Be Careful What You Ask For

A man and a woman were driving through the desert on vacation, trying to find their way to a resort. The GPS had long quit working and the couple had no map. The air conditioner was failing and both were beginning to sweat. With no road signs to guide them, the couple began to despair. “We need to do something,” the woman said.

“We are. We are driving. We will be out of this soon. It can’t go on forever.”

“We have been driving on this road for so long. We need to do something different. Go a different way.”

“This is the only road. When we get to the next intersection, we can look into making a course change.”

“No!” she yelled. “We need to change now. We need to do something now. It has been too long. If we go on this way, we will run out of gas and die of heat stroke.”

“There is no other road.”

She pointed to the horizon, “go that way. It’s flat and we might find a shortcut.”

“That’s against the law. We can’t do that. We’ll get a ticket.”

“Just go! Do it. Do it now!”

So the man drove off the road and across the plain. They car bounced on the rough terrain until it fell into a ravine. The crash left the two stranded in the desert with no water and no transportation and no way out.

Their circumstance changed; just not the change they wanted.

America voted for change in the last election. The democrats promised change, but they never said what that change would be. They offered no road map, no plan that was made available to public review. They just repeated the mantra of change and reform, building on resentment over the previous administration’s handling of the war and the economy. Change may have been needed, but change for change’s sake is not a good thing. It is a gamble. It is taking the rent money and putting it all on the longshot to win.

This country has a long history of tradition that has seen us through adversity in the past. We have not only survived two world wars, we have won them. We have had a civil war and emerged stronger. We have staved off a communist aggression and won the cold war. We didn’t do it by making rash changes to the fundamental nature of our political system. We didn’t do it by blinding trusting a radically liberal ideologue who works behind closed doors with no transparency and no regard for due process and a complete lack of respect for his system of government and a hatred of the country that elected him.

Change can be scary, and change can be a good thing. But change needs to be a considered and measured process, not a blind leap of faith—particularly when the fate of an entire nation rides on it. There is an opportunity for change coming in November. Take this opportunity to make a measured and considered change for the good of our nation. Elect senators and representatives who have an actual plan that the people of this country can see and know and approve of. Vote for transparency of government. Vote for fiscal responsibility. Vote for true representation of the people’s will. Remove those who would ignore your wishes and blindly support the radical liberal leftist agenda against the wishes of the nation.

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2 responses to “Be Careful What You Ask For

  1. Mike Kalish

    Was Franklin Delano Roosevelt the “radically liberal ideologue who works behind closed doors with no transparency and no regard for due process and a complete lack of respect for his system of government and a hatred of the country that elected him.” that you were talking about, or was it someone more recent? They both stand for as little freedom as possible, and almost total government control.

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  2. Roosevelt may have had issues, but no one could accuse him of hating his country or the foundations upon which it was founded. The current administration has demonstrated both, though it gets whitewashed in the media.

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