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  • Sherry 10:10 PM on 01/20/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Now? 

    If you don’t know by now, the HHS has mandated free birthcontrol for everyone. It used to be a chicken in every pot, now it’s a pillbox for every uterus. We will occupy Wallstreet but by golly, those squatters in the womb have to go!

    And if you object, well, you have a year to get used to it.

    365 days to pray for an alternative. To lobby the deaf ears of Congress. To file law suits and spend time, talent, treasure and passion railing against a Leviathan government that has decided everyone must get with the times and those practices while personally are just fine, shouldn’t be applied to one’s livelyhood or way of life. Finance abortion on demand. Don’t want abortion. Don’t get one. But pay for the next person who does. Don’t want birth control? Don’t use it. But pay for it anyway. Moral objections? Pshaw. That’s so 19th century of you troglodite!

    With all due respect, it’s been a good run. America with it’s experiment with liberty and limited government is now over. We shall be taxed for everything and anything. We shall be made to pay for anything. The government shall tell us how we may practice our religion, with any tenets we hold dear being checked as soon as we leave the chapel door. You can believe what you want still, as long as you don’t actually practice it or state it publically.

    We shall pay for things we do not want, for things for other people to engage in that we do not approve of, and for all things Congress deems necessary, which is to say everything. There is no limit. No budget. No plans of debt reduction. There is no brake on the wants, wishes/desires for more of our government, no activity they won’t regulate, no area of life on which they do not have the final say. They are the authority, the experts, the ones with the power. We should be gracious for the time, money, indeed the jobs we have. We should be grateful our betters have been willing to spend such time educating us, making laws to get us in line, to make our lives into the utopian visions they hold for us. Everything will be so much better if we just agree to go along. Can’t we all just get along? If you can’t get along with us, it must be because you are evil, ignorant and like making things unfair. Now…you aren’t like that are you? Because if you are, you need to be educated, changed or silenced. Cue Sopa.

    It’s clear with the complicity of the media, that we have no say. We cannot make enough noise. Any protest we muster shall be deemed dangerous, treasonous, evil. Is it time to take our toys and go home and remember that we had a beautiful country once, with beautiful laws and people committed to the rule of law and the Constitution? Whatever we are, it is not what it was. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t like it. I didn’t vote for it. I don’t want to finance it. I disagree with it. Is it time to consider whether in the course of human events, the tree of freedom needs watering? I’m not sure…but I am fearful…this does not feel like the home of the free.

    Maybe the mayans were right…about endings anyway.

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  • nosheepleshere 7:49 AM on 05/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The Bold Anthem Of God Bless America 

    Marcus Bridgewater, a retiring ex-patriate, has returned to the country of his birth.  Mr. Bridgewater offers his reactions after a long absence.

    From his piece, The America I Left, he writes:

    “I was filled with a sense of relief to be back in my home country after a long trip abroad.” 

    [snip]

    “As I loaded up my Netbook, I couldn’t help but gasp at the news that awaited me. Not even twenty-four hours earlier, I had been answering questions about the beauty of American political freedoms. Now, on my home soil, I would be greeted with the news that a handful of students were thrown out of school for wearing shirts featuring the American flag, a spectacle made complete by the ensuing protest by Hispanic students marching against free, patriotic speech.”

    [snip]

    “If anyone takes wearing an American symbol in America as an insult, they are welcome to return to their country. That is, if they can. Mexico has far more strict, racist and unfair immigration laws than the Arizona one so many people are protesting…Don’t even get me started on Cuba. Very few people know about these laws, because the one or two people crazy enough to try to sneak into Mexico or Cuba are probably still languishing in jail without formal charges.”

    “Perhaps Ahmadinejad will take this opportunity to blast the United States, but I’m pretty sure Iran is busy spinning centrifuges and explaining to the families of the women they’ve stoned for “indecency” that they are actually very well respected protectors of feminine advancement (thanks to the West).

    Then Bridgewater kicks you hard in the stomach with this sentence:

    “The America I have returned to is not the one I left. Although I’ve been living abroad, it was not until now that I felt homeless.”

    Do you feel as ashamed as I do that this man feels homeless?  Or do you feel homeless too?

    It’s not just the punks in the streets, it’s the punks in Congress and, yes, that punk in the Oval Office who are imperiling our freedom and seizing from us the country we knew and loved.  I want that America back for Mr. Bridgewater, for my father who sacrificed so much in World War II and the Korean Conflict, for a mother who immigrated to this country and was proud to become a naturalized citizen of the greatest nation on Earth.

    No one will tell me to sit down and shut up.  No one.  Remember November.  No one should feel homeless in the land of his birth.  No one.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • fuzislippers 12:44 PM on 05/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow. now that I think about it, that’s the huge hole in my heart and gut . . . I do feel a little homeless, a little like a stranger, an unwelcome stranger, in my own land.

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