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Time to decide whose side you’re on

Out on a Limb
Ross L. Talbott
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Get on board, get of the way, or get run over.

When I realized that I-70 was coming right through the gap in the mountains where I live, I realized we had those three options.

As much as I loved living in a rural area across the river from a special community, change was coming – dramatic change.



The urge to move back into the mountains and retreat from the noise, the construction, the new people and the constant demands still hits me occasionally. Reality however motivates me to adjust and move with it.

I realize that one man’s paradise is another man’s hell. I cannot imagine living in a high rise in downtown Denver any more than those residents can conceive of living out here in the “boonies.”



In today’s rapidly advancing culture we are forced to adjust. In just a few short years we have gone from Victrolas to VCRs to cassettes, to DVDs and iPods. We have gone from crank telephones and operators to little phones you can wear like a hearing aid.

I try to get on board, but I often find I am running in the dust trying to catch up and jump on.

Today’s political situation is one of those rapidly changing areas that is highly critical. We can just sit back and let it happen and try to deal with the results.

In this case the stakes are so high we can’t afford to be passive.

What is happening is a huge encroachment on our freedom and huge debt laid not only on us but generations to come.

The principles of freedom that allowed people with initiative and motivation to make this the strongest and greatest nation in the world are being usurped by a bunch of people purporting to represent us.

I have never in my life seen so many people apprehensive about the future of America.

I also never realized that so many people could be so blinded by distorted media reporting, distorted history and outright deception by politicians.

If we are told to gather in the jungle and drink Kool-Aid, I’m not going. I am willing to live with the consequences of my decision and actions.

Please wake up and realize that freedom and opportunity are what made this nation great.

Government control does not create utopia, but only dependence and subservience.

We have two steam roller changes to deal with. The first is a constitutional crisis. The legislature is assuming responsibilities way beyond constitutional mandates. The courts are not just interpreting law but are making new ones. Even the legitimacy of the commander in chief is in question.

The second crisis is the growing influence of Islam. This is happening in Europe where areas are now under Sharia law.

Here in America, we have mosques in every state and it is even being taught in some schools while Christianity is banned.

Change is coming. You can apply for your government check and public housing, buy a burqa for your wife, move to another country or draw a line in the sand.

By the time you read this, you will have celebrated Christmas or some winter holiday.

Thank our forefathers who had the guts to sacrifice to find freedom to worship the God of creation and his son Jesus who gives us real freedom.

Wake up and realize that evil is a reality and only with divine intervention can we stand against it.

This is a critical time to examine your life and decide whose side you are on.

May God bless you in his coming year with strength and victory!

Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle.


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