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Back in October 2008, I wrote this:

As we're about to be stuck with the huge bailout bill and as we're apparently going to elect a president who wants massive new government programs and wants to tax businesses and the successful in life when our economic future is uncertain, only one thing is certain: our kids will be stuck with the bill, just as we're being stuck today with the bill for government actions taken long ago. Who would willingly do that?
That was a month before the election. It wasn't hard to see where Obama was going to take the country, and crazily enough, there were business folk I knew and respected who chastised me for my assertions.

I wrote this about a week before the 2008 election:

There is a culture war brewing. In a minor way, it used to brew here on beatcanvas when Bella still commented. "Economic justice" would have appealed to her, as I'm sure it appeals to others like her. But the majority of Americans don't like the notion of wealth redistribution. They'd rather see more opportunity created. That was the way here in America: earn your keep. Make your own opportunity. But due to a deep desire by the media to propel Obama forward, his agenda and his words were hidden and instead he was given the most flattering and tilted press coverage ever.

And because people are tired of politics, they'll tune this new information out. Which is unfortunate. I don't think ill of people who remain uninformed, but they'll likely be some of the ones whining the loudest when Obama's socialist agenda gets going, whether from the White House or from the Senate. The Left won't stop pushing this. And the media won't give it coverage.

Which leaves the fight to just us citizens. [Want to know how the tea party got started? A lot of people were thinking this back then, not just me.]

I used to want to be polite about this. But the veneer of civilization is very thin, as Margaret Thatcher once said. When other people believe that they have a right to the property I've earned, that's theft. And I'll call a thief a thief and use my words and actions appropriately to fight any thief who threatens my family. I want my kids to grow up in an America full of opportunity with no ceiling to inhibit their talents and effort, not an America that mandates wealth management for its people.

It's 15 months before the 2012 election.

It wasn't hard to see the coming consequences of Obama's ascendancy back then. Me, the guy without a college degree, saw this coming before he was elected. For those who voted for him in 2008 or sat out the election, can you now see the consequences of four more years?

It's no longer enough to just vote in an election. You have to get involved and help our country get back on track.


by Brett Rogers, 7/13/2011 1:06:57 PM


So, are you going to the straw poll?



Posted by Annette (, 7/14/2011 9:27:00 AM

Absolutely. With bells on. You and Casey too?



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 7/14/2011 9:38:35 AM

Yep! With Ron Paul t-shirts on! See you there!



Posted by Annette (, 7/14/2011 1:58:14 PM

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