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Thank you for the tea parties

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Democrats, Obama, second amendment | Posted on 15-04-2009

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I’m a tax baby. Yes, today is my birthday. So, let me start this by thanking all of y’all for celebrating my birthday. This is the largest party I’ve ever had–over 750 cities at once! Michelle Malkin writes about how the plans for my party started in <em><a href=”http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/15/a-tax-day-tea-party-cheat-sheet-how-it-all-started/” target=”_blank”>A Tax Day Tea Party cheat sheet: How it all started</a></em>. This is great. Usually, people rue my birthday.

As today is my birthday, I’ve reflected some on my life this morning. During that process, a question hit me: <em>When did I lose my country?</em>

It’s difficult to answer. I grew up watching SNL when it was funny–when John Belushi and Dan Akroyd were on it. We said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school. We loved our military…of course, the hippies wearing bell bottoms across the street didn’t care too much for them as they sat on the front porch picking that acoustic guitar and singing. But for the most of us still loved America and believed she was worth fighting and dying for. I was too young to vote for Reagan either time, but I supported him, loved him. Now that I am older, I have even more respect for the man I believe was the greatest president of the Twentieth Century.

How did we get from there to here? How did we go from having an actor who loved this country being our leader, to having a European-style socialist who acts like he loves this country (when politically expedient) as president? Contrary to what anyone says, you cannot love this country and despise the Constitution. Obama and his administration have demonstrated many times already they have no regard for our founding charters. Plans to erase the Second Amendment (or limit it so tightly that it is virtually non-existent), socialized medicine, the government control of the financial industry as well as the firing of an auto-manufacturer CEO are just a few of the examples of his blantant hatred for the Constitution.

Today, for my birthday, I’ll be celebrating at a local tea party. Instead of taking from this country, I’ll give a little more. But I won’t give more money. I’ll lend my voice to a growing number of compatriots who stand shoulder-to-shoulder against the rising tide of that old evil–socialism. It is the least any of us can do for the country that has done so much for us.

This was cross-posted on another blog: http://uncoveringobama.com

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