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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In Jan. 23 Issue
Russell County News
“This is a Time for Courage!”  One of my readers recently forwarded this speech to me that was delivered at a Tea Party in Lubbock, Texas by Dr. Donald May on April 15, 2009.  Dr. May, a proud African American believes it is time for us to remind our leaders just who put them there and who has the power to remove them from office. In My Opinion, he has stated what is in all of our hearts, but you should decide!

Ladies and gentlemen; This is a Time For Courage.We gather here today on the Plains of West Texas in common purpose. We are here to remind our government that this is our country. We the People are still in charge and our government is still our servant and not our master.  Our Nation’s founding document is the Declaration of Independence.  It tells us that our rights come from God and not from a small group of Elite men and women.
Our Constitution starts with the words “We the People.” Our Constitution was written for ordinary Americans like you and me. Our Constitution protects us from our government and from the politicians.Our President has complained that our Constitution gives ordinary people too much protection. He has ridiculed us for the high value we place on our Bibles, our guns, our personal property, and our Liberty.  He tells us we do not deserve to keep the money we have earned.
We are told freedom has not worked.  Personal responsibility, free enterprise, and Liberty have not been effective.  Our government will now make more of our decisions for us.Other than our military, I can think of not one government agency I have ever found to be helpful.  And speaking of our military, how about those Navy Seals blowing the heads off those three terrorist pirates? Don’t you just wish our entire government wouldfunction with such efficiency, professionalism, and courage?We watch in disbelief as our beloved United States is weakened economically, militarily, and morally by a Radical President and his eager accomplices.
It has taken generations to build this nation which is being systematically destroyed and replaced with the same Socialist Evil thatbrought poverty, destruction, and despair to untold hundreds of millions.The problems we face today have occurred because we have not defended our Nation from Socialism. For too long we have allowed the wrong people to make the worst possible decisions.The Bible warns us of class hatred. The Radical leadership of our government daily fans the evil flames of class envy.  Our European and Canadian friends beg us to not make the same Socialist mistakes they did.The President of the European20Union warned our President that his Socialist economic plans are taking the World down the “road to Hell.”
The path to power for Socialists includes taking God and guns from the citizens. Without spiritual and physical protection, people cannot defend themselves and their Liberty. They soon become slaves.
We are angered that our President apologizes for the exceptionalism and heroism of the United States of America. We are deeply troubled that he told others the United States is not a Christian nation.
We are angered that we have been called cowards and racists because we oppose Socialism. Socialism is not racial.  Socialism is an equal opportunity destroyer.
We are angered that a recent Department of Homeland Security report has singled out our military men and women who are returning home as being radical threats.
The report also characterizes you and me as right-wing extremists and radicals because we favor smaller government and lower taxes. You and I are average citizens who believe just like most of our fellow Americans. We want our government to leave us alone and to keep its hands off our money, our religion, or guns, our private property, and our lives.
We demand that our government stop spending money it does not have. Stop confiscating our money and private property.  Stop printing money. Stop subsidizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the other failed financialinstitutions and companies.Mr. President, stop appointing tax cheats to positions of power and influence.
Mr. President, secure our borders.
Mr. President, do not divert money from our missile defense, F-22 Raptors,  and other vital military equipment. This gives encouragement, aid, and comfort to our enemies.  Protecting us is your number one job.
Mr. President, do not give voting rights to millions of illegal aliens and felons. You have no more right to create new voters for your benefit than you do to use our money to buy the 2010 and 2012 Elections.
We gather peacefully here today because there is a growing concern for what our government is doing to us and to our future. We fear for the very survival of our Republic. Yet there is much to make us hopeful and to fill our hearts with optimism and courage. This is still our country! The Constitution of the Unites States belongs to We the People. Our Constitution still protects us from our government.
Call every possible elected official, including our President, Vice President,  and the Speaker of the House. Demand that they stop stealing our money and giving it to ACORN and their other political supporters in order to buy votes.
Call Senators Cornyn and Hutchison, and Representative Neugebauer. Thank them. Urge them to do much more. Remind them now is a time for action and not for campaigning.
Volunteer to work on our 2010 Census.  Confront ACORN. Keep our Census honest. We must not allow our President to take control of our Census for his political advantage.
We must replace as much of our Far Left Congress as possible in 2010. Get involved. Do not let the ACORN control our 2010 Election.
Talk with someone every day who does not understand our nation’s history and our great heritage.  Tell them why the United States is a good and prosperous nation. It still remains that brightly lit city on the hill. It still is the best hope for all mankind. Talk with all of the young people you can find. They are our future. Many do not understand what they have and that their future is being destroyed.
Encourage your elected State officials to pass legislation that will protect us from our Federal government. This is a time for strongpeaceful action. Let us pray that We the People can quickly return our government to its Constitutional responsibilities.
Our President and Congress were elected to be our servants and not our masters.
May God help our President and Congress to quickly realize the error of their ways and stop their reckless and unwarranted spending, cut our taxes, and reduce the size of our Federal bureaucracy? If they do not, may God grant us the courage and determination to vote them out of power next year!
May God richly bless and protect each of you, and our Constitution, as together we pursue Liberty!

I know in my heart that most of you feel exactly as Dr. May does.  He has stated his case well and it is “A Time for Courage”  Please do not set idly by while the far left and the progressives try and take over this great nation.

May God bless…

Ron Phillips 
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