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07-29-08, 06:04 PM #1
Beware of "Change"
Beware Charismatic Men Who Preach 'Change'
Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I celebrate my independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America's. This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence.
On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.
I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.
When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said "Praise the Lord." And when the young leader said, "I will be for change and I'll bring you change," everyone yelled, "Viva Fidel!"
But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent the people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back to the beginning of my story.
Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who promised change without asking, what change? How will you carry it out? What will it cost America?
Manuel Alvarez Jr. Sandy Hook.
Sometimes, those who werent born in our country, are in the best position to remind us of what we really have. Obama and the new demoncrats seek to steal your liberties, in the name of "Change". Beware of this trojan horse."We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." -- George Orwell
07-30-08, 11:01 AM #2
Great post! I am sending it to my friends. Thanks!
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That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.” – Jeff Cooper'
07-30-08, 11:52 AM #3"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." -- George Orwell
07-31-08, 01:44 AM #4
Ok, I forwarded the editorial, and the accompanying post on the hannity.com website. Hope he finds this guy and interviews him. Would make a terrific show.
Obama is running for the most powerful position in the world, but then he goes overseas and acts like he is ashamed of how this nation has liberated Europe 3 seperate times. WW1, WW2 and the Cold War. Those people were starving and freezing in W. Germany until the United States delivered the biggest airlift in history, to save a democracy and ultimately with the down fall of the communist regime in E. Germany, helped reunite that country. Not once did he remind Europe that their freedoms are a result of American blood being spilled for them. Oh no, that might offend the young europeans who dont remember what WW2 was all about.
Everyone around the world wants to immigrate to the United States. They can see fulfilling their dreams, or passing them down to their children to achieve. Where are the masses, led by the celebrity types who said they would leave the US if Bush was re-elected, moving overseas?
We should be proud as a nation that we are overcomers. In nearly 300 yrs, as one of the youngest nations in this world, we have become the world's leader in industry, inventions, and civilized society. Yeah, we have some bad history too, but we have learned, and continue to evolve.
When has Europe ever wanted the best for the United States? Europe is largely a socialist thinking civilization. They are either full of jealousy or contempt for America, and anything they embrace and adore, must be bad for us in the long run.
People like Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad see Obama as weak, and not strong. They would undoubtedly be pushing the boundaries of global security that they couldnt get away with presidents like Bush, Reagan, Kennedy, and Roosevelt.
I would have loved to see Zell Miller, or Lieberman run for president. They totally understand foreign affairs, military strength, and world history. We would be safe in their hands, but Obama is too idealistic and not realistic about the state of this dangerous world.
So, the original editorial does speaks volumes about a socialist agenda that is not being marched into DC by force, but by farce.
Give me Teddy Roosevelt, Speak softly but carry a big stick!"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." -- George Orwell
07-31-08, 02:12 AM #5
I got him for ya, snuffy...
An excellent post. Pretty much the only thing I give Obama credit for at this point is his charisma. He knows all too well that the minions are easily swayed by passionate words, even if those words mean nothing.The true measure of your character is what you choose to do when you think no one is looking.
07-31-08, 08:23 AM #6
I know I've posted this Alexander Tyler quote several times, but here it is again:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."
I believe if Obama is elected, this country will move from the apathy to dependency stage. I really do."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
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