Trying to better myself

I have always been interested in politics and since retirement I have become involved in state politics. Now that Bush is out of office and Obama is in, politics has taken on a new meaning. During the last few years of Bush’s administration he started to act like a liberal Democrat and now we have a far-left Democrat in office. Between the two of them our country has started down the road to fiscal irresponsibility, bigger government, erosion of the Constitution and a disturbing trend towards socialism and a welfare state.
In order to be better informed and make wise choices about who I vote for and what policies and practices I will support, I have started to read more about economics, history, and politics. For a few years now I have watched lectures from the Teaching Company about philosophy, history, economics, science, mathematics and political history. Right now I am watching a lecture series on the history of conservatism.
As for reading, I have been reading quite a few books lately. Some of the titles are:

  • The Five Thousand Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • Liberty & Tyranny by Mark Levin
  • Arguing with Idiots by Glenn Beck
  • Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

I get into a lot of debates on Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed and I need to be better educated and informed in order to present a persuasive argument in support of my beliefs. I am truly concerned about the future of our country and I intend to do everything I can to prevent our country from heading in the wrong direction.

I am off the soap box for now. There are a lot of other things going on but I will save them for another day.

Trying to save our country 1 day at a time.

Our local Hampton Roads Tea Party organization organized a rally against Obamacare and cap & trade yesterday. We had people at all our Senators and Congressmen offices in the area. It was part of a nationwide rally that was to be held in 1600 locations around the country.

I attended the rally at Senator Mark Warner’s office in Norfolk. We had hoped for over 100 people to attend but there were only 20 or so while I was there. I think we still managed to get our message across to the people on the street. We also visited Senator Warner’s office in small groups and talked to his representative. I have included a couple of photos I took at the rally.

I have been busy attending rallies, campaigning for Bob McDonnell for Governor, and writing lots of letters and emails to our elected officials. President Obama is spending our country into a depression with no visible signs that his spending has accomplished anything positive. He has surrounded himself with opponents of the second amendment as well as those who show little or no respect for our Constitution. His nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, is opposed to everything I  believe in.

But this blog is not for my political views so I will say no more other than I am getting ready to jump in the pool.