"Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." - The Outlaw Josey Wales
This quote opens an article http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/03/time_to_get_mean_1.html by C. Edmund Wright. He speaks to a growing sense of unease that is spreading throughout the United States these days. America as we know and love is disappearing under the onslaught of new legislation this new administration is force-feeding us.
I don't want to be forced into a corner and left with the choice of submit or die. I don't want to get plumb, mad-dog mean, not because I am afraid to, but because that is no way to live. I don't want to fight, I just want to be left alone to live in my nation and not be forced to support 50% of the rest of the population through huge tax burdens. I don't want to be forced to support murdering unborn children by tax-payer funded abortions.
But, every day as I read about one more piece of legislation, one more presidential decree that is signed that rips and tears at the very fabric of this nation, the greatest nation in the history of mankind, I realize they are pushing me to fight that fight. I will fight, not because I want to, but because I have to. Right now I am fighting in the most civil way I know how, because that is who I am. But, do not mistake civility for passivity. Do not mistake courtesy for weakness.
"In short, provisions in the stimulus and the new budget bills take away freedom to make money, to spend money and even to give away money. And it's all done for one purpose. To give the government more control to make, spend and distribute money."
Does anyone care to take a guess why the government wants more control over every one of us? The people now running our government do not believe you or I are smart enough to run our own lives, they want to mandate for us how to do it instead, that means liberals too by the way.
Take nationalized healthcare for instance, if the government gets to decide which treatment or no treatment is most cost effective, do you honestly believe that will apply only to conservatives? No, it will apply to everyone, except for the elitists who will have ready access to anything they desire. The changes that are coming to this nation WILL affect all of us, liberals, conservatives, democrats, republicans, independents. all.of.us.
I don't want to get mad-dog mean...but, I will.