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Enough of the Pity Party; Time to Cowboy Up!

I admit that last night I felt pretty low.  I asked myself if finally those who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living in this country.  My gut felt sour and I didn’t sleep well.

This morning however, I’ve been building up a slow burn.  I began thinking of my lineage; of forefathers that fought wars for me and mine, of ancestors that overcame oppression, cast down dictators and created a Republic.  Rather than lament a bleak future for the children of today, I recalled that one of my grandfathers left school in the 4th grade to provide for his family during the Great Depression and afterward never stopped working hard (as a soldier, a laborer, and as a machinist) every day for the rest of his life to improve his station in life.  My other grandfather left the farm to fight in World War II and then came back and while still caring for his young family put himself through medical school working as many side jobs as he could.  Both men raised families saved wisely, retired debt free and left the world better for their own.  I remembered that people from all over the world still want to come here for the opportunity to prosper and that having the fortune to be born here puts me in the top 1% of the world’s most affluent. We have the resources to combat those who would force our country farther to the left.  We have to duty to resist.

This is not the time to panic, give up, whine or pity ourselves.  My forefathers wouldn’t have and I won’t shame their memory by doing so.  We have the finest birthright in the world and now is the time to earn it!

I know the Great Gun Buying Frenzy of 2012 just kicked off this morning, but before you spend another $100 bucks on ammo, mags and other items to stash away how about the first thing you do is take that first C-note to either join or renew your NRA membership?  One year is only $25.  Then sign up your family members.  Hell, sign up your dog too.  After that join your state’s pro-firearm association.  There is strength in numbers and we need as many as we can get now for the fight ahead.  That’s not all that will be required of you but it’s something you can do today.

Nothing is over and I’m not quitting.  Pledge your service, get your head right and Cowboy Up!