I was struck by how much Bob Richardson’s letter of 1/23/09 invoked the image of an eruption of a boil full of Limbaughtomies finally bursting forth to spackle the page with his flailings against everyone who doesn’t see things his way. Between Mr. Richardson’s sweeping generalizations and prognostications, worthy of Nostradamus, he leaves us wondering if he will consent to let Mr. Obama in on his vast foreknowledge of the president’s own plans.
While Bob Richardson can’t find anything constructive to say about it, Mr. Obama, as a former community organizer, constitutional law professor, U.S. Senator and still a member in good standing of the bar, has convinced me his qualifications for the office of President of the United States far exceed that of any of his critics.
The election is over and President Obama has taken office. We all wait with hope and expectations the financial mess and the war will be over soon as promised. As a conservative and Republican I have my doubts, but I honestly wish the president success for America’s sake.
As he begins making the changes promised, I would hope he and the other liberal Democrats would consider the words of two Americans. They are as different as two men could be but with similar warnings to us.
Thomas, Norman Mattoon was a socialist who ran for president several times during his lifetime. His run for president in 1944 was his last. He left us with these words.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘Liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the socialist party. The Democratic Party has already adopted our platform.”
The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005, a Southern Baptist Pastor spoke these words of wisdom. “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not take first from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they worked for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
What takes place in Washington in the next weeks will determine this nation’s future. Keep your eye on Nancy Pelosi, she is the scariest person in Washington.
So much for bipartisanship in the Colorado Legislature. The legislature is no more than a few days old when a few Republicans and some Democrats formulate a petition to protest the possibility Guantanamo Bay prisoners might be transferred to Colorado prisons.
House Speaker Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, blasts the effort as “political grandstanding,” without apparently thinking about whether the petition has any validity.
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