By: Patti Bankson
â€œSometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you donâ€™t.â€ Anybody remember that little commercial ditty? Iâ€™m thinking that should be Jimmy Carterâ€™s theme song, with the â€œsometimes you donâ€™tâ€ part taken out, â€˜cuz he sounds like a nut every time he opens his mouth. (A peanut.) But heâ€™s not just a nut; heâ€™s a nut who can read minds, just like he mustâ€™ve thought he was doing when he said, â€œAn overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man.â€ The only fact in that statement is, â€œhe is a black manâ€. The rest of it is an insult. And so are any and all other statements like that… I donâ€™t care what color the president is… he and the whole congress could be purple with pink polka-dots, for all I care.
As my mother and my grandparents were, I was born and raised in Hawaii. Growing up where more than 51 different ethnic groups live together in peace, a personâ€™s race is just not an issue with me. Not the Presidentâ€™s race, nor the races of the people in Congress. But, what is an issue with me, and what I donâ€™t like, is what Obama and Congress have done, and want to do: The Stimulus, Cap and Trade, Cash for Clunkers, Health Care â€œreformâ€… nothing more than money pits, robbing Peter to pay Paul and picking our pockets.
The people who like liberal, socialistic plans use race as a weapon to shut up people who object to the government dictating what we can say, what kind of cars we can drive, what we eat or donâ€™t eat, drink or donâ€™t drink, and hereâ€™s the biggie: how much people are â€œpermittedâ€ to earn and how much of what they earn they should be â€œpermittedâ€ to keep for themselves vs how much of what they earn should be taken away and given to others. The only protests liberals think are okay are the protests they carry out. The only thoughts they think should be allowed are Liberal thoughts. The only good wealth is their wealth, and the wealth they can control. The only free speech they believe in is what they engage in.
Theyâ€™re not happy with people who think for themselves, who want the government to stop wasting money, to stop piling debt upon debt upon debt… people who want to remind their government(s) that they work for us, not the other way around… that weâ€™re not the ones who are out of touch with the â€œmainstreamâ€, but that we are the mainstream. Theyâ€™re not happy with people who know the difference between â€œgrass rootsâ€ and â€œastro-turfâ€, or people who know that, Constitutionally, We the People have the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It looks like the only way Liberals can think of to stop us… to silence us… is to hurl accusations of â€œracismâ€ at us. They know that nobody wants to be called a racist. And, theyâ€™re right. I donâ€™t like it, either, but just saying it doesnâ€™t make it true… no more than saying, â€œWeâ€™re from the government and weâ€™re here to help youâ€ makes that true, either.
So, â€œHurl Away!â€
Â© 2009 Patti Bankson
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