Since the remarkable election of November, 2010, my professional responsibilities have left me unable to follow politics as I had previously. I have tried to stay engaged, however, and have been encouraged by much of what I have read and seen.
The House Republican majority have done what they said they would do. They have voted to repeal Obamacare. This will not pass the democratic controlled senate, nor Obama’s veto pen, but it is a promise kept. They have also begun the process of defunding this evil bill and that will do nothing but encourage my support of their efforts. I am especially pleased that Renee Ellmers, a lady I supported and worked hard to elect, has followed through on her promise. She has voted in favor of all of the above. You go, girl!
In the meantime, much of the liberal press has responded, with great reverence, about the events in Egypt and the Middle East. The press wants, very badly, to attribute these revolutions as freedom-based and directly related to Pharaoh Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world. What a laugher.
Some reporters have questioned locals about Obama’s relevance to the current situations only to find that, despite their desire to find extreme loyalty to the Great One World Leader Barrack Hussein Obama, the people who are instrumental in these uprisings could care less about our great leader. That makes perfect sense. People who are involved in these uprisings want to believe that they have done so on their own. My fear is that, in their belief that they have created a freer Egypt, they have opened the door for a more tyrannical leadership that is Sharia law based. There is nothing free about that form of government.
I recently turned fifty years of age. That means that I am watching the end of my world and the beginning of others. American society has changed a great deal during my time on this earth. My father will say the same thing. His father would have said the same. Could my grandfather have predicted that today’s youth would be proficient in the use of computers and cell phones? I doubt it. My own father, when he turned fifty, probably could not have envisioned a day when his great grandchildren would know as much about playing a DVD as he does.
It doesn’t matter. Life is about change. My new position requires that I supervise several people to accomplish a task. In addition, I have been tasked with the responsibility of engineering a great deal of change in an environment that has not experienced that kind of change in more than fifty years. Along with that, my grandson, who has lived with my wife and me for almost the first three years of his life, is about to move to Virginia. Change is coming. The journey is ongoing. We can accept it, deny it, or participate in it. I will participate.
Sheila and I are going to present a plan to Senator Richard Burr regarding voting mechanisms for military personnel. They have been one of the most abused and abandoned voting blocks in modern American history. My wife and I believe that, before anyone else is allowed to vote, our military heroes should be allowed to vote. If you have any ideas about this they would be greatly appreciated. The senator has already requested our presence and ideas. Change is coming. Let’s be a part of it!