The Primary races are over. The conventions are over. Early voting is over.
Now, the future of this country lies in the hands of those who have not yet voted.
This has been the most contentious election in my life’s experience and I have watched every election cycle since 1956.
We have had good presidents, bad presidents, and just plain office holders over the last half century but never have we had a president who holds every positive characteristic of our nation in open contempt and a president who has done so much to disassemble this country to fit into a failed political philosophy.
I am a “boomer”, born in the golden age of our nation.
In August of 1963 (August 28, 1963), as I was entering high school, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered is most memorable “I Have A Dream” speech.
That speech lit a fire in my soul. Like my father before me, I set aside the hopes and dreams of my potential future in favor of a compelling need to serve my country in some small way. Two combat tours in Vietnam before I was old enough to vote or buy a beer exacted a stiff price in my life and the lives of my family but did nothing to dim the fire fueling my need to advance the dream of Dr. King.
This regime has done more to kill Dr. King’s dream once for all time than anyone could have ever envisioned.
The constant message about “tax breaks for millionaires” and the monotonous repetition of references to “the middle class” is designed to do one thing: promote class warfare. And countless other messages from this regime have one the same purpose: divide America into consumable enclaves.
The motto “United We Stand - Divided We Fall” has been used by many patriots since the time of Aesop. And it continues to reverberate through the passage of time because it is an empirical truth.
Our Declaration of Independence states:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Dr. King also said:
“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.”
And Dr. King said:
“It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note...”
And now it is up to those who have not yet voted to decide whether that promissory note may yet be honorably dispatched.
A friend of mine introduced me to the term “Sewer Salad” in describing our current political arena and I do love creatively accurate phrases -especially when one is so wonderfully appropriate.
But consider this - There are but two ways to empty a bowl of sewer salad. We can dump it all over the table top and into our laps and spread disease and death on our friends and family or we can fill the bowl in such a way as to force all the sewage to be replaced and absorbed by rock solid components.
Sticking your fork into the table top or your ear will not solve the issue of the “sewage salad”.
We are replacing the sewage with rock solid patriots like Allen West, Tim Scott, and yes Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
The current regime worships a failed political agenda in which our president has consistently insisted that bigger government, more regulations, and less personal freedom is the answer.
We The People fervently believe in the American Dream - Dr. King’s dream - the dream of unlimited horizons attainable only by the power of the unleashed human spirit and the personal freedom to seek those horizons as we each see fit; not as slaves to arbitrary elitist government mandates.
America did not all of a sudden find itself on this precipice of oblivion in just four short years. We allowed the ship of state drift aimlessly - guided by the political winds of the moment.
And America will not be able to reset the course of this nation with a single election or just four years of another administration.
We the people must take the helm handed to us by the founding fathers of this nation.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America.
The “Bottom Line of Freedom”.
Take nose plugs and barf bags to the polls if you must but do not sign the death warrant for our nation by not voting for the right side of the aisle.
Staying home is a vote for Obama.
Writing in the name of your favorite uncle, your girlfriend or boyfriend or your dog is a vote for Obama.
Voting for a Third Party candidate of any flavor is a vote for Obama.
Stand for America.
Stand for Freedom.
Stand for The American Dream.
And if that means you have to do as I did as a teenager in Vietnam and stand in sewage and buffalo dung up to your neck, you keep firing (voting). You take down the enemies of this nation one election at a time but you keep firing (voting) and you keep advancing to the next defensive position until you can see the safety of base camp. That island of freedom, liberty, and unity. The nation our founding fathers gifted to us and we have neglected for so long. America The Beautiful!
And if your aim is true, and you keep advancing, the buffalo dung becomes nothing more than soil on your boots and bad memories that will take another fifty years to forget.
Las Vegas, Nevada