The Cougar got it right…

High above, over a true "home of the brav...
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…and there’s winners and there’s losers but they ain’t no big deal ‘cause the simple man baby pays for the thrills, the bills, …Oh, but ain’t that America for you and me. Ain’t that America somethin’ to see baby…

John Mellencamp had it right and as I sit and consider the direction that our country is going in, I must ask “Ain’t this America?”

If so, why is it that we are going from being the land of opportunity to the land of “you owe me”?  When did we become a land of whimpering sissies apologizing for our every decision instead of the strong confident rebels?  We spend a monumental amount of time telling our children and ourselves that “your best is good enough”.  It is now time to cease the therapeutic pampering that has become prevalent in our modern society which is directly responsible for our world dominance and excellence transforming into American laziness. 

I will gladly hand some of the blame to Hollywood attempting to apologize for our great nation and also to our current president who was the first commander-in-chief to offer such an admission to nations who would sooner see us destroyed.  It is true that America has participated in some violations against humanity, however we have also ushered in the greatest and most powerful civilization in the free world.  Despite what our first lady may have said, I am and will always be proud of my country.  I still tear up when someone sings “…for purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain…America, America, God shed his grace on thee.  And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.”

We are facing tough choices in an effort to right our sinking economic ship.  As is true in life, to the chagrin of our nation’s Marxist, tough decisions must be made especially by those who we elect to lead our great land.  The repeal of Obamacare is not an exercise in futility rather it is the elected conservatives in the house of representatives demonstrating their understanding of this nations’ reluctance to accept the socialistic mediocrity of “progressive” Marxists and the willingness of constituents to “go Donald Trump” on congress.  We must resist the urge to demonize the legislators who are attempting to save our country and our great state from bankruptcy and realize that it is no different than when our personal budgets need to tighten because we have outspent our income. 

Let us now stand together, in our blessed land of opportunity, and support our legislators as they attempt to make cuts and trim fat in order to get us back to our fighting weight.  Let’s return to the America that was willing to “let the tough get going” in our harder times, pull up our bootstraps, and work our big American butts off!

…ain’t that America, home of the free, little pink houses for you and me.

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