Sunday, June 1, 2008

What Track are You Taking?

I read a lot in the media and in other opinion venues about Bush's war and the men he's putting in harms way, but I can't help but recall the day in September when our lives changed forever. Songs were written, people of all political parties pulled together, and law enforcement agencies laid aside professional jealousies to find the answers to the question of who was responsible. For years before the attacks the Democrats, who were in power, talked of the weapons of mass destruction possessed by Sadam Hussein and what a danger Osama Bin Laden was to our country, but they never lifted one finger to do anything about it. If you are a Democrat, look at the taped interviews with the leaders of your party. It happened on your watch. President George Bush with all his warts and flaws (nothing uncommon to the rest of us) took over the reins of government after one of the most corrupt and shameful presidencies of all time, the Bill and Hillary Clinton debacle. He took immediate action with the blessing of both parties and struck at one of the strong holds of Muslim radicalism, the country of Iraq. As I recall it everyone cheered him. The only problem he encountered was that the war effort did not end in the time it would take for a T.V. series to run, and the Democrats saw an opportunity to make political hay. These obstructionist are the greatest danger to Democracy we face today. I do not whole heartedly support every thing the Republicans do, but we are in trouble largely because of the Democrats who are in control of our legislature. We need to make sure we do not listen to the cowardly voice of the Democratic Party or any of its candidates and remember that we are not experiencing terrorist attacks today because of the decisive action of a Republican President who had the guts to do what needed to be done at the time. Instead of criticizing for political advantage, pray for the man who is running our country. He is not perfect, but he is our leader and we should respect that. I am going to print a letter I sent to the Republican leadership to express my displeasure with how things are going, but I am going to pray for God's divine leadership and assistance to our president. I do not hate all Democrats, but I do despise the party you have chosen to support.

To: Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, Chairman RNC
Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader
Congressman John Boehner, House Republican Leader

From Wednesday, February 27, 2008
: Dennis Price

Dear Sirs,

First of all I am ashamed to be called a “Fellow Republican”. As an ordinary citizen and not a Super Delegate I am never regarded until it comes time to fork over my hard earned and heavily taxed money so people like you can vote yourselves some sweet deal like your retirement, or exempt yourselves from some other burdensome requirement which you and your twins, the Democrats have imposed on the rest of us. Don’t come at me with this us and them thing. Do you remember seven years ago when we gave you the majority and the Presidency? What did you do? Let me put it in plain English and not that circuitous crap I get back in my letters from you – You pissed it away. Take a lesson from Ron Paul. I don’t fully agree with his total political package, but he is at least putting his wallet where his mouth is. In case this message has not reached that cloistered stink hole where you live and work, I’m not in a minority. We are sick and tired of your pansy activities in regard to Democrats. You had the upper hand and refused to jerk a knot in their forked tails every time they stood up to say something. You allowed personal scandal in your ranks to weaken our position of power, and you permitted good nominees for several important positions to be walked over by the likes of Ted Kennedy and others who shouldn’t even be allowed access to once honored chambers. I’m not voting Republican this year, I am voting anti-Democrat. Even our President, who for the most part has carried his part of the load, has turned to spouting the globalist creed of his father.

I don’t like John McCain, war record aside, because you can’t tell what he is. He is the perfect poster boy for what Republicans have become – nothing. I almost got sick reading your questionnaire because we could have already had most of what you talk about achieving. You dropped the ball. You have over-spent and compromised on things over which you had no jurisdiction at all. Oh, I understand nexus but, I also know it can be and is misused. Our Constitution allows you to legislate in the following areas: Taxation (you have covered most of the bases there), Interstate commerce, National Security, and Manufacture of currency. Get rid of the rest and you can save a ton of borrowed money. I’m not giving you anymore money because I have yet to see what you did with the last money I gave you. I envision that it went from war chest to cedar chest in the house of some rich politician. I will supply the stamp you requested because I don’t want to be beholding to you. Let me give you a few suggestions from the top of my head; (this list is not all inclusive)

Leave Pro Sports alone. It may be broken, but it’s none of your business.

Get out of the United Nations – Get it out of the United States of America.

Get out of and stay out of Health Care.

Get out of and stay out of Education.

Get out of and stay out of the Arts.

Quit manipulating the economy.

Quit giving aid to foreign nations who are our enemies, or who openly support our enemies.

Quit giving aid to dictators. It doesn’t go to the people.

Quit shoring up losing businesses. Let them fail – new more efficient ones will take their place.

Lose the Income Tax and go to a National Sales Tax.

Drop any incentives to non-citizens. Get rid of all illegal aliens currently in this country. No extensions on overstays and students who never attend school. No more Muslim visas regardless of Country of Origin.

I’m writing this with the knowledge it will probably end up in some gray metal waste basket that cost the government two hundred dollars, but I’m writing it anyway.

I’m not alone. Old and young alike who once were proud to be called Republicans are sick of most of our current delegation. We may win this year, and I hope we do, but it won’t be because of anything you did to merit it. It will be because the other side is so unacceptable we can’t imagine them being in the White House again.


Dennis E. Price

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev