Friday, September 26, 2008

Don't Tread On Me


IMHO, we shouldn't even be considering this bailout. The best thing we can do is lower the capital gains taxes. I don't hear any other common sense ideas.

I love this country. I believe that we are the greatest country on earth (Canada comes a very close second). I believe in the Constitution, I believe in self-reliance, and limited government. All of the traditional things that made this country great. When I get one, I'm going to fly a flag out in front of my house. I voice my opinion. I get involved.

I emailed one of my Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and told her I was against this bailout. I am going to email my other one, John Cornyn, and let him know what I think. My wife and I mailed off our voters' registration applcations (since we moved, we're in a new precinct). We're going to talk about saving money. I am not being silent on this. I'm watching Fox News to try and get an inkling what's going on in both candidates minds.

I believe this is the most crucial election in almost 30 years. I honestly believe our freedoms put forth in the Constitution and our being a representative republic is at stake. Unfortunately, it's not about who will shrink the government and get it out of our way, but who will grow it less and how much wiggle room they will give us around government.

Everyone who is in on this should be punished. From both sides of the aisle. And government should get the hell out of our way and let US, the American people, figure this out.

We need another revolution. But this time, not from the tyranny of Britain, but from our own government.

I am thankful to God that he provided for us when we did. We have a 30-year fixed FHA loan, good jobs in healthcare (me) and education (her), and we are out of debt. We can weather this storm. To paraphrase Hank Williams, American can survive. And we will.

Take it back

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jumping in with both feet

My eyes are almost bleeding. Seriously. This whole political landscape is enough to make someone pack up, and move to a country that will have more liberties and freedoms than we may have in November.

Like Communist China.

I love my country. I really do. Ask anyone who knows me. They'll tell you that I bleed Red, White, and Blue. Unfortunately, in many circles, that labels one a "redneck" and "extremist". Some places, you get in trouble for flying the American flag in front of your house. All too often, if you're too patriotic and care about this country, you're mocked and chastised and ridiculed. Being a patriot makes labels you for life. So, go ahead and laugh at me. Please.

Yes, I am a political and social conservative. I am a white, Christian, conservative. I'm not conservative because I grew up middle-class or because I want to make tons of money, or because I want dirty air and water. Let me explain why I am conservative. You see, my grandfather taught us to fend for ourselves. No relying on government to help us out if we can help ourselves. Work-and if you don't work, you don't eat. period. He taught us to love God, our families, and our freedoms and responsibilities that come with living in the greatest country on Earth. I have been taught to love life, respect the environment (he was a farmer and a hunter, so he was a true conservationist), and be good to each other. These are lessons I have learned with fervor, and voice with unabashed pride. And lessons I will gladly hand down to my children.

Am I a kook? Am I a freak? Maybe so, but I am an American. But then, what do I know? I am just a guy who is clinging to his religion and guns....or, as I like to say, asserting my Constitutional rights.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wow...three months. I can't believe it's been that long.

Anyway, we moved into the house, and the next day....Hurricane Dolly hits. Thanks to our not being part of the HUGE power company, we had ours on the next day. But, of course, I wake up, and my wife informs me that my in-laws haved moved in.

That was July, this is September.

They are still here.

They are in the back bedroom, which we have subsequently dubbed "Sunny Acres Nursing Home", or, more succinctly, "the Home". I know they're trying to get out of here. Just wish someone could do that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" thing and do it in a week.

The twins are growing. Getting bigger. They started kindergarten and love it...the freaks. They take after their mom in that way.

Also, it was my birthday a few days ago (August 31st). I officially went from "mid-thirties" (37) to "late thirties" (38).