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Cause For Hope

Although it's easy to get discouraged and feel powerless, with the government juggernaut rolling over the will of the people, do not lose sight of the fact that, when action is coordinated and determined, it is supremely effective:

The McCain-led attempt to pass amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens under president Bush died an excruciating death and has remained dead, due to public outrage.

The McCain-led attempt to ban gun shows back in 2001 was demolished by a popular uprising and has remained dead so far (McCain renounced his effort years later).

Hillary Care, with all its hoopla and new-president infatuation, died a horrible death in 1992 and stayed dead until recently. True, they've enacted bits and pieces, proving we must remain eternally vigilant.

Real ID was a done deal, until the public rose up, state-by-state with an outcry so loud the states themselves revolted, and Real ID died. Oh, it's not dead dead, and federal bureaucrat tyrants have every intention of renewing it, but the will of the people forced the death of that bad plan.

The Health Care takeover, intended to be passed quickly in February of last year (2009) -- remember when Obama wanted it done in weeks? -- it has languished and now lies, broken and morally bankrupt on its death bed. Yes, they're still trying, but we the people have the power to halt bad laws even if we can't seem to wedge the perennial Congresscritters out of their seats.

Even gun rights, which Obama and his minions were determined to violate and extinguish, remain untouched due to the tangible pressure they feel in the wings from we ammo hoarders and massive gun buyers and new gun buyers. He's not done, and he's working international treaty schemes to avoid Congress and representative government, but the will of the people still carries weight.

Keep the faith baby. If we set our minds to it we can crush the bad feds in their tracks.


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