The other day someone commented that I need to get a life, that I need to move on. I can’t be sure whether this person said it because I was commenting on how stupid I think many people are, or if it was because I spend a great deal of time writing about the same subject over and over. Regardless of why, this person thinks that I need to get a life of my own. Really, I wonder what this person considers a life to be. Do they think that plopping their ass down on the couch, while watching whatever sporting event is on TV and guzzling beer a life? Maybe for them it is, but it certainly isn’t for me, not in my book anyways.
You see, I would rather accomplish something worthwhile instead of numbing my brain with an endless stream of mindless programming on the TV. I couldn’t live with myself if I did that, especially when I see how screwed up this country is, and how ignorant people are in regards to how their government is supposed to function.
When I am told that I need to get a life, to move on, am I to presume that they mean I should give up writing, just watch as my country self-destructs? That, to me, isn’t moving on, that is quitting.
I wonder, did George Washington ever consider getting a life, moving on, during the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge? Did he ever lose hope, or just up and quit when the situation was so severe that “unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place … this Army must inevitably … Starve, dissolve, or disperse, in order to obtain subsistence in the best manner they can.” No, Washington held true to his belief that his cause was just and that he must persevere no matter how desperate the situation may be.
Did the delegates to the Constitutional Convention move on, and get a life when it appeared they may not ever come to an agreement over the structure and functions of the government they were attempting to create? No, they realized that their duty to their country was of more importance, so they persevered.
Once the Constitution was drafted and stiff opposition was encountered from the anti-federalists, did James Madison and Alexander Hamilton just move on and get a life? No, they drafted the Federalist Papers, explaining to the people in plain English the purpose and limits upon the power of the proposed government.
You see, these men did not need to get a life as their duty to their country was their life. On January 17, 1979 I raised my right hand and swore an oath which in part stated, “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” At the time I may not have realized how solemn that oath was, or the obligation it placed upon me, but I do now, and I take my duty to defend the Constitution against all enemies, be they foreign OR DOMESTIC very seriously.
If those enemies just happen to be sitting in Washington D.C. passing unconstitutional laws, so be it. If they be the people of this country who are so ignorant that they do not know what the Constitution says and continually vote for people who routinely disregard the limits it imposes upon their powers, so be it.
You see, I don’t care who wins a sporting event, who will be the next American Idol, what the Kardashians are doing, or what is today’s special on QVC, I only care that my rights are being safeguarded by the sons of bitches who took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I bet if the government were to pass legislation making sporting events, video games, and cell phones illegal, you would be able to hear the outrage on the planet Mars. But let them strip people of their rights and as long as they can swill beer and watch TV, they will be happy. That is so pathetic that I can’t find the words to describe how angry it makes me feel.
So, if you are of the mind to tell me to stop writing all these political articles, to get a life…forget it, THIS IS MY LIFE. I am sorry if I have offended anyone, but you know if you don’t like what I am saying, just think of me like a TV show you don’t like and change the channel. You don’t have to read what I write, I am not twisting your arm. You can live your life however you please. But don’t ask me to join you, I have much better things to do.