Skip to comments.Vanity: Let Cool Heads Prevail
Posted on 11/07/2009 7:07:40 PM PST by Patriot2A
My dear Conservatives:
Tonight, as I sit at home sipping some vodka, trying to kill the pain caused by 20 years of wear and tear on my body courtesy of the U.S. Navy, I am watching the debate leading to the vote on Pelosi-care health reform bill. As many of you, I am livid, pissed off, mad and frustrated at the arrogance of our elected officials and their attempts to -once more- subvert the Constitution, impose yet another Federal mandate on the States, and ignore the People's will. I have read some calls to action from people on this forum that, taken out of context, can be used against us, true Conservatives, at a later time. Remember that what you post online today, will remain online forever.
I urge all of us to be patient, let the system work and let your representatives vote according to their conscience(s). If this bill passes, and once it gets signed by the President, we will most likely see that legal challenges to the bill will make it all the way to the SCOTUS. IF and WHEN SCOTUS decides on the constitutionality of this government takeover of 1/6th of the US economy -and we are forced to heed by newly created law by Congress- THEN we can take action AS PROVIDED by the CONSTITUTION in the form of redress, civil disobedience and other tactics.
I am as (or more) passionate about this matter than any of you. I am impatient by nature, and I am pissed off. But we need to measure our words, control our impulses and focus our efforts. WE are BETTER than that! Let the liberals and the fringe left fight it out and make fools of themselves.
Let's be wise, wait for the right moment, choose the time, the place and the method of action...
America is already engaged in an uncivil war of ideas, thanks to class warfare, identity politics, race-baiting and a failing public-education system, courtesy of progressive policies of the last 100 years. So far, the battle has been fought on the lamestream media and the internet. We have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands in the form of Tea Parties, townhall meetings, etc.
May God help our Republic if this war ever goes kinetic. The repercussions would be unthinkable and the cost in lives and treasure would be disastrous. Let's not give the libs a reason to pigeonhole us into a category of extremists because of one of our fine-members' visceral (albeit well intended) comments.
But then again, maybe it is time to thin the herd...and renew the tree of liberty.
God bless America and may God bless all of you.
NOW you tell me to curb my temper! Where were you a few minutes ago when I sent Jane Velez Mitchell of HSN an email telling her that its Liberals that have destroyed our country.
Thank you for a thoughtful and sensible writing. However, I’m not sure we have the time to wait.
How about I call my reps and senators constantly and ask them to vote against it. And how about I write letters to the editor of my local paper and let everyone on the net know how I feel about it and complain about it to all my friends and then if that doesn’t work I’ll follow your plan.
I stand impatiently patient by your side. Would love a sip of the vodka too, but I do not drink. This may change soon!
I will fight this bill to the bitter end.
lol. I’m with you.
Not HSN! lol I meant hLn - HLN Headline News....
I understand what you are saying, but we are now at the point where the language of a bill is significantly more inflammatory than the language you might see here (e.g., jailtime for not buying insurance).
yep. Action is usually always a preferable road.
Seven Days In May...
This is just the vote on one bill. It’s not law yet. We still have the Senate version and the Conference version to get through. This battle is not over yet. Our chances are better in the Senate anyway. Stay active people. The battle hasn’t ended yet.
I somewhat agree, I especially think that are form of protest to events such as this cannot turn to violence.
I think any true change will only come when one state (cough *Texas* cough) decides enough is enough and decides to leave the Union, what will be the final straw and how may states decide to come with are the real questions.
LOL...I met Jane VElez in Puerto Rico last summer...she got pissed off when I asked her how long she had been in the news business...she said OVER 20 YEARS, THANK YOU! LOL
Well said. We do not have the money to continue this nonsense. The cupboard is bare, the wallet is empty. They are intent on destroying wealth, private property rights, and personal freedom. It will be twice the fight to regain them once they are gone.
I would like to thank the Republicans for their recent acquisition of a backbone and testicles, but WHERE THE HELL were you when we should have been cutting government growth when you were in power? What were you thinking when your out of control spending was worse than the previous batch of Democrats?
What were you thinking when you told GWB to back off from partially privatizing SS? What were you thinking when you decided Medicare part D was a great idea?
are should be our, getting late.
That is exactly right. We all work, are busy with family, etc. But the time has come; we cannot fail, falter or slumber. We continue the fight, day by day. The founders did much more and lost much more.
“Not HSN! lol I meant hLn - HLN Headline News....”
LOL! You know things are getting ugly when we start sending faxes and e-mails to Home Shopping Network.
I vote for the “But then again”part.Ya’ll put way too much faith in scotus.Remember their lawyers as are most of the political class.
Well I suspect it will go kinetic at some point. I am 62 and I never thought I would see the Republic get into peril so quickly
But the tree of liberty does need to be fed from time to time...
The problem is too many people have been too patient for too long. What we see today is the result. Conservatives are a growing force that must not slow down. The fact that this may go to SCOTUS illustrates Congress’s complete disregard for the Constitution. No piece of legislation should ever be deferred to SCOTUS. It is Congress’s responsibility to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. The judicial branch has become increasingly sympathetic to socialism over the years. The time for civil disobedience is now!!!!!!
We should have been watering that tree for the past couple of years.
A reasonable and thoughtful post, but there are just a few ticks left on the overtime clock before the marching band takes the field.
I’m starting to think that the time for ‘cooler heads’ has passed.
We’ve been on the receiving end of a relentless barrage of attacks from the left for the last 40 years on everything we hold dear - every single thing that has made this country the greatest and most powerful country on the face of the Earth. And the assault came not from a foreign enemy, but by an enemy within.
How do you reason and co-exist with an enemy who seeks to destroy anything and everything you hold dear?
In all reality, I believe this country is headed towards a civil war, but I cannot fathom the thought. It may take 1, 5, 10 years but I really think it is unavoidable.
However, I do prepare, like any responsible conservative should prepare, and their children.
I was wondering what the Home Shopping Network had to do with ObamaCommieCare, but I was afraid of the answer...
/shudders at the thought of a face mask with his face on it.
So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong
and to strike at what is weak.
Sun Tsu—Art of War
.........The Red States citizens need to be hammering on their blue politicians.........if not they grow stronger as we wait.....
I understand. But who is the enemy? The cops; the teachers, the mailman, the barista, the manager at your local bank? All liberals? I recommend everyone to study the Honduras coup this summer and the Iranian youth revolts of late...a lot to learn from the reaction of this administration to both...ignoring the Iranian youth claiming to be recognized as they oppose a radical, oppressive Islamist state...while at the same time condemning the constitutionally-solid coup in Honduras...sort of an CYA...
no sheep here...trust me, I want to take the streets as much as anyone...but for the sake of my children, let cool heads prevail...and the law be exhausted before anything else is done... only when tyranny and oppression set in and redress does not work, the time will come...in the meantime, pray, save, prepare, drill, train...
What would be unthinkable would be a future where you would be measuring your actions on a daily basis by the fear of what the gov’t will do to you.
By suppressing your voice due to the fear of gov’t persecution.
By the fear of future legislation that will further erase what little remains of our liberty.
And by the shame we will forever live with knowing that we did not carry forward the gift of freedom and liberty to our future generations as was done so by the past.
Nothing will be repealed, nothing will win in the courts, noting will be cut....imagine the Dems/MSM accusing us R's of denying healthcare to over half the populace?
We must sack DC soon!
I think the best way to cool a head is Ventilation.
I would love to help cool the heads of the Marxist Democrat Politicians that are destroying the Republic right in front of our eyes.
I also think the family members of those same individuals should be required to pay for the Ventilation Tool as the Chinese require when they Ventilate heads.
But of course, I could be wrong.
Sons of Liberty
Thank You for the thoughts,
I’ll just clean my guns for now.
Bro, common! No need for that! I constantly monitor HUffpo and Kos and read the spin on our postings here on FR! I am not kissing no one’s ass here-just trying to protect my conservative buddies!
Capn...I am with you man...I am only saying that WE NEED NOT TO PROJECT OUR INTENTIONS OR THOUGHTS ONLINE!!!! Practice OPSEC/ COMSEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God bless Texas, and I will personally move my family there should they decide to do the S word.
That Steny Hoyer is one sleazebag! See him on C-SPAN?
a fight that I will certainly join...and help win..
And Ms. Peloosi tell us that the American people WANT this bill passed.
These elitists actually think they are smarter than we are — we are just the great unwashed...
the time will be once they start jailing/fining people for not having insurance-take it from someone whom just got audited by the IRS and owes $15K in back taxes-thanks to Turbo Tax!>!>!>! Should I call TIM G.??
LOL I was wondering why the home shopping network.
Thanks for the laugh.
Yes you are correct.
It is interesting to listen to the folks in my area these days. There is a definite change in opinion about this “gov’t”.
At my clubs Marine Corps Birthday match today, opinions were expressed quite passionately about the current events.