Who can write with a government like this?

I want to forewarn my regular readers. This is not the usual, well researched, thought-out and utterly fact-check post you are used to. This is a stream-of-consciousness intended to illicit comment. Please feel free to criticize, chastise, or otherwise cremate this post – but it is one that I know I have to write.

I have struggled for months to write as frequently as I used to. Our current national leadership is lackluster, has no new tricks and is simply doubling down on the same inept tactics that they have always used.

I could write about yet another scandal… as if any of them have been successfully investigated or prosecuted by Congress (Rep. Issa are you listening?)

I could have torn apart this years budget, as if anyone would vote differently knowing that Obama’s tax increases will only hurt the middle income earners (what he calls the middle class.)

I could have talked about Obama’s naivety on foreign affairs, but very few vote based on how other countries view us.

I could have written about how the President’s policies  negatively affect the middle class and the poor – but it’s been done .. and done … and done. It won’t change a single vote.

Yelling into an echo chamber is not so interesting after the first few echoes. So what is a political writer to do?

I had to search long and hard to figure out, after years of writing, how could I publish something that would affect someone?

I won’t give up or stop providing information to those wishing to stay informed, but I am at a crossroads and I wish to choose wisely.

I got selfish. I decided to publish what I want.

I want Reagan’s vision of America back. The vision that Congressional liberals have taken from us.

I want to go back to an America where:

  • Each person is responsible for his or her own success or failure
  • Families watch out for their own children and elders – not abandon them for the taxpayers to take on
  • Charity is a virtue
  • The Presidency is humble and gracious
  • Congress is subservient (to the people) and productive
  • Medical costs are less associated with lawyer costs and liability and more about just treating me (tort reform, now!)
  • Taxes are to pay for the necessary, not for gifts to the public (statues, monuments, a failed solar company, etc)
  • Most foreign nationals view us as “THE place to live”, not “the devil’s lair”
  • The Constitution is king, not the President
  • The President of the United States actually works harder than I do with less vacation – considering that he make a lot more money, has paid servants and a really nice house (that I pay for)
  • The government spends less time and effort impeding the economy and more time on trade relationships, foreign diplomacy, dealing with international incidents, securing our diplomatic facilities .. etc
  • If someone uses a gun to inflict harm, the gun is not the problem – the person is ( I guess that’s really personal responsibility, but I’ve grown up in a responsible firearms family – a little sensitive on this one)
  • The Men and Women defending our great nation are treated with incredible respect, given the assets needed to accomplish the job
  • Productivity is important. Put more wood on the community pile than you take off


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Rich Mitchell

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  1. Rich,
    Are you looking for a new direction? Maybe something you can sink your teeth into?

    …or are you looking for the same characters in the same location to do something different?

  2. WOW ! You really are like millions of Patriotic Americans !!!! Frustrated…Angry….Tired…& fresh out of ‘new’ ideas to promote/motivate positive action from the bench of life so many sit on!!! As Mike Lee said at CPAC, “It’s time for Americans to stop talking about Reagan…and start acting like Reagan.” While that rings of truth…HOW?? It’s beyond my ‘wheel well’ of abilities to bring a room full of parrots and whinnies together to get anything done….

    I can certainly identify with what you have said and I, too, miss the same things. But, as a friend, I must tell you that the line to the pity pot is long & slow moving so if you’re going to stand in it…bring a good Chris Vaca book… : )

  3. I believe every voice in the wilderness has an affect! Every word written that opposes the evil upon us checks that evil. Even if only one other person hears or reads it – regardless of their beliefs.

    Never give up. I try very hard to hang onto the one thing that will keep us from perishing – HOPE. I try to underscore the positive and strike thru the negative. There is no such thing as fate, predestiny, or unavoidable prophetic inevitability! The Bible says if we repent and turn from our ways God will heal our land. God or not if we return to our core values as a society our government will be forced to return to its Constitutional boundaries!

    We hammer upon the government – and rightly so – but there is a natural counter balance to government – society! All of the duties of society that we have abandoned to political correctness and hyper sensitivity to what the “collective” will think of us – the impetus NOT to rock the boat – the abandonment of principles in favor of acceptance had been taken over by Government!

    Our society is to blame for our predicament!

    We are now a nation of Children who define reality on the whims of our emotions. We are a nation of sucklers who believe the world owes us a living. We do NOT esteem the bourgeoisies! The earners and creators of wealth! We have been led to believe lies about the Goodness of Capitalism by Marxist minions who with little matter between their ears chant the 10 planks of Communism as if it were holy scripture! We call them Robber Barons! But they were neather robber nor baron – they were men with vision and fortitude to make the best of themselves that they could! We can thank the hatred of them amplified by socialist leftist communist progressives for the 16th and 17th Amendments and the Federal Reserve!!!

    We got into this mess over decades even hundreds of years. How can we expect to change it back over night? We must face reality – grow up – and know that this is a mortal fight that is going to be a long drawn out WAR! We must accept this and be determined to STAY THE COURSE! We must abandon the Republican propensity to evaluate each battle to estimate if it is winnable or not (PUKE!!!). We must fight every battle with our principles in mind and our Strategic goals in vision – Regardless of the potential success! The less than 3% who fought the Tyrant, King George, WON not because they won every battle – they LOST most of their battles. They won because they did not QUIT until they won.

    I am determined to win!

    Otherwise we are either slaves or DEAD!

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