Curing America’s Liberal/Progressive Cancer

I’m 63 and I’m Tired, says former 5 term US Senator and Marine Vietnam Veteran, Robert A. Hall

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
 “I’m 63 and I’m Tired”

By Robert A. Hall

I’m 63.  Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.

I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.”  Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.

I’m tired of being told how bad America /Canada is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States and Canada will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .

I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honour”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offence; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.

I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.

I think it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America and Canada  , while no American nor Canadian group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a  three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore’s, and if you’re greener than Gore, you’re green enough.

I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I’m tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I’m tired of illegal aliens being called “undocumented workers,” especially the ones who aren’t working, but are living on welfare or crime. What’s next?  Calling drug dealers, “Undocumented Pharmacists”?  And, no,  I’m not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it’s been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion.  I’m willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn’t have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honourably for three years in our military…. Those are the citizens we need.

I’m tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war?  You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave?  Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are?  Not even close.  So here’s the deal. I’ll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we’ll compare notes. British, Canadian and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I’m tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I’m tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the “Illinois Combine” of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet.

I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

Speaking of poor, I’m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, colour TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn’t have that in 1970, but we didn’t know we were “poor.” The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my granddaughter.

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

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23 responses to “Curing America’s Liberal/Progressive Cancer

  1. Good morning America :D

    The Cure is on the way!

  2. Wow, wow, and -to use ’60’s expression, “far out”. Pressed.

  3. Supreme Court sets up doubleheader finale on ObamaCare hearing

    The closing act to the Supreme Court’s three-day examination of President Obama’s health care law will be a doubleheader covering two distinct issues.

    Wednesday’s hearing comes after the justices held an intense two-hour session a day earlier on the law’s requirement that Americans buy health insurance.

    At the final session, the justices will examine whether other parts of the law are invalid if the Court votes to strike down the individual mandate.

    The afternoon finale will then look at one specific provision of the 2,700-page law involving the expansion of the Medicaid program that the 26 states challenging the law claim is coercive.

    The first half of the day is critical, since the health care law itself covers scores of provisions beyond the well-known ones that expand coverage and address individual costs. The question then arises over what to do with those parts if the individual mandate is ruled unconstitutional.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/28/supreme-court-sets-up-doubleheader-finale-on-obamacare-hearing/#ixzz1qPofkpBs

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  5. “The streets of our country are in turmoil; the universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting; Communists are seeking to destroy our country, and the Republic is in danger —yes, danger from within and without. We need law and order ! Without law and order our nation cannot survive !”

    Who do you think uttered these words ? An irate congressman ?
    The mayor of a midwest farming community ?
    A public spirited citizen ?

    It was none of these.
    The words were spoken in 1932 by Adolf Hitler !

    Does the scenario he described sound familiar ?
    Are we not repeating the same mistakes that 1932 Germany did ?
    Are we not falling into the same trap ?
    History repeats itself, the failure to identify the trap repeats itself also.

    The German people adored Hitler because he was their ‘savior’ from an economic catastrophe.

    Are you up for 4 more years of the Obama regime ?
    Will history repeat itself once again ?

    WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!!!!

    • Rome is Burning AFVET as we speak and yet so many are pre-occupied with their day to day lives.

      If Obama wins re-election these same people will no longer have time for their day to day lives as they once knew them.

      • To an extent Sam they don’t realize that they have ignored the writing on the wall.
        The increase in the welfare state has been the siren song that leads the ignorant to want even more.
        Socialism does not work and has been proven throughout history that it does not work. Yet, the progressives are determined to shove it in our face.
        100 years of the attempt to socialize America is still being attempted.
        This is after capitalism has produced the Shining Beacon on the Hill, that people still risk their very lives to come to.
        The People that want Freedom will still come here, and they will be willing to fight for it.

      • I hear you AFVET and there are many just like us willing to sacrifice all to preserve this: The Last Best Hope for all of Mankind.

    • You’re exactly right. Obama has always passed himself off this way…he’s going to “fix” Washington, transform the country, and bring us all together. Unfortunately, people bought into it. Sadly, we’re not so far away from what happened in Germany…such a scary thought.

      • Hitler took advantage of an existing situation.
        Obama is attempting to exacerbate a situation that could launch him into another term.
        As you say, unfortunately, many people will again drink the kool-aid and vote for him again.

    • Yes, I could hear those words coming out of this administration, AFVET.
      We have fallen. But unlike the commercial, we CAN get up!

  6. The Progressives also gave us the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which co-opted the federal governments constitutionally mandated function of managing the monetary supply and policies of the nation and effectively turning it over to a private banking cartel, which wrote banking regulations with the force of law.
    Thanks,
    Blackhawk partners

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  9. As long as he’s not too tired to help get out the vote. Then he has certainly deserved a rest.

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