"Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty, are as unalterable as human nature and our terrestrial, mundane system."
John Adams, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1813
Ever heard of “Kenya Peabody”? I’m sipping it in my cup this morning and looking at the frost in my front yard. Yep, winter’s on his way. The first snow has fallen in Boone. Do you know how much I wish I was there?
I can close my eyes and see me sitting on my back deck looking out at those majestic white capped mountains and my Christmas tree farm. Can it get any closer to heaven than that? I’m not sure. One of these days…
Now what folks? “We the people” won. Conservatism won! Smaller government, less spending, repeal, repeal, repeal that atrocious healthcare reform bill!
What do we do? I guess it’s party time now that we’ve put Republicans back in charge in DC, added support here in our county, and completely annihilated Basnight and company in the NC legislature. We can all sit back and watch. Right?
Wrong. Yea, go ahead for a few days and celebrate. You deserve it. We’ve all worked so hard this election season. To tell the truth, until this year, I had never given to any campaigns. It started with Scott Brown. My focus was to change Washington. From Arizona, to Nevada, to Maine to Florida, I wanted Washington changed. And I did whatever was in my power to do to make it happen. Keep reading my friends!! It doesn't stop here..
Hubby spent many hours and miles putting out Ellmers signs, only to see most of them stolen by a party who didn’t have a candidate that could defend the issues. Therefore, they resorted to dirty tricks. If it’s you I’m talking about, just remember: When you thought no one on earth was looking, someone up above was.
I guess the good news is we don’t have to go back and pick them up! Ha!
But Bobby still can’t defend. And now it appears he’s trying to take away what “We the People” wanted – Renee Ellmers in Washington, not Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge!!
Anyway, back to “Now what”! The hard work begins now. It begins for us, the citizens. The task of keeping our elected officials on track, on message, and on our side is not going to be easy. Yes, citizens, it is you and I that will diligently have to attend meetings, read the papers, meet with the elects and thoroughly voice our opinions and needs. They were elected to serve us and better not forget it. We are here to make sure they remember who put them there.
I am stating right now to Lee County to Raleigh to Washington elects:
We got you there. You wanted the job. You’ve got one chance. Not 14 years like Jimmy or 16 like Bobby. One. And only one.
We refuse to tolerate the shenanigans that have characterized our Lee County Board of Commissioners or Board of Education meetings. Don’t patronize us by having your secret meetings before listening to us. Don’t think you’re going to get away with calling each other before public sessions and making deals like Jamie Kelly and company did. No. Not anymore. Change the process! Stop having meetings during the afternoon and dinnertime when we're focusing on our families. Change the process!
We refuse to tolerate constant attacks on our pocketbooks from Raleigh. Dems – take me off your mailing lists! I will never believe that a Democrat can be a fiscal conservative. Nope. This fiscal conservative believes life begins at conception. This fiscal conservative believes it is wrong to redistribute wealth. Need I go on?
And while you are there, Mike and company, redraw the districts correctly. Use the NC Constitution as your guide:
Article II Sec. 3 (for Senate); Sec 5 (for House)
(2) Each representative district shall at all times consist of contiguous territory;
(3) No county shall be divided in the formation of a representative district;
The gerrymandering must end. We want Brad, Bob, Larry, David, Mike (McIntyre), Heath, and the rest of them gone!
We want change from the course we know President Obama, leftists, socialists, Democrats, Pelosi, Reid, progressives, etc, have directed our country towards. We want healthcare defunded, repealed, revoked! Whatever it takes. If it means you only serve one term but get it done, so be it. Stop it. Stop the attack from within.
And oh, one more thing: Siding with the traditional GOP establishment will not get you re-elected. At least not if I have anything to do with it. Stand your ground.
We want the Constitution to be again the guiding force of America. We want you to remember the Declaration of Independence has not died. We will rise up and remove any of you from office if you do not hold true to your principles and if you get side-tracked on the mission you’ve been assigned.
We are not afraid anymore.
We are not silent anymore.
We will do what we say.
Need anymore proof than Nov 2? Still want the job?
Now to the citizens. Friends, patriots, Americans: It is your duty to support them. It is your duty to get on your knees and pray for our elected officials, even our President. They need to feel the presence of God: not just for safety, but for conviction. They need to have wisdom and understanding and peace. If they ask us to show up at meetings (I'm guilty, I'm guilty), then go. They need to never forget our faces.
I urge you to get in your car and make your presence known to Washington. I use to think DC was a bad, bad place. Not anymore. I now know it is and it must be changed. There are no excuses for us anymore. We sat back long enough and never did anything. We've been given another chance to save America.
Well, then, like Nike says: "Let's do it."