News I Miss

I’m going to be out of pocket soon, as we head into the holidays and I need to crunch work stuff. I’ll still be blogging, but for news I might be missing, SayUncle has been doing a pretty bang up job of covering these trials and tribulations as well. Signs are starting to indicate our efforts are working, but as I mentioned in Uncle’s comments:

I’ve been feeling better since Obama’s Presser, because I too thought it didn’t signal seriousness. But we still need to continue to mobilize. Obama is still throwing down, and we need to remind them that we can still mobilize a hoard if the people in DC signal they are thinking about f***ing with us.

This reminds me of a somewhat famous letter of Thomas Jefferson’s:

The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

Jefferson was speaking in the context of Shay’s Rebellion, but even for a political threat like the President has made, we still must show that we “preserve the spirit of resistance” to lawmakers.

One Response to “News I Miss”

  1. Patrick H says:

    I’m feeling much better too. Not over confident or anything, but feeling like if we do this right, we can stop him. At first I thought it was a tidal wave that couldn’t be stopped. We need be to like the town of Fudai during the Japanese Tsunami of 2011- we spent years changing minds, and now we need to build the wall some more, and see if it holds.