Ah, the GOP certainly has a bad reputation. I believe, they don’t help themselves when they have folks out in the media representing the GOP – folks, like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove – their views are so far right – it is pretty darn close to fascism. When the tea party broke out in 2009 – I began to believe all conservatives were just plain ugly. It wasn’t until I took a deep breath and realized not all conservatives think like Ann. She can be pretty cruel and I certainly wouldn’t want to be the same room with her.
And, you have some bad republicans – George W Bush, Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan to name a few. I am sure I can come up with some more, but I have a point to make and I want to get there today. These folks truly belive they want to do good and serve their country and the American people. I don’t know some days – I want to put Sarah Palin on that ugly list – her antics of true americans can get my blood to boil. But, I think she really loves America and wants to keep it thriving.
Now, my favorite republicans are Abraham Lincoln – what a wonderful man to end slavery and created the rail road system – things that probably wouldn’t get passed by today’s GOP. Ronald Reagan, Ike and even Nixon were good republicans, because they helped create a solution to a problem. Ike created the Highway system. Nixon got our employers to provide health insurance. But, who is a good republican today? Colin Powel, a true republican in today’s GOP world, but are they pushing him out? Sure, he voted for Obama – but he is a true conservative – don’t push the man out! Embrace him! If he ever ran for President, this liberal would for vote him.
We need to understand both parties need to work together. We need to understand – we have a mixed economy. There is socialism and capitalism and it can work together. This isn’t a new concept – it goes back to Joseph and the Pharaoh.
Genesis 41, 28 – 36 (socialism)
“It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.
33 “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. 35 They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.”
Genesis 41, 53 – 57 (capitalism)
53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.”
56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. 57 And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.
It wasn’t a perfect system for the people, but it worked. Let’s not put the USA on the path to ruins. Let’s get our economy moving again – it may be a sacrifice, but a justified sacrifice. Let’s work together people!