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August 3, 2009
We Are Not Sheeple
The government is
not my shepherd, and I shall not surrender my liberties.
One of the most
frequently asked questions I get from new listeners to my
radio show is, “What can we do to stop this out-of-control spending
and expansion of government by this administration and Congress?” My
response is that we have to use the two weapons we have, our votes and
The power of the ballot
box has not diminished. It has just been temporarily hijacked by
liberals. Thomas Jefferson observed that “The American people won’t make
a mistake, if they are given all of the facts.” The real facts about the
Obama Administration and Congress are becoming frighteningly clearer
every day. More people need to be prepared to cast some different votes
in November 2010.
But we can voice our opposition to wrongheaded,
anti-liberty and anti-free-market proposals now. We have to do it
loudly, consistently, collectively and regularly. There are some
moderate Democrats who are against these socialist policies, and they
recognize that their congressional seats may not be bullet-proof in
November 2010. They need to know that we are paying attention.
The slowdown of the
“Cap and Trade and Tax and Kill” bill in the Senate is evidence that our
voices and millions of others are having an impact. Further evidence is
the president and Democratic leaders of Congress finally abandoning
their attempt to ram “Health Care De-form” legislation down our throats
before their August recess. But they have not abandoned their desire to
confiscate the remainder of our health care system, along with many of
our rights and liberties.
Democrats in Congress and the mainstream lapdog media want us to believe
that we should just sit on the sidelines and let this power grab express
go unchallenged. They want us to believe that passage of their health
care Trojan Horse is a foregone conclusion, while they keep the public’s
attention on silly distractions like a “beer summit”, a “cash for
clunkers” giveaway and speeches by the president filled with empty and
They want us to believe
that we are just sheeple.
Unfortunately, too many
people are content to stay stuck in stupid land.
The mainstream media
used to be the people’s watchdog of government abuse, misuse and
intrusion into our lives. Many so-called professional journalists have
surrendered to the intimidation of the administration, and many have
just looked the other way from persistent congressional
Not reading or
understanding legislation before members vote for it, ignoring
the financial disasters of Social Security and Medicare, and adding
trillions of dollars of federal debt is irresponsibility of unmatched
But millions of us are
not intimidated and will not look the other way when crooked members of
Congress say one thing and do another.
We the people are now our own watchdogs.
Thankfully, people are
realizing that they did not use their vote very wisely last November.
Some people kept their votes at home and are having “stayed at home”
remorse. Others are having voter’s remorse for having voted for
President Obama and this Democrat-controlled Congress, even though they
are not ready to admit it publicly.
Many members of
Congress may not totally “see the light” yet from the heat of outspoken
voters, but we are seeing some slowdown in the liberal express. But they
must continue to feel the heat.
Sheeple may not care
about tsunami government spending, and outrageous expansions of
government into our lives. We the people do care.
We will not surrender
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