Apparently the Tea Party saw its shadow again last week. We are already hearing the tired old desperate warnings about impending doom caused by the administration of President Barack Obama.
For years we have heard that our freedoms are being taken away and we are being forced into a socialist state.
Well, aside from the lack of understanding of how our government works, some everyday facts should be noted.
First, I can attend any one of more than 30 different churches in my small town and worship as I please.
I can state my opinions in public as much as I please.
I can travel anywhere I choose at any time I choose.
I own a gun and don’t lose a minute’s sleep over being afraid it will be taken from me by the government.
The country is still mostly run by people who have been elected, not dictated.
I note that this president has issued far fewer Administrative Orders than any president in recent times.
My grandchildren can pray in their public schools. They just can’t force everyone else to do the same thing. The list goes on and on.
Presidents make grand targets, though, as we have seen in the past when such men as Franklin Roosevelt were vilified for turning the country into a socialist state.
When the same frightened claims are made over and over for generations, while our country continues to get better and stronger, one has to wonder at the learning curve of the protesters.
I invite all those who live a scared, dark half-life to come live in a different world, which is far more pleasant and real.