“That boy has a whole lot of quit in him” is a quote recently made famous by comedian Ron White and one I have actually heard most of my life. It seems many of our Senators and Representatives have a “whole lot of quit in them”. They quit representing “We the People” when they set foot in Washington–and I think it is time to vote the “quit” out of D.C.
Our forefathers risked their lives to establish this great nation and they did it with a Bible in their hand. They had fire and passion for what they believed in and complacency was not in their vocabulary. The first official act of George Washington as President of the United States was to dedicate this brand new nation to Jehovah God. In my opinion, that set us on the track to follow biblical guidance and principles in making decisions to shape this country. The capstone on the Washington Monument has the inscription “Laus Deo”, meaning “Praise be to God”. Maybe if we had not strayed so far from the intent of the founders of this country, our foundation would be firmer today than ever. Yes, I know that the first amendment allows for freedom of religion and legally you can worship whatever deity you please. But nowhere in the Constitution does it say this nation shall be dedicated to any other than the one and true and living God.
George Washington commanded the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and spent much time in the middle of battle before becoming the first President. He did not just talk the talk, he walked the walk. George Washington was not a politician. He was a leader from the battlefield to the Presidency. Fast forward 200+ years. What would he think of politicians today and in so many cases, their lack of passion?
Or maybe we should consider that many times it is just all of us Conservatives who lack passion. One thing you can give to the liberals, they believe what they believe and they shout it from the mountaintops. They campaign loudly and tirelessly and maybe we turn our noses up a bit at their “in your face” attitude. But guess what? That attitude has them running this country…running it into the ground, but running it nonetheless. While they are running the country, we Conservatives just sit back and quietly complain about not liking how things are done, but, oh dear, we wouldn’t want to offend anyone so we simply whisper our dislikes in closed circles of like-minded friends.
Well friends, it is time to speak up and it is now or never!
Once elected, so many of our Congressmen and Senators quit working for their constituents and start working on their next campaign. They start working to be re-elected and any passion they have is for campaigning. The business of this country goes on the back burner.
Ted Cruz lit a fire under the behinds of the right-wingers of this country when he filibustered to stop the vote in the Senate regarding the funding for Obamacare. Folks, that fire needs to stay lit.
We need to make our feelings known and we need to do it with passion. We need to quit worrying about a little embarrassment and speak up. Call your Congressmen and tell them how you, as a constituent, want them to vote. Hold them accountable and if they do not vote the way they campaigned, then vote them out the next time around. We need some passion for America. Let’s learn one lesson from the libs. Let’s make some noise, and most importantly let’s band together for the common good, and to save America.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy said, “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country”. We have way too many people in the U.S. today, with their hand out asking what their country can do for them, and our elected officials continue to propagate this mindset.
Poor George Washington and JFK are probably turning over in their graves…