Winter Blues & sunny days ahead
Tuesday January 19, 2010 was a beautiful day in Western Massachusetts. Snow changed to rain and back to snow again, but spirits soared for those energetic, enthusiastic souls braving the New England weather to rally for Scott Brown. My particular station was the corner of East Street and College Highway and I passed the time with my neighbor Mike and new found friends waving to the motorists passing by. They may have been on their way to work, or on the way to vote, or maybe just whatever errands filled a normal day. There was no escaping, however, the feeling that this day would not be like any other; it was to be a rebirth of American strength, character and, in a sense, mission in defining just who we are.
This day we would follow the example of Virginia and New Jersey, two original members of the founding colonies, and strike a vote for representative government over soft tyranny and arrogance that has so characterized the current administration. Barack Obama would now have no choice but to sit up and take notice as to what is happening in the United States from its concerned citizenry. That concern is rooted in a belief that our elected officials consider us to be nothing more than benighted bumpkins unable to manage our own affairs, but needing the guiding hand of a benevolent ruling class. This belief would not just die today, but would be dismantled and thrown into a fire that will light the way for people to follow as they remind our public servants that we deign them to be just so, and not our masters.
Scott Brown will go to Washington soon with the blessing of the majority of those who sent him there. Let him not forget that which is self-evident--let him not forget that we are the masters and he the servant and we will broker no transgression of this basic fact. He now represents all of Massachusetts and even the nation at large where our concerns, hopes and fears meet those of our fellow citizens. I hope he doesn't shrink from this enormous duty, but embraces it with gusto and passion. Stand with us, those who see a chance to return your voices to the halls of Congress. Demand from your legislators what we now demand from ours; hear our pleas and our concerns. We may be average people, but our dreams for America are considerable. Be a new government of the people, by the people and for the people and the future will be secure.
Go Scott Go!! Go America Go!!