Saturday, September 5, 2009

What kind of Change are we getting?

With all the news stories and town hall meetings we have been hearing about it's hard not to get involved. I am becoming more and more upset with the lack of respect our leaders are showing to it's citizens. We are being ignored, criticized and ridiculed as ignorant. I find that scary and frustrating. I even went so far as to write a letter to my own Senator and received a nice pat on the head response. Saying "There, there I know better than you and no matter what you will do what I want in the end."
I am seeing my freedoms taken away everyday, and it seems with almost every vote I cast. What happened to the Founding Father's America? Where there was freedom from government oppression, religious freedom, and personal liberty.
Why am I posting about this? Because I want people to stand up for freedom and educate themselves. I know not everyone will have the same opinions and views, but we must be educated at the very least. And by educated I don't just mean watching the 5 o'clock news. I am going to challenge myself to become more educated on how this country was set up, and what the vision of the Founding Father's truly was. I hope you do the same.
I have also attached a post from Tammy at Time Flies. One link is about the Obama school speach (just a warning, there is one profanity in the post) and the other is a true story of a health care nightmare on our already established government health care (Medicaid). Take a minute and check them out.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag,
Of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with
Liberty and Justice for All.

I pledge to no other!


Amy said...

Thank you! By the way, my children will NOT be listening to the "speech" on Tuesday. Contacted both schools, neither one will be airing it. They go to conservative private schools, were values, morals & THE BIBLE is taught, no socialist speeches from "barry"! Ok.. off my soap box.. LOL. Glad you posted this, too many are afraid to speak up.

Lorilee said...

There seems to be some confusion in the government. THEY were ELECTED to SERVE US. The video will not be shown in my school district.
Re-Cackleberry comment: My run is not very large, so I let them roam a bit in my backyard in the evening. Two have just gotten very adept at getting out by themselves!

tammy said...

Thanks for the linky love. I was never one to get involved much in politics, but with what's been going on lately, I've felt an urgent need to speak up.