Watch this space for notes from Part 1 of Glenn Beck’s documentary, “The Project”
Today when Wolf Blitzer asked Gingrich why he did not call Romney after the Florida primary to congratulate him, the answer was disturbing. He said that after the South Carolina primary was over, Romney’s campaign said they were going to destroy Gingrich. Then he told how Romney’s campaign outspent his 5 to 1, which by the way, isn’t true. It was less than 4 to 1. Gingrich said this was reprehensible and dishonest. Really? It is dishonest to spend money? It is dishonest to plan to aggressively go after Newt?
If we went back and found all of the negative comments from Newt toward Romney, some quite shocking, attacks from Newt starting in November before he supposedly went negative, it could fill a book. The constant charge of lying has been address by many groups and it turns out that it is Gingrich who is lying. We saw Newt have a meltdown in Iowa where he said he would be going after Mitt:
The increasingly caustic comments against Mr. Romney — Mr. Gingrich promised to go after him “every day” in another interview.
I am beginning to feel sorry for Newt. I believe he is a very frustrated, unhappy man. I do not enjoy exposing him but I have read enough to honestly believe Newt is very dedicated to a New World Order at the expense of our Constitution. Many of the books and authors he studied the most during the 70s were dedicated to global governance. This is a subject we have discussed in my history courses. Many historians believe it is the natural order of things to progress to a single world power so it is not surprising that Newt supports this ideal. I do not agree because top down is dangerous and removes checks and balances as well as many personal freedoms.
Ron Paul is the one candidate which the media refuses to recognize. Why this is I don’t know. He does great in the poles and is solid and consistent. I wonder if most people are even aware of what he has to say. If they even understand what he stands for. This video shows part of his message. I think he is right on. He understands better than the other candidates what is wrong and what needs to change.
Four years ago, I wrote a lot about the dangerous and growing divisiveness in America. For some reason, I seem to have a good memory from my childhood. Therefore, I can confidently report that our society has changed in many ways, and I want to discuss one of the most critical changes…vicious polarization.
Polarization has been a goal of conservatives and liberals alike for many years and they have succeeded. The swinging pendulum has swept so far from right to left now, that most people can no longer relate to or communicate with those who have differing opinions. Decades ago, the general attitude was to treat those you disagree with respectfully even though you can politely disagree.
A friend of mine recently lost a facebook contact because he had a different political opinion. The woman told him that if he disagreed with her, then he basically did not deserve to be her friend and she would try to encourage others to dislike him. What has happened to our reasoning powers? How to we have a decent future as a country with attitudes like this?
With this premise, I come to my main point. I am closely following the GOP race for the nomination. Never have I seen the attitude; “if I find anything I disagree with, or discover any imperfection in a candidate, I will hate him and could never support him”. Really America?
I want to fight this destabilization and ask you to join me…no matter which candidate you support. Okay, after I have gone after Gingrich, maybe his supporters will not listen, but the reason I did that is because I believe he is part of the inside group working to destroy the Constitution, and this I cannot support.
So if I say I like Ron Paul, do some of you throw out anything good I say? When I say I like Mitt Romney do I lose the other side?
This is a year of hate and we need to be sane and not join that kind of thinking. Because Romney likes to work from inside the system is he evil? I do not think so. Because Ron Paul has been against the war is he a bad person? I sent out an email before we went to war describing exactly what I believed would happen based on my years of studying the Middle East which is my college major. Everything I wrote happened exactly as I predicted. So do I agree with Mitt or Ron? Neither and both. I will describe my position in another post but for my current purpose, I want to point out that although I disagree with some of the positions of each man, I respect them. They do not have to be perfect. I also respect most of what I see from Rick Santorum even though I disagree with his big government positions. He is not evil.
Could you join me in jumping off the political pendulum and spreading a different message this political season? We do not need to become a nation of hate and we can respect people even if we do not agree with every position they espouse.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.-Plato
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – George Eliot, Felix Holt, Chapter 5
“But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth. – Henry Ward Beecher