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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Perhaps I Haven't Made Myself Clear.

In comments, someone said, regarding my post about Glenn Beck:

"You note that the nation is great today.

You are either not who I thought or quite blind to where we are. I am sorry for either. I would prefer that you learn a bit more(yes, ignoring his religious points before making a blanket judgment.

After all, he is the only one tracking the very dirty laundry in the White House."

I would submit that, if you haven't figured out that I love this nation, then you haven't been paying attention.

And if you think that Glenn Beck is the only watchdog on the White House, then you might consider broadening your view.

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At Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:55:00 PM, Blogger ZerCool said...

Why do some folks confuse "not happy with the current state of affairs" with "ashamed to be American"?

Name me ONE other country in the world where you can enjoy all the rights, freedoms, privileges, and yes, responsibilities that we do here in America. Just ONE.

You can speak freely - but only if the government approves it.

You can carry a gun - if you're part of the ruling party.

You can expect your property to be removed at a whim.

You can vote in every election - but there's only one checkbox on the ballot.

You can join the military - just like every other 18 year old man will.

You can watch TV - all four channels of state-run drakh.

You can worship in ANY church you want - the temple of high-muckety-muck on the corner of 1st and Main, or the temple of high-muckety-muck on the corner of 4th and Elm.

I don't like the guy in the Oval Office right now, but he's still MY President. He may not be doing a great job in my eyes, but he still represents the greatest country in the world.

America. F*** yeah!

At Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:44:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Zer beat me to it, people DO NOT understand how much freedom we DO have today. Granted, things are not perfect, but we have the option (called elections) to change things! Many countries do not 'enjoy' that liberty...

At Wednesday, September 01, 2010 11:03:00 AM, Blogger charlotte g said...

I can only agree wholeheartedly. It's been about 20 years now since Democrats and Republicans have refused to work together on much of anything--afraid of cooties, I suspect--and as a nation, we do continue to roll on. I love this country. I forsee generations of my family continuing to do so and for the same reasons I do. Freedom is an awesome responsibility and privilege.

At Wednesday, September 01, 2010 2:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like we have heard from everyone with a loud voice how the center will not hold. The rough beast slouches even now we are told. The right went on and on about this during the Clinton years. The left spoke the same during Bush. Now we have Obama, in the eyes of many a muslim socialist. How will we survive his horrible plan? What I personally can't wait to see is what is left to be said when an actual, honest to Allah, muslim socialist does run for office. This country will still be going. When someone jumps up to say how electing Joe Akbar will destroy us all, someone will be able to point to Barry O. We survived him and you said he was all these things too. When each and every person who is elected is the lightning rod for dissent, the ability to actually come together is crippled. Thus we get government by pendulum. Swinging left and right, missing the middle. Its never as good or as bad as people are selling. Matt, you are a good voice of the middle. Keep it up

At Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:33:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

It's not so much that I'm trying to be in the middle, Anonymous-- it's that I like to be able to see the truth on both sides of a coin, even if it's opposite my preferred stance. Some say that makes me a Devil's Advocate. I like to think that it makes me more objective.

The Left / Right polar paradigm is BS, for the most part, anyway.

At Wednesday, September 01, 2010 11:35:00 PM, Blogger Mulligan said...

at the risk of starting a fight...I feel the need to respond to ZerCool

we have several instances of censorship -- people not allowed to say things the current gov doesn't approve.

in many places we cannot carry a gun even as a member of the ruling class.

uh, eminent domain? or the firearms seizures during katrina?

uh, ACORN? the last 2 or 3 elections (at least) have been rife with voter fraud.. and there is a place in the NE where minorities now get extra votes so their candidates have a 'fair' chance to get elected.

the word on the street is that congress passed the mandatory public service bill (i admit i have not verified that info yet)

and the media is nearly 100% in the .gov's pocket lately .. with a bias that even helen keller can see.

as for church.. the gov regulates religion all the time. there is nothing in the constitution about religious buildings.. just religion. meaning you SHOULD be able to worship in school or the firestation or city hall.. but we can't because those are 'public' places.

as for Mr. Obama, well, he'll be President (mine and yours) when he shows he meets the eligibility requirements.

America? barely.


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