By: Susan Knowles
Christmas has come and gone and it’s now time to start the New Year. It’s hard to believe that it will be 2014 in just a few short hours here on the west coast.
We’ve been through a lot this year. We have seen the dismal failure of what was forced upon us without majority approval from the American public; Obamacare. We have also seen the aftermath of the catastrophic Obamacare sign-up while having to endure the lies from the Obama administration about how well the enrollment was going on the Obamacare website. While enrollment was touted as being high and quoted as the reason for the website crashes, we now know that the truth is that the government once again wasted millions of our taxpayer dollars on a website that couldn’t even take money for insurance that people were mandated to buy. We learned further that millions more would have to be spent to fix the “perfectly fine” website.
We’ve also watched the NSA in 2013 gain more power through private information that it continues to gather against the American people. It appears that no two judges can agree on whether the NSA practice should be stopped. One judge recently ruled that NSA’s information gathering is unconstitutional and a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s 4th Amendment against unlawful searches and seizures while another judge recently ruled that no violation exists. I guess it’s on to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014.
We listened as the President continued to try and divide this country along racial lines by speaking out when there was a black victim involved but saw him remain silent when the victim’s skin color wasn’t the “right” color worthy of the President’s attention.
Benghazi was also once again at the forefront in 2013. The ominous “video” story reared its ugly head once more when the NY Times recently proclaimed that the attack that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other heroes was in part caused by a video and not connected to Al Qaeda.
Although there was no resolution in 2013 to what happened in Benghazi, “What difference does it make” will be the campaign slogan used against Hillary Clinton should she decide to run for president in 2016.
We’ve also just learned that another shootout involving firearms connected to the “Fast and Furious” federal gun-walking operation occurred in Mexico at a resort on December 18, 2013, yet no one, including Attorney General Eric Holder was held accountable in 2013 for this continuing fiasco.
It has been a year of “do as I say, not as I do” from the tolerant progressive left who have been given a pass for the most part. We’ve heard Martin Bashir advocate for “defecating” in Sarah Palin’s mouth, Melissa Harris-Perry’s inappropriate comments about the grandson of Mitt Romney, Obama’s famous or infamous line, “if you like your plan you can keep it”, the IRS tactics against the Tea Party, Kathleen Sibelius’ lies about how wonderfully the Obamacare website is working, and the blaming of the government shutdown on Senator Ted Cruz just to name a few.
Then there was the GOP’s infighting. You remember the ones where Senator John McCain called Senator Cruz a “wacko bird” when Ted Cruz attempted to defund Obamacare and Senators McConnell and Cornyn didn’t support Cruz’s efforts either. Or perhaps you remember when Senator Peter King called Cruz a “fraud,” “bad for his party,” and a person who “would no longer have any influence in the Republican party.”
It’s clear that 2013 has been a hotbed of controversy that will likely only worsen in 2014. Why do I think the controversy will worsen? I think so because I feel a shift in power coming.
Progressives hate it when “positive” change occurs. You know the kind of change; where justice is finally served after years of watching injustice rule.
I believe that America is starting to wake up and the speed in which they are waking up is increasing. Those who voted for Obama are starting to realize that the State run media didn’t vet this President and the same media also did not tell them that Obamacare might actually “cost” them dearly. The media failed to reveal the high dollar amounts that Americans would have to pay for the same or less insurance coverage and that they could possibly lose their health coverage altogether.
Christian voters are also beginning to realize what staying at home got them in the last two elections. It gave them a President who does not represent their views on abortion and birth control but one who is hell bent on making them support these policies with their dollars.
Further, Conservative voters are starting to understand that they have been silent too long and that their power lies within their belief in God, taking a stand as an individual for what is just, and joining together with like-minded people to make a difference.
As we move forward into 2014 and apply the lessons learned in 2013, those who believe in the U.S. Constitution know that “war” has been declared on American values and that steps must be taken to preserve the tenets of what this country was built on. A Convention of States will need to be investigated as a possible mechanism given to us by our forefathers for this very moment in which we find our country
Further, the GOP RINOs who have turned their backs on conservative principles must be sent packing in 2014 and 2016. Only those politicians who represent conservative (Constitutionalist and fiscal conservatives) values will be considered for office. They will also have a limited time in which to carry out the duties of the office into which they are elected because the American people will seek to impose term-limits (Convention of States’ agenda). Career politicians will need to find another career!
Those on the right will need to quit succumbing to the pressures of political correctness from the progressive left. They have used this “weapon” against those on the right who do not agree with their point of view. For too long, those on the right have been willing to sit down and shut up for fear of offending. Remember who you are and who you have always been. Americans do not generally seek to offend. Our speech is protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. There may be those that do not agree with our speech but it does not give them the right to stop us from saying it. Don’t give up that right and don’t allow others to make you believe that we are anything but God-fearing Americans who generally respect others.
Finally, we need to “Stand for Truth” as we move forward in 2014 to take back and restore this country to its once great stature. No longer should we sit down and allow ANY governmental administration to disobey the laws of this country. We must call upon those who represent us to move forward in prosecuting and/or removing those from office who violate those laws. We must remember that we are a nation of laws and we must enforce those laws to the fullest extent.
So as we look toward 2014… Happy New Year and respectfully, I say… Let’s Roll!
Susan Knowles is an author, psychotherapist and former practicing attorney. Her latest book, a political fiction, is entitled, “Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember” available on Amazon.com. Her website is www.susanknowles.com, where this article may also be found.