by Lenny Leatherman
On the page entitled “What’s happening in Parker County”, Glenn comments that term limits would likely solve many of our problems.
I agree. I see no other way to stop this downward spiral into socialism! Unfortunately, term limit legislation must be approved by those whose terms would be limited. Although everyone including self-serving politicians would ultimately benefit, the same desire for notoriety and power that drove them to run for office will likely cause many to stand in opposition to real reform.
We have a few honorable men in office now, but at some point they will leave to pursue other interests. My concern is with career politicians like the Chris Dodds and Barney Franks who have an extraordinary amount of power. They routinely seek to disregard the Constitution and force their own socialist will on America.
So where do we start? Do we go to our elected officials and ask them to eliminate their own positions of power? The task is monumental – and made even more difficult by crafty politician who promise gullible self-centered voters something “free”.
Freedom is not free! Thomas Jefferson said: “The tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of every generation”. It seems as though freedom that is earned by one generation is often squandered by the next. Sadly, older Americans who have “watered the tree of liberty with their own blood” are often looked upon as being out of touch and unable to adapt. Could it be possible, that they are still watering the tree by fighting your apathy and your complacency? I implore you – stand up and speak up before it’s too late. You cannot make a difference by remaining silent.
To what extent are you willing to defend the Constitution? What measure of courage does it take to cast a secret ballot? I am of the belief that we deserve the officials we elect.
If we elect tyrants why should we be surprised when they behave like tyrants?
I urge you to find like-minded patriots who are involved politically in your community and educate yourself on the issues of the day. Become a part of the solution. Let’s start a revolution that conservatives can win at the ballot box. We may not change the world but we can change Parker County and Texas. America may take a little longer!