they have not started some preparations by March, they are not serious. This is particularly true of the major offices, such as Federal and State offices. The resources needed are simply so great that if you do not start that far in advance, you have almost no chance. TPN is going to be working on a couple of projects to help candidates and we will be announcing those in the next few weeks.
Fourth. The election of 2012 will be the epic battle of our lifetimes. One of the untold stories of the 2010 election was the massive amount of voter fraud that occurred. In traditionally liberal states and states where liberals control the election process, fraud was rampant. It affected the outcome of some elections. Over the last decade, elections have changed from where conservatives need a simple majority to win to where conservatives need a fraud proof majority to win. This has to stop. 2012 will be the climactic political battle. IF we win, we can send socialism packing and work on dismantling it in America. If we fail, socialism will win and it will be the end of a free United States. The left knows this. Much of what they tried out on a small scale last time will be repeated on a massive scale in 2012. We must be prepared.
Like Ronald Reagan, I believe America’s best days are in front of her. But belief is not enough. Reagan also said freedom was never more than one generation away from extinction. We are at that point. In 2012, either we win and save freedom or lose and watch the light of liberty be smothered by socialism.
2011 will be a great year for all of us.
Happy New Year!
Recipe for A Happy Year
Take twelve fine, full-grown months. Select only those which are thoroughly free from all old memories of bitterness, rancor, hate and jealousy.
Clean them completely free from every clinging spite. Pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness. In short see that each of these months is freed from all the past so that they are as fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of time.
Next, cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. They will keep for only one year, so do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time. Far too many people spoil the entire lot in this way. Rather, prepare but one day at a time.
Into each day put twelve parts of faith, eleven of patience, ten of courage, nine of work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), eight of hope, seven of fidelity, six of charity, five of kindness, four of rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad—don’t do it), three of prayer, two of meditation and one part only of well-selected resolution. For spice and sweetening, according to our scruples, add about a teaspoon of good spirits, and a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play and a heaping cup of good humor.
Pour love, ad libitium, into the whole and mix with vim and vigor. Cook thoroughly in a fervent heart. Garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy.
Then be sure to serve with quietness, unselfishness and cheerfulness—and a Happy Year is a certainty.
Remember—with a smile and a prayer—twelve new and wonderfully glorious months have been issued in your name to do with as you wish. FatherTime has signed your note, so that you have been issued a “credit card” for the entire year!
If you make a mistake, be sure you don’t make the same one over again.
Laugh at difficulties, and they will soon vanish.
Attempt heavier responsibilities, and you will find them growing
Face a bad situation and it will clear up.
Tell the truth and find an easier way out.
Do an honest-to goodness day’s work every day and reap the rewards.
Believe men are honest,and you will find them living up to your expectations.
Trust in God and He will surprise you with His goodness. ~Anonymous
SENT OUT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GREAT AWAKENING GROUP WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH FREINDS HERE AT TEA PARTY NATION
GOD BLESS EVERYONE FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR
Let's not forget to make sure that those certain municipalities, cities or states that seem to have a difficult time getting ballots out to our brave servicemen and women never run into that same "inconvenience" again.
I agree. We need businesses to change their behavior. We can't fight union money and business money in the 2012 elections. We need to collect at least equal financial support from corporations, as the Democrats are collecting. We want and need business on our side. Boycott is not a goal, it is a method of changing behavior to achieve a goal.
"HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!
I personally Stand Ready, at the Flank and in "CLOSED RANK" with "TPN" and our great "REPUBLIC" to Fight in every way, the ONSLAUGHT of this Vile, Fascist, Progressive, Communist Regime, and to return our Nation to the "Representative, Constitutional Republic, for which She STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR ALL!!"
"The Government OF the People, BY the People and FOR the People, Shall NOT PERISH from this Earth!!"
SEMPRE FI !!!