Posts Tagged ‘Revolutionary War’

Just so you know, I don’t consider myself a Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent.

Maybe you could call me a Constitutionalist but I really don’t know all the connotations around that title to know if I am or not.

I simply believe that on the scale with Total Government Control on the right, Anarchy on the left and true Freedom in the middle we’re sliding more towards the right.

Beck, for all intents and purposes, thinks the same way. As a recovery drug and alcohol abuser.. a Mormon.. the father of a handicapped child.. he is just a regular person in an extraordinary position.

You don’t have to like him.. you don’t have to listen to him.. you don’t have to hold it against me because I do.. the only think I ask is that you just forget about all the “lables” people are so fond of putting on other people because of their different views.. find the common ground between those you disagree with and bring common sense into focus.

What I like most about Beck is that he doesn’t talk above you.. he describes things in common terms and uses examples that make you understand exactly what he’s talking about.

I really and truly believe that we, the people.. need to move away from any type of political party finger pointing because right now, I don’t trust any governement offical because they all seem to have their own agendas that don’t have the country’s best interest in mind.

I’ve been blessed to have grown up in a city that was ripe with history.. where actually, history took place. It was all at my fingertips and was constantly exposed to it. History was :: and still is :: one of my favorite things to explore and as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize that we are now SO far away from what the intial intentions were that it would serve all of us well if we would just realize that even though the Washingtons, the Franklins, the Jeffersons were notable it was the “little” people who did “little” things to enable the the cause to move forward.

Beck gave a great example of that last night. In Battery Park, Manhattan, there was huge lead statue of King George on a horse. There was some type of demonstration or riot or something going on and the crowd toppled the statue, which broke into tons of pieces.

Seven women :: who, as Beck says, are forgetton in history :: got some horse and wagons and started loading the pieces. The Redcoats approached them, asking what they were doing and the women said that yknow, they were just picking up the pieces and cleaning up the mess. The Redcoats left and the woman drove these carts loaded with led to somewhere in Conneticut where a metalsmith melted the pieces down and reformed them into 40,000 or so musket balls. In effect, manning the revolutionary army and equipping them to beat the British.

And whether you agree with the current politics, policies or pundits.. whether your a Fox watcher or an MSNBC watcher.. whether you perfer Rush Limbaugh or Chris Matthews.. you have to admit that it’s an amazing story of how we can ALL be one of the little cogs needed to turn a big wheel.