Back in the USA
The family and myself just got back in country yesterday from a wonderful trip to Israel, a trip that I will write a series of articles on starting with Monday's soapbox. I have a lot to say about the things I experienced, the things I learned and the insights I gained from being exposed to first hand Israeli opinion.
I found out about the Obama victory after I got to Israel and even though Fox News, CNN and other news organizations are available in the hotels I chose not to watch the aftermath. I hardly even turned the television set on.
Of course, I am truly disappointed and in my humble opinion America made a huge mistake on November fourth, but only the years to come will prove the gravity of that mistake and will in fact prove me to be right or wrong.
Again, in my humble opinion, due to his inexperience, Mr. Obama should make the best of a bad situation and surround himself with seasoned and experienced advisers, be they Democrat or Republican.
He should seek out and listen to the advice of people who truly have the good of the nation at heart and not to the jaded voices of political hacks like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
He needs to have people around him who will tell him the truth, no matter if it's what he wants to hear or not.
He needs to discourage this idea that the US government can bail out all of the industries that fail in this country. We have for years been criticizing nations who create unfair global competition by subsidizing their own industries, now we have become a part of it except that our money will in all likelihood go into a black hole never to be seen again.
Having said that, I have serious doubts that Mr. Obama will do any of these things, but instead will take this country into a hard left turn and I truly don't know if we'll ever get it back on course again.
Mr. Obama and the Democrats are engaged in what they so roundly criticize the world for, nation building. They are engaged in building a nation within a nation, a voting block of people who are either scared of the future or figure they can get money out of the government. People who will only vote for their party.
I believe an Obama presidency will be hostile to businesses, big and small, will increase in one way or another every working American's taxes, will exponentially increase the rolls of government dependency and wreck the health care industry. As I said before hand, only time will tell.
I wrote an article some time ago about Sarah Palin. In essence I said that she was a politician's nightmare. I'm sure most of you interpreted my article to mean a Democrat politician's worst nightmare.
Not so, she is any power hungry, good ol' boy, anti-term limit politician's nightmare, because she is what our government is supposed to be made up of, citizen politicians, not bloated fat cats who hang around the pork barrel for 20 or 30 years.
I think this has been proven by certain members of the Republican Party who have so relentlessly attacked her since the election, and have tried to blame her for McCain's defeat. Actually had it not have been for Sarah Palin, McCain's loss would have really been embarrassing.
The people of America like Sarah Palin and that's what should matter, not the opinion of paid political advisers who can't stand the fact that they ran a horrible campaign and lost.
I have a feeling that Mrs. Palin is going to be around for the next election whether the political prostitutes in Washington like it or not.
I certainly hope and pray so.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops
God Bless America