Apr 5, 2010

There is a quiet anger boiling in America.

My friends at Facebook are wondering why I sound like an angry member of the Tea Party.  And I am truly angry and here's why:

From: http://spectator.org/archives/2010/03/30/americas-quiet-anger or click here

It is the anger of small town and Middle American folks who have never been to Manhattan, who put their savings in a community bank and borrow from a local credit union, who watch Washington lawmakers and presidents of both parties hand billions in taxpayer bailouts to the reckless Wall Street titans who brought down the economy in 2008.
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It is the salted wound of the millions who see that ruling Democrats in Congress are not listening to them but are willfully ignoring public opinion and the verdict of recent elections in passing a huge new health care entitlement when the existing entitlements of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are already going broke.

It is the frustrating helplessness of citizens who revere the Founding Fathers and the genius of the Constitution that they wrote, who actually believe the words of the Constitution mean what they say, not more and not less. They who watch politicians and the courts stretch and bend that Constitution -- finding "rights" not enumerated, powers never granted, meanings unimagined -- believe that their country is being redefined without their consent.
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Most of the angry are not out marching in the streets, waving signs or shouting into bullhorns. And they are not smashing windows or phoning death threats to politicians. They are simply waking up angry in the morning, and going to bed angry at night. And their resentment is multiplied by the media's efforts to portray them all as dangerous, crazy people, and by the effort of certain Democrats to tar them with brush of violent intent.
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They are tired of being told they are too stupid to understand the country's complex problems, too rooted in the past to find solutions, too selfish to share what they have worked for with everyone else who wants it.

1 comment:

Subvet said...

Bravo, good post.

Our divide is no longer North vs. South or East vs. West. Our divide is the urban vs. the rural. Here in Texas the cities of Austin & Dallas are more like stereotypical Boston and San Francisco. The rural areas remain "country" with all the attitudes the linked article details. I've been told the pattern remains the same in the Northeast, cities are on fire with a liberal mindset while the rural areas are drastically conservative in outlook.

Only the good Lord knows where it will all lead.

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