A baby screams because her mother refuses her demands to be picked up at bedtime.
A toddler has a tantrum because his mother refuses to allow him to drink Mountain Dew.
A twelve year old rebels because her mother refuses to allow her to get her first tattoo.
A teen pouts because his father refuses to buy him a new Corvette for his 16th birthday.
A husband pouts because his wife refuses to give in and OK his purchase of a new boat.
A wife is cool toward her husband who refuses to buy her an expensive diamond ring.
A coach is fired because he refuses to allow a wealthy tyrant’s son to start the big game.
A teacher is terminated because she refuses to remove her Bible from her desk.
A soldier is overlooked for promotions because he refuses to play political homage.
A boss is demoted because he refuses to rehire a recently terminated employee.
A professor is denied tenure because she refuses to teach her university’s liberal policies.
A professional golfer loses a major tournament because she refuses to bend the rules.
A physician faces a lawsuit because he refuses to perform useless elective surgery.
A City Councilman is defeated because he refuses to approve special interests’ demands.
A Governor receives death threats because she refuses to submit to teachers’ unions.
A Congressman is stripped of his leadership position because he refuses to compromise.
A United States President squanders her chance for reelection because she refuses to cave in to the majority party’s unconstitutional legislation.
A Holy God is rejected by many because he refuses to compromise his attributes of Righteousness, Justice, Holiness, and his Word.
Why do heroic individuals take courageous stands for that which is right while knowing that their actions are guaranteed to produce negative results?
It is principle, conviction, philosophy, courage, commitment, faith, and leadership and standing for and doing what is right without regard for the consequences.
Today, America stands at the principled, convictional, philosophical, courageous, faith, and leadership crossroads. A majority of her citizens are demanding that their leaders return to the principled basis of her foundation…a healthy fear and respect for God and her Constitution.
The question is simple. Does government exist to bestow upon its citizenry the basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter, money, and a job? Or, does government exist to serve her citizens and to provide them with fertile, unfettered, opportunities for the rights to seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without government interference?
Over the next few years the contention may be within the Republican Party, with a few conservative Democrats, and several mandated Tea Partiers who are facing being forced to choose between taking the unpopular stance of saying no and doing right things, or compromising their convictions by joining the siren songs of what is popular.
Many have just realized that this movement is not exclusively a Republican, a Democrat, or even a Tea Party movement. It is a mandate from the citizenry to return to the US Constitution. This once in a lifetime grass-roots movement is a rare but truly populist movement that sprang up spontaneously from among peoples of all walks of life, races, political persuasions, and socio-economic strata.
Credit goes to members of the loosely organized Tea Party for voicing a stomach-pitting knosis that something was desperately wrong within America and for insisting that those who caused the problems be held accountable. Their millions of voices refused to be silenced. They gained momentum, respect, popularity, popularity, and vociferous hatred as the movement continued to spread.
It is becoming clearer than ever that the majority of Americans rejects the “Nanny State” mentality, and abhors the intrusions of big government interference being injected into ever-increasing areas of their private lives. Sick of these unending regulations, unelected and unsupervised Tsars, looming threats of a liberal dominated Lame Duck Congressional session, bills drafted by outside interest groups, midnight votes, and congressional bills being passed that were never read, America is ready for change.
The changes most are craving are simple…
1. Stop out-of-control spending and balance the federal budget.
2. Refuse to allow the Fed to print more money and live within our financial means.
3. Reduce taxes. (Take a serious look at John Linder’s Fair Tax plan.)
4. Dilute the influence of a power-crazed congress. (Term limits are being imposed over the next few elections.)
5. Reduction of both the size and influence of Government within the private lives of her citizens.
6. Pay down the deficit.
7. Elected officials must serve at the true will of the American people.
8. Tell the truth and stop lying to the American people.
9. Only enact common-sense legislation that genuinely is for the good of America.
10. Return to the God of your Founding Fathers.
These simple cravings are being met with opposition. The opposition has consisted of Liberal Republicans, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Bloggers, many members of the media, and a vociferous minority of American citizens.
It is time to refuse and refute liberalism and its destructive policies that have carried America to the brink of moral, financial, spiritual, societal, and institutional destruction.
Now is the time for brave patriots to step up and claim their new heritage and to return to and repair the foundations of America. Yes, it is time to Learn to Say No. Consequences of failure are dire. America, like the Greek and Roman empires of old will face the risk of failure.
It is gut-check time!