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Author:  J. D. Longstreet
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Date:  April 17, 2009
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Rescuing America!

I am already sick and tired of this awful “Nanny” government we now have in the US with a Congress composed of individuals who can best be described as old Hippies suffering from some sort of “arrested mental development” malady.

I am already sick and tired of this awful “Nanny” government we now have in the US with a Congress composed of individuals who can best be described as old Hippies suffering from some sort of “arrested mental development” malady. Add to that a socialist President with a “Cold” personality and a Napoleon complex and you get an excellent mental image of the government running our nation and yes, and my state of North Carolina, and YOUR state, too, today. (That’s why approximately half the states have reestablished their state’s sovereignty in the past few weeks.)

Just how “dumb” do “Those People” think I am? Just how “dumb” do those people think YOU are? I ask because one would have to be a fool not to see that our leaders have now set aside for themselves, only, the elite positions of power in our country and they have insulated themselves from you and me, “The Great Unwashed.”

I am insulted by a smorgasbord of actions this socialist government has taken recently, not the least of which are the following: I am insulted by the government taking it upon themselves to decide, for me, whether I can smoke or not. (I smoke a pipe and cigars.) I am insulted that the government will decide what kind of automobile I can drive. I am insulted that the government apparently feels I am so “dumb” that they have to place a whole slew of dietary and nutritional information on the side of a can of Pork and Beans to protect me from myself! I am insulted that the government has decided that I am too dumb to know that tobacco is not good for me. (I said that already, didn’t I? Oh, well.) I am insulted that the government feels I am so “dumb” I won’t notice the complete waste of trillions of taxpayers dollars they have already spent and WILL spend to save banks and auto companies and other businesses that ought to be allowed to fail, to completely collapse, and, hopefully rebuild themselves from the ground up… stronger than they were before… IF they can!

I am a Capitalist! I am not a Socialist as, unfortunately, is my government.

To put it as clearly as I possibly can, I am embarrassed that the people of this country are so ignorant of politics they allowed themselves to be sold a bill of goods by a bunch of socialists who have been training for years to bamboozle the American electorate into electing a socialist president and a socialist congress.

I am insulted that the current US government thinks I am so dumb that I won’t protest the hell out of their campaign to ruin America for generations to come.

In the past few days, I have begun to wonder if it is time to turn the US flag over and display it, outside my home, upside down, as a signal of national distress. I have also wondered if that upside down flag ought to be adopted as the symbol of those who protest the hi-jacking of the US Constitution and the US government by a bunch of socialists jacklegs who don’t give a darn for anything--- short of power for themselves.

And I am not alone. Those “tea parties” held all over the nation on April 15th, (Tax Day) were just the beginning. What you were allowed to see of those protests which were, you may have noticed, filtered through a left-wing biased mainstream media, did not allow the truth behind those protests to make it’s way through to the public. Those people were in the streets protesting the socialist government now in control in our nation’s capital.

For every one of those people, you actually saw on the streets on April 15th, there were, and are, thousands more who, for one reason or another, could not be present at the tea parties. The noise that went up was a cry of anguish over the death of the greatest nation in the history of the planet. It was also a rally cry and a battle cry to, and for, conservatives to gather for the coming battle to wrench our nation’s government from the clutches of the socialists who have hi-jacked the US Constitution and trashed it!

More such “Tea Parties” are in the offing… we HOPE! Conservatives, normally a quiet, reserved lot, have been stirred from their quiet reserve and they are angry, determined, and motivated to rescue America.

Those “Tea Parties” scared the living daylights out of the left. They did not expect this. Never in their wildest dreams did they expect an “up-rising” from the right. Nevertheless, it is here!

The question on the minds of many conservatives today is… will the conservative uprising lead to the creation of a third political party, a solid conservative party, in the US.

Why a third party? Well, ask yourself where the GOP was on April 15th. Was the GOP represented by more that a token attendance at the parties? I think not. Conservatives have been asking themselves for years why we should stay in a political party that obviously does not value us or our conservative philosophy as they so ably demonstrated during the last presidential election cycle? The GOP wants the conservative vote… and nothing more.

Many conservatives could support a third party IF that party was a solid conservative party. Creating such a party and have it be effective with an impact on American politics will take many years, and possibly many decades. It will take monumental commitment by everyone involved.

Today the energy level is high among conservatives passionate about rescuing America. But the left will not be taken by surprise again. Already they are marshalling their forces, and resources, to nip the “tea” movement in the bud before it has a real chance to mature. Today, the left controls the government, AND the mainstream media. Of course, that means communications for the conservative movement must be by way of the Internet. Any conservative message filtered through the MsM will be watered down and/or censored. I point this out only to demonstrate how problematic creation of a third party will be. And that is just ONE of the problems it will face.

No matter which route fired-up conservatives ultimately choose, it will be a monstrous task. As long as the government is in the hands of the left, they will use the power of that government to frustrate conservative plans. The Mainstream Media, the lap dogs of the left, will use their considerable power to mute the message of the right, as well. Conservatives must be able to overcome this problem from the get-go or all is lost.

There is much to be considered here by conservatives. Was the Tea Party a flash in the pan, or will it be the shot fired across the bow of the socialist/liberal/democrat megalith that now has a strangle hold on America?

So, it seems to me, the real question is… is rescuing America worth it? Yes, that IS the question. And that is the only question conservatives in America are asking themselves today.

J. D. Longstreet

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Biography - J. D. Longstreet

J. D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in "America First".

He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an "in the field" and "on-air" news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator.

Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to "old Lutheranism" to express and exercise his faith.

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