We all know that 2014 is our last opportunity to take our country back. Speaker John Boehner, Karl Rove and their minions are fighting to destroy the Tea Party and the United States Chamber of Commerce is joining their camp.
According to Brietbart.com, “On Christmas Day, the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it plans to spend at least $50 million to ‘support establishment, business-friendly candidates in primaries and the general election, with an aim of trying to win a Republican Senate majority.’ ”
The Tea Party is not going anywhere. It remains a strong force and is growing more every day, which now has 8.7 million members.
One example of its strength is in California where Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has a clear shot at a victory for being California’s next Governor. We have not seen this month enthusiasm and excitement since Ronald Reagan.
The Washington Times published an article by Sara Marie Brenner that pegs Donnelly as the #2 man right behind #1 Ted Cruz as one of top five politicos to watch in 2014.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly – founder of an anti-illegal immigration activist group called the Minutemen – with a stronger showing among Latinos than former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, the son of Mexican immigrants….
He maintains his candidacy holds appeal for Latinos because he pounds away at concerns about the economy, jobs and fairness for immigrants who have entered the country legally.
The Public Policy Institute poll also showed Donnelly with twice as much support as Maldonado among all likely voters. Although Brown was well out in front of the field, with 46 percent to Donnelly’s 16 percent, the assemblyman noted that a separate Los Angeles Times survey recently showed just one-third of respondents were inclined to re-elect the governor.
What confounds my mind is why anyone would be against those who are true Patriots and advocate:
- Strict adherence to the Constitution
- Small government (less regulation)
- Domestic tranquility
- A President and Congress who don’t lie
The bottom line: A return to the America our Founding Fathers and Patriots fought and died for.
As we arrive into 2014, I am reminded of what Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) from France said about our once great America. Grab a tissue as you read and observe how America has changed, but remember that we are Americans. We have grit, determination, strength and tenacity.
Here’s to an exciting and successful 2014 for our beloved nation! Happy New Year!
From Alexis de Tocqueville:
Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that stuck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things.
In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of Freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.
Religion in America…must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom; it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point -of -view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief.
I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion—for who can search the human heart? But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of cities or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.
The sects that exist in the United States are innumerable. They all differ in respect to the worship which is due to the Creator; but they all agree in respect to the duties which are due from man to man.
Each sect adores the Deity in its own peculiar manner, but all sects preach the same moral law in the name of God.
Moreover, all sects of the United States are comprised within the great unity of Christianity and Christian morality is everywhere the same.
In the United States the sovereign authority is religions…there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.
In the United States, if a political character attacks a sect [denomination], this may not prevent even the partisans of that very sect, from supporting him; but if he attacks all the sects together [Christianity], everyone abandons him and remains alone.
I do not question that the great austerity of manners that is observable in the United States arises, in the first instance, from religious faith…its influence over the mind of woman is supreme, and women are the protectors of morals. There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated.
In the United States, the influence of religion is not confined to the manners, but it extends to the intelligence of the people…
Christianity, therefore, reigns without obstacle, by universal consent; the consequence is, as I have before observed, that every principle of the moral world is fixed and determinate…
I sought for the key of greatness and genius of America in her harbors…; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and the institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.
Not until I went into the chutes of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.
America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.
Christianity is the companion of liberty in all of its conflicts–the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.
They brought with them…a form of Christianity, which I cannot better describe than by styling it in a democratic and republican religion…From the earliest settlement of the emigrants, politics and religion contracted an alliance which has never been dissolved.
The Christian nations of our age seem to me to present a most alarming spectacle; the impulse which is bearing them along is so strong that it cannot be stopped, but is not yet so rapid that it cannot be guided; their fate is in their hands; yet a little while and it may be no longer.