Here is a quote each by two of the best and most underrated men to fill the office of the President of the United States on what I feel is yet another stupid “federal holiday”. One was a Democrat, one was a Republican, but both were strong conservatives with strong belief in free market and small government. One came between the dwindling days of Reconstruction and the genesis of the Progressive Era; the other was a meek, but humble, leader who demonstrated how economic prosperity is coupled perfectly with a laissez-faire state of mind in the Roaring Twenties. Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge were two men who don’t get much ink in the history books, but would do much good if kept in the minds of today’s leaders.
“The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that while people should patriotically and cheerfully support their government, its functions do not include the support of the people.”- President Cleveland’s second inaugural address, March 4, 1893
“There is no dignity quite so impressive and no independence quite so important as living within your means.”- President Coolidge
“He who fights with monsters might take care, lest he thereby become a monster”
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written up anything, although I’m still active in politics, I’ve seen myself change over the months.
I started all this in July of 2012 when I saw NBC reporting that 0% of black people were supporting Romney. This drove my passion over the edge and I dedicated my life to pushing the conservative cause. I was a positive influence among many people and young conservatives. I wrote out of passion, I spoke out of commitment.
Things have changed though. I see myself, now, as a person who is completely different than the man you originally followed.
I thought the above quote described it perfectly. I became the very thing I was fighting. We all know people on both the conservative and liberal side can be prone to being rude and awful. I also happen to know that liberals are a lot worse. I started fighting them in the beginning using facts, remaining calm and collected. Now I’m bitter, defensive, and prone to insult. I even enjoy insulting people right off the bat and making them look stupid.
This is not me. Not me at all. I guess part of it is subconsciously fighting fire with fire. The other is off frustration and disappointment. I dedicated my life to the election like most of you and the ignorance of America crushed it all. I’m not mad because we lost, I’m mad because dreams were crushed, hopes were crushed. My generation is going to have to deal with this mess. What we are being left is an awful economy in a dangerous world. We’re divided, unpatriotic, and the young men and women like me out there are scared, worried and severely outnumbered. We stay quiet in fear of backlash and being attacked.
It’s gotten to the point where I’m bitter against both the left and the right. I’m not writing anymore, I’m not making things easier to understand or making people laugh on air anymore. I enjoyed what I did because I lead in a positive manner and I was respected for it. Now people avoid conversing with me in fear I’ll insult them. This is not my goal and was never my goal. I want to be respected for the good I do, not because people fear me. I want to have healthy debates with people who disagree with me, not what I have been doing, which is to make whoever disagrees with me look stupid.
I have a large political following and I want it to be used for good. To push for what our founding fathers wanted and what true conservatism stands for.
I’m not giving up politics, I’m just going on sabbatical for an unknown amount of time. This is where my heart is, but I want my hearts intent to be pure not bitter.
So until I become a better person than the one you all followed long ago, I will step back from politics. I want to thank you all for being so kind and faithful and supportive to what I’ve been doing. It’s meant the world to me.
I don’t expect I’ll be gone for a long time, just until I become the old me. I’m in control so I’m going to be patient and come back stronger than ever.
I want to officially apologize from the bottom of my heart to all the people I was rude to, who didn’t deserve it. I’m very sorry. Character is much easier kept than recovered, I’d like to keep mine and if it takes me stepping back, it’s what I’ll do. I’m trying to avoid becoming like Anakin Skywalker and “becoming the very thing I swore to destroy” or like Batman when he said ” you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” You can do one hundred good deeds and one bad deed and you’ll be remembered for the bad deed. I want people to know me as the Napoleon who won Austerlitz. Not the Napoleon who lost Waterloo. Remember me for the good, not the bad. My hope is to make sure there will never be any future bad.
I know that I’m not the only one this is happening to and it takes a lot of wisdom and knowing yourself to see the change. We need to stay pure and push the conservative cause that way.
God bless you all and God bless America.
I’ve come to two insurmountable conclusions as to why I believe liberalism is wrong:
- I’m don’t give a damn if I’m politically correct and neither should you. The PC culture scolds me for my views and regulates my language. Insults are a two-way road: I say something you perceive to be insensitive; you, feeling lesser because of your own self-degradation take “offense”. I. DON’T. CARE. A nation formed by the men who fought the British at Concord and protected by those storming the beaches of Normandy need not gasp at the mention of an “insult.”
- You can’t, shouldn’t, and will not regulate the free will. It is not government’s job to interfere in MY business, take MY guns, or tell ME what foods I shouldn’t eat and how much I shouldn’t have of it. What liberals don’t see to comprehend is that no law is stronger than the human will bestowed upon us by God (or Allah, or whatever you atheists). Conservatives recognize that freedom may not always be the most efficient way, but it is most certainly the right way. And heck it’s probably the most efficient way too. Just ask Soviet Russia. Capitalism vs. their government grooming Communism and we still kicked their ass in all facets of life.
I could expand more, but I’m tired and this nothing more than a quick, and fleeting, thought. Good night and God Bless Us through four more years of horse crap.
We are at war.
There is no longer a party that represents our interests. The Democrats have always hated us, and the Republicans are against us now too.
The Democrats are no longer the only thing in the way of getting this country on track, the GOP has taken up the reigns. I criticize the Republican party because that was my party, until recent events. They are now corrupt.
The GOP is no longer the party of limited government, low taxes and free markets. It is “the bend over and do what the Democrats say” party. If you’re thinking the GOP is conservative these days, then you aren’t paying enough attention and I’m going to inform you that the GOP is far from conservative.
It doesn’t matter if your representative is conservative, the leadership of the GOP is not. As long as Boehner, Cantor, Mcconnell and Priebus are leading this party, conservatism will cease to exists in their decision making. And these men and their followers and those that will still vote for them, will be the reason the House flips in 2014. And I predict that the Dems will take full control of the House and maintain the Senate. Unless something huge within the Republican party changes.
The GOP is full of RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only), Establishment, and candidates who pretend to be conservative. We have been alienated, ostracized, and purged. We need to stop giving support to the Republican party, without conservative backing, they will be forced to hear us.
They are not representing us.
They have people like Paul Ryan who will vote in league with the Establishment so he can maintain their backing and funds. If they vote in line with what conservatism means then they are removed from committees or they aren’t backed by the Republican National Committee.
How can we change this? … Take away your support of the Republican party, make them reconsider and make them hear their main support base. Call for new leadership, conservative leadership. No more establishment, we need men like Rand Paul, and Justin Amash leading.
Whether you like to hear it or not as a conservative, right now, you no longer have a party. We are at war with the establishment GOP. And until that leadership changes and replaced with actual conservatives, were losing.
The GOP no longer has my support and they will not, until something changes. Until they go back to their roots, until they begin to vote on conservative principles again, until they become the party of limited government again.
Don’t be fooled by the party. Cantor is Boehner Jr. nothing will change were he Speaker of the House.
Maybe another party will rise, who knows. It’s evident the GOP is falling and crumpling quickly. The only hope for them is new leadership.
We are at war, with the establishment GOP.
The founding fathers had a thought; in the early years before the revolution the thought that freedom would exist was so small that even but a whisper would destroy its foundation, they needed protection. The continental Army was formed with the ideals of everyone in the struggle. They needed heroes; brave men and women from all over the colonies answered that call. The brave patriots were sending a message; they were fighting for their freedom, not just for themselves, but for their new nation. Patriots like George Washington, Nathaniel Greene and John Paul Jones are just some of the 10,000 heroes who dedicated their lives to ensure their newly formed military laid a foundation of hope for years to come. They believed their Army (also our militia) and Navy would help not only defeat the British on the land and sea but would ensure our survival and protection.
Now what is the responsibility of the military? Well, depending on where you go in our great country this term will be different. I have already explained how the patriots saw it, but almost 237 years later, it has changed drastically. Most will tell you the military is fighting for freedom not only for us, but for the freedom around the world. But I believe there is a skewed persona of what the military is and what it represents. It represents jobs, 1% of the United States population which are composed of members of the military, and every member is trained with a unique skill set to not only help them fight, but outside in the civilian world as well. They are long arm of the ideals that united states, reaching out across the world helping countries in need.
Here at home, we really only use the military mainly for defensive purposes, and as a training ground for overseas missions. Our military is run by the government; in turn it will represent the ideals of the government. But if you have read anything else I have written before, I have stated that congress is corrupt, its interests tainted. Our congress today (senate and representatives) only seek power and they use the military to gain that power. Take the Middle Eastern countries for example; they have been fighting over everything for as long as anyone can remember. But to our government, they are just another colony. Sure, we will step in and help that country and defend it, we will reestablish its government in the image of OUR US CONSTITUTION…but with any free favor, something is always owed. They want the world in their pocket…they want it so they can use their oil for our country, they want their resources.
I get it, you are all probably thinking “Well that’s not true, we fight for those countries so they can be free like we are”, but are WE really free? I think the idea of being free is a little more different from what people think. Ask yourself, what makes us free? Most of the world has what we have; they can do what we do every day. I feel like your answer will be “our forefathers fought for us so we can be free”, well that’s ignorant. Think of it this way, 237 years ago the ideal of being free, was what you see in the Bill of Rights. They can have a gun, they had freedom to say what they wanted, and use their opinions; they weren’t going to be persecuted from practicing religions of their choosing. The Bill of Rights gave them their privacy in their own homes, and it also gave them the right to have fair trials.
When Congress starting creating more amendments, was the ideal these original 10 were to be held true? NOT AT ALL. Look at the later amendments (after 10), where congress starts being granted more power, especially the 27th amendment…CONGRESSIONAL PAY RAISES?! They started out helping the country, but started to veer off in a different direction. Do we really need some of these amendments? Women should have had rights since BIRTH! If we were so free, why were women looked down on? What about the slaves? They should have been free all along, but now in order to prove a point, an amendment was made? Let’s state the obvious by making amendments that contradict what is said in our declaration of Independence, “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL”…you’ve got to be kidding me.
Do you now see what I am getting at? They want to look like saviors; they want to tell you what you want to hear. We live free; we want every country to live like us, especially countries that have nothing. But Congress isn’t listening to you, they are doing what they want, and we are just lining up like little ducklings huddling behind mamma duck as she muddles thru the water…c’mon America, take back your country!
The U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts, and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.
“Plan B” (is B for Bonehead?) failed. Speaker Boehner’s backup plan predictably could not make it past the House GOP. With the fiscal cliff twelve short days away, our government has gone backwards. You were not voted in to raise tax rates on ANYONE, whether they eat off a silver platter or a trash can lid. Rich and poor alike, conservatives want a flat tax rate, not a disapproval of success.
If someone making one million, one billion, one TRILLION dollars annually is paying the same rate (conservative code word for “percentage”) as someone making minimum wage cleaning the bathrooms at Burger King, they are still paying MUCH more in taxes. By raising taxes on the very rich you are demeaning the standard of being very successful. By aiming to pull down the wealthy you lay on the same level as the socialist scum of liberalism. Yeah, I said it…scum. Make sure you share it with your liberal friends…that they’re scum and to go live in France and burn overturned cars in that socialist hellhole.
Here’s to President Obama and his “fair share” Democratic zombies who have claimed that hiking tax rates on high income earners is what the people want. At this point the people should be more concerned about themselves and their own money since they were brainwashed and/or stupid enough to vote you in. If the lower class doesn’t want its taxes raised, DON’T RAISE THEM. If the middle class doesn’t want its taxes raised, DON’T RAISE THEM. If the upper class doesn’t want its taxes raised, DON’T RAISE THEM.
And anyway, I don’t think, once I start paying taxes, I want my money being dumped into an increasingly crappier public school system…or unionized construction jobs…or your stupid stimulus and its stupid pork! I think I’d rather it be spent on DEFENSE (read above Constitution excerpt please and note that the Constitution does indeed still apply to you today). DEFENSE against crazed rocket-launching goons in North Korea and the Iraqi nuclear stockpile and China and Russia and every other damn country. And money spent on DEBT, as in the mass amount added on by Barry O in four short years. I don’t want my children and their children and their children paying off anything with his name on it.
And GENERAL WELFARE…let’s just say, higher taxes don’t make happy people and unhappy people does not equal GENERAL WELFARE. Oh and entitlement reform, yeah I understand the many single mothers abandoned by the father of their children who truly need help to feed their babies. I really do, but government needs to HELP THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES. Weed out the takers. And shut up Dick Durbin.
Oh and Obamacare, yeah, run that through a paper shredder a few times. I speak for small business owners on that one.
At this point, America has given up on you. We are preparing for a fiscal cliff as you skirt around the issues. Don’t punish us with higher taxes. Extend the tax cuts for all. Start by fixing your own faults: YOUR spending, YOUR debt, YOUR incompetency (in no particular order just make it quick.)
If you’re wondering, I’m available to run for public office in three years, but I’ll first celebrate being 18 by getting your sorry asses out of Washington. Thank you for your time.
Merry Christmas, God Bless. Oh and Mr. Obama, do have fun in Hawaii. I mean it is on us, the American taxpayers.
Sincerely, Ben Cornaglia
PS: I know I used some harsh language and I offer my condolences to Mr. Boehner in advance. I know he’s prone to crying.