"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Some New Year's Resolutions

by John Alexander Madison
December 31, 2013

Resolution #1    I resolve that I will not believe anything our President has to say. Fool me once shame on you.  Fool me twice shame on me.  “How to you know when the President is lying?” Answer: “When his lips are moving.” Winston Churchill called it terminological inexactitude (lying).

Resolution #2    I resolve to constantly use the term “Obamacare” rather than the “Affordable Care Act” because it annoys the President and the President doesn’t care about America and this act is not affordable.

Resolution #3    I resolve not to believe one word of blather (talk long-windedly without making very much sense) spewing from anyone who supported Obamacare (mostly Democrats).  Fair warning: Democrat candidates will be in a “messaging mode” for the next nine months (it’s called damaged control and revisionist history).  Study their records, not their rhetoric, and we will again return a Republican majority in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

Resolution #4    I resolve to fight back all efforts by the mainstream media in 2014 and beyond to “anoint” another President of the United States.  Hillary “what difference does it make” Clinton (and Barrack Obama) make Jimmy Carter look like a genius. Hillary “I’m not going to stand by my man and stay home and bake cookies” Clinton has absolutely no record to stand on.  None. Saying she has “been a N.T. Yankee fan all of my life” while running for the Senate in New York (she’s from Chicago) was a lie.  She cannot help herself. Liar, liar, pants suit on fire.

Resolution #5    I resolve to support the agenda of a large and growing herd (get it, elephants) of well-qualified and articulate Republican candidates for national and statewide offices, such as Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who said on November 13, 2013 “I’d like to believe that the leader of the free world would not say something he knows not to be true just to win a reelection…but I am not naïve enough to believe that.”

Resolution #6     I resolve to encourage everyone to eat better (more fruits and veggies), to get more exercise, to be kind to everyone you know and meet, and show respect for others…even those who do not share your political beliefs of less government, personal responsibility, protecting the freedoms granted to us under the U.S. Constitution, respect for life, and a strong national defense. We can disagree and not be “enemies.” Respect others & spread more kindness, especially to our military, military veterans, and others in areas of public safety & service.

Resolution #7    I resolve to spread the word about the good work being done by The John Jay Institute for Faith, Society and Law at www.johnjayinstitute.org The John Jay Institute’s mission is to prepare principled leaders for faith-informed public service. The John Jay Institute provides exceptional emerging leaders with the intellectual, spiritual and professional training for transformational cultural leadership.

Resolution #8    I resolve to support those seeking elected office that see it as a public service rather than a career.
EPILOGUE (closing thoughts)

Pure genius. “We don’t have a spending problem; we have a budget deficit problem we have to address.” (Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, February 2013. Think about it…if we spend more than we take in we have a budget deficit problem. Democrat’s solution: raise taxes. Republican solution: spend less.  Where do you stand?

Perhaps Thomas Jefferson said it best: “When people fear government you have tyranny; when government fears the people, we have liberty.”

Many theories of causality of the Fall of the Roman Empire have been explored and most concern the disintegration of political, economic, military, and other social institutions, in tandem with barbarian invasions and usurpers (of power) from within the empire. There is a lesson to be learned here.

What more can I say, except…I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year in 2014. Wake up America and do you part in 2014. We can only control the future, not the past.  And don’t let our political adversaries rewrite the past. (see Resolution #3)


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