“Utterly astounded” – Author Unknown

Thanks to VoxSanitas and Zenster for letting me know about the quote below that is by Gerald Ford and NOT Thomas Jefferson.

I stand corrected and unlike so many other sites, I have no problem with being corrected or challenged. That goes for ALL the fine contributors here on the Corner.

For once, I am at a loss of words or much to say. PatriotUSA

 From Andrea Shea King.

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A gov't big enough to give you everything you want is a gov't big enough to take from you everything you have. -- Gerald Ford 

“Utterly astounded” – Author Unknown

Well it’s official; I don’t know anything.

I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.

I was wrong.

I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbent’s neck, sinking him.

I was wrong.

I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to still be fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system) would be cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and elect someone who would at least try to make improvements.

I was wrong.

I thought now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about our first black president had come to light and voters would reject a man so dangerously at odds with the American experience.

I was wrong.

I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something.
I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events, contrasted with the lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something.

I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of trinkets like cell phones or even big shiny lies like ‘free health care.’

I was wrong.

Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would support a president who left our people to die at the hands of our enemies overseas without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in real time for over two weeks, then lie about the lie for another month.

I was wrong.

I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.

I was wrong.

We were offered the clearest choice we’ve had since 1980, where we had malaise and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the other. Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the choice was between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new normal and a guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities. 
We chose to stay broken. And Broke.

Maybe I’m wrong about the ramifications of this choice. Maybe windmills will someday actually turn out to be a viable energy source. Maybe America diminished will be loved overseas. Maybe a nuclear Iran won’t be a threat. Maybe Israel is over reacting. Maybe western civilization was always over rated. Maybe life under sharia law is fun. 

Maybe when the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention ofever paying back that $16,000,000,000,000.00 (and counting) that we’ve borrowed from them, they won’t devalue the dollar, causing hyper inflation here at home. Maybe China will just keep on giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments and marriageable daughters as payment.

I’ve watched my candidate lose elections before but I’ve never felt the way I did when this one was called for Obama.

It wasn’t bitterness, or sadness, or even disappointment. It took me a while to figure out what it was. Then it hit me; it was horror; pure, unadulterated horror!

Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about us, the American people, that we chose this.

It shouldn’t have even been close. Faced with the choice between taking charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted to get high and have sex. We re- elected a guy who doesn’t understand that a growing economy that creates more tax payers will bring in more revenue than higher taxes. A commander in chief (lower case intentional) who doesn’t know our military still uses bayonets. A man who wants to control the economy without even knowing the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation? It was one thing to elect an unknown quantity, buying his line of ‘Hope and Change.’ It’s something else to deliberately choose his failed policies over someone who has actually achieved success in life. I never dreamed America would do that.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy! Goodbye, recovery.

Goodbye, energy independence. Goodbye, religious liberty. Goodbye, liberty and justice for all. Goodbye, American dream.

It profits a man nothing to lose his soul for the whole world but we threw ours away for cell phones and birth control pills.

In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to the plate three times and saved the rest of the world from fascism, nazism and communism. We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue.

Now, we’ve gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills, alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from our own natural resources thrown away our children’s birthright and spent their inheritance.

And we did it on purpose.

When the wolf is at the door (and he’s coming, yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’) we’re going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue.

On the bright side, maybe it’ll all turn out great.

After all, what do I know?

Source is here.

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6 Comments - Share Yours!:

Findalis said...

I feel that the only way to get our freedoms back will be by force. Thus the push to get our guns.

VoxSanitas said...

Good thoughts in the post. Now lets get our quotation source right- Not Jefferson, but Gerald Ford, Joint Session of Congress, August 12, 1974. On Jefferson attribution, see Monticello.org . . . . Hey, we patriots need to shine forth on our history!

PatriotUSA said...

Thanks Vox and I just grabbed that before I headed out the door to go to friends for supper, too much whiskey and too many ceegars.

Will correct late tonight and thanks so much!!!!!

VoxSanitas said...

You're quite welcome, my Brother. I know you have been busy doing the good work. I hope you enjoyed your well-deserved swigs and cigs! God willing, maybe I could join you in delirium one day! Thanks for all you do, Patriot!

PatriotUSA said...

I think I had enough for both of us!

My pleasure to know you as I do and yes, perhaps some day down the road if the commie traitors do not take ceegars and booze away as well.

VoxSanitas said...

Hey, as long as we don't give up their latest seizure item, I think we'll be fine.