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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Efforts to Silence the Opposing Side

Just a note on how I see the left beginning their campaign to remain in power.

A friend of mine was recently told that his Facebook posts were "too political" by one of his other friends on Facebook. I believe him to be a conservative minded, compassionate and discerning  person whose opinion I have long valued. Having read most of his posts over the years, I can't remember any that I felt were over the top or inflammatory in any way. Most of them were "liked" news bits and articles that he agreed with and felt important enough to share on many of mine are.

After the "too political" comment, he decided to be more cautious in what he was posting. I can understand being cautious in posting distasteful, belligerent or untruthful material. I also understand that some of my friends on Facebook do not hold the same political views that I hold. My advise to my friend is to remain strong in his views and to express his opinions freely. I believe in telling the truth in an open and free society. I believe in spirited debate and open dialogue on all issues facing us in the future, including, and especially, the direction of our country.

I hope my friend does not bow to the voices of opposition to his views. I believe this kind of opposition is the beginning of the Democratic plan to silence our side in the run-up to the 2014 and 2016 elections. I hope that our posts will be informative and show others the lengths the left will go to in order to hold on to power and the destructive direction they are turning us. If our voices are silenced, we deserve the shackles they will most certainly chain us to.

More to follow...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson...ALREADY?

I saw a tweet today about whether I thought Dr. Ben Carson would be a good candidate for President or not and would I vote for him or not. I will say this--if he is the Republican candidate, YES, I will vote for him. In the race up to the nomination though, I need to see who all of the other candidates are.

I don't have all the info I would like to have yet and I do have some questions as a veteran about his willingness to pull the trigger if he needs to, but I WILL NOT vote for a democrat. Not after the debacle of the last 5 years!

I'm sure he may be able to fix the catastrophe that is the Affordable Care Act, AKA "Obamascare." Hell, anything, including never having passed this monstrosity, would be a fix. Maybe Dr. Carson could even reach across the aisle and bring Congress's approval rating into double digits finally.

I want more information on the man...but so far I'm leaning in favor.