As the rain falls here in North West Pennsylvania, I look at the window as the raindrops glide down to the bottom. Like thousands of tears falling in a never ending stream. I am reminded of the movie “The Patriot”, about the Revolutionary War. I can’t get the visions of the deaths of the men, women and children in that movie. They died in the name of freedom and independence from an overbearing government and heartless monarchy. If they were looking upon us now, the raindrops flowing down my window could certainly be their teardrops. If we could hear them, they would be screaming for freedom loving Americans to get off the lazy asses and stand up for what we believe in. Our silence will only lead to our oppression. Amerika has been hijacked!
In 1775, Benjamin Franklin wrote ” Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” How appropriate is this today, as Americans are essentially treated like common criminals in our airports, train stations, sporting events and even on our roads. One only need to see the thousands of videos on the internet showing rogue cops abusing their power, TSA agents being accused of sexual assault and arrested for theft and DUI checkpoints with a magistrate on hand to issue a warrant to take your blood. This is not the America I grew up in. It is becoming a Orwellian police state, and if left in the hands of the leftist power mongers, it will only get worse.
Lee Iacocca Says:‘Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers’ money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘trust me, the economy is getting better..’ Better? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the Democrats out, along with Obama!’You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs.. While we’re fiddling in Afghanistan, Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘America’ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I’ve had enough. How about you?I’ll go a step further. You can’s call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, with crisis being the first.)Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here’s where we stand.We’re immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it’s getting worse every day!We’ve lost the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.Gas prices are going to skyrocket again, and nobody is power has a lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers’ union.Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegal’s amnesty and free healthcare.The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.These are times that cry out for leadership.But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. Now, that’s just crazy. Deal with life.Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it!Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crisis that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn’t elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?Had Enough? Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I believe in America.. In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of living through some of America’s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: The ‘Great Depression,’ ‘World War II,’ ‘the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970’s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.
Idleness and Pride Tax with a heavier Hand than Kings and Parliaments; If we can’t get rid of the former we may easily bear the Latter.
Americans seem to be blind to the liberal/progressive socialist government that is being established. Our government is corrupt to the core and they know that we are waking up to their theft and lies. Their hold on power is diminishing, but more people need to be heard. We the people cannot fix this problem with inaction. The powers that be will not give up their corrupt power easily. Like a people on a hijacked plane, our country is in peril. Hijackings end in three ways, peacefully because of overwhelming numbers, a raid that kills the hijackers, or the plane flies away only to crash, killing everyone. Make no mistake, our government doesn’t work for us, as intended by the Constitution. Rise up and be heard, or sit idle on the plane that is about to crash. Your choice!