"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way." Charles Dickens
How fitting this old quote sums up our experience in living through 2009. We celebrated America electing our first black President, showing that we truly are a nation that racism, while it still exists in the minority is not a illness shared by most Americans. This was a very good thing. It was just such a shame that this young man was the wrong person for that job. America was sold a bill of goods with visions of Hope and Change and new directions for this country. What we got was old ideas rewarmed, there was nothing new here, just tired old Marxist ideas that have been proven to fail every time they have been tried throughout history.
We have seen something new, never before have we seen our elected officials so blatently ignoring the will of the people and so arrogantly doing whatever they want to do virtually giving the nation the finger in the process.
Maybe the best thing to happen in 2009 is that this year may go down in history as the Great Awakening. Never before in my lifetime have I seen the American people more aggitated, more involved, more concerned, more connected to each other in a "us against them" attitude. If this emotion can sustain itself, maybe, just maybe We the People will be able to take back our own government and start clipping their wings, reducing their power, and get back to sanity.
We the People have momentum, we must not allow it to be squandered. Too many people have taken to "throwing all the bums out" instead of really studying to who is on our side, and who is not. For us to actually achieve our goals, 2010 will be critical. We need to come together, we need to get behind conservative candidates to run and elect within the Republican party, doing as Ronald Reagan taught us to do.
"Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?" Ronald Reagan
Reagan led us out of the darkness of the dispair that Carter brought us, and he can do it again, if we will but listen to his wisdom speaking from the past.
Let's together make sure that this Great Awakening captures the energy and takes America back to her promise, to her Freedoms, to our Liberties. The ball is rolling, now we have to make sure we come together on our issues we agree upon and defer those that separate us until after we win back the House, Senate, and White House.
Once we put out the fire of Marxist takeover, we can argue about what color to paint the dining room.