Welcome to those of you who have come over from Facebook.
I sent out over 500 emails challenging folks to stand up for this president and his policies. No one did! I did get three (3) responses asking to be removed from my email list or otherwise indicating that they did not appreciate my challenge.
I really would like to engage the other side in a dialogue about what they believe and why they believe it. Since they decline to participate in the dialogue, I can only conclude that they are not articulate enough to express their reasons, or that they have no reasons. As for being articulate, for years the liberals/progressives/socialists have assured us that they are the smartest people on the planet while those of us who are born-again Christians, NRA members, Republicans, Conservatives, and Tea Party members are bereft of intellect. That leaves the second option.
I bought a new book yesterday entitled The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan, Regnery History 2012. I'm 50 pages in and it is an interesting and informative read. He uses quotes from the founders to explain The Constitution article by article.
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As we move into the election season, we have a responsibility to prepare ourselves to exercise our precious right to vote. First of all every citizen should decide, right now, that he or she will cast a ballot in every primary and general election they are eligible to participate in. This should not even be a question. Secondly, every citizen should promise themselves that no ballot will be cast without a thorough understanding of the issues and the positions of the candidates. Thirdly, understanding the issues and the candicates requires a fundamental understanding of the Constitution in federal elections. Therefore, if we have an imperfect understanding of the Constitution we should correct that prior to deciding how we are going to vote. The Constitution is not a difficult document to read although the language is a bit archaic. The ideas are not archaic at all and in fact transcend time. They are self-evident truths intended to preserve our liberty and our way of life. Finally, the Constitution is not, and was not intended to be, a "living document" that could change based on changing times and ideas. It is rather, a foundational document that can be changed if need be, but only by a tedious and deliberate process not through interpretation and judicial activism. If we all cast informed ballots based on Constitutional principles we will have done our duties as citizens of the greatest nation, under God, on earth!
I am a 72 year old retired Army officer and retired educational administrator. I am a conservative who usually votes Republican. I am a member of the Tea Party. I am a staunch student of and advocate for the Constitution. I am an active Christian saved by grace.