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SYRIAN OPPOSITION FORCES FEELING LET DOWN BY OBAMA & SO DO I

 

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SYRIAN OPPOSITION FORCES FEELING LET DOWN BY OBAMA

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SO DO I

C. Brandt Smith, Jr., PhD

 

The Associated Press headline today, 12September2013 caught my attention: SYRIAN OPPOSITION FORCES FEELING LET DOWN BY OBAMA. Hey, welcome to the club Syria. Very few people with whom I speak do not feel let down by Obama. Letting people down is what he does best.

Granted, no one is perfect, but come on! Should not the president of the United States hit a home run once in awhile? I didn’t vote for Obama in either of his two presidential races. I simply don’t agree with the platform of the Democrat Party. I am a conservative Republican. Our values and beliefs are too far apart.

Think about the Democrat National Committee (DNC) platform:

The DNC claims to be Moving America Forward. Really? These are their words. I do not observe any moving forward. If anything, it is a backward move. If Obama wants people to feel better about America there are two things he should stop:

1) Talking. Every time he opens his mouth he spews more lies. I am sick of this behavior from our president and every other elected official trusted to lead our nation. Be honest and do what you say you will do.

2) Vacationing long enough to accomplish something substantial. So far, the president is all talk and no substance.

The DNC claims to be Rebuilding Middle Class Security. I consider myself a member of the middle class and I don’t feel more secure. In actuality, I think the Obama Administration has done damage to middle class security; promising government assistance at the expense of working class citizens and business owners will eventually place everyone closer to the poverty level and in the unemployment line.

The DNC claims to be Putting Americans Back to Work. Part time jobs at minimum wage or slightly higher than minimum wage is not the outcome I want to see initiated. Americans who still have the spunk to dream about a brighter future, go after an education and are creative, can figure out what to do. We are a people with a history of ingenuity.

The DNC talks about the Middle Class Bargain. I don’t want to bargain. I want legitimate change without government intrusion and interference. Less government is needed at this time, not more. Ronald Reagan stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”  I don’t appreciate the carrot stick approach from Washington D.C. Don’t tell me what you’ll do for me and then raise my taxes and reduce my personal options.

Even in my home state of Arkansas, we are being presented with a form of Obama-care known statewide as the “Private Option.” Listen up! If the government is involved, it is not private and it certainly is not an option. Most of us feel it is being rammed down our throats.

Perhaps the greatest lie yet is the DNC’s promise of Cutting Waste, Reducing the Deficit, Asking All to Pay Their Fair Share. Get this, we are Americans. We trust in an Almighty God. He blessed us and our dependence upon Him has worked just fine. I suspect He still is in control even though some people have forgotten Him. The vast majority of Americans are tired of this same old story. Just do your job. Produce a budget, live within your means and stop promising what you do not intend to deliver.

The DNC also promises an Economy Built to Last. Foul! Bailing out businesses and corporations “too big to fail” is ridiculous. Whatever happened to pure capitalism…the market determines survival.

This one is irksome. America Works When Everyone Plays by the Same Rules. Don’t you mean, America works when everyone, except the President and his insider buddies and those dependent on welfare play by the same rules? If anything, the President’s arrogance demonstrates his fundamental belief he is above the rules.

Perhaps the best case in point is Obama’s healthcare plan for the people of the United States of America. If members of Congress are opting out, including the President, why should I or anyone else be forced into this program of socialized medicine?

Mr. President, you said your administration would bring about a positive 21st Century Government: Transparent and Accountable. So far your administration is less transparent and unaccountable to the people of this nation. I don’t know why the rebels of Syria think you are accountable for your words in relation to their situation. You are self serving and out for whatever you can grab for yourself.

The American people are still holding you accountable for what happened in Benghazi. No American should die like that, abandoned.

The list could go on and on.

Check out http://www.votebrandtsmith.com for more fundamental Republican values I espouse.

 God bless America,

Brandt Smith

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DECEIVED AND MISLEAD BY OUR LEADERS

DAILY VERITATIS

14MAY2013

INTRODUCTION: This past Saturday I was privileged to spend the day trout fishing on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas. It is a beautiful river where trophy trout are waiting to be caught by anglers from around the state. Visitors to our state arrive from all over the world to try their skill at landing a huge Brown trout. I read the record was landed in 1992 and weighed over 40 pounds. Now that’s a trout. Sadly, I did not come close to pulling in a fish that size.

During the day I reflected on the current state of affairs our nation is experiencing. It is commonplace to read of scandal and embarrassing events plaguing our country. Each day’s news brings more information before us. I am appalled by the scandals:

  • THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK
  • FORMER GENERAL PETRAEUS LEAVES THE CIA IN DISGRACE
  • ABORTION DOCTOR, KERMIT GOSNELL CONVICTED OF MURDER
  • DEBAUCHED KIDNAPPER AND SEXUAL DEVIATE ARIEL CASTRO EXPOSED
  • INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE PROFILING TEA PARTY MEMBERS AND CONSERVATIVES
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION DECEIVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REPEATEDLY
  • FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON MISLEADING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

While I remain optimistic, I am cautious. There are too many variables. Let me state for the record, I love our nation and swore an oath to defend it. I remember the day when I raised my right hand (26May2009) and said, “I, Brandt Smith, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” Immediately after I lowered my right hand the Colonel took hold of my right hand and while clasping my hand said, “Do not fail.”

This was a day I will never forget.

OBSERVATION: Individuals trusted to safeguard our nation have deviated from their commitment, their oath. It’s disheartening.

When I began this blog posting I mentioned I was fishing on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas. I was there with one of my sons. As we were packing up our fishing gear and securing the boat onto the trailer, I turned to him and said, “Son, democracy works when “we the people” have confidence in our leaders. It falls apart when that trust is broken. We are now entering a time of “broken trust” and leaders are unchecked and unrestrained.” The ride home was mostly quiet.

  • If men like General Petraeus fail, what are average and below average men to do?
  • If terrorists can infiltrate our borders and attack at will, who is safe?
  • If abortionists can murder babies for years without scrutiny, what happens to our elderly?
  • If our federal government can take away our right to bear arms, how do we protect ourselves from evil?
  • If the Secretary of State can repeatedly make deceptive statements regarding Benghazi for the purpose of misleading the public, do we dare consider Hillary Clinton as a viable candidate for the highest office in the land?
  • If President Obama’s leadership is so poor, why was he reelected and how can we trust the office of the president in the future?

CONCLUSION: We are looking for political and military solutions to spiritual problems. We may simply be reaping what has been sown for the last several decades. I resolve to do the following:

  • I will take a stand for what is right, wholesome and true
  • I will stand against poor leadership in my government (local, state and national)
  • I will continue to be a proud American seeking to influence my generation and future generations
  • I will speak up and hold my ground
  • I believe in a strong America
  • I believe the issues presented by the Republican National Committee help maintain our strength
    • I can be a Republican and a Christian without compromise
    • I believe I can vote my conscience as a Republican by supporting candidates who hold many of the same values I hold

As a Republican my choice is—

  • Strength over uncertainty.  I can’t get that with the Obama administration
  • Results based upon strategic thought leadership as opposed to Democratic rhetoric that promises everything, but in the end creates dependency
  • Optimism and forward movement over pessimism and regression leading  to oppression
  • Opportunity
  • Freedom from fear

 I am going to do my best to present comments and observations frequently. Please follow me on the Daily Veritatis. Leave comments and join the discussion. I need you to pass the link to all your contacts. The goal is to develop a large following linked to this blog. Watch your language and keep it clean. We don’t have to default to poor language skills to make our point.

 God Bless America,

Brandt