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I gave up on this blog a while ago, as you can easily tell by the date of my last post.  Mostly, I just had a lot of things competing for my time, and this was not on the top of my priority list.  I still have a lot of demands on my time, but I’m managing them much better.

Anyhow, I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I should resurrect this thing and use it for what I originally intended it for.  I’ve had so many thoughts lately swirling around in my head, mostly about politics.  What can I say?  That’s just how I’m wired.  I just need a place to get it all out.

Alright, topic number one:  Being a hateful republican.

So, here’s where I am at.  I am sick and tired of people saying that I am racist, homophobic,  anti-old people, anti-young people, anti-healthcare, against the poor, hateful and tyrannical, and let’s not forget that I obviously hate the planet.  I’m sure I missed some, but you get the point.

I really need someone to explain to me how being a conservative, a republican and someone who identifies with the TEA party makes me any of these things?  Because last time I checked, I’m not.  I’m really tired of being endlessly bashed just because I want a smaller, more responsible government.  It’s quite absurd, really.

Honestly, there comes a point where I just have to say enough is enough!  I’m sick and tired of sitting back and allowing people to label me this way.  And, I’ve found, when I ask people to explain it to me- to explain to me why they believe those things, they can’t.  Explain any logical reasoning behind their claims.  There is simply no evidence.  It’s simply liberal talking points and very untrue stereotypes.  It’s sad, really, that this is what we’ve come to.  The left really feels the only way to accomplish their radical goals is to dupe the country into believing that those of us on the right are full of hate and vitriol.  Because, really, who wants to be associated with people who hate?  It’s a basic fear tactic.  If they call people racist or homophobic or something similar in nature, others will not want to join them. Well, guess what, just because I disagree with the President’s policies doesn’t make me a racist.  It makes me someone who disagrees with his policies.

Here’s my message for the left:  Frightening people away by labeling us racists and such will not stop the truth from coming out.  Facts are facts.  And, the fact is, in countries where liberal policies are tried, they fail.  That’s a fact.  Look at Greece.  Look at France.  Look at Spain.  Heck, Western Europe is in a HUGE mess and it is because of the failed liberal policies of entitlement they have enacted across the continent. And by liberal, I mean socialist, because, let’s be honest here, that’s what it is.  When you take from one to give to another, you have socialism.    You cannot force charity and that’s what many of these entitlements are doing.  Take from some (notice how those people aren’t given a choice as to whether or not they want to help) and give to others.  Socialism, baby.  Wouldn’t Marx be proud?!

Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

I know the hate mongering from the left won’t stop.  In fact, it’s likely to just get worse.  Let them label me whatever they will, but, I can, and will, combat those lies with the truth.  I refuse to sit back and be lied about any longer.  I know who I am and what I believe, and I will stand up for those things which I believe to be right and true.

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Today marks the start of the third full week the House Republicans have taken to the floor of the House in protest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi shutting down the House and going on vacation for five weeks, without allowing a vote on their energy bill (The American Energy Act).  This is a comprehensive all inclusive bill that both sides can agree on, but she simply will not allow the vote (because she knows that she would loose).  Now, after feeling intense pressure from the American public, she has come up with her own “energy plan,” which is really worthless.  So, hooray to the House Republicans for standing their ground!  Hooray for democracy in action! 

There were a couple pretty good quotes that I liked from today. 

Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI):

“The area I come from, McComb County, is home to the Reagan Democrats.  We’re not reliably one party or the other.  We vote all over the place.  But if you look at the polling in my district, people are 70 to 80 percent supportive of more drilling.  This is not a party issue, its the people’s issue.”

She’s so right.  This really isn’t a party issue, even though the Democrat leadership has turned it into one.  This is a people issue.  I don’t know anyone, Democrat, Republican, Independent, that’s happy about our energy prices!  It truly is absolutely absurd that we are paying so much and are so dependent on other nations, when we have all we could ever need right here- off the coast, and within the states.  No other country would allow themselves to be dependent on others like we are.  It is self-imposed, and it is ridiculous! 

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI):

“Some of the folks back in Michigan drive 80 to 120 miles every day back and forth to work.  The gas prices are a hardship.  Now we’re starting to look at home heating for this winter, especially in Northern Michigan.  People are going to get hit hard twice–at the pump and at home.  This is hurting people in their personal lives and its hurting the economy.  And you have to remember the national security perspective.  It is very important we become energy independent.  Look at what is going on with Russia and Georgia.  Russia is quite willing to use energy as political leverage against Europe.  We want to make sure we at least have a debate and a vote so we don’t face a similar threat of having our energy turned off.”

I really like what he said about national security.  The issue is rarely looked at in that manner, and it should be!  This is a serious aspect of the whole issue! 

 House Republicans’ unprecedented nationwide energy protest enters its third full week today with no sign of slowing down.  Over the weekend Speaker Pelosi, clearly under pressure from American families and small businesses frustrated with the energy crisis that she has presided over, unveiled her latest “energy plan”.  Rather than offering comprehensive “all of the above” solutions supported by House Republicans and a wide majority of Americans, it’s clear that the Democratic leadership is intent on pushing the same false claims and re-packaged policies that have already been rightly rejected by both parties in Congress.

If Speaker Pelosi were serious about addressing high gas prices, she would end her five week break and call back Congress for a vote on the all-of-the-above energy reforms the American people are demanding.  Republicans’ efforts will continue in Washington and across the nation until the Speaker schedules an up-or-down vote on the American Energy Act, a truly comprehensive solution that will lower gas prices by increasing production of American energy, promoting more conservation and efficiency, and encouraging the use of alternative and renewable fuels.

 This was just the report on House Minority Leader John Boehner’s blog for today.  But, I think they put it well, so I wanted to include it. 

This issue is so important, on so many levels.  It’s about having our own energy supply, about the economy, about the American people and families, about the prices of food and goods, about national security, about so many things.  Please contact your Congressmen and tell them to get to work and vote on this critical bill!

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