Sunny - Hi 86 Lo 63 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 68 Lo 43 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Sunny - Hi 68 Lo 45 for Northern KY, USA
Song of the week: Six Strings, Mt. Pleasant String Band
Just not ready to blog... with each passing day we walk away from the principles our Founding Fathers established...
Please don't misinterpret this as a personal throwing in of the towel... to the contrary... it is more of a convenience thing... Writing our political officials weekly from the local to federal level is time consuming and sucks all creativity out of me...
Besides, plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas...come before blogging.
If you are not actively contacting your Congressman and Senators on a regular basis.. please do so. Check my sidebar for easy links to Kentucky officials. Thank you notes are in order for 215 Congressmen that voted NO on HR.3962.
One other thing... Scooter Trash Husband and I have decided we will continue to NOT support the GOP. We will support specific campaigns... gone are the days of writing 1 check. New York District 23 was the deciding factor...
I leave you with the words from someone I miss... Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Speech to CPAC
February 6, 1977
[...] When a conservative states that the free market is the best mechanism ever devised by the mind of man to meet material needs, he is merely stating what a careful examination of the real world has told him is the truth.
When a conservative says that totalitarian Communism is an absolute enemy of human freedom he is not theorizing—he is reporting the ugly reality captured so unforgettably in the writings of Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
When a conservative says it is bad for the government to spend more than it takes in, he is simply showing the same common sense that tells him to come in out of the rain.
When a conservative quotes Jefferson that government that is closest to the people is best, it is because he knows that Jefferson risked his life, his fortune and his sacred honor to make certain that what he and his fellow patriots learned from experience was not crushed by an ideology of empire.
Conservatism is the antithesis of the kind of ideological fanaticism that has brought so much horror and destruction to the world. The common sense and common decency of ordinary men and women, working out their own lives in their own way—this is the heart of American conservatism today. Conservative wisdom and principles are derived from willingness to learn, not just from what is going on now, but from what has happened before. [...]
Read the entire speech here.
I'll return to regular Sunday postings as time allows.
P.S. Dear Kentucky or Anonymous or whoever you are-- I leave you with this glimpse into how serious I am... If given the opportunity to opt out of Social Security today... (I am 20-25 years away from retirement and have paid into Social Security for 24 years) I would do so in a heart beat.
Have a great week everyone!
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