Everyone in America celebrates the Fourth of July. We all know that it's a patriotic holiday. Nearly all the festivities center around recreation and entertainment, with little to no acknowledgment of what we're commemorating. Most people think it's about the founding of America, independence from Great Britain, and a war, and we won the war, so therefore we're celebrating.
However, few actually ponder what was in the hearts and minds of the American founders or consider why they did what they did. Of those who do actually ascribe any motives or attitudes to the founders, most view them as rebels - people who one day decided to stand up and say "We're mad as heck and we're not going to take it anymore." I think a lot of Americans view the founding fathers as the 1776 equivalent of the 1980's heavy metal band, Twisted Sister, singing "We're not gonna take it anymore".Read More
There is a battle raging to grow government to out-of-control proportions. The home is ground zero. It’s not enough to continue with our armchair hand-wringing. Knowledge is power. If we can learn more about the issues, we can move the country in the right direction. You won’t hear the same sound bites constantly regurgitated on the evening news. We are here to cut to the heart of the issues and to explain them in an easily digestible and entertaining format.
Politics has become a dirty business. We have all heard plenty of news stories of elected officials involved in scandals, adultery and illegal behavior sending them to prison. There is an old line, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” With all the political nastiness, many wonder why a decent person would enter such a vicious arena. The reason is simple. I love my country, I love my family and I care enough about both to commit my life to preserving that for which our founding fathers lived and died.
Our loyalty must lie with the principles that made our nation strong. We must stand for the Constitution, limited government, and personal responsibility. Many office holders have let us down because they forgot to put those ideals ahead of their own political self-interest. People become disillusioned because they see people run on one set of values only to morph into different people once they become mired in the slime of big money and beholden to the lobbyists. We owe it to our country to change those people. We all have a role to play in our own spheres of influence. Stay with me and you will see that at least one person is capable of putting principles over politics. Together, let’s improve the state we’re in!