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This past 4th of July weekend, thousands of individuals got together for Tea Parties all over the United States for many purposes.  One of which was to send politicians a clear message of how they truly felt about what is going on in D.C.  Unfortunately, it’s obvious that some politicians are clueless even when the message is staring them straight on.  Enter stage left, Cherilyn Eagar who’s running against Bob Bennett for a Utah Senate seat.  On Independence Day she chose to “honor” the wishes of her desired constituents, not by rallying for independence, but simply by doing more of the same ole game–politicking.

At an Independence Day event in Orem, even after being asked by an event official not to desecrate the sanctity of a true Independence Day celebration with her postcards and politicking, she refused to stop.

Being partially in charge of security detail for the event, it was my job to ensure that presently elected officials or “wannabes” were mindful that we had promised all who attended that they would experience a NON-campaigning event.  Just as there is a time and place for bowling, so is there a time and place for campaigning.  The Orem Patriot Day 4th of July Tea Party was not one of those times.  This event was solely for the purpose to truly celebrate our Independence Day.  On the 4th of July, at Lakeridge Jr. High, Cherilyn Eagar chose to disrespect “We the People” by ignoring repeated requests to refrain from politicking/campaigning.  Even after a polite request was issued to her, she refused to stop.  Apparently, her objective of campaigning was much more important than the wishes of “We the People” who desired to take a break from having campaign promises stuffed down our throats and instead to let our politicians know what it is we wanted.

Swooping in on her broom with a member of her minion in tow, Cherilyn began stepping in front of those who were viewing the speakers and entertainment and passing out her paraphernalia.  With the assurances that this event was a “politician-free zone” many attendees were caught off guard and innocently accepted her wares.  Fortunately, I was one of the first to be given her clutter.  When I noticed what it was that she was handing out and why she was there, I made it known to “Igor” that this was promoted as a non-campaigning event and that we would prefer that she not dispense her information at this time.  Igor attempted to get such a message through to Cherilyn, but she refused to take heed.  Apparently she felt that she knew better what this group needed.  Sound familiar?  Instead, she icily informed me that this was a “public” place and that we had elected officials present.

Yes, Ms. Eagar.  The Lakeridge Jr. High did offer their property for the purpose of our event.  And yes, Madame, there were public officials present.  However, some of these publicly elected officials were INVITED to speak with the strict understanding that NO campaigning would take place.  Unlike Ms. Eager, Representative Brad Daw and Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff honored such a request by their constituents.  They weren’t politicians that day, unlike yourself.  They were Americans rallying for freedom.  They understood perfectly the real purpose of that day.

Unfortunately Ms. Eagar showed her true patriotic colors that day and was narrowly focused on her own private objective.  As such she missed the desires of We the People that day.  Instead she depicted the epitome of what’s wrong with America—politicians more concerned about their own multi-trillion dollar objectives.  Of all days, Ms. Eagar proved this most poignantly on the 4th of July.  After a short while of being rebuffed by other citizens in the group, Ms. Eagar approached me and informed me she “had to go to other events.”  She said to me—and YES, I do quote—“You understand how the game is played.”  Yes, Madame, I do understand how the game is played.  And it’s exactly your kind of game that infuriates me.

Eager specifically talks in her campaign agenda about her desire for “new blood” in Washington, D.C.  Unfortunately, she showed this past Saturday that the colors of her blood are hued with a self-serving agenda, not a blood of sacrifice for freedom of “We the People.”  And by the way, Ms. Eagar, my freedom is NOT a game.  I do not take it lightly.  Nor do I take your attempt to irreverently tread on it that day lightly either.  In my opinion, due to the freedoms that our independence ensures, it’s the most important religious holiday in my book.  This past 4th of July gave those of us who are serious about our Freedom and Liberty an opportunity to gather and to strengthen our love and loyalty for this blessed nation.  You may have just as well come barging into the middle of a Sunday church service and started passing out your empty promises as to have interrupted a true celebration of freedom and independence that day.  Let the record show your true intentions towards the people of my Utah.  Please exit stage right.

Copyright 2009 Kellene Bishop. All rights reserved.  You are welcome to repost this information so long as it is credited to Kellene Bishop.  
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The more I hear of businesses demanding a bail out, the more fearful I am of a socialist government taking over our nation.  A bail out mentality is the benchmark of a socialistic, or even a communistic government.  We give up our freedoms every time we accept “assistance” from the government, banks, or even a rich Uncle.  What ever happened to the attitude of “Independence” in our great country?  Perhaps that got thrown out as everyone started celebrating the “4th of July” instead of intended “Independence Day.”  The value of our independence is worth more than all $700 billion- even for one person!  I’m sure the hundreds of thousands who have spilt their blood so that we could truly be independent would be horrified at the thought of how weakly we value such freedom today. Much of that blood was spilt in order to abolish slavery, and yet we willingly enslave ourselves when we stand by and watch a sizeable portion of our lives, our futures, and that of our progenitors be sold out for $715 billion in total. (And that’s just what we know about.)  I see a bail out as one trying to cheat consequences.  And yet we all know that doing merely compounds the consequences as they were originally determined.

 

shackles1Bail outs have long- term consequences that you ultimately do not want. And you certainly do not want them for your children or grandchildren. And yet your government leaders are shackling us with these burdens without representing your interests and with every attempt to keep you in the dark as to their true consequences.  These decisions are being made in a myopic and duplicitous manner by those with power with the intention that those who are working 2 and 3 jobs just to make ends meet will be too busy, too drained to give put up any resistance.  You can say that it won’t come from our tax dollars…at least not in such a manner that it’s so obvious.  Do you really think that our government printing up an extra $715 billion in our economy will have no affect on the value of our currency? 

 

The value of our currency determines the value of your work.  As the value of the dollar goes down, the need for you to work more hours increases just to obtain the necessities in life.  In truth, we would gasp in outrage and plot an all out revolution if we clearly saw just how many of our hours we’re forced to work just to pay the debts which our out of control government has thrust upon us.  And of course, the government has brokered the maximum amount of power when it comes to collecting their share.  After all, who among us does not have a moment of fear when we hear the words IRS tax audit?

 

It’s apparent that we no longer broker money and monetized assets folks. We now broker power, and I’m not talking about electricity either.  The attitude of the majority of our leaders is “money is nothing if it doesn’t come with power.” Why else would someone spend millions to win a position that only pays $165,000 a year?  It’s the power that it buys, not their commitment to serving the people they represent.

 

Whatever happened to the police officers that children looked up to as heroes?  Today we only see them use their power to violate the very laws they are supposed to enforce with the belief that they do so beyond reproach.

 

What ever happened to the professional basketball and football players that we used to look up to as superstars? Instead we see arrests for atrocious crimes knowing full well that the arrests only represent a small fraction of what’s actually being committed due to successful power brokering.

 

Thank goodness there’s still the Lance Armstrong, the Michael Phelps, and a few others like them to show us that there is still power and strength in goodness.

 

In closing I just wanted to share this little write-up by an anonymous author as they attempt toe explain the orchestrations of the bail outs to us.

 

Bail Out explained (Author Unknown)

Young Henry in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The
farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day he drove
up and said, “Sorry son but I have some bad news, the horse died.”
Henry replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”

The farmer said, “Can’t do that as I went and spent the money already”
Henry said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.” The farmer
asked, “What are you going to do with him?” Henry said, “I’m going to
raffle him off.” The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”
Henry said, “Sure I can, just watch me and I just won’t tell anybody
he’s dead.”

A month later, the farmer met up with Henry and asked, “What
happened with that dead horse?” Henry said, “I raffled him off, sold 500
tickets at two dollars each, and made a $998 profit. The farmer
said, “Didn’t anyone complain?” Henry said, “Just the guy who won so
I gave him his two dollars back.”

Henry grew up and works now for the government and he was the one
who figured out how to “bail us out”.

Copyright 2009 Kellene Bishop. All rights reserved.
You are welcome to repost this information so long as it is credited to Kellene Bishop.  

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