If You Aren’t Angry & Frightened, You Aren’t Paying Attention

During my recent staycation this September, I revived a Twitter account that I had opened and quickly abandoned years ago.  Coincidentally (or not) my return to Twitter coincided with the timing of the recent budget votes and came just days before Senator Ted Cruz’s lengthy impassioned anti-Obamacare speech on the Senate floor.  One or two tweets from me about my opposition to Obamacare and I had retweets galore and followers aplenty almost overnight.  They followed me.  I followed them.  Soon I was hooked–swept into the world of Obamacare, the debt crisis, the Common Core debate, the right to keep and bear arms and other issues of government overreach.

I am a conservative–fiscally and socially.  Why?  Because I believe in God, The Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights.  I believe in the vision of our founding fathers–limited government and freedom from tyranny and from religious persecution.  For many years now, I have become increasingly concerned, and yes frightened, at the overreach of our governments both the federal and those of the various states.  I am sickened by the knowledge that while the people of this once great country sleep, ignoring the big picture and consumed with the details of their own personal lives, our government quietly intrudes further and further into those lives, takes away our ability to choose and grabs more and more power, working toward rendering us dependent and impotent to fight back.

Our current president acts like a tyrannical spoiled child until he gets his way.  He takes powers and make decisions that are not and were never intended to be his.  He has weakened our defense systems, fortified our enemies, and made himself and us a laughing stock to the leaders of other countries.  Our judges legislate from the bench.  Our elected officials have conveniently neglected to remember that they, as stated in the second paragraph of The Declaration of Independence, serve at and for the pleasure of the people, the whole and not just a few special interest groups, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed and that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.  I find myself wanting to scale the highest mountain and yell out, “Wake up America!  Arise from your sleep!  Shake off your apathy and fight before it’s too late!”

I hope and pray we fight and win in the name of liberty, but so many are out of touch or don’t want to become involved.  They don’t believe that the atrocities that have occurred in other countries could happen here.  They live happily in their own ignorance.

Thank you to my new Twitter family for keeping me enlightened and abreast of the issues.  Thank you for reigniting the flame within my soul.