My wife and I do not get to go out often but a few days ago we managed to get out and see the movie “America”. My wife, a first generation immigrant from Colombia, sat next to a friend named Scott, who just happened to be there at the same time. Scott started a charity assisting America’s wounded warriors called Truckin4Troops.
It’s who I saw the movie with that’s as important as the main message of the movie. I love this country. My wife loves this country, and her family risked it all to come here. Scott loves this country and has dedicated his life to defending those who defend us. And millions of Americans passionately love this country and would sacrifice it all to defend what we have built here.
If the DC insiders and dividers would stop trying to divide and Balkanize us and understand that the frustration and emotion they are seeing reach a boiling point in America are based in a genuine fear that this very special place’s very special identity is under attack, then maybe a new collaborative path to a better tomorrow could emerge.
But until then, I will continue to call attention to the hypocrisy of those that attempt to shame America, and the Americans who believe in this place, with no regard to the contextual record of history, our place in it, and the men and women who have suffered and died to preserve a liberty you can only find here.
In short, the opponents of American liberty, are too small for us. We will use these moments and their actions as a siren call to reenergize and take back the liberty that has been lost and ensure that the “shamers” are an asterisk in the history of this great nation.
About 14 years ago I was assigned to a protection operation in Toronto in support of a visit by Vice-President Cheney. We didn’t have a lot of down-time between the travel/walk-thru day and the visit and, as a result, I was extremely exhausted when the Vice-President arrived the next day.
Approximately 8 hours in to my 16-hour-plus day, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer I was working with, seeing that I was tired, offered me a chair to sit in. I thanked him but turned down the chair and stood for the rest of the shift.
I didn’t turn down the chair because I didn’t want it, I turned down the chair because it looked bad. I was a Secret Service Agent and I wasn’t going to give off the impression of weakness to our cordial RCMP counterparts. I was proud of our agency and, although I have long since departed the Secret Service, I still am.
Relatively minor acts like this are repeated all over the world, every day, by men and women in our military, law enforcement and diplomatic corps who proudly wrap themselves in our flag and conduct our country’s business with dignity and honor.
I write this because our President could learn something from these men and women. Golfing every weekend, taking multiple, extended vacations, attending fundraisers the day following our Ambassador’s murder in Benghazi, and fooling around in bars in Colorado taking pictures, such as the one attached, while our border is collapsing, Iraq is falling, our IRS is targeting innocent citizens, and our vets are dying on VA waiting lists, is an embarrassment to our county and to the citizens looking for answers to the tidal wave of crises going on right now.
It’s long past the time to lead and the President has nearly impeached himself. We do not have 2 more years to wait for him to take this job seriously. The people of the United Stated deserve better. Get serious, get out of the bar, and get down to the border.
There are many asking, regarding the border crisis, “what about the children?”
Fair question. But these questions cannot be reduced to new obligations on the part of the people of the United States without asking the below questions to those quick to condemn the rest of us:
1. Did the parents of the migrant children ask, “what about the children”, when they abandoned many of them at the border?
2. Did President Obama ask, “what about the children” of America’s struggling parents just trying to survive this awful recession, before he decided to unilaterally and unconstitutionally change immigration law and divert our resources to the citizens of other countries?
3. Did congressional Democrats and Republicans ask “what about the children” of Baltimore, whose government has broken every promise to them of safety, security, and access to economic opportunity, before they sought to house illegal immigrants in their community, using their scarce tax-dollars, and against their wishes?
4. And, finally, has anyone asked “what about the children”, if we continue to pretend that an open-ended welfare state without secure borders, will eventually collapse under a mountain of debt, leaving the children with nothing but a history lesson about what America once was?
Remember, immigration is a process and what is happening on the southern border is not immigration, it is policy-induced chaos.
Please, if you have a few spare minutes, take a look at my Primary Election victory speech. Especially the last few minutes where I talk about what, and who, we need to connect to in order to save the country and preserve liberty.
The spin-masters on the hard-left speak of “demographic-trends” as if the appeal of controlling your hard-earned money, healthcare and education is based on your skin color, religion, heritage or sex.
Modern liberalism has done enormous damage to our efforts to continue to prosper as one, united people by dividing us into hyphenated-Americans and interest group members, and I have committed to taking off the gloves and calling it what it is, dangerous.
Division is all the hard-left has remaining because their bankrupt ideas on the economy, education and healthcare are hitting Americans right where it hurts, and the poll numbers prove it.
The attraction of Conservative ideas are their simple elegance; keep more of the fruits of your labor, choose your healthcare options, and choose your child’s school. The divide-and-conquer hard-left distracts Americans from the magnetic qualities of economic and education freedom by convincing you to vote against us, but never convincing you to vote for their ideas. I am committed to a better future and will dedicate my life to the multiplication of prosperity, not the division of the people producing it.