Sunday, July 12, 2009
I live in the heat of the Arizona desert, Bradley lives in the wooded beauty of Virgina. We could not be farther apart in our locals and in the lands we love. I think our dis-similarities end there.
We believe in a free America. In a place formed, shaped and promised by the works and deeds of men long gone to their maker. We are as effected by those deeds today as men were in the 1770s.
For me, it is well worth the fight we now fight. I'm certain that Brad feels the same way.
Both of us are working men, from working stock, the builders and shapers of this country. This is the first thing that draws me to Bradley. His solid belief in the principles that created America is another.
I bumped into Brad briefly tonight, online, he left me with a link to a speech he gave in Danville VA. on the 24th of June. Its a long read and worth every moment of it.
This speech separates Bradley from the "run of the mill" candidates that we have suffered with for way to many years.
"To explain, briefly, our political system is broken. The entire concept of the lifelong public servant has been a destructive force in this country, for the most part. A person becomes entrenched in the constant backbiting and convenient campaign promises that soon become broken ones through “no fault of my own.” These are precisely the age-old political staples that have led to the lowest Congressional approval ratings in recent memory. These people we keep sending back to Washington are not public servants in their own minds, but rather see themselves as our masters."
As I said, its well worth the read and I encourage you to take the time.
Given in Danville VA 24 June 2009.
This is the Speech that he "kicked off" his run for congress with, powerful stuff Brad!
Those of you looking to help rebuild the conservative base in congress, well here is a damn fine place to start.
Bradley Rees for Congress
Friday, July 3, 2009
I'm a long way from home today, sitting in what I consider to be a socialist stronghold in the free United States. I would much prefer to be down in Arizona with the wife and kids or at the very least over in Oklahoma with other family.
But, this is not what has me down today.
Today is not the first Independence Day that we celebrate as a nation in duress, sadly there "could" be at least three more.
Today and over the past few months, our most trusted public servant has been going out of his way to embarrass us and apologize to our enemies and so-called "Allies" alike, for our so called short comings and past actions. (mostly the times we defended ourselves or others)
At one point, he even "BOWED" to the leader of a nation that I believe helps to finance those that would do us harm.
Can you imagine, the PRESIDENT of the United States bowing to ANYONE? Not even someone as undeserving as Barack Hussein Obama should bow to anyone on this planet.
And to top it off, his wife, the woman that has never be proud of her country and in fact has shown nothing but disdain for it, proves her distaste for us today.
She's in Moscow Russia. (probably getting new orders for Hussein)
No, its just as well for me that I am a long ways from home, in the back of a truck stop, writing.
I would not be much fun today at a party.
I wanted to go to the Teaparty in Tucson today, I have friends speaking there. I encourage you to go to one. I would if I could.
Enough of my frustrations.
Happy Birthday Americans.
Then, one day, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters a hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to choose one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.
The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, saying that he did not like any of them, and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism...
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how most Governments do business today!
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It's never worked anywhere else, why would it work here?
(And if it DID, who would want it?)