Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Brief History Lesson

The president is getting ready to give a speech to our youth soon. Based upon the lesson plan that was sent out to schools, it looks like the President Obama is asking our youth to understand the importance of education, civic duty and listening to the government. As one who supports the 9/8 truancy day, I created a lesson plan myself that I thought I would share. This lesson plan also covers civic duty and government as well as history.

Considering everything that is going on, I thought it would be best to first talk about what government is all about.
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others. - Theodore Roosevelt
Wow, sounds like Teddy was almost talking about the goings on today and some of the Chicago style politics going on in DC. While we are talking about Teddy Roosevelt, we should also remember this one
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiently or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else. - Theodore Roosevelt

I guess the White House did not get the memo that you do not have to follow blindly because the president says so. I think our 39th president really understood how people feel about the government in general.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are... I'm from the government and I'm here to help. - Ronald Reagan

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. - Ronald Reagan
Of course, this is the same man who knew that to get the economy going and raise the mood of our nation, we had to lower taxes and restore the American business. President Obama really does not seem to understand this. He would rather ask for forgiveness and tax everyone. One of our founders probably said it best when he said,
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. - Thomas Jefferson
Of course this White House does not really seem to understand some of the basic principles that many of our great leaders ascribe to. If the president would have just listened to another of our founding fathers, things may be a lot different.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington
We all know what quality men Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Writght and Van Jones are. These are men who are ideologues who do not care about the masses, they care about their causes or their viewpoint alone.

While the facts and proof are all there, it is hard to oppose the president in these times. Many in the MSM as well as those in the Democratic party have decided that since we disagree with them we are unpatriotic, an unruly mob or extremist. To my fellow unpatriots, mobsters and extremists, I say this,
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
Keep up the good work. They are feeling the heat and we will win this fight.

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