There’s something happening here. You can feel it in the air. You can see it on people’s faces, hear it in their voices. Change. And I don’t mean the kind of B.S. “Change” that we saw on Obama’s campaign posters. I mean the kind of change that changes the course of a nation. And the tipping point is this afternoon.
I’m a conservative. A proud conservative. And I believe this country is, frankly, going to Hell in a hand-basket. Sadly, this started long before Obama took office. While I believe that George Bush the Younger is a principled, Godly man, too many things that happened on his watch ran contrary to my conservative principles. That was bad. This is worse: since Obama took office, the country is on a toboggan ride, downhill towards Socialism. Spending like drunken sailors (no offense to our Navy, guys – it’s just an expression), Congress seems content to fiddle while the U.S.A. burns. No program is stupid enough, wacky enough, or costly enough to deny it funding, while even the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office warns that most of the “stimulus” they’ve passed will not only fail to stimulate the economy, but will in fact prolong the recession. Obama has acknowledged as such, even back as far as the campaign days. When asked about his plan to tax capital gains even when it’s been proven, time and time again, that this will have a detrimental effect on the economy, he replied, “But it’s the right thing to do.”
The right thing to do. Interesting turn of phrase.
Obama and his ilk are more in love with ideology than they are with solutions that will actually fix our economy. They are willing to allow us to suffer, in order to put their social(ist) agenda into play. And they feel as though they can’t be touched.
Frankly, I will freely admit I was wrong about Obama and the Dems on two counts: 1) I thought Obama would be too busy with the economy to tackle the rest of his Socialist agenda, and 2) I believed we’d have plenty of time between now and the mid-term Congressional elections to have conservatives retake Congress and thwart the programs that took us too far to the left. Wrong, and wrong. The Big O is wasting no time, sprinting us to Socialism in record time. And I’ve had enough.
But what to do? I’m an American. I believe in the Rule of Law. No armed insurrection for me. I am a law-abiding citizen. I’ve tried letter-writing, blogging, even calling my elected representatives. All to no avail. I’m frustrated. And I’m not alone. I know a bunch of those in the middle that voted for Obama that are chanting, “Hey! This is not the kind of “Change” you promised us!”
Now we can all stand around whining, or we can do something about this. But what?
Glenn Beck is mad as Hell, and is not gonna take it any more. While there are others (Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, et all) who are angry about us rushing headlong into socialism, Beck is the only guy I’ve seen willing to DO something about it. For those of you still unaware of the force of nature that is Glenn Beck, he’s a conservative radio talk show host (9 to 11AM mornings, 940AM in Amarillo…check local listings) and Fox News wunderkind (4 to 5PM M-F, CDT). He talks from the heart, espousing the conservative point of view. He’s fed up with both the D’s and the R’s – demanding that politicians do what’s right for the country, and stop spending our money on stupid stuff. He’s tired of earmarks, pork, bridges to nowhere, embezzlers, tax cheaters, and two-faced liars who want us to fund their pet projects. And I am too.
Today at 4PM Central time, Glenn Beck is broadcasting a special hour of television, where he promises to discuss what we can do, as private citizens, to take back control of our government from those that believe that We the People work for them, instead of them working for us. I don’t know what he has in mind, but I’m hoping that the sheer numbers of people that turn out for the viewing parties across the country will make the politicians in Washington D.C. stand up and take notice. I’m hoping this makes them afraid – very afraid – and brings them to the realization that “business as usual” is no longer an acceptable course of action. I’m hoping that it dawns on them that we surround them – and we are NOT going to put up with this crap any more.
If you love your country and are dissatisfied with what’s going on today, please watch the Glenn Beck program today. Even better, please watch it with others. It’s one thing to watch it. It’s quite another to watch it with like-minded citizens. Only a show of unity and numbers will get the attention of the politicians in D.C. and wake them up to the idea that they’ve gone too far for too long.
The “official” watch party in Amarillo is at the Dugout, on the SE corner of Olsen and Hobbs. Doors open at 3 PM. The show runs from 4PM to 5. I’ll be there, along with my daughter. Hopefully, my wife will be able to get off work and come out, too. If you’re in the area, please come. If you’re outside of Amarillo, please visit http://glennbeck.meetup.com/ and find a meeting place near you. Go. Your country needs you. It’s time to tell our politicians that we’re mad as Hell, and we’re not gonna take it any more.