Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tea Parties and Homeland Security

I learned today that the version of the Department of Homeland Security fashioned by the Obama Administration considers me to be a right-wing extremist, and that my associates and I constitute a greater danger to this country than the Islamofascists who murdered 3000 innocent people on 9/11 and have carried out 13,050 murderous attacks since then, the latest one yesterday.

In response to this I wrote the speech that I would give at tomorrow’s Tea Party if I were asked. Here is that speech:

I can only say that I am 74 years old and have never attended a political protest rally before in my life. I have followed politics and political events in this country since I was a child, and I have been active in politics since college, but I have never seen anything like what we are seeing today. I have disagreed with presidents, and sometimes disliked them, but I have never feared for my country and dreaded the actions of a president as I do now.

I am almost afraid to turn on the news, for every day some new obscenities wash over us, from trashing our history to apologizing for our actions in Europe. There would be no Europe if not for America. Does Obama know no history? He went to Normandy. Did he not see the crosses there? Does he not know of the Marshall Plan? Does he not remember the Peacemakers that Reagan put there that removed the yoke of the Soviets from the necks of Poland and other Eastern European countries? What is he talking about?

And he speaks of a new relationship with Muslims; does he forget that it was America who stopped the ethnic cleansing being carried out on Muslims in Bosnia? Does he not remember how many times President Bush asked all Americans to be tolerant and friendly to peaceful Muslims here and around the world? Does he not remember that it was Americans who liberated now joyful and free Iraqis from the tyranny of Saddam and the rape rooms run by his sons, Uday and Qusay? What is he talking about?

Obama promised to reduce taxes on 95% of Americans; instead 95% of Americans end up paying for the excesses and stupid mortgages of the other 5%.

Obama said he agreed with the second amendment; instead he and his henchmen have figured out ways to take ammunition off the market. They are rendering the firearms of peaceful, law-abiding Americans useless, while criminals will find a way, as they always do.

The North Koreans fire a missile; Obama cancels a second missile defense system the very next day. The Iranians move forward with their bomb, and Biden warns Israel to stand by to be incinerated.. I guess he never heard the words, “never again”.

Over the years, liberals in Congress have passed laws that directly led to the housing and mortgage crisis and have crippled the American automobile industry. Now they want to run those companies, and they want to saddle us with government-run healthcare as well. I say hands off. I don’t want some bureaucrat in government clothing telling my doctor what procedures he can use and what procedures he can’t use in treating me. I don’t want to wait six months for a biopsy or a cat scan as they have to in Canada and in England. I say hands off, Obama.

With all its faults and occasional crises, which history tells us are usually caused by stupid or corrupt government actions, our system of free-market capitalism has led to the greatest prosperity and the highest standard of living ever known to the ordinary person, and our system of limited government has led to 250 years of the greatest degree of freedom ever known to mankind. I say, hands off, Mr. Obama.

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At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent article Russ...agree with you 100 percent. I like you am going to tomorrows tea party...first time to protest in my 76 years. Let the fascists send in their troops to try to deny me the right to protest. I will charge them with a felony for beating up an old man. Send in the Gestapo ACORNS that helped elect the Duce. I am sick in tired of the way the media and the socialists are lying their way through the maze to deny me the freedoms that once belonged to every American. On to Burgundy!!!

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I too, agree with everything you said.
I was hoping that there would be a local Tea Party that I could attend without having to travel to Boston to attend theirs. I'm just getting over a stomach virus, but I think that I would attend one in my hometown of Taunton if they had one. I've been asking some people in the know, for the last three weeks, but I guess that my city is full of fools who don't care about freedom or higher taxes. It's pretty evident too, because they keep voting for Democrats.
What kind of people do you think would favor Socialism? I had the opportunity to talk to some new yacht club members last year who came up from Florida. The husband was working a temporary job at the power plant and they needed a place to keep their boat and work on it. I talked his wife and we got into politics. She actually told me that they favored Socialism. They were nice enough to talk to, but they really took advantage of the club by practically living out of the club house while they were working on their boat, which was always tied up to the dock with an electric cord going to it. Needless to say, they only joined the club for their own convenience knowing that they wouldn't re-join again this year. Somehow or another, I don't think that anyone will miss them this year.

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russ, Excellent! And thank you for your service to this country.


At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "speech" is a wonderful and well thought out essay that addresses the reasons for so many Americans organizing and attending Tea Parties.

The people in Washington DC seem to be out of touch with reality. Massive financial legislation acts are passed and our representatives are surprised at the content! Also our leaders have no knowledge of, or they choose to ignore, American or world history. The good America has done in the world is not mentioned instead America is apologized for. If this ignorance is a deliberate choice what is their agenda?

As for the Constitution, the basis of our freedoms and rights as American citizens, this is also ignored. I don't have the exact quote by Alexander Hamilton is attributed for the saying this about the constitution, “So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instrument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and corrupt, it will bind us no longer”.

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Glen Bergendahl said...

Very, very powerful Russ. Thank You.

At 7:40 AM, Blogger "Joker" said...

I certainly couldn't have said it any better either. You should submit your stuff to the big conservative blogs Russ; you're not getting a big enough audience here, and the people need to hear your words.

At 8:31 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Thanks for your comment, Joker. My blog started as a letter to my grandchildren, and is aimed at them and friends and family. I never meant for it to be so political, but I have learned that everything is political.


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