Friday, August 14, 2009

We Warned Democrats Would Overreach – And They Have!

We Warned Democrats Would Overreach – And They Have!
A Commentary By J. D. Longstreet

Months ago, this commentator warned that Obama, and the democrat/socialists would over reach. My prediction has come true. And HOW!

It wasn’t much of a prediction, anyway. In a way, I sort of feel sorry for the democrats. They cannot help themselves, poor things. They are all about power and when they get just at taste of it they go gluttonous and begin grasping and grabbing for all the power within their reach - and then they begin going after power that is outside their reach. That is where Obama and the democrats find themselves today. It has ALWAYS been the downfall of the democrats in power.

Power. It is all about power! We’ve got it. They want it… and they are trying to take it from us.

ObamaCare is all about power. It is the ultimate power grab by the US government. Let’s face it folks. The politicians don’t like taking orders from us. I mean, who the hell do we think we are, anyway? We’re just supposed to vote and then sit down and shut up. I believe the President, himself, said something on that order just recently. I mean about “sitting down and shutting up!”

Our government is out of control and the American people have just now recognized that fact.

One of the agencies of our government out of control is, in my opinion, the Federal Communications Commission.

I toiled in the broadcasting industry for nearly 30 years of my life and believe me when I tell you that to broadcasters the FCC is GOD! Broadcasters are ALWAYS at the mercy of the FCC. And now, according to the newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do. What they are proposing, you see, is for broadcasters to finance their government-funded competition! It is preposterous! You can read the entire story HERE. This all goes back to the democrat/socialist power grasping and power grabbing mentioned above.

We have stated before that the majority of Americans are conservative. You don’t have to like it. It remains a fact, however. And, at this point in American history, conservatives are angry with their government and they are hell bent on bringing the government back under control.

This angry confrontation Congresspersons and Senators are having with constituents back home is just the tip of the iceberg.

Another of this scribe’s predictions is coming true as well. We warned, months ago, that if Obama were elected, militia units would spring up again all over the nation. We learned from news reports, over the past few days, that that, indeed, has happened. There is an article entitled: “Officials see rise in militia groups across U.S.” You’ll find it HERE. The American people do not trust this government.

I have said many times, I have no crystal ball. I am not clairvoyant. I’m just an old country boy who tends to use the common sense my creator gave me. Besides, an idiot could have made both those predictions. It was as obvious as the sun at noon.

As a Southerner, I am not enamored of Abraham Lincoln. I sometimes turn a five-dollar bill face down when handing it to a cashier rather than have Lincoln’s face leering at me. But, he did say something, once, back in 1848 it was, that folks are remembering during these troubling times. Lincoln said the following: "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."

"Nor," said Lincoln, "is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much of the territory as they inhabit."

If the quote above does not sound like the Lincoln you were taught about in Public School, you begin to grasp why we call them “government schools.”

Look, the American people have proven time and time again they will only be pushed so far - by anyone, including their own government. The government in Washington today would do well to reevaluate the course they are taking - and back off. They are tossing bills in the hopper with a depth of consideration one would equate with that of a prepubescent teenager! We, the American people, are no longer amused!

J. D. Longstreet

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