I thought I'd share this with you today. I am quite sure that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people are feeling quite overwhelmed and depressed because of the shenanigans of the government, just like the writer. Notice I didn't say "our" government in that last statement. They are certainly not representing the wishes of the people. Here you go...
I like your optimism but I can't get my head around it because it depresses me so much to think that they can manipulate whatever we do to whatever way they want...Look at the ruling this week in AZ are you really f.....kidding me? The people there have had enough. They come into [my husband's] store all the time saying first hand how bad it is and yet the GOVERNMENT does not listen, but what is worse is they disregard their AZ fight and then say you CAN'T DO IT, it is OUR job. But then they ignore it and won't do THEIR job. Dave you have much more stamina than I do; I am so discouraged ... NOW is that any way to live?
It is way too overwhelming scary and depressing. Every time I think OK the people will prevail the Government just dismisses what the people are yelling, spits in our faces and DOES exactly what they want - legal or illegal. I can't imagine it will change, because the hooks are too far in.
I don't know how you keep fighting. I commend you. But I don't know how you aren't depressed!
Love you lot's and miss you
And my response...
Hehe, optimism? No, I keep going out of fear. As for AZ, when the last option in our toolbox has been used - a trip to the US Supreme Court, which has already ruled that states can do what AZ did - if it goes against AZ I believe the people will see what's going on. Certainly, as a nation of laws, we have to allow the process to play out. But laws are also to be made for the people, by the people... not by the ruling class, against the people's wishes. So if it does not play out the way it should, then I believe you'll see matters taken into 'the people's' hands in that state.
In my opinion, much of what obama does is treasonous. He continues to thwart the will of the people, with no apparent concern for the consequences. He continues to push the boundaries of his position and the Constitution, with complete disregard for the security of the nation or the spirit of the Constitution. I find that all quite interesting. But I believe it is because he has an ace up his sleeve. If, when the power in Congress shifts to the Republicans, they decide to try him for treason, he will play the race card - or one of his cronies will - and we'll end up in a race/class war. Perhaps, in the grand scheme of things, that's what he is pushing for. He certainly has set the stage for such a thing to happen with all his rhetoric. It will lead to a collapse of industry, perhaps financial institutions, transportation - everything. And then the progressives can remake the country into a socialist one. Just a scenario that I don't find all that implausible.
As for the possibility of our succeeding? We won't know in our lifetime I don't think. It's like the great cathedrals of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries that took hundreds of years to complete as stone was carved by hand out of the ground, transported to the building site, shaped, placed, shored up, etc. People worked on those cathedrals all their adult lives and died, sometimes never having seen the finished product. But we see it. That's what I hope, wish and pray for [my grandson]. I hope what we are building today, he will see in his adult life. We have spent our lives bringing up our kids, but other than that [we] really committed to no ideal - we might be the 1st or 2nd generation like that. Everyone asks, what's the meaning of life? Well, God has provided us the meaning for our lives - to preserve freedom and liberty for our grandchildren. Dramatic? Maybe, but it might also be true. I choose to believe there is still a better life for [my grandson] 30 or 40 years from now. And if not him, then his children. But that won't happen if we all just put our heads on our pillow and go to sleep. This battle is not going to magically go away. This is not a dream. And all those people who know what is happening, but choose to do nothing, will have to watch their grandchildren, or nephews and nieces, or just strangers live in a nation under much harder and much harsher conditions than the one we came into. So it stands to you and me to make our children aware of the seriousness of the times, and it is up to each of them to do the same with their friends. I said a long time ago that before this was over we would lose [some of the] friends we had, maybe even family members who didn't think as we did. It happened in the civil war, it is happening now. It's still worth it to me so that I can ensure that [my grandson's] world is better than the one I envision we're headed towards.
If I'm wrong, there is no harm - I have [only] lost a few friends. But if I'm right, then I can always be proud that I took the time to do what I felt was necessary to preserve freedom in America.
I'll leave you with this, because this is how we are all feeling... It was posted on my blog back on February 9th entitled 'Wisdom'. Not sure if you had a chance to see it. This is what I want for my country. I want people to want to come to America because of what she represents. And I will plod along, doing my thing, and making as much impact as I can. Remember the stone in a pond illustration, and how the ripples expand. Perhaps, a lone voice can inspire those ripples at some point in time as well. Perhaps people aren't quite ready to hear. There are hundreds, no thousands of others like me. And there are many more who do not blog who believe as I do. Plug this into youtube and enjoy!
God Is Watching, In Him We Trust
Are You Preparing For The Future?