Dear Government (I Had A Dream)


To commemorate the historic occasion that marks 50 years since the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s infamous “I Have A Dream” speech, I want to share with you something that I wrote back in 2009.  It was just a little Facebook note at the time, but I just came across it tonight and it stirred something in me.  It scared me how much that nothing has gotten better… only worse.  I am more disillusioned today than I was yesterday, far more suspicious of all the decisions that are made by my “representatives” than I was in 2009.  We’ve come a long way, but unfortunately, not a way towards prosperity and FREEDOM.

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Dear Government,

I had a dream… I had a dream that one day, I could grow up to be anything I could be, and enjoy the fruits of my labors.  I work hard, don’t complain much, and pay my bills on time.  I am compassionate to others on my own free will.  I love freedom and liberty more than just about anything.  I do my honest best to never take for granted the fact that I am an American citizen and live in the best country in the world.

But lately… lately I am feeling a bit bitter.  I continue to work hard, don’t complain much, and pay my bills on time.  I maintain my compassion towards others, especially those that are enduring difficult times in their lives.  Maybe my curious nature of knowing what is going on in the world is making this time especially difficult for me, because I am a lover of knowledge.

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Rick Perry: Proving That “Inheriting a Bush Economy” is Not a Valid Excuse, Since 2000


Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he will not be seeking reelection in 2014. The longest-serving Texas governor in history, Perry “inherited” the governor’s office from George W. Bush in 2000.

Click the photo for the full announcement from Perry’s campaign website.

Standing Up Against Tyranny


Today is the day we celebrate standing up to TYRANNY 237 years ago. We were David in the fight against Goliath… and we WON.

Happy Independence Day, patriots!

If you haven’t read the Declaration of Independence lately, you can do so here.  You can also check out the video posted in Hollywood Does Something Right – A Celebrity Reading of the “Declaration of Independence”.

Lil Wayne? More like Lil Brain… Quit Stompin’ on My Flag!


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Rapper Lil Wayne is in the news after video of him stomping on the American flag was released during the filming of his music video for “God Bless Amerika”.  First of all, GET OFF MY FLAG.  Secondly, it’s AMERICA, not Amerika… If you don’t like it, learn to spell then let’s talk.

What Lil Wayne did was offensive and indefensible.  That isn’t free speech, that is hatred and stupidity on full display to the masses of young people who idolize him as a pop culture figure.  Is that really what we want our kids to see?

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At least the readers of Hollywood gossip site TMZ overwhelmingly think that Lil Wayne’s flag trampling is unforgiveable….

Some hope for America.  We haven’t lost pop culture yet.  Some things are still held sacred… like that flying symbol of freedom that we just celebrated on June 14.

God Bless America, and the flag that stands for hope and freedom to all that see her and those who’ve died defending her honor.

“I Am Old Glory” – Celebrating Flag Day


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Today is Flag Day. Show your respect for the flag and what she stands for, what she has endured and the hope that she spreads throughout the world.

I Am Old Glory
by Howard Schnauber

I am the flag of the United States of America.

I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
I stand side by side with the Maple Leaf on
the worlds’ longest undefended border.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped — I am saluted.
I am loved — I am revered.
I am respected — and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war
for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me,
I was there.

I led my troops, I was dirty, battle worn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me And I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of
countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt,
for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on
the streets of my country. And when it’s by those whom
I’ve served in battle — it hurts.
But I shall overcome — for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over
the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded
comrades on the battlefield, When I am flown at
half-mast to honor my soldier, Or when I lie in the
trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their
fallen son or daughter, I am proud.

MY NAME IS OLD GLORY. LONG MAY I WAVE.


Belly of a woman in her 34th week of pregnancy.

Belly of a woman in her 34th week of pregnancy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler recently disclosed some heartbreaking news: the firstborn child she is expecting with her husband has been diagnosed with a likely fatal disease.

READ MORE:  Pro-Life Congresswoman: My Unborn Baby Has Potter’s Syndrome, May Die

This is the most courageous and sad news I’ve heard publicly in quite some time.  Pray for the Congresswoman and her family that they may have the strength to handle all that comes their way over the next few months. One thing is for sure: that baby is LOVED and valued as a human being that deserves a fighting, although seemingly insurmountable, chance.

The True Cost of Freedom


The True Cost of Freedom

It’s Been Awhile…


As you can see, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged.  Sometimes, life gets busy, obligations get in the way and you have to reprioritize what is important in one’s life.  Though never “far from mind”, I’ve found myself waking up many days thinking, “I need to blog today,” but somehow between the work, school, family and community commitments, penning something longer than 140 characters seems to go by the wayside.

It’s a new day, a new opportunity to share stories and in the coming weeks, you’re going to see some changes here.  I hope you take the chance to read some of the great stuff in the PP archives while we freshen up a bit.

If you haven’t dropped by Twitter yet to say hello, you can always find me there at @GOPrincess.

Barack Obama, America’s Replacement Ref


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A funny thing happened over the course of a few weeks in the National Football League. What began as usual humdrum complaints about the quality of refereeing going on in stadiums across the country soon turned to union debates, referee lockouts and the now-infamous replacement refs.

Once the real, trained professional NFL referees were no longer on the field making the calls, thus began the nostalgic yearnings for the days when one bad call or two was the anomaly and not the norm. The increase in bad decision-making and one exemplary display of failure that twisted the fate of an entire game led to a national uproar by sports fans. Eyes were opened, realizing that maybe the real refs weren’t so bad at all, maybe someone trained with the proper skills was best for the game… Once they saw how bad it could get, they wanted the real guys back.

What we have on our hands here, America, is greater than any replacement debacle we could ever imagine. See, we replaced one president (George W Bush), who was a former governor and businessman, with a guy whose only accomplishments in life were given to him because of affirmative action. We replaced Bush with a guy who legitimately has NO clue what it means to be a statesman, what it takes to run a business, and what it takes to achieve something because of merit, not because of the color of his skin.

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Condi Shows Us the Power of the American Dream


Barack Obama, the Food Stamp President


 

 

Barack Obama is the Food Stamp President.  There are now more people on food stamps than the entire populations of Oregon, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas, Utah, Nevada,  New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia….. COMBINED. Read the rest of this entry

Obama, OHIO and an Electoral Vote Blunder


You know, back when Vice President Dan Quayle misspelled the word potato as “Potatoe”, the media was aghast at how stupid the guy was who was one heart beat away from the presidency.

Flash forward.  2012.   Obama goes to Ohio, thinking he’s being a nifty campaigner-in-chief and decides to pose for a picture.

Well…. the guy who actually IS the president can’t spell.  Add that to the list of reasons why this guy has GOT to go.

A Response to Aurora: Why “We Ban Guns” Doesn’t Work


 

Bad people will always find guns.

What began as an innocent, fun-filled outing to the premier of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, tragedy has ensued. After the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado that killed over a dozen people, I have been thinking a lot about the places we’ve heard about massacres and shootings going down in the last decade or more: Schools, Colleges, Shopping Malls, Government Buildings and Courtrooms, and tragically, as in Aurora, movie theaters. Read the rest of this entry

Differing Perspectives: The Power Of Words


A while back, I was shown a video that entirely changed the way I perceive words and the power of messaging.

If you have never seen this video before, it is less than 2 minutes long and literally and drastically changed the way I have come to view certain things in life and the way things are presented. I promise it won’t disappoint. I tear up every time I get to the end.  VERY powerful, what words can do!

It also proves a larger point — that there are many ways of framing a debate or an issue. We must be open to thinking outside the box when it comes to how we speak about the things we care about. It is imperative that we learn to refine our messaging and understanding audiences, especially when it comes to Gen Y and younger Americans, who are more concerned with reality TV and the latest Hollywood installment of Kim Kardashian drama than the fact that we are broke and their kids’ kids are already in debt and less free than we are if we keep on this path.

Remember, words are powerful.  It’s all in how you view them and use them.  Create an impact!

(Photo) Parents: Don’t Let Barack Obama Steal From Your Kid’s Piggy Bank


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