I am a Renaissance Republican, another one of the silent majority of Americans who are too busy working on taking care of myself and fulfilling my own responsibilities to do much beyond vote and watch in disgust at modern politics.
But it has gotten to the point where I am tired of watching the contract our government has with me being rewritten without my consent. I am tired of wondering what gives that Washington bunch the authority to take my taxes to increase their own power. Have they not read the 10th Amendment of our Constitution?
They speak about charity and fairness but they don’t pay for their schemes with their dollars, they steal mine. I don’t want to bail out bankers and then watch them use the money to buy up smaller banks that followed the rules. I don’t want to give money to car companies that for years used their influence to shut-out innovative startup car manufacturers. I don’t want to pay other people’s mortgages while my own home equity disappears. I don’t want to pay for health care for criminals who have been breaking our laws from the day they invaded our borders.
Most of all I am tired of being forced to subsidize the ideas of those that dismiss my personal beliefs and rights. Why is the 2nd amendment considered outdated while the 1st is being perverted to protect pornographers. Why am I ridiculed for my beliefs, when others get federal dollars to expand theirs? Why does their discomfort at the idea of a man that can and will protect himself and his family, outweigh my right and duty to be able to do so.
I believe that in this country, people have the right to believe as they want, to love who they want, and pray to whoever they want. And while I may believe my way is better (at least for me), I don’t have the right to force my beliefs on others. I believe they do NOT have the right to force their beliefs on me either!
I believe in our Constitution as it was written. I believe that if the 1st Amendment protects more than printing presses and quill pens, then the 2nd protects more than muskets. We don’t get to pick and choose; the law applies to everyone, WITHOUT prejudice.
I believe that it as an American I have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but that if I should fail in my pursuit, I don’t have the right to ask the government to steal from others to make it “fair” for me.
I believe that our government does not listen to my demands for justice. That the system works for those who have their hands out, while ignoring the vast, silent few that work every day to support the system.
But mostly, I have a deep belief in this Country. I believe deep in my being that the majority of citizens feel as I do. I believe people are tired of being told that their beliefs don’t matter. I believe that most of us submit to taxation but don’t get equal representation.
Now for the question…
What do you believe?
Email me. I want to know what you think. Am I wrong about the middle class? If you agree, tell me, if you don’t tell me why…