Folks, I apologize for my recent couple of posts. I admit that I have been very angry, and I know that I'm not the only one. Yet that should not be an excuse for my recent conduct. I am a passionate person, and those passions run quite deep. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, they'll boil over on to the surface and explode outwards in a magnitude equal to a Mt. Vesuvius eruption.
The Democrat takeover of our personal freedoms have hit home. Perhaps if I give some personal background, the reasoning for my feelings will be made clear.
On October 31th, 2007 I was rear ended in an auto accident. December 12th of 2007, roughly six weeks later, I was rear ended once more as I was at the post office dropping off paperwork for the first accident. Due to the injuries sustained in these accidents, as well as other issues, I have been on Social Security Disability since March of this year (2009). For a hard core Conservative, this has been a difficult pill to swallow. I absolutely loath the welfare system as is. I have seen too many people abuse it and continue to live off of it. Yet that is not my case. This is why I am returning to college next semester to pursue a diploma in English. I refuse to be yet another leech on society.
Formerly an IT professional, I have found myself extremely limited in what my body will allow me to accomplish. Gone are the days where I can stand on my feet for more then a handful of minutes at a time. Stooping and lifting are out of the question. What I am still able to do is write.
This past year while on disability, I have not had medical insurance. In fact, I will not have medicare until the 1st of next month. However, I refuse to use it. When I paid for my classes, I bought campus insurance, and that is what I'll be using for my medical care. That being said, I feel that I am quite qualified to discuss the "health care" reform in it's current congressional draft (soon to be law). I am very much opposed to it. Regardless of my injuries, I am loath to have myself placed under any more government control, and I know what it will do to the nation. I strongly oppose abortion, large government, and socialism in all it's forms. I feel that I am using disability as it was intended, to help me get back on to my feet so that I may once more become a contributing member to society.
Yet that is not what the socialists in power want. They need us to be completely reliant upon them. When they have Americans dependent upon them, their power grows exponentially. As their power grows, our freedoms are taken away. I would rather spend the rest of my life in disabling pain then to support any move by our government to remove more of our freedoms. This is why I have been so upset about the very recent government grab for power. I am personally living in a situation where I have no health insurance and am in constant pain. Yet I recognize everyone's rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am very frightened by what we are witnessing as a nation, and I am disturbed by what seems to me, at times, to be a less then 100% willingness of Americans to fight this.
My name is posted all over the internet, and anyone doing a cursory search may find me. What they will find is my outspoken opposition to the Obama administration. There may even be a time in the future where I could be removed from my disability status before I'm able to enter the workforce simply because of the positions I have taken. Yet out of love for my country and my fellow Americans, I am putting all of this on the line.
So when I read the news and, to my disdain, discover more betrayal by our elected representatives, when I discover life-term judges creating laws (unconstitutional), when I see our God given rights as American citizens being flushed down the toilet, I become angry. When I talk to the average American who is unwilling to learn about our Constitution and the founding of this nation, when I hear people tell me that they have given up and that they feel there is no hope, I in turn become quite frustrated. When I hear of politicians compromising my liberties, I seethe deep inside. When I am placing everything I have on the line, and see other Americans unwilling to do the same, in disgust, I wonder why?
I'm far from perfect. As everyone else, I have my faults. I have a powerful temper and a strong loathing for what is being done to this nation. Unfortunately, sometimes that bursts out in my writings. I do ask that you forgive those occasional outbursts and I promise to try to keep a strong reign on my emotions.
I won't give up on this country - this beautiful nation that was blessed by God. I won't turn my back on the Founding Fathers, nor on the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our liberties. I ask those of you who are currently engaged in this war to continue to stand with me. To those of you who have yet to enter battle, I plead with you to take up freedom's banner with me.
May God guide those of us who truly love His given freedom, and may we trust that His providence will lead us to victory.
December 22, 2009