Hello blogging world!
As I have stated in my profile, if you’ve seen it yet, I am just a grandmother that has wasted the past 36 years as a participant of the most sacred right given to us by our Founding Fathers….the right to vote! I was sure I had signed up as soon as I turned 18, but when I went to the local courthouse to update my information, they couldn’t find me on the voting rolls anywhere. So I registered for sure this time.
Registering to vote is one of the easiest things to do. All you do is fill out a VERY short form and sign your name, show your photo ID, a drivers license, is what I showed. Then a few days later, I received my voter registration card. This is going to be an interesting August 2 for me and my mother, who is 75 and had never registered either. We will be learning how the voting process takes place. Neither one of us has any idea what we are suppose to do when we do get to the voting precinct. So this is certainly going to be interesting. Of course, all of you that have been doing your civic duty and carrying out your right to elect whom you chose, already know everything there is to know about what I’m going to be trying to figure out. I certainly hope none of you are in line behind me and mother when we get there…..I’m afraid you’re going to be in for a long wait. I hope not, but I bet it will be!
I am surprisingly a social media addict! I have a Twitter account and a Facebook account. I have been a Twitter-er, or Tweeter, since November of 2010 and love Twitter. It is a wonderful place to express your politcal views with like minded folks. Of course, you can “pick a fight” with the opposing viewpoint with just the click of your mouse and a lot of the people I tweet with just love to fight there on Twitter. Look me up, my name is “msmama33”. We can share some ideas or not which ever. I’ve been facebook-ing or had a page on facebook since May 2010. My facebook ID is “Gale Hall Childers” and I have found so many family and friends that I had lost touch with over the years. Facebook is a wonderful site for reconnecting with folks. I try not to use my facebook account for sharing so many political viewpoints, but I do believe, as I posted the other day, if you are not being active in politics and doing your due diligence in researching the candidates, then you are part of the problem! I am finding out more and more every day, that if you are not willing to research a candidates views on the issues facing us in our communities, state and nation, then you should not be voting. And by not voting, you are in essence giving your vote to the person who wins, whether that person is qualified for office or not. So I do include a lot of links to articles I’ve read on the wall of my facebook page and of course, voice my opinion about those articles. I get a lot of information from Congressmen/women themselves through “liking” their facebook pages too. That’s how I’ve found out so much about some of the legislation that is being voted on now and has been voted on in the recent past.
I am also a PROUD member of the Tea Party! I have joined the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party Nation, Freedom Works and The 9.12 Project Network. I feel it is a duty I have long neglected to be as active in politics as I possibly can. Otherwise, with every citizen being as apathetic as I was, that is exactly how we have begun to loose the rights that we have already lost. If we don’t wake ourselves up and wake up our neighbors, we are in danger of loosing even more rights and before we know it, America will NOT be the America we all love and grew up in. It is being changed into a completely different country than what our Founders set it up to be and that scares me to death, as it should all of you! I am just a normal woman who worked for over 36 years, paid my taxes every year just like millions of other American citizens, and did the best I could to raise my children in a loving, happy and safe environment. All I have ever asked of God is to be able to find someone who loved me and he gave me my husband and asked God to allow us to raise our children to the best of our ability and provide for them even more than what I was blessed with when I was growing up. God has answered my prayers and then given me a LOT more than I even dreamed of having. And I thank Him daily for all of my many blessings.
If we continue to allow our politicians to continue to spend our hard earned money with no accountability, this country will not stand for much longer. The debt this Nation is in is astronomical and without a miracle from God, we in our lifetime, will never even begin to see it reduced much less paid off. I don’t know about y’all but I do NOT want my grandchildren to already be slaves to the United States government by the time they are old enough to get a job and start paying in their taxes. My children are in that slave state now, with each one of them being in their 20’s and at least forty cents of every dollar they pay in to the government going to just pay the interest on our loans. This is definitely NO way to manage a country. Now I hear the President and the Speaker of the House are at a stale-mate in the debt increase negotiations yet once again. I’ve heard hundreds of people who know far more than I do about these things, make the statement that we in the US do not have a tax problem, we have a spending problem and I agree with them. Speaker John Boehner is correct in holding the line and listening to the American people when we are all sitting out here screaming as loud as we possibly can….NO MORE SPENDING! But as I understand things, President Obama has not put forth any definitive ideas as to how he will make any cuts and point out in detail exactly what cuts he will agree to. This is not leadership, this is making him sound exactly like a spoiled brat that is not getting to go to the mall and spend his parents money the way he wants to. He needs to step up, define what cuts he will make, STICK to that agreement and actually make those cuts and not just give lip service to an idea to get his way yet again. Our citizens and especially the taxpayers deserve so much more out of our government than what we are getting right now. Even from the Congress, both the House and the Senate. We deserve elected officials that are willing to put the people in this Nation ahead of what the lobbyists are being paid to lobby for. I wouldn’t mind one bit if someone were to have the backbone to stand up and outlaw lobbyists all together. Our government is getting bigger and bigger and we are getting smaller and smaller and that is NOT the way our Founding Fathers designed this government. I firmly believe the Founding Fathers were each one given Divine wisdom and enlightenment from God Almighty when they were framing the documents for the laws to rule this Nation. That and the faith in God that the founders had is the MAIN reason that this Nation has lasted as long as it has. It will continue to be blessed as long as we are willing to continue to seek God and His wisdom in our every day lives and if our leaders do the same.
I would advise anyone who reads this little rant to read and study everything you can about our Constitution and listen to, read about and study up on the candidates that are running for office this coming August 2nd, that way you will know which candidates are willing to stand by, uphold and defend the Constitution of this United States, which is suppose to be the Law of the Land, and which ones allow God to guide their person decisions and their business decisions! Personally, I will not even consider a candidate that is not willing to pledge to abide by the God given commandments in the Holy Bible and the oath they are required to take when they are sworn in to take the office of which they have been elected. If they aren’t willing to honor God and that oath, then there’s no way we can trust them to do what is best for us and this great Nation!
Well, I think I’ve rambled enough for this time. I just want to thank everyone for reading and hope you read something that will make you think about maybe how you can help to bring this nation back to the wonderful, peaceful country that we grew up in. Hope you all have a blessed and restful night.
May God BLESS,
Gale ~ msmama