I wanted to write about one of my favorite authors, Bill Flax.
I have read many of his articles (some are quoted in my blog) and have enjoyed everyone of them. His writing style is similar to how I like to write and it flows easily. If you want to read anything conservative and do not want dry writing… read some of Bill Flax’s stuff. He also writes for other periodicals like The American Thinker and Real Clear Politics. He has also written a book titled “The Courage to do Nothing” and you can get it at Amazon.com for about $13.
I have not read his book yet but will come back to my blog once I do as I plan to read it real soon. If his book writing style is anything like his article style then I will love it.
I have always been a very outspoken person. I have been that way because my Dad taught me to speak my mind. I sometimes speak it too much and get myself in trouble. Being involved in the politics of our country (all levels) is important to all humanity. Do you realize how many events have shaped the United States or the World just because of a single vote in our country? The fact that there are people that do not vote OR vote like automatons really disgusts me. If you look at voter turnout over the life of the country you will see that people really do not care.
I get why voter turn out took a serious fall in the early 1900’s but why did it stay down? It stays down because either NO ONE has any confidence in the voting system OR people just want the government to take care of them and do not care what they do. I presented a quote in a previous article and I feel it is so apropos here that I will repeat it. This is a quote from a 1960’s TV show by Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) on an episode of the Rifleman “Seven”:
…a time a town or even a country is really lost is when the people who live in it get careless and stop paying attention to how it’s being run…
What this country needs are people that care about the country and who actually do a bit of research when they vote. Voting because of the looks or charisma of the candidate is hog wash and sadly is how many people vote. The track record of the candidate should be the MOST important factor. How they voted in congress (if they served), how they acted as a military leader (if they served) or even how they ran a company (if they did not serve public office). If they held no leadership position then I think that they are not eligible for at least POTUS because in my opinion that should be a pre-requisite for that level of position.
The voting record of obama is can be viewed at VoteSmart.org. NOW one might say by reading that website that obama voted correctly; but that is a matter of opinion and I am not going to debate that because I feel he did not vote correctly on MANY issues. Let’s take the “S Amdt 784 – Reduction in Dependence on Foreign Oil – Key Vote” bill… he voted a YEA on that which is good… but on another VERY IMPORTANT issue like “S Amdt 3117 – Border Fence and Customs Appropriations – Key Vote” he just did not vote. How can that be… he does not even vote on legislation that will encourage people to come to this country illegally? Is that because he wants them to come? I think so.
In a recent article by Bill Flax titled “Remember Your Oath To Protect The Constitution, Mr. President” (2/13/2013 @ 1:01PM) he is openly asking the POTUS to do his job and protect this nation when he clearly is not.
Mr. President, perhaps amidst the merriment surrounding the inaugural festivities you misremembered your oath. Sir, you solemnly swore “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” But these few weeks hence, your State of the Union speech essentially disavowed America’s cherished founding charter. Many left-leaning pundits applaud your “bold” vision to radically redefine America. President Obama, you are understandably emboldened by re-election, but you were not made king. Regardless of whether you agree with constitutional precepts, you’re still legally bound; still compelled by the sacred oath you swore.
THANK GOD for Bill Flax and people like him.