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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In March 6 Issue
Russell County News

“Why do I bother?” I was asked that question about politics by my wife’s best friend during a recent visit to our community. We were sitting at Manner’s on the Square in Jamestown and she asked with the most concerned look, “Why do you bother?” I have to say that it caught me a little off guard! My answer was quick and to the point. “Because I Care”. She still asked “Why”? She said that there is nothing we can do that will make a difference.

The people cannot change anything that is going on in Washington. This saddens me greatly because many Americans feel the same way. Do you think that there is a possibility that our forefathers felt the same way about the King of England? Washington, Franklin, Madison, and all the rest were revolutionaries.

These great men decided that freedom was worth dying for and were ready to put a stop to the tyranny that was be shoved down there throats. The blood that those men shed is why I am permitted to express “My Opinion” without fear or retribution. Like many Americans, my wife’s friend has given up! Why bother? Okay! Let’s revisit history a little bit…


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


These words taken from the beginning of our United States Constitution are a reminder that we are all in this together. The progressive movement has been trying for decades to convince the American people that the Constitution is a living document. THIS IS NOT TRUE! The United States Constitution is a clear and concise document that outlines the procedures on how it can be modified or amended.

We are at point in history where decisions must be made if we want continue with the freedom that our Forefathers fought and died for. I do not support anyone who believes that physical violence is the answer. May 18th and November 2nd 2010 will be the time to step up and be counted. Your vote on these days will send a clear message that “We the People” are in charge and the elected officials work for us!

If you are not sure where you stand in today’s world of politics, you might want to take a little quiz at www.nolanchart.com/survey.php. This quiz will help you to understand where you stand or more importantly, what you believe. Are you a democrat, republican, libertarian, conservative, liberal or a progressive?

Whatever you believe is fine! That is your right which is granted to you by the Constitution of the United States! Please help me to help insure that nobody is successful at taken those rights away. Psalms 109.8 is special prayer that I say for our President. “Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Amen”.

Finally, Texas A&M University had a contest on the most appropriate definition of the term "Political Correctness." The winner wrote:

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Thank you for reading “My Opinion”

May God bless…

Ron Phillips

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