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Glenn Beck: The Letter

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June 17, 2009 – 10:36 ET

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GLENN: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She
writes an open letter to our nation’s leadership: I’m a home grown
American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there
and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was
written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and
issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major
political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and
sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not
more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take
care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It
is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have
because they gave me jobs. That is the
only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job
from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑
what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the
buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑
please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording.
I am not the
idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in
back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to
your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the
subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our
bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer.
Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and
a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I
thought we elected competent people to take care of the
business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay
our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our
hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks
and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You
are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the
hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill
that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not.
It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the
face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if
you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and
how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these
feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to
patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the
mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our
time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and
money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to
Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the
gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry.
You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when he will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We
don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic
Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that
is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who
abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want
it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are
dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you.
You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they
will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views,
please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise
about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up,
you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the
whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming
for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because
we are coming. We the people are coming.

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“A Prophetic Perspective From 1975”

"A Prophetic
Perspective From
1975
"


 By Ron Ewart,
President


National Association of Rural
Landowners

©  Copyright June 29,
2009 – All Rights Reserved

 

 

 
 
 
I have warned
of the events that have transpired from government excesses and citizen apathy
for a very long time.  My interest in politics, freedom, liberty and
property rights in general, began well over 30 years
ago.  In researching my early writings I ran across a letter to the
editor I wrote in September of 1975.  It warned of the very same things
that are happening today.  The letter was written just after the
primary election of that year, when only 17% of the eligible voters voted. 
I was only 37 years old at the time and still my perception of that "present"
and the impending future were dead on, as they are today.  And as it seems,
not many folks were listening then and way too few are listening
now.  The twin evils of apathy and government excesses are still with us in
abundance and growing.  The "absolute" in all
this is that the one, "apathy", begets the other,
"government excesses"  The 1975 letter-to the-editor went like
this:
 
"In recent years I’ve taken a greater interest in
newspaper editorials, featured columnists, as well as letters to the
editor.  I’ve enjoyed the TV documentaries as they define, or at least
attempt to define, some of the more glaring ills of our growing society.  I
can only hope that this information gives me, at the very least, an apparent
representation of what is truly happening in America
today."
 
"For the most part the trend in the media seems to
be defining a departure by many, but certainly not all people of the United
States, from some values that are interwoven within the very fibers of our
inherent strength, capabilities and heritage.  Values such as the validity
of a man’s, or a woman’s, word; his honor, his pride in himself and his work,
his integrity, his responsibility to his family, his community and to his
country."
 
"I see a rising tide of bureaucracy, social-ism,
welfare-ism, unemployment-ism, overt union-ism, riots and radical cults, like
environmentalist-sim.  I see a decrease in morality.  I see a decrease
in the quality of and pride in workmanship.  I see profiteering
without regard to quality of product or service.  I see an aimless drifting
into a material world with the idea of getting as much as you can and giving as
little as possible."
 
"For all this pressure and candor from the
media
(now almost non-existent today) and its
concerned citizenry, nothing is apparently happening in the right
direction.  I see individuals trying, but hopelessly drowned in the
mire.  Government, business and labor just keep getting larger and more
complex, more out of hand, unmanageable.  Individual man is losing
control.  And then, in last Tuesday’s primary election the reasons for the
growing ills became crystal clear."
 
"All 17% of you who decided to vote along side of me
in our local elections, I commend and applaud you for whatever your reasons for
voting.  To the 83% of you (83%, can you fathom that?)
who abdicated your responsibility and the welfare of your life, livelihood and
freedom, I can only extend to you my indignation and
disgust."
 
"All you union people crying for more, more, more;
all you older generation crying nobody’s taking care of us poor older folk; all
you welfare takers and homeless with your hands out for a handout; all you
young people wallowing in your irresponsibility; all you business people
lobbying government for more protection.  Each and everyone of you
have forgotten why and how you came about possessing the great privilege to live
in a free society and the heavy price paid to maintain
it."
 
"Many years ago, around the time the Declaration was
written, a famous man said: "
The Price of Liberty is Eternal
Vigilance
".   This is not only appropriate to the
defense against the enemies we can see, but it is doubly appropriate to the
defense of the enemy we can’t see.  That dreaded enemy of all. 
Apathy!  Time is running out as the door to freedom is almost closed. 
And when the giant door of liberty clangs shut in your forlorn faces and the
last faint ring fades quietly into obscurity, may each of you remember in
anguish, the opportunity you had to keep that door open and may your
inaction burn forever in your memories, like a red hot branding iron on
your bare skin."
 
 
That was 1975 and not much has changed since then.  If
anything, it has gotten much worse.  The only bright spot is that
government is now over-reaching so far beyond their constitutional limits, that
more people are waking up to what their apathy has wrought.  As they wake
up, their anger is rising rapidly.
 
But even well before 1975, 1957 to be exact, another
author predicted the future for America in exquisite detail.  That
author was Ayn Rand in her novel, "Atlas Shrugged".  She
accurately predicted the sad state of America as it exists today. 
Let me close by repeating a few lines from the
end of John Galt’s speech to the Nation, from Ayn Rand’s book: 
 
"In the name of the values that keep you alive,
do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the
mindless in those who have never achieved.  Do not lose your knowledge that
man’s proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that
travels unlimited roads.  Do not let your fire go out, spark by
irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite,
the not-yet, the not-at-all.  Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in
lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to
reach.  Check your road and the nature of your battle.  The world you
desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it’s
yours.



"But to
win it requires your total dedication and a total break with the world of your
past, with the doctrine that man is a sacrificial animal who exists for the
pleasure of others.  Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the
virtue of your pride.  Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his
sovereign rational mind.  Fight with the radiant certainty and the absolute
rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of Life and that yours is the
battle for any achievement, any value, any grandeur, any goodness, any joy that
has ever existed on this earth.



"You will
win when you are ready to pronounce the oath I have taken at the start of my
battle—and for those who wish to know the day of my return, I shall now repeat
it to the hearing of the world:



"I
swear—by my life and my love of it—that I will never live for the sake of
another man, nor ask another man to live for
mine
."
 
 

What John Galt has said in his speech in the book Atlas Shrugged, is the
very essence of individual liberty, the irrevocable gift from our creator. 
It is the substance of what millions of men and women have died for in the
defense of freedom.  No matter what you may think about his words or his
oath, they are not a repudiation of compassion, as compassion is
an act of volition ….. an act of free choice.  Compassion
is not and never should be, a mandate from government.
 
It is clear.  The window for free Americans to save individual liberty
is rapidly closing.  The time and the place to act are right now. 
There may never be another chance, our situation being that
dire.

 
 
 
 
 

Ron
Ewart
,
President

NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS

P. O. Box 1031,
Issaquah, WA  98027

425
222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848

(Fax No. 425
222-4743)

Website:
www.narlo.org

Start a NARLO Chapter in your
state?  

Instructions
at:
 www.narlo.org/chapters.html

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Democrat Says Gov’t Doesn’t Have to ‘Live Within Our Means’

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Obama stands with Castro, Chavez and Ortega


June 29, 2009
Posted by Scott at 6:21 AM

and
President Obama sides with the Fidel Castro and this thug epigones Hugo
Chavez and Daniel Ortega. As the Honduran President Mel Zelaya sought
to conduct an illegal referendum to extend his rule, the Honduran
military sought to enforce the rule of law by removing Zelaya from the
scene. Mary Anastasia Grady explains:

Yesterday the Central American country was being pressured to
restore the authoritarian Mr. Zelaya by the likes of Fidel Castro,
Daniel Ortega, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Hugo himself. The
Organization of American States, having ignored Mr. Zelaya’s abuses,
also wants him back in power. It will be a miracle if Honduran patriots
can hold their ground.

That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt.
While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to
open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly
can only be called through a national referendum approved by its
Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship
him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his
referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to
carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the
president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him.
The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.

Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his
side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on
Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where
the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his
supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court’s order.

The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was
illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone
involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the
military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.

It remains to be seen what Mr. Zelaya’s next move will be. It’s not
surprising that chavistas throughout the region are claiming that he
was victim of a military coup. They want to hide the fact that the
military was acting on a court order to defend the rule of law and the
constitution, and that the Congress asserted itself for that purpose,
too.

Mrs. Clinton has piled on as well. Yesterday she accused Honduras of
violating "the precepts of the Interamerican Democratic Charter" and
said it "should be condemned by all." Fidel Castro did just that. Mr.
Chávez pledged to overthrow the new government.

Honduras is fighting back by strictly following the constitution.
The Honduran Congress met in emergency session yesterday and designated
its president as the interim executive as stipulated in Honduran law.
It also said that presidential elections set for November will go
forward. The Supreme Court later said that the military acted on its
orders. It also said that when Mr. Zelaya realized that he was going to
be prosecuted for his illegal behavior, he agreed to an offer to resign
in exchange for safe passage out of the country. Mr. Zelaya denies it.

Many Hondurans are going to be celebrating Mr. Zelaya’s foreign
excursion. Street protests against his heavy-handed tactics had already
begun last week. On Friday a large number of military reservists took
their turn. "We won’t go backwards," one sign said. "We want to live in
peace, freedom and development."

Besides opposition from the Congress, the Supreme Court, the
electoral tribunal and the attorney general, the president had also
become persona non grata with the Catholic Church and numerous
evangelical church leaders. On Thursday evening his own party in
Congress sponsored a resolution to investigate whether he is mentally
unfit to remain in office.

By contrast with his dithering on Iran, President Obama has
immediately sorted out the rights and wrongs of the situation.
Unfortunately, he sorted them out and cast his lot with Zelaya. Obama
is "deeply concerned" about the ouster of a tyrannical president exceeding the bounds of his lawful authority:

"I am deeply concerned by reports coming out of Honduras regarding
the detention and expulsion of President Mel Zelaya. As the
Organization of American States did on Friday, I call on all political
and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of
law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Any
existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through
dialogue free from any outside interference."

Here, however, the military has sought to preserve the rule of law against the president’s lawless efforts to extend his rule. Why is Obama standing with Castro, Chavez and Ortega to support Zelaya? The company he’s keeping should give him a clue, but one begins to wonder if he likes it.

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