Sunday, July 4, 2010

Government and Stuff

I don't usually post on politics ... and by don't usually I really mean never.  But today is our country's birthday, and I think today it's ok to focus on politics a bit ... so with that being said ... I'd like to introduce my husband for a guest post!

I annoyed convinced him to start a blog, and I'm totally stealing it from his blog.  He would love it if you headed over his way and left him some love too, and I think it would encourage him to keep blogging.  Visit Andrew at  I am Understood.

The Government That We Deserve

I used to make fun of Glenn Beck. I used to think that he over-exaggerated things. Well tonight, I agree with the man wholeheartedly.

The above video is of Representative Pete Stark mocking the minute men, Arizona, and the border patrol.  It's pretty interesting video ... you should watch it if you have the time.  This following post was inspired by this video and Glenn Beck's response. 

I was watching Glenn Beck tonight, which doesn't happen often. But it has started happening more and more often recently.  Well this is Glenn Beck's response. He was crying as he started saying it. And honestly it brought me to tears as well.

"What's happening to US? We're Americans. We deserve better. But we haven't done our job. We got sidetracked in stuff. In things. In power and money and everything else. And so now we are getting the government that we deserve. We have to change. It's our fault, but the good news is we are changing. And Senator, let me put you on notice now...Don't you dare treat the American people like King George a second longer! Because we have changed. We're done. We are done."

This moved me. I have been as upset as anyone about what is going on in Washington today. But I sure hope that Glenn is right. I hope that we have changed. I hope that we are done dealing with this crap that these politicians are shoving down our throats. It is time to take back our country! Because the great thing about America is that this is actually OUR country. It's not Obama's, and it's not Congress'. This country belongs to the American people. And it is time to change things. I pray every day that we can fix things. Maybe a shift in congress in November will help. Maybe it won't. All I know is that I am terrified about the path that this country is on. It is time to change it.

The one thing that Mr. Beck said that I don't completely agree with, is that this is "The government that we deserve." Based on what he said, yes. I think that is true. Our negligence allowed this country to be taken over by progressives and socialists. But that doesn't mean that we deserve it. The government that we deserve is one that is run by the people! Not one that is run by politicians with personal agendas. It's time to kick those guys out of office, and put some people that we can trust in there. People that will truly vote based on what their constituents are telling them to do. People that believe in capitalism. People that believe in the American Dream. That believe that in America, you can truly make your own destiny.

Personal responsibility. That is what this is all about. The reason that democrats are big government, is that they are trying to take care of people that are not responsible for their own actions. They taking the people that have fallen on their face, and babying them. Saying, its ok, we know you are stupid, but here is $1000 a month to help you out. Cause it's not your fault. Bull****!

My family is in a position where we could probably qualify for WIC and other government programs. We are close to qualifying for food stamps. But even if we did. There is no way I would accept them. You know why? Because it is mostly my own damn fault that we are in this position. And Christy and I are going to do our best to get us out of this situation. We are going to make our own destiny. Our own dream. And what this administration wants to do, is take those things out of your hands. To hand you "what you deserve." Well what I deserve is responsibility for my own mistakes and successes. Unfortunately there will always be blood suckers out there. People that believe that they deserve help. That the government owes it to them to pay for things for them.

I got sidetracked here for a minute, but this stuff makes me mad. I am not ashamed to say that I am a conservative Republican. I believe that the American people should have control over their own lives. I do not believe in big government. However, I do believe that one of the primary responsibilities of our government is to secure our borders and to protect this great nation! And right now, they could care less. They are doing nothing to protect our borders, and as Senator Stark has shown, they also don't give a damn! They are perfectly happy with letting illegals and drug dealers into our country. It doesn't bother them at all. And that terrifies me. It makes me want to cry. As Glenn Beck said tonight, "We have to change...(And) We have changed. We're Done." We're done with this irresponsibility. Get out there and vote dammit! Let's take this country back!

Thanks Andrew for letting me steal post your thoughts on my blog!  I love you and I hope you keep writing.



  1. Great post by your hubby! Americans need to assume more responsibility, for themselves and their Government. This is what our forefathers envisioned when they drafted the Declaration of Independence

  2. wow, andrew's blogging :)

    i totally agree. wednesday this previous week, our new president was inaugurated. the usual words were said, except there's this additional part in the program. he asked the nation to make a pladge to change. as he said, he cant to it alone. he needs everyone's help, commitment, so things would change, so corruption i our institutions would stop. so that we get the government that we deserve.

    we all have to work to achieve this. we have to make our voices heard. we owe it to our children...

  3. Wonderful post and I agree with him totally!

  4. Amen. I am a conservative Republican as well and I ♥ Glenn Beck. The country is definitely going in the wrong direction and the decisions that are being made right now are just mind boggling.

    I was watching Fox the other night and there was a clip of a news conference where Obama said something to the effect that securing our borders would NOT solve the problem. I looked over at my husband and asked why exactly securing our borders wouldn't work (followed by an eye roll) and my husband laughed and said he had no idea because every other country in the world secures their borders. If we tried to walk into Mexico we'd get shot.

    Anyhow, very nice post. I have no doubt you and Christy will be incredibly successful. You both seem like very intelligent, motivated, hard-working people... ya know, that whole Auburn thing aside. ;)

  5. Great post. I do however believe if you've worked your whole adult life and are in a bind thats what the Aid (Wic, food stamps, etc.) are there for. It's "assistance" and as long as its used that way, there's nothing wrong with it. It's the able bodied, able mind, who use it as a crutch that is the problem. I get Disablity for my Autistic son because I have to be home with him. I get other aid too. I don't feel it's wrong because I've worked my butt off and payed my taxes for 26 years.

    I watch Glenn Beck all the time. I don't even know if i like or dislike the guy, he just keeps you watching, lol.

  6. Thank you so much for posting. We don't get cable here and it's been hard for me to keep up with the news. How sad that a representative was making fun of the people he is supposed to represent.


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