Box, Ballots & Bullets are the three legs in which our republic stands. I have this blog going so I am covering the soap box part somewhat although I admit I gave up writing my opinions to the Miami Herald ever since they “edited” one of my letters and made it sound like I was in favor on the piece I was criticizing. Then again the Herald Editorial staff would kiss Fidel’s ass at high noon over Freeedom Tower if it wasn’t for the fact that the they live amongst Cubans that had to leave Michael Moore’s paradise to escape oppression and hunger and that such people would turn One Herald Plaza into a serious bonfire.
The Bullet Part is also covered although not as much as I wanted but according to my dear wife it will have to suffice until I either become CEO of Freddie Mac (but I will refuse becoming a member of the Obama Jamboree) and get one of those Golden Parachutes or we hit the Florida Lotto. But besides the ownership of Guns, I am keenly aware of what they represent as freedom and its defense. As I read many years ago, the Second Amendment is the reset button of the Constitution if the time ever arises to do so.
Ever since I became a Citizen, I haven’t missed an opportunity to vote. It was a promise I made to myself when I was still a Resident and I had the chance to meet Fred Thompson during a gun Show at the Tennessee Fairgrounds when he was running for the Senate the first time around. I was impressed by him, how he spoke and more importantly what he said and I felt impotent that I could not cast a vote. Thank God Fred did not need my help and got his seat but the feeling of having to vote because is important to exercise my right and elect the best person for the job remains in me.
So, I am waiting for the missus to finish getting ready and we shall be heading for the polling place in a little bit to take advantage of the early voting system. Obama is a clear and present danger to our freedoms and reminds me of Hugo Chavez way too much. The level of seething fanatism that this guy inspires in his subjects scares the heck out of me because it reminds me of the Chavistas I saw a decade or so ago in Venezuela preparing the path of his ascension to power. The Chavistas, cajoled, bribed, threatened, lied, distorted and did everything in their power to get him elected and then to keep him in power. Same as with Obama, press was enamored with the bastard who promised “Change” and “Hope” (no shit, those were his words too) and ignored his absolute lack of preparation to be president. A friend of mine said that Chavez only had military training and he took twice the test (directing personally the first coup attempt and supporting the second) and both times he failed the test so if he sucked as military leader, he was bound to be a total crap as civilian president. History has proven such words mighty right.
Not that McCain is perfect or good or even regular compared with Obama, but I have a feeling that he would think twice before screwing too much with the Constitution while Obama would not lose sleep if somebody would place our magna carta as sandbox linning.