The Muzzled Voice

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Today is tax day. April 15, 2009. I paid my taxes at the beginning of the year, and today I’m sitting up in bed, not feeling well, gathering my thoughts about what’s happening around our country today.

I’m feeling guilty for not attending the Anti-Tax Tea Party up in Madison today. I’ve been a huge opponent of the stimulus package, and have voiced my opinion, politically, about many things I disagree with, especially concerning this current administration.

I truly wanted to be involved in this process today. I wanted to be able to tell my son, when he gets older, that his parents were involved in a huge part of history to stand up and be heard on issues that ultimately will affect him and his future. I was the one who eagerly encouraged many people to become active in this protest. But I’m not there today.

My mom is suffering from recurring breast cancer, which is incurable. Monday we spent most of the day at the hospital with her, as she is in constant pain from her chemo treatments. And yesterday we spent the day in Chicago, as Jared, once again, had to make another emergency visit to the doctor about his knee, which isn’t getting any better. And we decided earlier in the day yesterday that we would make the 2 hour trip up to Madison to be involved, to be heard, and to be the kind of people who stand up for their beliefs.

There are many reasons we didn’t go. We were exhausted over the past few days, we had already missed out on work and didn’t want to take yet another day off without pay, and Jared’s knee doesn’t fair well as he sits still for long periods of time. And let’s not forget I’m 8 months pregnant and in constant need of a nearby bathroom. Fortunately we decided late last night that we wouldn’t go. I had a rough night and didn’t sleep well, and woke up feeling horrible.

But here’s what truly concerned me: People who don’t care, or believe Obama is doing the right thing, or continue to blame Bush for everything that continues to go wrong in the world, are making those of us who are FINALLY standing up and trying to be heard, out to be racists, neoconservatives, or simply ignorant.

I’ve been watching Fox News today, trying to see what’s going on out there and what I’m missing. And last night I told Jared the exact thing one reporter said: There’s not much confidence in this administration or this Congress, for the people to be taken seriously. Although every state has various Tea Parties going on today, still, no one is listening. Obama instead came out with yet another teleprompter speech about the economy and how he “won’t” raise taxes. As I listened, I noticed numerous contradictions to what he said a mere few weeks ago about taxing the rich and the small businesses. But he had to say all this so those of us who understand the reality of what will take place with his trillion dollar spending package would look moronic.

I said last night, “What does it really matter? No one listens to the average, everyday, conservative person.” We are the minority. We typically don’t scream and shout at people and tell them how stupid they are. Instead, we try to do things by the book and we believe in our rights, although constantly violated, and hope that Americans and politicians will do the right thing for the country as a whole, and not just the loons on the left who truly don’t have a clue about right and wrong anymore. But we have been looked upon as scum, as worthless, as vile human beings who are just prejudice and hate mongers. No one truly cares about how we feel, or what we believe anymore. Our voice doesn’t matter, and they are trying to do everything in their power to muzzle our voices.

I’m sick to death of the Bush-bashing that is endlessly taking place. The blame game Obama and his lackeys are playing is getting old, and it’s nothing more than a way to pass the buck so no one will pay attention to their role in the whole economic mess we’re currently suffering. Let’s not forget that Bush bailed out the banks in October, and both candidates agreed to this idea. After that, Obama won the election, and since then has bailed out the banks again, and may yet do so one more time. So why keep bashing Bush for the same things Obama is currently doing, only a hundred times worse? Why keep focusing on the past mistakes, and instead find better solutions? It didn’t work. We get that. But to put Bush down and continue supporting Obama is a contradiction I can’t bear to endure anymore. It’s hypocritical and an absolute cop-out. Obama is making the matter worse, not better, and to believe otherwise is truly ignorant.

The blind faith the American people have put in Obama is unnerving. It will have detrimental effects on our country and the future of our children. No matter what he says NOW, we will pay the price when he realizes that his tiny plan of the rich paying the cost of his inexperienced and egomaniacal spending package didn’t work.

Take a look at the states that took the money. They are currently raising taxes. Why? Because they NEED A WAY TO PAY FOR IT.

I admire the governors who stood firm and said NO to this money, because they understood what it would ultimately do to the taxpayers. They were thinking of the people, rather than their own greed. And now, this arrogant President thinks he can overlook the constitution and FORCE these governors to take dirty money they don’t care to take and inflict more cost onto the people.

I’m not stupid. I understand that the media and the fascist left will always make me look like I don’t know the truth. That doesn’t mean that I shut up and give up. It just means I get smart about it. Protests never got anyone anywhere. I’ve written my Senators on many occasions. They don’t care. They aren’t listening. I don’t matter anymore.

I don’t have confidence that people like me, who still believe in morals and values, will have much of a voice in the world anymore. I think the left has gone too far, and too many self-righteous people refuse to admit they are wrong. We are ALLOWING injustices to take place, and overlooking the obvious. We’re too concerned about hurting other people’s feelings, rather than taking care of ourselves.

I hope that those who stood up and spoke out today will be heard. But I don’t think that “we the people” really matter to “those the greedy.” And this ridiculousness will be something we not only have to endure for the next four years, but for the rest of our lifetime. When the damage is done, there’s no turning back. And the package has been signed, sealed and delivered. What we say now has no impact on what this administration says or does here out.

This Tea Party should have been done long ago. It should have been done when Obama and Pelosi started spewing their ignorant, self-bloated spending package to the people. But they forced it through. They did it without even knowing themselves what was in it. They crammed it down our throat and made a hasty effort to make sure the American people didn’t know what was in it, either. They gave us no choice in the matter. And they didn’t allow us to speak in a timely manner…and that’s why they pushed it through so quickly.

Everyone keeps talking about how this administration is “transparent,” I couldn’t disagree more. This has been the sneakiest President, administration, and Congress I’ve known in my lifetime…possibly in history.

I’d like to believe that being active makes a difference, but I’m not sure anyone cares to hear what conservatives have to say anymore. It’s no wonder we’ve all just went silent. And what’s the answer to that? How do we fight to be heard? How do we win the battle that is being fought against us at every turn? How do we protect the family, and faith, and our freedoms? How do we teach our children to resist the greedy ways of the world when it’s shoved in our face everyday? How do we even recognize right from wrong when so many lines are crossed? What do we do when there seems to be nothing left to do? A protest? A reenactment of a tea party that didn’t work back then, and won’t work today?

Both sides are to blame. Both parties. But no one is more to blame than the American people who continue to let these injustices take place. Some are saying today, “We’re not going to take it anymore,” but really…what does that mean if no one listens?

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Ok. So I have a friend. She’s an old friend. A friend I’ve had since the third grade–and that’s saying a lot. We have our time spans where we lose touch, but we always find our way back to each other.

I haven’t talked to my old friend since the election. No particular reason. We just hadn’t had the time.

So yesterday we got into a long session of catching up through email, and I told her about my involvement with the Kenosha County Republican Women’s Group. She wrote back saying, “I know you’re a Republican, but I’m all about Obama.” She then proceeded to tell me that her mother-in-law was also “all about” Obama, too, so much so, that she named her two new kitties after him and Michelle. (ARG!!! I want to claw my eyes out with people like this!)

I replied, “Obama, eh? Hmmmm. My problem with Obama is everyone’s obsession with the guy.”

Her response: “I don’t know anything about politics. I just liked that he was young, and had a family. He seemed real to me.”

She voted for Obama because he was “young” and “married” with “children.”

I want EVERYONE–ANYONE–who doesn’t understand politics, or doesn’t CARE about politics, or who literally votes for someone based on looks, race, charisma, or their significant other, to: STEP. AWAY. FROM. THE. VOTING. BOOTH. And don’t come back until you DO understand what these people stand for!

Now I know my old friend very well. I know her views. And I know for a FACT if she had only known WHAT this guy stands for, and what his viewpoints are on the world, she would have never voted for him. But what could anyone learn from him if we didn’t look outside of the mainstream media? If you only knew him from what ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, or MSNBC was telling you, then I can see why everyone has been so “taken” with the guy. That’s the way they “presented” him: a “real” guy. A family guy. A good guy. A strong man. The voice of the people.

The guy didn’t say ONE WORD that made any sense to those who really LISTENED! But most people were awestruck by his sense of style and his charm; the way he wooed the media, and contradicted himself with a smile on his face and said, “I never said that.”

54% of voters didn’t care that he associated himself with domestic terrorists, nor did they care that he had no real experience in governing, while they POUNDED Sara Palin–a “Governor” of one of the largest states–claiming that she lacked experience! Obama’s “community coordinating” was like me telling the world I had what it took to run the country because I was a meeting planner and event coordinator for six years in corporate America. But half of the country thought anyone who asked Obama the hard questions were racist hate mongers who only wanted to demoralize a moral guy.

“He seemed real to me…” About as real as a robot may come, I’d say. He was a product–a tool, a weapon–of the liberal machine. NOTHING about this guy is real, or genuine. Proof in point: he voted “present”, rather than yes or no, on Live Birth Abortion! Gutless, I’d say. About as worthless and gutless as they come. And for the guy who says he’s not “political”, he played politics with a very crucial issue, such as live birth abortion. He didn’t want to say one way or another, because he didn’t want it to come back and haunt him during the campaign. And when a reporter brought the facts forth on the issue, Obama threatened any media outlet who would allow this guy to speak out against Obama and tell the truth.

Obama hid behind cowardice. He hid behind his lack of judgment and ethics. He hid in politics. I would have respected him more if he had just said, yes…or no. At least I’d know where the guy stood on the issues. But even now I don’t have a clue. He’s done nothing to govern. He’s done nothing to show that he knows how to govern. He’s been letting everyone else dictate to him how it will be, and they push him out the door to campaign for it. Because that’s all he knows.

They called Bush a liar. But this guy has gone back on his word more times in the past month than Bush could have ever dreamed of doing in the eight years he was in office!

All I know–all I want–all I wish–is that people who don’t know or don’t care about the real issues absoloutely needs to stop voting. Let those of us–even those I don’t agree with–have a real say so. Because those of you who are voting based on idiotic, superficial, so-called “values” are wrecking this country! You are destroying us. You are making a mockery out of the system. And you are making fools out of yourselves…

Educate yourself on the issues, because whether or not you’re “political,” these issues will ultimately affect your life one way or another. (http://www.heritage.org/)

Find out what your elected officials are voting on. (You can! You have a RIGHT to know. Just go to this site and sign up: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/megavote/ and you will be informed of every yes or no vote by your congress person.) Find out what’s going to be voted on (http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm).

Stop listening ONLY to the mainstream media. Find other outlets like Fox News (a news station that truly IS fair and balanced, and will allow you to get both sides of the issues: http://www.foxnews.com/) and The Drudge Report (http://www.drudgereport.com/). Mainstream media outlets are run by extreme liberal corporations and donors. They will NEVER, EVER, give you a look at the real Democrats, and they will always slant their views to make Republicans look like the bad guys. They will never outright criticize a Democrat the way the do Republicans. You will never get the truth from a one-sided freak show.

Here’s the point I’m trying to make: you don’t balance your checkbook if you can’t do math, right? You need to know something about adding and subtracting in order to keep your budget in order. To be a computer programmer, you don’t go to a job interview and say, “I don’t know anything about computers, but I can do this job!” You need to know a LOT about computers and how they operate.

Politics is no different. You can’t vote if you don’t understand what you’re voting for or against. You can’t make an educated choice if you don’t care to learn what one person or another believes in or not. You can’t blindly pull a lever that will ultimately change the world and affect everyone around you! You should never make a choice for the country, if you don’t care how it will affect the country.

Step away from the voting booth. Come back when you know what you stand for and you are certain you are voting for a representative who will uphold those values and issues.