A Hollywood Republican

This blog is for an open discussion on politics. My views will be to the right as will be most of the posters. But, we are willing to post alternative viewpoints as lons as they are well thought out. I started this in response to the Obama election and will continue it as long as it feeds a need.

Jan 4, 2010

America Rising by Ira Schwartz



"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Ben Franklin 1776


Welcome to 2010 everyone, the year of the second American Revolution. This will be the year “we the people” take our country back. Sounds good doesn’t it. Sounding “good” is one thing, making it happen is another?

The unhappiness in this country is on the rise; the slow rate of recovery of the economy; record setting unemployment; the expanding debt; healthcare issues; two wars and the list goes on. The people’s patience has reached an end and the government continues on as if nothing is happening. A “clean Sweep” in November is what most Americans are talking about. That’s all well and good but who are we going to replace them with and what will their values be?

The loudest voices are those of a conservative nature. They want to bring America back from the abyss of corruption and moral depravity and back into the arms of conservative moral values. But what exactly are those conservative moral values? We need to know this before we can proceed.

Most of the conservatives I’ve talked to are not shy about what they believe in. To list them all would take too long so a link to Conservative vs. Liberal values can be found at the end of this article. Most of those issues have been “hot topics” for quite some time and a large section of this country does not subscribe to all of those beliefs. Americans are indeed angry but they are also NOT stupid. We are not prepared to put people in office who do not represent ALL Americans just to remove those that are presently in power. We already made that mistake once.

For this “Second Revolution” to work, all Americans must be heard and all our concerns MUST be taken into consideration. If the conservative section refuses to budge then they will be forced to go it alone and they will fail and they will be blamed for allowing the present administration to continue. The burden will be theirs alone.

So what’s the answer? The answer is what this country is all about. The answer is what we call ourselves…The UNITED States of America. We need to stop the political rhetoric and start searching for those candidates that will help this country move forward. Not on a conservative agenda or a liberal agenda or a Republican agenda or Democratic agenda but on as I said in my first article 7 months ago a true bi-partisan American agenda. We need to carefully scrutinize all the candidates and make sure they will really be working for “The People” not their own political parties.

The power is in our hands and we need to wield it wisely for we may never get a second chance. This country is at the crossroads and what we do in the next 10 months will decide its fate for decades to come. There will be no do over’s so we need to do it “together” and we need to do it right. Not for Republicans; not for Democrats but for all AMERICANS.

Quote from “An American President” 1996-written by Aaron Sorkin-Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd.

“America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can't just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free".

©2010 by Ira Schwartz. Used by Permission. All rights reserved.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Jupiter Family said...

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January 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Craig Covello said...

Hi Ira: I absolutely agree that all Americans need to be heard. No one should be excluded from the government process. That said, someone with real leadership ability needs to stand up and communicate exactly what the policies and values are that will move this country forward. We will never get 80% consensus, but if the majority of Americans want a government that reflects the principals that founded this country, then someone needs to get specific and spell them out. At this point, I'm not sure what the Republican stand for. Unfortunately, I now understand with the Democrats stand for; redistribution of wealth, loss of American sovereignty, crushing debt, censorship, secrecy, contempt for our Founding Fathers, massive taxation, diminished personal freedom, class warfare and the irrelevance of the US Constitution. And that's just off the top of my head. The list goes on.
Your friend
Craig

January 4, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Ira said...

Not all democrats. I know a lot who are just as disgusted as the rest of us with what is happening. Republicans can't do this by themselves. If this is going to work they will need democratic help. Let's see if they're smart enough to realize that.

January 4, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ira,

You've written exactly what I'm feeling!!! Thank you!!

The American President is an outstanding movie. I'm still hoping to see a 'real' Andy Shepard in my lifetime.


George

January 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Anonymous KK said...

Andy Shepard was a bleeding heart liberal who was probably the alter ego of Arron Sorkin. We don't need any more "progressives" like that. Besides,he hated guns!

January 4, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Ira said...

And the conservatives have all the answers? Don't think so.

January 5, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Billy Dean said...

No but the Constitution does. We have to get back to "Limited Government" at the least on the Federal level. I'm sorry but I don't see that happening. It's a simple formula, the government takes over 50% of everything we make right now, so that means the over 50% percent of the people get something from the government. If you threaten to take that away, (which is what must happen for us to regain the constitutional principles that the country was founded on) most of the time those candidates will loose.
I hope I'm wrong!!!

January 6, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Ira said...

Hey Billy...I don't think the constitution has all the answers but it will lead us in the right direction if we follow it. The problem is our government at present only uses the constitution when it suits them and chooses to ignore it when it doesn't. That is what the ACLU is supposed to protect us from happening. But like everything else if you want it done right you have to do it yourself.

January 7, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

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