Thursday, May 13, 2010


In recent months we have seen the birth of a movement which desires and demands to see change in how our government operates. A group that has grown tired of the usual order of business of spend, spend, borrow and spend some more and fails to understand that even the government must live within their means just as normal folks do. A group of individuals who now call themselves the Tea Party are the base of this movement and have begun a revolution much to the dismay of the left and those who desire to maintain the status quo.

In December of 2007 I sat before my computer and wrote of such a movement happening in this country. It has taken this long for it to manifest itself and gain the attention of not just this nation but the world.  I titled the bunch of random thoughts “The Revolution That is Coming.”  I had hope that such an event would take place in this country during my lifetime and I am happy to say that I am not only watching it take place but being a part of this revolution.

I have preached and written of the need to return to the Constitution since I was in high school and college and I will admit that it has been more than a few years past.  I believe when you read these rambling thoughts that I put on paper that December evening you will realize that indeed a revolution is not just coming but has arrived.

December 22, 2007: The Revolution That Is Coming

There is a revolution brewing and the idea of doing things as they have always been done is about to explode.

What is going to be surprising to a lot of people, making some downright mad and really tearing some into pieces is who is going to be leading the movement. 

It is not going to be the farleft group that would have us all give in to "whatever" and anything goes. It is not going to be the farright who seem to only know how to cut Kudzu with a weedwhacker and never get to the root of the problem.  It is not going to be a group of politicians in Washington declaring "a new age of politics". It is not going to be a group of racist, on both sides, who wish only to push one agenda into the forefront inorder to keep one segment of society in slavery.

It is going to be those who are fed up with being fed up and seeing nothing happen.
It is going to be the people who don't vote party lines at every election just because they have a dislike or even a hatred of the other side.
It is going to be those who were taught to think, when in school, back before the days of political correctness and teaching the test or teaching from revised history books. 
It is going to be those who actually remember the greatest generation and are now looking at the mistakes and the apathy that their generation created that would certainly disappoint the greatest generation. 
It is going to be the folks who take their faith seriously but do not ram it down others throats but will stand up unashamed for what they believe. That pretty much leaves out the far right and will make those on that side really mad to think that they are not responsible for the change that is coming.
It will be those who believe in values such as the Golden Rule and believe that there are absolutes and consequences. So that will really tick off the farleft who have shown no values and certainly don't believe in absolutes and consequences. 
It will be those who read, who vote and are informed about the issues and the stand that those seeking election to represent them have taken. So that leaves out those who have become apathetic and know little or nothing about the issues or about those running for office seeking to represent them. That is going to make a bunch of people mad because they really don't realize that they are "dead" and just walking around "stinking' " up things.

Does that surprise anyone? 

I know it infuriates a large segment of society off but it matters not because you see they are already "left behind" and will still be wondering what happened when the change comes.

There will perhaps be a few younger people involved because they have been taught to reason and not swallow what ever sounds good.

There will be some older one's left behind because they fear change and believe that there is only one thing that can keep them functioning and that is government. There will be older ones who fear government and will refuse to change just because it is change. These will be left behind.

It is going to be those who believe that a change is needed and not just a change in the political group that is in charge or wants to be in charge but a total change of politics period.
It is going to be those who believe that their voice is worth hearing and will not be afraid to stand up and be counted when it comes time to vote for the change. 
It will be those who have perhaps never spoken up before but deep inside could see that it is time to change the seemingly unchangeable. 
It will be the ones who are not afraid to take a chance on voting for someone new, for someone who will stand up for making a difference and not be taken in by the lobbyist and the "good ole boys" who have ruled for too long.
It will be those who will get up, stand up, and say, NO MORE, because they know that if nothing changes we are doomed. 
It is going to be the people who are not afraid to dare the established group of so called leaders to step aside because it has been shown that they can not lead.
It is going to be those who know what has occured in the last 30 plus years and are tired of the same ole same ole.

These will be the folks leading the charge for change.

This will be the same group of folks who will educate their own children to see that nothing needs to stay the same in the world of politics and will see that others are educated as well to this belief.

Some will say that we are going to create a generation of anarchist who will destroy the foundations of this nation but that is wrong thinking. This will be the generation that takes back the reins of power and steadies the foundations that this nation was built upon, the Constitution of the United States, and keeps these foundations from crumbling and falling apart.

This will be the generation that is no longer apathetic and allow "the anything goes" crowd to keep on letting "anything go".  

I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution." --James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry, speech at the Virginia Convention, 1775
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.’Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine, The Crisis, No. 1, 1776

The words of these men who were in great part responsible for the foundation of this great nation should inspire us to stand up and join the Revolution just as they did and shirk not our responsibility and duty just as they did not


Anonymous said...

Honestly, I’m not certain most American people have what it takes anymore to stand up in the face of political adversity. For a long time now, liberals have systematically dismantled the things we used to believe in, beginning with our religion. They have degraded our faith in our political system —who among us can say that we do trust our elected officials. The liberals/socialists/communists have told our young people that truth is too often politically incorrect; they have brainwashed our people into thinking that remaining silent is better than hurting anyone’s feelings. And when the progressives convince our people that the things they believed are no longer valid … they’ve won the war. It makes me sick.

Semper Fi

Ticker said...

As long as there are folks who believe these words there is hope yet. And I believe that these are the words which this Revolution or if you will the Tea Party which seems to represent this revolution believe in.

...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The phrase to alter is the goal of the Revolution(Tea Party) unlike what the left would have you believe. They of course misrepresent the Tea Party as a group who would destroy government ie abolish it.

Rosemary Welch said...

Ticker, you made a mistake. The far right (Religious folk like me) ARE involved. I happen to be the coordinator of our Tea Party in Long Beach, CA. Do you realize that we open each Tea Party with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a Salute to our Servicemen at all times?

I don't know why you call us the far right. The Golden Rule comes straight out of the Bible.

Maybe the Left has brainwashed you some? Think about it. When did you start thinking of people who love Jesus Christ and follow Him as the far right? Hmm?

Still luv ya buddy, but check yourself. There's still time. haha.