Dear Fellow Americans:
It is great regret that I have to make this post…. but I am afraid… I am VERY afraid the way our individual rights have been stripped away one at a time bringing the threat of Orwell’s’ Big Brother into our lives.
I am a Republican… I have been my entire life… and yet I have seen a change in my party that brings tears to my eyes and fear in my heart. We have become a monster party of Fear, Hate, Liars, Distorter’s of the Truth and while we clamor for less government.. we actually make more laws for the government to take away our individually right under the guise of keeping us safe and free from harm. We are a knee jerk society… we champion the cause of the day.. we are insensitive to the needs of our neighbors and others we call Americans…. we are bigoted, racist and sexist and secretly embrace every ism there is… all in the name of being good and show ourselves to be hypocritical in our actions.
One by one we surrender ourselves by not standing up for our rights and the abuses that government has imposed upon us… and we are therefore sheep being lead to slaughter as we will no longer be free…. If you cannot relate to the poem below.. than you are grossly misled n the America we live in today.. and worse I fear my own party more than the Democrats as my party has been hijacked by ultra right-wing extremists who are more dangerous to America than any threat from Iran, North Korea or Islamic extremists combined… READ the below and KNOW … You are the one they are coming for next…..
“First they came for my neighbor, and I said nothing. Then they came for me and there was no one left to stand with me.”
The “neighbor” quote is loosely based on the many variations of the famous poem attributed to Martin Niemöller:
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist..
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no-one left
to speak out.
[When the Nazis Came for Me
by Pastor Martin Niemöller]
Other variations include:
“They came for the Communists, and I didn’t object – For I wasn’t a Communist;
They came for the Socialists, and I didn’t object – For I wasn’t a Socialist;
They came for the labor leaders, and I didn’t object – For I wasn’t a labor leader;
They came for the Jews, and I didn’t object – For I wasn’t a Jew;
Then they came for me – And there was no one left to object.”
[Martin Niemoller, German Protestant Pastor, 1892-1984]
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.”
[The quotation stems from Niemöller’s lectures during the early postwar period.]
I want smaller government and less regulations.. the problem is business today cannot be trusted anymore to do the right thing and so we have more regulations.. just as when we see someone commit a horrific crime and we want more laws, so it is that business have proven themselves to be untrustworthy…
There is class warfare.. but it is the extremely wealthy with few exceptions that are oblivious to the suffering that the average person is experiencing.
My party misstates the truth in that a government is NOT a business.. .. when things are bad it has been historical in all governments to step up and help the country through governmental spending as well as programs for the destitute… but we seem to have lost our humanity in pursuit of the dollar… A sad testimony to a America that has historically been generous to the world. To deviate from that today is a mistake of monumental proportions and assures a country will stay in recession and decline for many years to come… and makes me happy I will not live to see my party destroy my country because of the tyrannical actions of a small base of hate mongers. If I was not sick before.. my party would have driven me to this spot for my stomach turns every time I watch news with the ignorance that is portrayed by so many “PUBLIC Officials” but especially my own party.
If you believe Austerity is what this country needs.. then look at what has been happening in Europe…. the people are refusing to pay for what mess former .. (yes FORMER like Bush) and now MY republican party is taking us down the bad road again….. WHAT was the stated Goal of the Republican Party the last 4 year.. Not to make the country better.. but to make Obama a ONE TERM PRESIDENT… WTF.. we should be focused on what is good for the country NOT getting revenge because he won… we missed to point and hence an opportunity to make our party better.. and instead became bitter.