Our fractured country—Use this holiday to strengthen our foundation
The Christmas season is such a joyous time as it allows us to re-evaluate our values—the very basis of our feelings. It brings the heart, mind and soul together. When we are willing to help raise others’ values, we continue to raise our values and can actually help improve another’s heart.
Our country is based on freedom and not forced adherence. With Michigan now becoming the 24th state to ratify law to protect workers from being forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, our nation is headed in the right direction. So why the violence against a Fox News contributor and the destruction of the innocent hot dog vendor’s cart, one who has tirelessly worked outside Lansing’s capitol for the last 16 years? Forced unionism has demonstrated that it not only destroys jobs and has a negative (-3.4%) job growth but also forces unnecessary regulations on us while expecting the Federal Government—us—to bail out their unfunded pension liabilities that we want no part of. The reality is the union will lose over $46M/year in dues from MI alone while exempt from the disastrous Obamacare train wreck.
The 24 right-to-work states should not be mandated by the Federal Government to bail out the unions a single cent for their fiscal mismanagement, as these states have instituted proper legislation against such. A mandatory bailout would be a gross breach of all 24 states’ rights under our Constitution. The Conservative questions, “Where are the Ivy League lawyers in Washington and why won’t a single one speak out against this erroneous burden thrust on all of us?”
State Rep (D) Douglass Geiss warned, “If right-to-work legislation were to be passed, there will be blood on the streets.” When will this hyperbolic behavior end?
Why was Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd of MSNBC quick to accuse Conservative racism as to why Rice has now withdrawn her name as Secretary of State? Conservatism doesn’t embrace hatred and jealousy. Conservatives also have utter respect for the first black Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
Why would ESPN commentator, Rob Parker, criticize the talented Robert Griffin, III, WA Redskins quarterback, by saying, “We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s Republican. He’s not really. Okay. He’s black. He kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the guy you really want to hang out with”? Thank you, ESPN, for suspending Parker indefinitely. “Down with the cause”? It’s not about repair of feelings and apologies for history—that none of us had anything to do with. It’s “about the cause.” It’s about playing the victim card for the rest of history.
Jamie Foxx said that he gets to kill white people in the new movie Django Unchained. Imagine the backlash if roles were reversed.
We must, as a nation, no longer accept the victim game. Playing the race card has only delayed recovery as a nation. The survival of our country will be successful if we are willing to let go of deep-seeded anger, forgive and move on. It is time that we lead with integrity, honor and respect. It is time to become positive role models for future generations.
Success is being punished under this administration. We have a runaway spending train. We have an Attorney General who refuses to prosecute Solyndra and HSBC and recover all stimulus monies and unwilling to dig deep into the Fast & Furious and Benghazi debacles. We are sending 20 F-16s and $4.8B in aid to Egypt for the wrong reasons. We will have to endure Senator Kerry as our new Secretary of State who threw his medals over the White House fence at President Nixon when he returned home from Vietnam—the man who will be the face for all of us on a global scale.
Christmas is glorious. It is about our heart, soul and mind coming together, embracing our faith and emulating God’s word. It is about becoming the best people we can be. It is about using the gifts we have been blessed with. It is about improving one’s heart so that our values continue to be the example for the world.
During this season, God bless our great country and keep Israel safe. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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