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.