My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's over!

As I sat there watching the election returns come in I felt the anger start to boil up inside me. I asked myself how could a majority of the citizens of the Greatest country in the world elect a man who has nothing, absolutely nothing, good to say about America. Who can take all the associations with terrorists, Acorn, Reverend Wright and toss them aside.Who can vote for a man who willing accepts and supports the murder of innocent unborn children. I am reminded of the bumper sticker I recently saw, "Choose life, your mother did". What makes a person vote this way.

The under 25 juveniles I understand. Most of them are still protected by their parents. Safely in the cocoon or nest and guided by parental influence. They have no experience in life. They want to belong and want instant gratification like their video games. Few have studied the issues. They fail to realize they will pay the price of their vote as older persons such as myself, already have our lives, lived, our future secured and our funeral arrangement made. We will not be affected by this decision nearly as much as them.

The 25 to 55 crowd seems to be caught up in "change" but change to what. They complain about the Global War on Terrorism but fail to acknowledge that without it their children will face even more threats and 9/11's. Their grandchildren will be subject to laws that are more restrictive in civil rights than anything this country has ever had. It will make Prohibition look like child's play.
Your children will have nothing and your grandchildren even less. Again I am reminded of this blog's quote,

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." President Thomas Jefferson.

My generation is the generation of the beginning of the end I fear. With politicians like President Lyndon Johnson trying to run a war in Vietnam without following his military advisers advise. With no prosecution of the likes of Jane Fonda and now Senator John Kerry this country began the slippery slope of defeat in war and in the eyes of the world. Some protested because they were to chicken hearted to go and fight and die for the honor and privileges of this county. Some ran to Canada and were not punished for their crimes. Now you see what we have sown is what we have reaped. A country overrun with illegal aliens, a complacent population who is willing to do nothing until is affects them. A population that not only won't stand up for themselves but leave it up to the Onepercenters.

Those who will live and die for others to remain free from oppression, war, and dictatorship like Sadam Hussien, Hitler, and Castro. They carry the flag of the United States of America into battle and are willing to lay down their lives so that a lazy, thankless, complacent population can continue to exercise their right to vote for freedom. Those who have the guts and the love of the freedom so strongly they are willing to fight and die for it. Yes, I say it is a sad, sad state of affairs we have gotten ourselves in. We have only ourselves to blame.

We gave up prayer in school, we gave up spiritual belief for greed, we gave up common sense for laws made by left wing zealots, and we gave up our souls for the right of everybody and nobody. Marxism, Socialism, Communism all have been mentioned in the Presidential race but no matter what you call it, it is not the pride, integrity, hard work, and character that made this country the most powerful nation on earth.

I do not know what lies ahead for us, no one does. I do fear the "change" that many hope to be brought about does not continue to take this great country down the slippery slope that got us here. That is my hope. I hope it does not go unfulfilled not for my sake but for my grandchildren and their children.

No matter what happens in the future an election was held, the man with the most votes, electoral, and popular won. He will be installed as the President, not a king, not a dictator, not an emperor, but a President, one that will govern for approximately 4 years. Then it will be time to judge him on his accomplishments and the cycle will start again. That is the way it is. That is the way it was meant to be.

God Bless America, home of the brave and land of the free.


6 comments:

MightyMom said...

just remember, after Carter came Reagan.

Jungle Mom said...

I feel like someone died.

Christopher's mom said...

Pop,
I watched the results come in with tears running down my face. I am afraid that many voted based on nothing besides race and the media bias that was drilled into their heads each and every day. We can only hope that the next 4 years is not as bad as we fear.

AAM

Elizabeth said...

I notice from your profile that you have grandkids, so I will assume you're too old to be drafted to fight in a "War on Terror." Did it occur to you that one reason that most young people supported Obama is because they know they are the ones who bear the brunt of disastrous military and foreign policy decisions? YOu don't have to worry about dying for a mistake. You show contempt for young people by your disrespectful tone, yet you do not have to share their fears.

ABNPOPPA said...

Elizabeth, Sorry I didn't post your comment in a timely manner. We have been a little busy in my household and I didn't realize the comment approval was on. It is being taken off so no comment will be held if I don't get on line in a prompt manner.

Well Liz, may I call you that? Here is your chance to get your side of the story to some Christian Conservative. Please feel free to comment and let's have some dialogue here, no sniping, cussin', or spiting in the eye. Since you are a psychotherapist I am sure you can understand the need for civility.

Yes, you are right, I am too old to be drafted for the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), if there was a draft. I am not to old to remember and have served in the US ARMY during the Vietnam War. Are you old enough to remember that? I volunteered and served 4 years. My Grandfather fought in the Argonne Forest in WWI, my father in the Philippines in WW II, my oldest son was in during Desert Storm and my youngest son is preparing for his second tour of duty in Iraq. So please don't tell me I don't know about dying in war. Being a father of a soldier is the second hardest job in the military, the First is being the mother of a soldier. Just for good measure I must tell you I recently retired and spent most on my adult life as a Police Officer and Investigator.

I have taken the opportunity to read your blogs and find them quite interesting sometimes a little off the bubble but I am sure you feel I am off the bubble also. You report you were a journalist. What is the bone you have to pick with the New York Times? You describe "planted stories" and complain the "Times" uses anonymous sources yet in the same article to rebuff the "Times" you cite anonymous sources to refute it. Is that not like the pot calling the kettle black?

What you call contempt for younger people is only what I hear from a lot of them I work with and see. They are living with their parents longer and are influenced by their parents. Do you refute that? I believe many of them are the most spoiled, instant gratification, non patience generation ever to draw a breath in the United States of America. I do believe they will reap what they sow.

Having said that I do hope you come back and comment. I would even like for you to do a guest post if you wish. I do believe in talking an discussing various issues. I also believe in "dropping the hammer" when someone says he wants to kill me.

My email address is ABNPOPPA@GMAIL.COM. Please feel free to contact me.

Elizabeth said...

First, about the New YOrk Times: That story was based on anonymous sources from the Bush regime. My anonymous sources first of all don't know each other and can't collude on a story. Second, neither work for the government. One is a retired CIA officer and the other a college professor. They have no political agendas.

If you were in the Vietnam War then surely you know what a disaster it was, unless you've developed some type of defensive fantasy/rationalization about it to try to justify what you went through and did.

I'm 44 and I do remember the Vietnam War. I haven't known very many Vietnam vets but the ones I have known regret that time and most were emotionally damaged by it.

Reading through your posts I get the impression you believe whatever some right wing pundits say on Fox News or whatever. These people make their living peddling hate and fear. Why would you believe what they say? They NEED you to be fearful and angry because otherwise they wouldn't have a continuing audience for their shows.

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer