This may be the turning point in our country, where we will be forever judged, as the generation that failed to protect freedom, individualism, and prosperity as a nation. I personally believe our Constitution could save us, but no one in our Federal Government seems to intend to honor and obey our most sacred document as a nation. Here we are, in the final hour of a deadline which is completely fabricated by our own fiscal irresponsibility. Now, we can choose the easy path, or the hard. The problem is, our leaders see the easy path as the hard one, and vice-versa. This is because of the short-sighted nature of our political leaders. They would rather serve themselves than the American People.
I myself am a Libertarian, but I always held out hope the Republicans would someday stand on their hind legs, and fight for what's right, even if it meant political suicide. That kind of bravery is apparently gone. That bravery was in abundance at Normandy, and Iwo Jima, but alas, that generation is fading into the sunset. We dishonor their memory by capitulating to the socialist agenda of the Democratic Party, which brought an end to the Socialist Party by adopting their platform.
Democrats have believed in slavery since their conception, but losing the Civil War forced them to adopt a new kind of enslavement, economic. Economic enslavement is easily accomplished through the IRS, which was used by Democrats to target the few enemies they had in the TEA Party. Now we will be subjects of our government from cradle to grave, depending on them for our food, healthcare, welfare, and never shall we stand up and bite the hand that feeds.
Well, as dire as the last senctence I wrote was, I can't, and won't believe in it. My father was wounded twice fighting communism, and I refuse to let the tyranny of a ruling class destroy the legacy of freedom he fought for. I refuse to be treated as a slave, a vassal, a serf. I stand and fight, with my words, and if that fails, my actions. I will not stand by and be subjugated by a totalitarian regime intent on destroying my freedom, and my right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I won't go quietly, I will fight to the bitter end for what I think is right. After all, that's what being an American is supposed to be. That's what being a Texan is supposed to be. Texas didn't gain independence from religious oppression and taxation without representation from Mexico by laying down and taking it.
At the Alamo William Barrett Travis drew a line in the sand, and all but one pledge to defend the Alamo to their last breath. Without the Alamo, there could be no San Jacinto. The Republicans may have missed their Alamo moment, but Americans have not. There is still time to stand up and fight, and I hope there are enough people that have the conviction to do what's right, even in the face of defeat. That's how Texas won, that's how America won, and that's how we'll win again.
As I finish this post, I watch on C-SPAN as our elected senators laugh and joke, while they vote to end the shutdown. They think we serve them, but we must show them that they serve us.