Monday, June 15, 2015

Enough

  America is going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. What is up, is down, and what is down, is up. Right is wrong and wrong is right. The left is fundamentally changing America by religiously following the Saul Alinsky playbook. They can get away with it because there is no opposition party representing the interests of right thinking Americans. Personally I have been fed up for a long time. I have made the threat since 2000 that I would not vote for another Republican presidential candidate until a valid conservative was nominated. Conservatives such as myself have been enablers far too long. I always vote for the loser progressive Republican candidate using the worn out logic that at least he will be better than the even bigger loser Democratic candidate. I swear on my mothers grave this time that the cycle will end for me in 2016. I will never again vote for a Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, John McCain, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, or Mitt Romney kind of Republican. If the Republicans nominate another progressive candidate I feel certain that far too many people like myself will stay home. The Republican may get many Independent votes but they wont have a dogs chance in hell of winning without the support of the Conservative base. The establishment Republicans sound like a broken record. They continue to warn us that a conservative can't win. However it was a true conservative, Ronald Reagan, who established the modern conservative movement. He won big in 1980 and 84. Reagan became the best president of my lifetime. It was also the conservatives who demolished the Democrats in 1994 and 2010. In 2014 it was Republicans making conservative promises that regained the senate. Although there is nothing conservative about this bunch it is funny how they say that Conservatives can't win but at election time they constantly remind us how conservative they are, Remember Lamar Alexander's campaign commercials.

  Obviously, elections alone are not getting it done. It is time for the "Silent Majority" to be heard. In 1999 and 2000 I was a small part of the movement that stopped a Tennessee State income tax and eventually led to a super majority of Republicans being elected to the Tennessee State Legislature ending the historical domination of that body by the Democrat Party. I was a horn honker and sign waver who was at every demonstration in that struggle until the final victory. We scared the hell out of those people. I was there on the day they carried several legislators out on gurneys because their blood pressure spiked. The same arrogance displayed by the Democrats on the state tax issue has been shown by Obama and the Democrats on so many issues. We have seen the same treachery exhibited by the Republican congress that I was seeing in Tennessee governor Don Sunquist. A man that campaigned against a state income tax but three days after his inauguration came out in favor of it. I will never forget, as long as I live the feeling of triumph on July 12, 1999 when thousands of people drove down to the state capital and virtually surrounded it. Thousands of car honkers and protesters demanded entrance. The tax supporters tried to sneak in the tax after everyone had left for the day. Tears welled in my eyes and the hair stood up on my neck at this display of grass roots democracy. We could not have done this without the help of two local talk radio stations. WLAC AM and WWTN FM. Talk show hosts Phil Valentine, Dave Ramsey, Steve Gill and Daryl Ankarlo. led the charge.  These men were the Paul Reveres and William Dawes of this tax revolution.

  We could duplicate this on a national level if syndicated national talk radio would step up to the plate and lead like our local talk show hosts did back in 1999 and 2000. All we do is talk, and complain but nothing ever gets done. If our anger could be marshaled as it was then it would start a grass roots movement unlike anything we have ever seen. Glenn Beck seems to be going down that path but not enough are getting on board. I plan to attend Becks (Never Again Is Now) Rally on August 28th in Birmingham. I encourage like minded Americans to do the same. We could turn back Obamacare, illegal immigration,deficit spending and push back against the on going ridiculous assault by the left on law enforcement in America. Stop the slaughter of innocents in the Middle East by ISIS.. The over all goal would be to restore common sense to America. In the Tennessee Tax Revolt the majority of Tennesseans were against the tax but the legislature arrogantly thought that they knew what was best for us. However it only took a few thousand Tennesseans to put the fear of God in them. I am convinced that the majority of Americans would also support a similar movement to restore our liberties.

       

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