Thursday, April 23, 2009


I do not know Larry Sparks. All I know about him is that he lives in Hoover, Alabama, the whereabouts of which I know not either.

But I got this email with an article or letter that he wrote and I have to say that I couldn't have said it better myself, so I will share it with you.

I noted today that Senator McCain and numerous other elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind President-Elect Obama.

Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama! I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith, BUT that is it.

I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President!

Why am I doing this?

It is because I do not share Obama's vision for America; I do not share his Pro-Choice beliefs; I do not share his radical Marxist's concept of redistributing wealth; I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August); I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%; I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage; I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public); I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the health care system in America; I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East, and certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.

Bottom line, my America is vastly different from Mr. Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my God to do what is Right!

For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!

They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country!

They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant! They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years; they have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!

They have made every effort to remove the name of God or Jesus Christ from our Society!

They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code; they have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!

Unite behind Obama? Never! I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!

President Bush made many mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!

Majority rules in America, and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and "his goals for America."

I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country!! Any more compromise is more defeat!

I pray that the results of this election will wake up many Christians who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-God crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America! Please join with me in this fight!

"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's Will is -His good, pleasing and perfect Will." The Holy Bible, (NIV), Romans 12:2 God bless you and God bless our Country!!!

Larry, thank you for so eloquently stating my thoughts.

I sincerely hope that those of you who do not support President BO's ideas and ideals will understand that you may respect the office of the presidency without respecting the person who holds that office.

Many of you did just that with regard to Presidents Reagan and Bush, as I did with Presidents Carter and Clinton.

This is not the time to support President BO's move toward Socialism, but to resist with every fiber of our being, so that we may return to a deomcratic, representative republic.

That's the America I want.

I hope you do, too.


Stormbringer said...

Hi Joe, I didn't see an e-mail link for you, so I'll use this. Your article sums up my sentiments!

In a political moment on my own Weblog, I wrote this rant that you may, or may not appreciate.

Your waterboarding buddy,

TAO said...

Ah, the sentiments of a disgrunted member of the majority.

Had your sterwardship of the last eight years been a little more responsible and less derelict we wouldn't be discussing Obama right now.

Joe said...

Stormbringer: Thanks for coming by. I read and commented on your rant. Well said.

TAO: Once again we find a modicum of agreement, although I think you meant minority, not majority. I wish I were in the majority right now.

I agree that conservatives blew it, in terms of the economy, anyway. With the liberal Congress' help we began the bail-out thing.

As a nation, we will rue the day that President BO took office.

Stormbringer said...

Tao is taking the typical Liberal viewpoint of blaming Bush and the Republicans. No, they were not doing their jobs, but they were not destroying the country. And THAT is the topic at hand, not blaming Bush. Oh, and the word you wanted is "disgruntLed", I emphasized the letter you missed.

Joe said...

Stormbringer: TAO is a very interesting person. He is either a liberal conservative or a conservative liberal, I can't figure out which. I think he likes it that way.

He claims conservatism.

His take on things is pretty much anti-establishment, but his comments tend to be against whatever is being said at the time.

I CAN accuse him of a certain consistancy...without fear of contradiction.

I may well be contradicted, but I don't fear it.

TAO said...
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Joe said...

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TAO said...
The basic logic is that success breeds continuation and failure breeds change. Abject failure breeds radical change.

If you believe that Obama represents radical change then obviously you have to acknowledge abject failure of the prior administration.

The prior administration was such a failure that the Republican Party could not even mount a candidate that was credible.

Thats reality without emotion.

TAO doesn't fit the liberal/conservative matrix and that is why he is hard to define.

I think we get the leadership we deserve and sadly we are obviously not deserving of much. Our politics is not about principles but about soundbites and slogans. Its not about guiding the country to a better future but about getting the most for ones self NOW and to ()with the future.

It started with supply side economics, with the focus on the individual rather than the country, and now it has culmilated in the bluring of the line between irresponsible capitalism and corporate welfare.

Freedom is an obiligation it is not a license for free wheeling, to () with everyone else, me first behavior....and that is basically the mind set that this country has developed over the last 20 years...

I am sorry that it was not obvious that when the pendulum swings too far in one cirection it will naturally swing as far in the opporsite direction; I just do not know why that has caught so many people by surprise...guess we need to gets more clocks with pendulums as we could learn something.

That is why common sense always requires one to keep a lid on their own hubris. Until conservatives learn that then I will always be an oddity to the right wing.

To be a conservative you have to learn to take responsibility and accept your own mistakes...that is not a weakness but a strength.

Just call me radical...

Joe said...

TAO: You wrote: " have to acknowledge abject failure of the prior administration."

Well, I don't acknowledge the abject failure of the prior administration across the board.

I think President Bush made a great many fiscal errors, a few tactical errors, politically speaking, and a couple of grave Constitutinal errors.

Most of what he did, however, was focused on keeping us safe, even though I think his methods were suspect (read: Patriot Act, which, in my opinion, adressed the terrorist threat in the wrong way, even though it worked).

What President BO has done thus far has been to totally ignore the Constitution in EVERYTHING he has addressed, considering it a flawed and irrelevant document to begin with.

THAT we did NOT ask for, and many did not see coming, for some reason.

That, and the ridiculous bahavior of our lawmakers, is why I favor expelling them ALL, lawmakers AND the president, by election, if possible, by other means, if necessary.

The Red Head said...

Another super blog from my friend Joe.

Great job Joe

Joe said...

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TAO said...
It might be your blog and it might be your opinion, but neither matter in a democracy unless they come to represent the majority point of view.

I vote against incumbents in all races, at least the three times I have actually voted, and yet incumbents win re election 90% of the time. Congress has the most dismal popularity ratings overall and yet incumbents keep getting re elected.

So, we have Tea Parties...and incumbents will ride that wave and not change a thing in their voting patterns.

You may view what Obama does as UnConstitutional but there will be no case brought before the Courts to test this theory.

Whatever the actual score of the Bush Administration is the reality is that the Republicans and their conservative supporters lost the 2008 election to Obama, who represents the extreme opposition. If you are going to play partisan politics in a democracy then after the last couple of defeats you have to either demand the overthrow of democracy or acknowledge that something is wrong when you attempt to implement your beliefs and values.

Based upon recent polls it appears that Obama IS DELIVERING exactly what the American Public wanted. He has gone crazy these last few months and he is still popular and the country is more optomistic than it has been in a long time.

I would love to expel our current Politicians and start from scratch but I realize that while everyone wants to expel someone elses politician they will reelect their own...

So, that puts us in the minority.

So, why do people constantly re elect their own politicians while claiming to find congress disgusting? Its because they believe that their incumbent brings home the bacon...and that is what a majority of Americans want regardless of party affiliation.

That is why I do not support either party but rather focus most of my effort on people questioning their own beliefs and values...because no matter what you think, and no matter what a party professes the majority of Americans are looking to government for something and they want it for free...

Conservatives, Liberals, whoever..when you get by the rhetoric its all about self interests first country second, and a distant second at that...and to () with the future.

Joe said...

TAO: You are the only one in the blogosphere whose comments I would take the time to edit.

The others I just delete without recourse. That is because I like the way you think and appreciate what you add to the discussion.

See tomorrow's post to see why I do so.

I hope you are not too badly offended.

Joe said...

TRH: Thanks. I appreciate the comment.

TAO said...

Joe, I have blogged long enough not to get offended...

But maybe if you do offend me then I can give up this addictive habit and find something more logical to do with my time...

Thats 'tongue in cheek"

Joe said...

"Thats 'tongue in cheek'"

I sure am glad you told me...I might have missed it.

Ration Al said...

Joey, you deleted my comments that contained no profanity, and no harsh judgments.

They did, however, point out the silliness of your reasoning.

Joey, when you post all I hear is "blah blah blah." Your a fundy, and not to be trusted interpreting the consitution.

Yours truly,

Ration Al

Joe said...

Ration Al: As soon as I hear some rational and meaningful discourse, I will not delete you.

You don't seem to be able to say anything except "You're silly," or
"blah blah blah."

That is not discourse.

If you have a stand, take it and explain your stand...don't just cast dispersions on people and call names.

Please! I would like to hear your point of view and your arguments for your position.

Why don't you tell us about them. Then you won't be deleted!

Try really hard...please!

I want to include you in the discussion!

All you have to do is present your stand in an intelligent fashion.

You can do it, can't you?

Or did public school leave you unable to do that?