NEVER TOLERATE TYRANNY!....Conservative voices from the GRASSROOTS.
November 7, 2012
The Death of Ordinary Decency
Feeling filled with dispair, I scrolled through the many emails which came into my inbox following yesterday's political loss for those I thought of as the "Good Guys"....most were either bitter or profoundly sad......We are tired...saddened and many of us are disheartened. I found the following article to be a very good explaination of exactly WHERE we are as a nation.
It has taken more than FIFTY years to come to the place we in which we currently find ourselves. Most of us "SLEPT" while the Common Decency that governed our lives was stolen from us.
We lost this battle but there is a war raging around us that, in the event we decide we just can't go on, will swallow what is left of the values we have lived our lives by, raised our families and cared for families,friends and neighbors. It is time we stand back up, dust ourselves off and REALLY face these opponnents of morality and common decency.
Having come to know all of you here are fighters and have alot of love of country in your hearts. There are many more of us "out there".....'we' will ultimatelt WIN this battle........or die fighting for what we believe in.
We MUST put our future in God's Hands and LEAVE it THERE!!! He will guide us if we truly say "Thy Will be DONE" and MEAN it.
So please, dear friends........get some rest, take a brief sojourn from the politican rat race, PRAY because only God will light the path we need to take.
By James Lewis
This has been a mean-spirited campaign, and the meanest, most destructive
So be it.
In the last two Democratic administrations we have seen a sleazier, angrier
and more selfish part of America rising up more and more in our political
class. The Founders told us that ultimately our elected politicians are a
mirror of ourselves. Just like you, before November 7, 2012, I lived in the
fervent hope that the degradation of the Clinton and Obama years might be an
exception to the long trend of American history. But two times eight years of
radical leftists in high office can't be an accident. We can't just blame our
sleazy media, or just the leftist political class, as corrupt and malevolent
as they truly are.
No -- the balance of decency in America has changed. Every society has
normal, decent people and the other kind. The America we grew up in was
fundamentally decent. Decency was the expected standard.
Now the balance has changed.
The evidence for our sleazified culture can be seen all around. It is in our
pop music, which has lost melody and now just has rhythm. We have a President
who won on revenge against middle class values. That's what he meant by
telling his people to vote for revenge. And they did -- showing us exactly
who they are.
We are now a society divided between the makers and the takers, and the
takers are on a campaign of theft and revenge.
We have a President who takes dangerous pride in his hatred for
"middleclassness" as Jeremiah Wright taught him to believe. We have a
President who culminated his campaign with a ghetto singer rapping about hoes
and bitches, about drug-ridden and broken families, as if all those cruelties
This is not normal, decent America.
It is not.
We need to face that.
Morality and values are not small things. The new tide in the affairs of
America also means that we can no longer be trusted to defend civilized
values around the world, as we have done for the last hundred years.
It's a sea change. Fools around the world will applaud Obama as a savior, but
wise people will see us crumbling. They know they will be the worse for it.
Today the world is far more dangerous place than four years ago. If you doubt
that, keep an eye on the rise of barbarisms around the world. Obama
constantly facilitates barbarism, and the barbarians understand that much
better than decent people do.
History buffs will remember that we've had decades of sleaze before. The
Founders were followed by Jacksonian corruption. Abraham Lincoln was followed
by Reconstruction. Yet we somehow found our way back. Come-backs can happen,
but probably not soon.
So this is an elegiac moment, a moment of mourning for what has passed. From
Truman and Eisenhower to Bush 43 we have had leaders of character.
Republicans by and large still look, act, and speak like normal, decent
people. But they have a hard time even understanding a thoroughly sleazified
America. Normal, decent people do not know how to live in this new, barbaric
society. We live in protected communities, we drive around in SUVs, like
The left knows exactly how to act in this Brave New World. They've made it.
We are now ruled by sleazy demagogues who take bribes from foreign nations
that do not wish us well. Obama is the worst example so far. Even the
Clintons, both selfish narcissists, were somewhat better.
With the decline of American decency, the civilized world has lost its
foremost defender. America wasn't a world power in earlier times of
corruption. We could afford to make mistakes. Today, our national decay
endangers the world. The left has purposely attacked our self-respect, our
pride in our morality and decency, and our crucial role in the defense of
civilized values. We are no longer the Leader of the Free World, because we
have lost -- for now -- the values that guided us. America can no longer be
trusted, as we saw so clearly in Benghazi and the fraudulent Arab Spring. Any
nation that places any trust in our promises today is run by fools. Our
allies must arm up to protect themselves, or they must find new, trustworthy
For sixty years Europe has lived off our willingness to come to its defense.
The southern rim of Europe is now going bankrupt, and even France looks ready
to crumble. Without our leadership Europe has to rely on itself, or on
Russia, or on the spreading Muslim empires. But Europe has shown no capacity
to defend itself. Maybe they will learn. Or maybe they will be swamped. We
can no longer be trusted.
William Butler Yeats's most famous poem, "The Second Coming," was written out
from overwhelming sense of social degradation in Europe in the 1920s and 30s.
Years afterwards Yeats wrote that maybe he was anticipating the rise of
Hitler and Stalin, the two greatest evils that rose from the rubble of World
But Yeats wrote it for us, too:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
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November 07, 2012 - 10:06:43 AM CST
Lorene congratulations to you and Tennessee. You did us proud.
I'm torn by which direction to look for our future. Should we look to Washington and control of congress, should we look within ourselves and a third party like the TEA PARTY? Should we look for a political savior not yet part of the national landscape? Or should we look to the states like Tennessee and Texas and an expansion of States power?
I need more time.
What IS clear the same 'O' same 'O' doesn't work any more. We have to move on.
We need to remember as you state that this has been at least 50 years (probably more like 100 yrs.) in the making. Our nation didn't fall into this pit overnight or over the last few years, and she can't be repaired quickly or easily. But...she CAN be repaired. Perhaps not in my lifetime, but it WILL happen. Patience, strategy and tenacity, folks!
Let's rest a few days and then stand up again to continue the fight, setting our sights on the US Senate for 2014 starting with lining up the right candidates.
As bad as it was last night, here in Tennessee we are a beacon of hope. Not only did we vote our electoral votes for Romeny/Ryan by 59%-39%, re-elect our republican senator and elected republicans to 7 out of 9 US congressional seats, we elected a SUPER MAJORITY of republicans to both the state house and the state senate. TN spoke loudly on Tuesday!
I know that republicans aren't necessarily the answer, but many great constitutionalists are among these representatives, and the defenders of our liberties are getting larger and stronger in their ranks. I bet some other states have great results like this too.
Pray and keep up the good fight!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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