Good bye 2012, hello 2013.

I am a glass half full kind of guy. Sometimes my wife even gets annoyed with how positive I can be in most situations. I tell you this because you will not believe that statement after reading my last post of 2012.

Humans like to use numerical events as moments to either make change or mark progress, new years being one of the most popular to do both. Between the reminiscent of the year ending or the resolutions for the year beginning, we find out what is important to us.

Let me start by saying that I am thankful to God for all he has done for me in my life. I was born in the United States of America, the freest nation in the world. I grew up with two parents that loved each other and their children very much, even though we where not rich monetarily they provided a safe and happy living my whole life. I was giving the opportunity to serve my country in the US Army, and in return I was taught that I was able to accomplish more than I could image as long as I was willing to work for it. I was then blessed with a beautiful wife and two wonderful children, none of which do I deserve. I think God for all he has given me and pray I am able to do with it all as he wishes me to.

2012 was a year that I started with great optimism. America was getting by despite a recession and we where entering a Presidential election cycle. The more I studied and educated myself on economics and history showed me that Americans always found the solution to their problems when that solution was most needed. I talked to many people from all around the world and I got a sense that they knew what needed to be done and where willing to make the right choices to start another age of growth.

Then November 2012 came and I lost a lot of the hope I had for a better tomorrow. Nearly half of the eligible voters in America let apathy steal their vote. About 29% of eligible voters re-elected the President that has done nothing in four years to help our economy grow. Almost three quarter of Americans want the status quo to carry us through another 2-4 years, there is no desire for change in the majority of Americans any longer.

When I watch the election results come in, and when I spoke with people the next several days after, I learned that Americans don’t want to work for a better future and that they just want someone else to make it better for now.

So I have no hope for 2013. It pains me to say that. An optimist like me who loves his country should never feel this way. I have lost all faith in the American people to make a better world for my family to exist in, in fact… I feel like they are making harder for me to leave my children with an opportunity to succeed when they get older.

I do have hope in one thing, Jesus Christ still reigns. In 2013 I will spend more time growing closer to Jesus. I owe God everything I have and I will show Him how much I appreciate what He has done by giving Him my time.

If America needs me, I will do what I can to help. I will not search out solutions to offer to a country not looking for real solutions. I only pray that Jesus will protect my family as darkness makes a home in my country.

God bless America, God protect your people and I pray that all will turn to God in the coming year because we are not promised tomorrow.

The new conservative must be an optimist.

There are two things I learned from the 2012 elections, well more like 100 but I want to look at just two of them today.

First, the JFK mind set of “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” is dead. The majority of voters in America only ask what they can get from their country and have no desire to help.

But more importantly I have learned that people love an optimist. As a conservative I have spent a lot of time pointing out the flaws in Keynesian theory or the progressive plans for the economy, with no real objections from others. Yes, I get bumper sticker slogans from some, but none offer real arguments that can prove the rationale behind the Keynesian model. Then I learned that most people do not care about what is wrong with the current government plans. I also pointed out the flaws of the policies of the Democrats in Washington and how they will lead to bigger problems down the road, and again I learned know one cares about what the Democrats are doing wrong.

What I learned was people want to hear positive ideas. They want people to say “this is how we can fix the problem”. So I propose that conservatives need to put forth detailed plans to fix the economy and fix the police state and then let others try and stop us.

I am calling out to any conservative representatives in Washington, no matter what party you are in, step forward with a real plan to fix a problem. Tell people how they will benefit from your solution, and how they will benefit immediately. We are in a “taker” civilization with a “microwave” patience threshold, we need to give them solutions and we need to tell them how they will benefit immediately.

Conservatives need to learn that the majority of Americans do not care about long term solutions that call for them to sacrifice today to create a solid foundation for tomorrow. They want to reap the benefits of a harvest before the crops are planted. We need to find a way to make them feel like we are harvesting when in reality we are planting the seeds needed to save out country.

Now we know what needs to be done, get to work.

Got a letter from the Obama campaign, how disgraceful this campaign is.

Just got an email from Jim Messina from BarackObama.com. It contained a link to a survey that allows people to let the administration know what is important to us. Image my surprise (sarcasm alert) when I saw this question:

Which constituency groups do you identify yourself with? Select all that apply.

  • African Americans
  • Americans Abroad
  • Arab-Americans
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Educators
  • Environmentalists
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Jewish Americans
  • Labor
  • Latinos
  • LGBT
  • Native Americans
  • People of faith
  • People with disabilities
  • Rural Americans
  • Seniors
  • Small business owners
  • Students
  • Veterans/military families
  • Women
  • Young professionals
  • Youth

This list does nothing but show that this president wants to separate us into little groups he can offer graft to in order to get our approval. He cares nothing for the American people as a whole, only as individual special interest groups.

This administration has been the most divided administration since Lincoln. I see no change in the next 4 years and I fear he will tear us apart.

The saddest news from the 2012 election.

It is my opinion that every American of the age of 18 or older has a duty to vote in any election, local or national. One of the main reasons the colonies declared independence from England is because of “taxation without representation”. Thanks to the actions of those “founding fathers” we have the right to vote so that our voice can be heard.

So why did 42.5% of voting eligible Americans neglect from that duty?

A report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, put 2012 voter turnout at 57.5% of all eligible voters. They estimated 126 million people voted in the election this year. That means 93 million eligible citizens refused to perform the one power that Americans hold over the government.

When I turned 18, even though I lived in a home where politics where never discussed, I couldn’t wait to cast my vote. I have now voted in every possible election and could not image not casting a vote when asked to do so. What would cause 93 million Americans to be so lazy?

I understand and would forgive those that are physically unable to vote for some health reason, that would have to be extreme because of the availability of absentee voting, but I recognize that it may occur. I would also wager that a considerable percentage of votes cast where illegal, as voter fraud is common across much of the country, so that number of actual living Americans that did not vote would probably be higher than the estimated 93 million.

Has America slipped this far into apathy? or is it another symptom of the laziness being cultivated in out population?

The day after…

Sadness, that’s the only way I can describe my response to the election results. Sadness that the American spirit I love, that I served for and that I grew up knowing… is no longer in the majority. There are numerous things that make America special and those things are the things that I see fading away.

Hopeful, that is the way I feel this morning. I have hope in things to come because they have been promised by a sovereign God. I know that Jesus reigns in heaven and that everything works for His glory. I am also hopeful because my name is written in His book of life and nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can take me from His hand.

Determined, that is my new mindset. I am determined to make changes so that my family will be taken care of. No matter the mindset of the culture around me, around my family and around my friends, I am determined to make a path of righteousness that they can follow. I am determined that I will not be the cause of the fall of my country, even if it falls, it will not be because of me or my posterity. I am determined to be the man God calls me to be for His glory.

November 7, 2012 is a new day, and I thank God he has given me this day to make a difference for Him, I will not waste it.

Best part of the 2012 election cycle…

Today I woke up and had a thought that brought a smile to my face. I will count this thought as the happiest part of the 2012 election cycle. So the thought that I had was that no matter what happens tomorrow, no matter who wins and will be in the President on January 20th is that in 4 years Barack Obama will not be our President.

I know, if Mitt Romney wins then Barry could run again, but I don’t think the Democrats would risk running a looser against the person who bear him. So in 4 years the Democrats would have to run a new candidate and that will show the direction that party plans to go.

If Barack Obama wins, Americans will wait out another 4 years of a bad economy knowing that a new President will take over when he is done. Americans will do all they can to succeed DESPITE the actions of Barack Obama, just like we have tried to do the last 4 years. We did all we could to better our lives, even though we knew he would take credit for any thing positive and push blame to someone else for anything negative, because Americans want to succeed.

God bless America.

Eric Holder chooses his scape goat and the MSM will be happy with it.

So the Obama administration and the Department of Justice are going to throw Lanny Breur under the bus to take the heat off of Eric Holder for the Fast and Furious debacle.

The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year. But the report cites 14 other department employees — including Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer — for potential wrongdoing, recommending the department consider disciplinary action against them. (Fox News)

All though this conclusion does not explain the use of executive privileged by President Obama, and it does not say that Eric Holder had no knowledge of “Fast and Furious” prior to February. But I predict that the media will run with this report and call anyone that questions the report a “conspiracy theorist” and then dismiss any additional inquiry.

Forget the fact that the report was written by an employee of the Department of Justice. Are we supposed to believe they are impartial? A crime has been committed and someone needs to go to jail and that someone is the person that allowed this to happen. Eric Holder wants the paycheck and prestige of being the Attorney General, now he has to accept the responsibility that goes with that position.

Until we the people hold our elected official responsible for their actions they will continue to act irresponsibly. Start throwing some of these dirt bags in prison and we will start getting better results from Washington.