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Great Fear | Great Hope

by RightHandMan

I am simply amazed by the power the newest grass roots movement has brought to the political arena. It is unlike any that I have seen in my lifetime. This hasn’t been spurred by any politician or dictated by any political party. The movement directs the politicians, not vice versa. What makes this movement most unique is that today’s politicians aren’t simply conflicting with popular views of the American people, but have directly insulted the American spirit – that is liberty.

To every great problem there is an underlying ailment. In the world of disease we call them symptoms, in sports there is failure, in business we see revenue loss – but to each sign and symptom, there is a core problem. In today’s political world we see Obamacare, Cap and Trade, and outstanding national deficits. These signs are causes for concern for many Americans just as a lump in one’s breast would cause alarm to the person who had it. Our country’s health is a growing trepidation, but treating the symptoms isn’t the answer, we must find the root.

The easy targets are the political figures. Removing a problematic politician is seemingly the easy fix, but like a cancer, the politician usually comes back and sometimes in a different area or with a different name. Our political figures have become a foul melting pot – indistinguishably lame. If we get rid of one it is only a matter of time before the new one requires amputation.

America’s diagnosis is a retreat from its founding principles and deteriorating Constitution. If there is any silver lining in these latest intrusions on American principles it is that they have given cause for the common man to look to their founding document for answers. Constitutional anemia has no better cure than a healthy dose of tyranny.

This brings me to my greatest hope. My hope is that this movement which is in opposition to the current infringements on our rights as people, as states, and as citizens of this great nation will continue to provoke a search for true liberty and an unending push toward limited government. In short, I hope the revolutionary spirit of our founders is awakened.

My great fear is that the thirst of this movement is quenched with minor phantom victories. If we defeat this health care debacle, turn the economy around, and somehow scrape up a annual national surplus it will no doubt be a credit to the tea party movement and the American people. The people behind the movement will be content, the voices won’t be as loud, and soon the cause will be forgotten in the name of victory. However, the curer will have left after only treating the symptoms while the plague within festers.

There is no quick fix or remedy for what our nation has become. We are diseased with a cancer that attacks our foundation; that we were given the right by our G-d to live free. The fortitude and diligence of our actions will determine the future of the greatest nation on earth…and that is a humbling burden. We mustn’t fail.


Filed under: american spirit, cancer, Constitution, diagnosis, disease, fear, hope, Obamacare, prognosis, surplus, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement, Tides Foundation

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  • Ron Russell March 8, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Great post! You are spot on and when this current battle in over and we have won many patriots will leave the field and pat themselves on the back as they go. To most the battle is over and they will rejoice in the victory. But his struggle is a never ending one between the forces of collectivism and individualism a part of a protacted conflict within the greater systemic revolution. Nope the battle will never be over or the final victory won!

  • The Born Again American March 9, 2010 at 4:51 AM

    Again, you've knocked one out of the park… Agreeing with Ron and keeping with the sports theme, you're only as good as your last win… These bastards that we are opposing have been at this for 100 years or so and we can't expect to get rid of them with a couple of political victories… This will require saving our children from their collective indoctrination, while reintroducing them to the true principles of our founding fathers…

    Did you see Glenn Beck last night with "socialist guy" on the bull horn? Somewhere what used to be a proud parent is someone praying nobody recognised their son…

  • John Carey March 9, 2010 at 6:22 AM

    Outstanding post Right! I agree with you that we must attack abd defeat the root cause of our problem. Yesterday I was told by the Doctor at the VA that no matter what pain killer they prescribe for my knees the fact is they will have to look at fixing my knees in the near future. The pain killers will only work for so long.

  • Right Hand Man March 9, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    Thank you all for the comments. Roll up the sleeves – we're in a fight.

  • Opus #6 March 9, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    Excellent post.

    I, for one, will not ever be the same after this Obama-debacle. A couple of things pop out at me. We must take back our educational system from the liberals. And we need a free press. If we can't force the MSM to do it, we will have to BE it.

  • Matt March 10, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    This is great. You are spot on with treating symptoms while the disease rages unchecked.