So much has been said about how Mitt Romney can overcome the incumbent Barack Obama, and what he must say in the first debate tonight. He must appeal to hispanics, to the poor, women, blacks, the elderly, the middle class, and above all, to appear likable.
I would remind Governor Romney that we are all Americans, and this president has sought to break us apart and use the presidency as the ultimate authority on how we are to behave.
Women are supposed to be ultimately concerned about whether the most intimate parts of their lives will be controlled by the government. Blacks are supposed to get in line with a black president, period. Hispanics are supposed to care only about whether they can vote without ID and become citizens of the nation by a stroke of a pen. The elderly are supposed to be afraid that they won’t receive checks that were promised to them, the middle class are the ultimate put-upons, and the poor are assumed to be illiterate takers who believe that they are poor because the rich are wealthy.
If you agree with the left, that is, white affluent liberals, this coalition of the underprivileged will ultimately walk with the Democrat party into a great and bright future. This will be realized when the nation is ruled once again by a man who has no interest in the free market, because it is unfair, no interest in the rule of law, because it does not conform to his wishes, and no definition of human nature, because it cannot be controlled.
The American Dream, a notion by some to mean a house on a hill with a white picket fence and plenty of resources to be comfortable, is now a class of people, suburban selfists, ignorant of and afraid of the class beneath them. At the same time that this “middle class” lifestyle is said to be put-upon by the Republican lead tax-breaks-for-the-rich campaign to hurt them.
Is the middle-class definable? Are you middle class if you have air-conditioned housing? Two televisions? Two cars? Are you then middle class if you have these material goods through your own ability to acquire them, or are you poor with no job but with help from the policies of a politician who wants your vote?
If you are a female black with little resources, are you sure you will stay poor? Or do you have a vision, a thought, entirely your own, of how you will someday become part of the American Dream?
We are Americans. The only thing we share in entirety, collectively, are the supposed limits to our own destiny, our own ability to get where we want to be.
The left would have us believe that we are not in charge of our own destiny. Individual will is hampered by the rich, the affluent, the invisible strings that these other individuals place upon us. But the fact is, the only way anyone can place shackles upon our will is by a collection of politicians who believe they are able to make our will irrelevant, by putting us in a group of others who do not put expectations upon themselves.
Mitt Romney has an opportunity to remind Americans that they are Americans. They, we, are able, intelligent, worthy, beautiful people, who aspire, create, take pride in our accomplishments without direction or force.
America is a state of mind, and the only collective way to describe us, is that we are a nation of individual might.
To every obstacle thrown in front of us, let a quote Ronald Reagan be our guide, “It can be done.”
Mr. Romney, you have the task of selling the American spirit to a nation that has been coerced, tread-upon, stifled, and warned. Let the bells ring out and the banners fly, this is America, and we are Americans.
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MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans."It always amazes me the sheer number of women who defend abortion. Legal abortion has killed 52 million innocents since '73, that means 26 million roughly, were women. Sick." -Jen KuznickiAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. -Margaret ThatcherEntrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald ReaganI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret ThatcherBroadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. -Winston ChurchillCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill
I Don’t Deny Global Warming ExistsI don't deny that global warming exists. It does not exist. There is not a pink elephant in my kitchen. I'm not denying it. It is not there. If I denied that there was a pink elephant in my kitchen, it would have to be there, but I would be lying to myself and everyone and walk around it to cook. But it is not there, therefore, I am not denying that it is.
Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."
- I can find neither solace or comfort in government. I cannot find hope nor light among those pretending to take my best interest to heart. I cannot worship or revere another human being because there are none alive that can instill my faith. Give me the One God; the One Who had created the heavens and earth and had purposefully breathed life into me. The One Who dwells in the secret place and watches over me and always keeps me company when all others abandoned me. But for Him I would have no purpose in this life; thank you Dear God.