Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Glenn Beck: The Letter
June 17, 2009 - 10:36 ET
Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:
One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.
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Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.
Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.
Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.
Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!
Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.
Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.
Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?
Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.
Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.
Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.
Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.
I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.
From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.
We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.
Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
I would have liked to have voted for Mike Huckabee, but Obama and McCain were my only choices. My three year old baby cousin fits requirement #1, so needless to say Obama and McCain passed that requirement with flying colors. At this point, it is was a matter of who conveyed a more compelling and convincing ability to fill requirement #2 and correct our economic crisis.
Although Obama was a very charismatic candidate, he seemed to act as if the correction of the economic crisis was a cut and dry process of throwing money at the problem. My question as an economics major was "Where the hell is that money going to come from." Although, confident and well spoken, he failed to gain my confidence on foreign policy as well. Again, he spoke as if it were a cut and dry process. The more I listened to Obama the more I felt less confident in his role as president and more confident in his ability to woo people. Also, I was unable to forget the fact that this man had refused to wear the American flag pin on his lapel or even pledge allegiance to this country. If you won't even pledge your allegiance to a country why should you lead it?
I really did listen to everything each candidate had to say. I agreed and disagreed with both candidates but when it came time for my decision, I had to vote for the person who I felt best represented my values as an American and who would address my personal concerns about the direction my country would be headed. That is what all Americans should do and I believe that most Americans did just that. If you voted for Obama it is because he represented your values and you felt confident in his ability to lead this country towards peace and prosperity. I respect that whole heartedly. I do not, however, respect any decision made based on looks, popularity, charisma, or any other nonsense that has nothing to do with the ability to lead a country.
I believe that public works and services are very important and should be handled by the government, I also believe in the regulation of food and drug services to preserve public health. I think that the government should financially assist the elderly and disabled because they are incapable of taking care of themselves. All able bodied people should work for a living.
I am against any government involvement in my personal affairs. I am Pro-Choice, on more then just the abortion issue. I love the freedom I have to choose. I love choices and you should too. Sometimes we make the wrong choice, we live, we learn, and we struggle to get back on track. It builds character and reminds us not to take things for granted. The hard work promotes respect. The fact is we have the freedom to choose to be great or be a shnora. It all depends on what you want out of life and working (or not working) for it.
We, as Americans, have the freedom of our own individual beliefs and the freedom to choose what best suits us as individuals. People who argue that America is not a free country are correct in some aspects but completely ignorant to the rest of the world on every other aspect. Over the years we have been loosing freedoms, but compared to other nations, we are still the most free to do things for the greater good of the individual. Most other countries have no concept of this; they are bound by the greater good of the whole. So far, no American HAS to make sacrifices for the greater good of people they don't even know. We have the freedom to choose who we wish to help and in what manner. We could not and should not tolerate the government spending our hard earned money in ways that we have no say in.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I miss the days of getting just the NEWS. I believe this concept died along with Peter Jennings (God rest his soul). Now we have a predominantly liberal news media, and the so-called "fair and balanced" conservative Fox News as our only options and I'm just so tired of the one-sided-ness of everything. I, along with many Americans, consider myself to be a pretty intelligent person who can make my own decisions about how I feel about certain issues. I don't need a news network to tell me how I should feel or believe. Just give me the news and I'll formulate my own opinions and if I want to have a debate or discussion I will do that with people open to the discussion at hand. This is where I hope this blog can help.
I do believe that Fox News network is a LOT more informative then CNN and other news networks, offering its viewers more important news of world and local events then the other networks who like to dwell on the personal lives of celebrities and treat their viewers as if they are stupid by trivializing important world events and telling them how they should feel about them. This does not make Fox "fair and balanced," just more informative about important issues.
I hope to address many issues in the near future, mainly pertaining to the current state of the world economy (my major is in foreign economics), how we are handling things in this country, and informing people about what the Tea Party protests really are about. It is a NON-PARTISAN (this means it is not a Democrat/Republican thing) movement to save America from making very costly mistakes that will cost us our liberty and freedom and take away the very essence of what it means to be an American.
I must praise Fox News for being the only news network that is willing to broadcast these protests in a serious manner. Unfortunately this may have sent a message to the rest of the conservative-hating world that this is only a conservative issue about rich people upset that our president Obama is raising their taxes to "distribute the wealth." I'm here to tell the closed-minded conservative-haters that many of the issues that are being raised began under the Bush administration and are being further propagated by President Obama. Just because the spending has a face you like doesn't automatically make it okay. Think about it people. If you didn't like it when a Republican did it why now is it okay for the Democrats to do the same thing?
I am a very poor college student with little to no income. I don't pay much in taxes because I don't make any money, but I have to think about my future and the future of my children. I'm not paying all this money to get an education to be in the same place I would be if I had dropped out of high school. I am striving for the American dream; to work hard and reap the benefits of that hard work like my family has since they first arrived in America during WWII.
I don't want to get into all that right now. I just want people to understand the importance of what is going on. I reluctantly attended a Tea Party demonstration at the Georgia State capitol last night and I was so relieved that it wasn't a bunch of nut cases. They were hard working middle class people and small business owners concerned about the wasteful spending and the growth of governmental power. I was disappointed, however, in the publicity given to the events. I am confident that as time goes on more and more people will understand what this is all about and jump on board to save their future. Look at the Anti-war protests after 9-11. They started off VERY small and look at them now. As more people get to understand the severity of the situation and grave danger we all are faced with, our numbers will grow and the voices of the American people will be heard over the greed of the government oinks.
I will do my best to inform people of the actual meaning of the Tea Parties. I have only discussed my opinions thus far so please take that into account. I am currently very busy finishing my classes and getting ready for graduation so I don't have much time at the moment to construct what I want to address. I just wanted to put this out there and make my intentions known.
Thank you very much for reading and any comments or questions, positive and especially negative, are welcome.