by Larry Usoff
Clash Daily Contributor
Right from the heart That’s a good way of saying something in which you have a strong belief, and maybe not having to define it or prove it to anyone. My friends agree with me when they hear me say that I’m a simple guy…of course they mean it in a different way than I do, but that’s alright. Maybe it’s just easier for me to say what’s on my mind without any fanfare or 10-letter words.
Take, for example, the current president. He’s in a job that is way over his head and, perhaps, when he was campaigning (which he does very well) he never looked down the road to see what he might have to do, or say. That seems to be a fault of his, along with other things, like lying. Listeners to my radio show have heard the line, “if his lips are moving, he’s lying” so often that they’ve come to believe it…and it didn’t take much convincing either. If it turns out that my estimate of him is wrong, the apology will be right up front…but it doesn’t look as though I’m going to have to make that apology.
Over and over, in every way, shape and form, this president is leading us down a path to oblivion at worst, and a second-rate country, at best. It’s beyond my understanding why the American public lets what’s happening, happen. Here and there we hear a voice, but they are talking in a windstorm and they will not be heard by the rest of the people. At this point, maybe you should be asking yourself what you can do, and there is an answer for that question. You find others of like mind, and band together and soon that one voice becomes many, and eventually it will be heard over the wind. At no time in my 80 years have I ever felt so afraid…not for me, but for my kids and grandkids. Never in my memory has there been a time when the country was being “transformed” into something that we fought so hard to defeat! Call it what you will…socialism, communism, Marxism…it doesn’t make any difference, because to a republic (which is what we are) they are all a threat.
Recently there was a mention of the state of Illinois approving a $100 million “gift” to bring the state Obama’s library. First, this is one of the most destitute states there is, and they would have to tax the people to get that library there. Second, the idea that Obama has anything worthwhile to put in the library is just too stupid an idea to consider. What would be in there – his dithering on every important issue? His arrogance in pushing a healthcare program that is ruining the country? His bailouts of major contributors to his elections? Just what would be in there, since he is the worst president this country has ever had? Oh, I know – there would be a big display of the two books he supposedly wrote, and other worthless trivia.
Diversity appears to be the latest watchword for the left-leaning portion of this country which, when you think about it, is ironic. Academia is almost all left-leaning and, God forbid, you would have a difference of opinion you would be called out, ostracized, and maybe banished from wherever you were. Brandeis University recently rescinded the invitation of a former Muslim woman, because she would probably be speaking against the mindset of some who were “offended”. Freedom of speech is one of, if not the most, important parts of the makeup of this country and yet it is being squelched at every opportunity, and with the consent of the governed! Absolutely mind-boggling.
How about this: the IRS gave out millions of dollars in bonuses to a lot of employees, many of them being tax-dodgers themselves! You, the hard-working, tax-paying, American public, are giving bonuses to people that make YOU pay, but do not pay their own taxes! Did you see the IRS going after them? No! It’s just one more example of this administrations policy of don’t do as we do, do as we say. The Justice Department looks the other way when any of their people do something wrong, and get caught doing it.
“I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” –Barack Hussein Obama
Now –are you fed-up enough to do something about it?
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US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Constitutionalist. Make no excuses for what I say or do, but take responsibility for them.