A friend asked me tonight what we could to to keep the Republic.
I reflected for a moment and then quoted the father of the Declaration of Independence because I am but a small man, while President Thomas Jefferson was THE MAN.
Then, thinking about the remarks that Dear Leader and his followers seem to hurl with regularity at conservative bloggers and all who don't buy off on their utopian socialist agenda, I reflected on a great Democratic Party Icon, perhaps the greatest American president ever to spring from the Democratic Party, President Theodore Roosevelt.
"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americans... The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of it continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities." (October 12, 1915)
Today, President Roosevelt would be blasted as a racist for suggesting this.
It doesn't matter what our religion is, it doesn't matter what our skin color is or what language our ancestors spoke - whether we are short or tall, heavy or slender, female or male, Americans are first and foremost Americans.
We need to teach UNITY, not DIVERSITY.
The 9/12 march was important because 1.8 million Americans (we have a head count now - H/T to several bloggers who have posted it) took to the streets of our nation's capitol irrespective of party affiliation to protest a government out-of-control, and a head of state (Dear Leader) who we can not trust. Dear Leader is working to stifle dissent in America, to shut down our access to reliable information, and you have to hand it to him, he's doing a good job at that. We as Americans have been asked by Dear Leader to inform the White House on our friends and neighbors if they said anything fishy. A Democratic President weighted in on this issue"
I don't think President Truman would have been all that happy to see Dear Leader in the White House, irrespective of party affiliation.
Today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life, TEACH FREEDOM.