Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Morning Rant 140

This was indeed, theday the Lord hath made. The drive to Miami, OK was fantastic. The dogwood, redbud, and pears were at near peak, the temperature around 70º, the grass was greening nicely, the sun was shining and all was right with the world. Even though I didn’t set the alarm clock properly and awoke  50 minutes after the clock setting, I made it exactly on time at 9:30 AM

We had a multi-phase service and appreciated a grand variety of musical talent and some fire-breathing preaching. A special unforeseen treat awaited; after the services I was invited to Easter Sunday dinner at a nearby home. It has been a long time since I have seen a feast of that quality and proportion presented anywhere. Every age group from toddlers to great grandpas attended and we laid waste to a huge ham, turkey, at least eight choices of vegetables and salad and far more desserts than anyone should ever think of eating. If you long for “down-home” hospitality and plenty, I heartily recommend Oklahoma

The Word on the Militiaman from Michigan

We have seen the media reaction to the “threat” presented by the group members arrested in raids in Michigan. They were reportedly right-wing extremists. In a dispatch from the Toledo Blade, they reported the following:

“Jacob J. Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio, voted as a Democrat in the 2004 and 2008 primary elections. He also voted in 10 other elections since 2000. Party affiliation in Ohio is determined by which party’s ballot they requested in the most recent primary election.”

I thought we were assured that these guys were all right wingers. Surely the main stream media wouldn’t lie—would they?

Tea Party Leadership

I truly believe that which mystifies the leftists the most about the Tea Party movement is the lack of a firmly identifiable figure in a leadership position. Even though they claim this grassroots organization and that, within their own ranks, they cannot admit that the Tea Party is actually a true grassroots effort. The concept of universal opposition to their plans and programs to reshape our nation by the people is simply an idea which they are unable to absorb. Their goal of top-down direction in every endeavor makes the Tea Party an alien idea.

Ignoring the stated opinions of the people of the Tea Party, they are convinced that it is led by Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, John McCain, Dick Armey, or some other recognizable conservative. The fact that all these people deny that leadership position does not deter the left from their insistence. It simply underlines the modus operendi of the left which is predicated on personal attacks on individuals while omitting a valid argument against ideas. Since most in the Tea Party obtain their talking points from the United States Constitution they are easily found to be in unity on most issues. Even on social issues which divide the right and the left, they are in general agreement. I don’t ever remember seeing signage or support for abortion, gun control, amnesty for illegals, or environmental controls at a Tea Party Rally. A study of individual polling on issues vary by the day but most of the preceding share disdain for current policy on those mentioned issues.

The ideas and principles put forth by the founders are timeless in nature and with the evidence of success to back it up, substantiate the opinion of the people in the Tea Party. Lacking the easy target of a human being as leader, they make their own substitutions of individuals they personally despise: Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity and a variety of politicians they can only wish would assume the role of leadership. These continued misunderstandings by the leftists will only further their efforts to find a public figure they can disparage and then they can rid themselves of what they privately understand to be a formidable force.

Meanwhile, the Tea Party message is very clear: at our earliest opportunity, we must clean house in D.C. and local state houses to be replaced by those with a clearer understanding of America, its success and its founding. For a briefer statement: throw the rascals out!

For a closer look at just who the Tea Party Patriots are, you might be interested in the Gallup Poll published in USA Today. You will be surprised at the demographics, politics and race of the participants.

We’re Still Waiting

As the clock continues to click, we are maintaining our vigil. When will the Democrat party and especially the congressional black caucus step forward to claim the $100,000 offered by Breitbart. He has publicly announced that he would donate that amount to the United Negro College Fund in exchange for verifiable evidence of the taunts and spitting alleged by that group on a recent staged march to the Capitol.

It was Breitbart’s most recent effort to up the ante on the unproven incident. Given his history in investigative journalism, (see the tapes on ACORN) it’s a safe bet that Cleaver and the rest of that bunch will be unable to receive that boon for their colleges.

And finally

We were pleased to learn this morning that our sister-site, Conservative Firestorm has been restored to its original vigor. It is a compendium of conservative thought from several contributors and represents the surging opinions of many other Americans. Any blog can become the subject of mischief on the net and thus its temporary removal was a cause for concern. If you haven’t already, drop by and enjoy your stay. Comments are always welcome.

We certainly welcome the return of Spring, not only for its beauty but the promise of rebirth fulfilled. Coupled as it is with the celebration of the risen Christ, it is a time for rejoicing. Enjoy these golden days; the heat of summer will soon be upon us.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon