Sunday, September 20, 2009

"If I Have To..."

Ya'll know I don't do politics, but tonight I heard something that I just thought I'd share, to show, in general, how the people around here are feeling.

Tonight we had a visit from one of my favorite older farmers. I've known him, well, forever, and he's a man who's opinion I respect.

He's a level headed man, very much you do your thing and I'll do mine, always willing to help a neighbor. The things he believes in though, he'll stand up for.

The talk came around to politics, as it will, and discussing things like Obamacare, and the Tea Party protests...

At one point this man, who has children, and grandchildren, has survived cancer and open heart surgery and joy and loss and a lifetime of work, raised his chin, looked me right in the eye and said "If I have to, to protect my kids and grandkids from living in a socialist regime, I will bear arms, I will go out and fight for my rights and my freedoms. I hope it doesn't come to that, but I'm afraid it will."

The current administration is alienating the very people that this country depends on. I think they'd be wise to keep that in mind in the future, though I doubt they will.

13 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

There are an awful lot of just plain folks who feel as your neighbor does.

Mo said...

I wish there was an easy solution to this. Things are out of hand and the government remedy appears to only make it worse.

When I was in the Alaskan bush there was one nurse in the closest town. She dealt with everything including heart attacks to compound fractures because the nearest hospital was hours away by plane and that was only possible in good weather... She was well equipped and the care was as good or better as any I've gotten at an in the city hospital. It was affordable too. I'd like to see regulations that would allow for similar clinics in more urban settings. With the cost of a check-up now over $200 + any tests they do... we need to get some competition into the system. I'd also be willing to sign a waver saying I won't sue.

Crucis said...

Mo, there are small clinics staffed by Nurse practioners popping up all over. For all practical purposes, they are the family physician. Some even have some ER capability---mostly in smaller towns without a resident Doc.

It's happening. Oh, and many bills are paid for in cash-on-the-spot.

Diane said...

hi Minipit, although my view is pretty much the same, i'd say it's a long time coming. Since the progressives of the early 1900s. People are getting fed up with the governmental intrusions into their lives, and the blatant trampling of the constitution, and the 10th amendment.

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Old NFO said...

That day is much closer than I want to think about... When the will of the people is so obviously ignored, there WILL be changes; the only question is what avenue those changes will take...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Since Obama has been elected enough arms and ammo has been purchased in this country to equip the two largest standing military forces, China and India. Paid for by citizens out of their own pockets. That is a poll you can believe in and the loons inside the beltway should take note.

mustanger said...

Those inside the beltway should simply quit dismissing We the People, but they don't seem so inclined. The whole idea of the 2nd Amendment, IIRC, is that a gov't leaning to tyranny doesn't want to go up against a people who's strength is not readily known. Lately, it seems they want to dismiss that too. Let's hope we get to vote them all out before it comes to that. But I can imagine, with the way they want to hold onto power they don't own, I can see them suspending elections this next cycle or two. I'm not saying they will or won't. What's building is what happens when people keep being pushed against the wall... sooner or later, they push back. The people are pushing back... the Tea Parties and town halls and bloggers. The politicians can only dismiss so much and still have a job.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have that kind of childlike simplicity to my political views.. the world is much more complicated than that, I'm afraid.

Mo said...

Anonymous - Obviously you (and the government) are way smarter than the rest of us and know what is best of us. Please send me detailed instructions on how to go about my life. Oh and don't use any big words I might not understand...

Sorry, the dismissive nature of the post (and most of the arguement of the liberals) got the better of me.

mustanger said...

My version is "maybe it *is* just that simple". So far, all I've seen the *big*gov't* folks do is make things way more complicated than they have to be. The tax code and 22K gun laws are just two examples out of so many.

Farmgirl said...

Anonymous- It *is* that simple. The founding fathers of this country did exactly that, and it would be dishonorable and cowardly in the extreme to do any less if the need arises.

As for childlike simplicity, well, there's a lot of gray in the world, but some things really are that black and white.

Mike W. said...

I think his viewpoint is quite common outside of the northeast and major urban areas.

Of course Obama and his administration just plain don't get that those outside those areas don't think as they do.