Monday, August 10, 2009
I live with public enemy #1
This is gonna be a soap box one so either hold on or ignore my post today.
When I was a teenager in the 1960's, I was a part of the first student walk out at my high school to protest the Vietnam War. My parents had a fit. I wore bell bottoms, hung out with the wachy tobacky crowd in Yale Park got a ticket for loitering. My parents had a fit. I also belonged to a sorority, was on the dean's list, held a work study job, helped with a brownie troop, and watched a lot of Star Trek, Dark Shadows and Laugh In, which has nothing to do with anything but I wanted to add that. My parents had a fit, which is understandable because they lived through the McCarthy era and cautioned me that if I continued my leftist ways that the FBI would have me on an unAmericans list in no time. I was actually afraid they might be right. They, both being staunch Republicans, were sure of what might happen. (My Dad even made a bid for the Lt Gov office in the '70's.)
Now I find myself married to someone who is definately on the new UnAmericans list. Sweet Man is overweight (gonna pay more for health insurance), is a former Marine (and as such was put on a subversive's list), attended both of our local tax revolts (shame on our bad straight thinking selves), is 60 (will have to attend a meeting with a Federal social worker to plan his end of life program), is a registered Republican (he had to in order to stay in the family according to my folks), writes his Congressman and Senators about his objections to the current health plan, bail outs etc. (definately on the UnAmerican list). He also has worked in the church and held office there, does know how to shoot a firearm (even if we don't own one cuz I might use it on someone), is not a full blooded minority (even if his Mom is Hispanic and Father was Native American, Hispanic with a European last name), and the only thing keeping him from being at the head of the list, is that we do not live in the South (but our garage smells like mildewy South Carolina and I'm not sure that won't count against us).
Can you tell I am a little upset with the insanity surrounding our lives right now? I love my country, our form of government, our military, the flag, apple pie (especially with ice cream and cinnamon) and my family which I am really having some concern for their futures in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
If I offended any of my left thinking friends, you have a right to your opinions, but sorry Charlie. If you agree, HONK.....LOUD...OFTEN.....for goodness sake NOW.
We can't be afraid that someone is going to put us on a list. We aren't 19 anymore.