I AM... a Minority in America
Once upon a time in America, there were gas lines and we would spend our evenings watching blindfolded Americans being mocked and paraded through the streets of a foreign land.
Morale was at an all time low.
We witnessed a President in over his head, becoming an expert, but unfortunately, it was at wringing his hands!
He was at a loss, as to what to do next.....
In came Ronald Reagan, without hesitation as to what to do next, no time for hand wringing, it was all about getting the hostages, our fellow Americans back home....and so he did!
He was not like anyone else.
He wasn't buying that our best days were over!
He believed that America was still great. America never ceased being great!
He did not spew scripted words.
He spoke encouraging words that he believed in!
I started to get engaged.
I was intrigued by this man.
I began to truly understand that we were not a lost cause.
Our best days were not behind us!
We were still the greatest Country that God gave man
I started hearing the word 'Conservative'. Of course, many had a problem with it, with him, but as for me, Conservatism and what Ronald Reagan represented, had me...All In!
After All, as a teenager, I was witnessing first hand, the opposite of Conservatism....I was witnessing.....Liberalism/Socialism/Progressivism in Action.
I was young, I had a Life to Live and I was spending it in long gas lines, only allowed to purchase a few gallons of costly gasoline at a time, making sure that my allotted supply lasted until my next appointed day.
We were watching, as U.S. citizens, held captive in Iran, were defiantly flaunted in the face of the entire World.
When my adult life was just getting started, doom and gloom was on the horizon.....
I was in high school when Jimmy Carter burst onto the scene, running for President of the United States. (the President left wringing his hands, yes Him)
J.C. was all the rage, seemed to come out of nowhere, in from his peanut farm and people loved the soft spoken, plain speaking man from Plains. I didn't give him a thought one way or the other. He was just a man running for President.
It turned out, the soft spoken, plain speaking man from Plains, was a long way from Georgia and in way over his head!
He was not a Born-Leader, he was Born, an Appeaser.
There is a place for Appeasers, but it is definitely not as the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America!
Carter thought that if only Israel would give more territory to the Palestinian Territories and if only Israel would continually stay on the high road, if only Israel would give and then give some more.....there could be Peace.
It has always been evident that the more Israel gives, the more aggresive their enemy becomes. It is non-ending, because their enemy doesn't want Territory, they do not want Harmony, they do not want Peace...their want, their desire is that Israel not exist. (I figured that one out, all on my own, long ago)
In the case of the Iran hostage crisis, Carter believed that with time and with patience, with more Talks and with more Diplomacy, the hostages would eventually be freed by their captors, as if he was dealing with..... reasonable people!
They were not released and it wore on and on, much too long, before a rescue was attempted, which failed.
He was seen as weak.
America was seen as weak.
The Leftists dream, if we'll just give this and just give that and if we talk it over just a little more. If we could just be more diplomatic and show more love, the bad guys will be understanding and will love us back.
It still exists today. Haven't we heard this often?
Carter always seemed to be looking out for a foreign interest or any other interest over America's interest and as a result, it backfired and left him expertly wringing his hands.
Reagan came in with a Peace through Strength Philosophy. Yes, he, like the majority of the World, wanted Peace and yes, he, like the majority of the World, did not want to be at war, but he also recognized that a dangerous element exists and they live with the hope of gaining Power or worse, they live to destroy!
He instinctively knew (it's common sense, not rocket science) that you can't take your eye off of the enemy, not for a single minute! Therefore, you MUST have a strong Military in place.
A dangerous element knows when there is a strong Leader in place, backed by a strong Military and a supportive Constituency and when there is not!
I believe that Jimmy Carter is a good man with a good heart and that as President, he really thought he could build bridges, bring Peace and end all war Forever.
"Only the dead have seen the end of war" - Plato
A lot of us have been hoping and praying for another Conservative, another Reagan:
- Strong in Faith with Defined core Principles.
- A strong Constitutionalist, a strong Defender of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
- Believes in small government and in a Strong and Capable Military.
- A Leader that believes in more self-reliance and less government hand-outs and gimmes.
- Recognizes the capabilities of The Individual and knows that small businesses can be run successfully, if only the government will stay out of their way (and that it doesn't take a village!)
- Understands that parents know what is best for their own children, not the government and that Parents should always be in control of the decision making, when it comes to their child's education.
I believe that we had that man...in Ted Cruz, but we sent him sailing......
I was in the minority, putting my support behind a Tea Party endorsed candidate.
I was in the minority, voting for Cruz in the Primary.
I was in the minority, understanding why Ted Cruz had to stop short of endorsing Trump at the Republican Convention.
I was in the minority defending him for doing so and I was in the minority, backing a Constitutional Conservative!
We are left with the Political Parties strong and intact, the Country right now....Eh....not so much!
Sometimes it is difficult to tell which Party is which. I've had it with the showboating and with the insincerity. Don't spew what you think I want or need or must hear, tell me what you really believe in, at your core, and I'll take it from there!
But, here we are, it has come down to Trump v. Clinton.
I'm leaning toward Trump, mainly because he picked a strong Conservative with his selection of Mike Pence, as his V.P. choice.
I could never...I would never... pull the lever for Clinton, nothing she does or doesn't do surprises any one of us, not any longer.
She is definitely on a Power trip, she thinks she has earned this, she thinks she deserves the Presidency!
We must never have a Coronation Day, not here...not in America!
George Washington was very clear on this...there would be no crowning of kings and/or queens...not in America!
I've talked to so many people that don't like this choice. Many are completely torn, others are agitated and some say they'll just sit this one out.
I personally can't remember another time that I've been so disappointed, but this is the hand we've been dealt.
We need to take the advice of the one who got away, Senator Cruz....reflect and vote our conscience, up and down the ballot!
God Please help us to get this Right!
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I had to go back and Revise. About the time, I wrote the words... When will Cruz endorse Trump...heard that he just had.
We've had an Election. The Process worked as it is designed to work and We the People have elected our next President
From a Reluctant Trumper to onboard and all in. Let's do this, let's accomplish this! After hearing Trump's kick-off 'Thank you America' speech, I am enthusiastic and eager to start anew!