Hat’s off to local and state GOP, and the McCain Palin campaign. You pulled off a wonderfull event Saturday evening in Fort Wayne.
Mayor Handshoe of Kendalville led the Pledge of Allegiance, Marlin Stutzman’s wife sang a beuatiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Murray Clark was excited, Mike Pence fired up the crowd, Mark Souder had a few good lines and Becky Skillman spoke with passion. Hank Williams Jr got a huge roar, and treated the crowd to his own medley honoring the GOP ticket.
Sarah Palin came out and spoke with passion about John McCain and the ticket’s platform. She did well, and the huge crowd that came for her responded with adoration.
The event, was not without annoyance. I spent half a day earlier this week getting tickets that I already RSVP’d only to find out when I get my seat that I didn’t need them in the first place. I stood outside for more than an hour. My wife had my coat of course. Others stood outside much longer so I shouldn’t complain. 13,000 were herded through 6 machines to scan your person. Once through the the superduperscanner machines the agony was over.
I left wanting more. I wanted more of the Sarah Palin I saw in Dayton…. When Sarah Palin was introduced to America, she started talking about people in it for the right reasons. It’s odd that I didn’t hear anything like that today. I have been dying for the real Sarah Palin to come out. The problem is, the GOP establishment is as scared of Sarah Palin as the democrats and media are. When I got home I read a yahoo link to a politico story http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081025/pl_politico/14929 talking about Palin going rogue.
That crowd wanted to blow the roof off the place…What would have sent the crowd over the edge?
Murray Clark could have briefly introduced Handshoe for the pledge, Stutzman for the anthem, and Mike Pence to get things started. Hank could have then gone a rant about the dirty rotten scoundrels in Washington that sold our country out. The crowd would have been swinging from the rafters for Becky Skillman to pitch mitch and passionately intorduce Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin could have come on and said the things we the people know she wants to say. Her talk of corruption stopped just short of Washington. She knows about corruption, and has rooted it out, which is why 13000 people waited hours in the cold to see her on a Saturday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Our government should not be for sale. It is for sale however, and some will sell our American soul for money and power. We want to have confidence that someone is going to do something about it, and see that it doesn’t happen again. The government will not police itself. The media is in on the game, and it’s corruption and manipulation knows no bounds. The people lack the instrument of power to rein in the corruption. We wait patiently, selecting the lesser of two evils, until one we really believe in comes along.
We can only hope we are not mislead.
That is my biggest fear heading into this election. I fear millions of Barack Obama supporters have been mislead. I fear many have selected Obama as the lesser of two evils and have been misled. All that Obama has been does not support what he says he will do.
Change for change sake is not the answer. We do need change, but not the kind of change that expands the size and scope of the federal government. We need a federal government that facilitates lower costs and higher wages, not one that hands out money and fosters class warfare. We need a president that leads, not in a progressive direction, but in a constitutional direction.
If you are looking for a progressive socialist country with a stagnant economy like we see in Europe, then Barack Obama and democratic majorities in the House and Senate are what you are looking for.
If you are looking for a president that will honor the constitution, and work towards limited government then McCain is much closer to what you are looking for.
On November 5, this country will get what it deserves. We will either take the path towards government solutions that enslave us with dependence and retreat, or we will take the path towards the kind of freedom from government that fosters the independent spirit that made America great.
I’m old enough to remember a time when people didn’t want a hand out. Our government should stay true to American ideals, and foster capitalist answers to health care and low wages. Competition fixes both problems. An American government should seek to enable competition in the health care arena, and should not allow the labor market to be flooded with illegal immigrants.
Conservatives have failed in this regard. They enabled health care consolidation that eliminates competition, and turned a blind eye to millions of illegal workers to flood into the market place.
The conservative movement is dead because our representatives sold out. The solution to that problem is not a swing back to the big government ideals of the New Deal or the Great Society.
I’ll take a restrained Sarah Palin along side an independent McCain… At this point, with our political system in shambles, our economic system on the brink, our social system in disarray and a media filled with dis-information, the only thing that makes more sense than McCain/Palin……………..Palin/Hank Jr.