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My Labor Day Speech

September 6, 2009

The speech I am giving in Bastrop, Texas on Labor Day.

Let’s all Pledge Allegiance to our Flag.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, for Liberty and Justice for all.

I have been asked here today to speak to you about Liberty. I could stand here and give you a feel good speech about how much I love my Liberty, my country and my freedom, and while it would all be true, its not the reality of today. Today our reality is not reveling in the liberties promised to us in the Constitution, but yet being violently forced into the direction of fascism and tyranny.

Liberty to me is not just a statue that stands in the harbor in New York

Liberty to me is not just a cracked bell that is housed in Pennsylvania.

Liberty to me is not just a word in the pledge we just said.

In that pledge I stated “with liberty and justice for all”. I mean those words. I want to stand beside all of you and fight for our liberties, to fight for our justice because we all deserve it as Americans.

I want to fight for our liberty to decide who provides my family and my own medical care. I want to be the one who decides how much my life is worth, because as far as I am concerned there is no price that you can put on my life, on my husbands life, or on my parents and grandparents lives.

I want to fight for our liberty to decide who, what, and how our children are taught in our schools. Our children should be taught about what this country was founded upon, about the great leaders of the past, instead of being pawns in a political scheme to lead this country to socialism.

I want to fight for our liberty to speak freely. We should have the ability to speak our minds about this administration because they are accountable to us. We have elected them to represent us. It is NOT the color of our Presidents skin that matters to me, yet how he runs this country and ONLY how he runs this country that matters. Our voices should not be stifled by them, but welcomed. They have called us un-American but what they have forgotten is that the right to speak out against them is not only a right that American was built upon, but it was so important to our founding fathers that they made it the first right.

I want to fight for our liberty to worship freely. When we said that pledge we admitted that this country is under God’s supervision. If you do not believe in God, I feel sorry you do not know His love, but your right to not know him is protected by our Constitution. In the same Constitution our right to worship without fear of persecution is protected as well. We are not extremists for being Christians, however we know the extreme love and protection of our Lord and Savior. No one will ever tell me I cannot worship Him, and I will pray for those who try to do so.

I want to fight for our liberty to have those who control my money be accountable to me. I will not stand for this administration skirting around that accountability by appointing a plethora of Czars to are accountable not to us. These Czars should be scrutinized by us for their actions in the past just as our elected officials are. We do not do this viciously, we do this because anyone who controls any part of our country should be. It is our money and our right to know who is spending it, what they are spending it on, their qualifications to do so, and how it will be spent. Today is labor day, where we remember we labored for our money and it is our right to know how the government, the federal reserve, and the new czars are spending it. The founding fathers knew if one branch of government got too much power it would be easily corruptible, and we are seeing that fear come true before our eyes.

I want to fight for the liberty to listen to those who I consider patriots of our time on our radio, television and internet. Repressing the voices of people like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity on our radios and television is not promoting diversity but yet the exact opposite. Those men speak without fear, and I consider them as models for how we all should be speaking, loudly clearly and against the tyranny destroying our country.

I want to fight for the liberty to celebrate the men and women of our United States Armed Forces for what they are. Heroes. I sacrifice my happiness everyday to give all of you the protection of my husband. He is gone from me more than he is home, and while it saddens me to have him be away, it provides me great pride to know you may all sleep soundly at night knowing he is out there making that possible. He is my personal hero and he should be considered one by the government and country he serves. He protects us all from terrorists, foreign and domestic, Never should he be called one. Never.

I want to fight for our liberty to bear arms. I have the right to defend my family. My father has never joined any organization besides that of his church yet this year he became a proud member of the NRA. I am not fighting for the right to use a gun for an un necessary violent act, but against those who seek to harm me or my family in such vicious attacks. Guns to not kill people by themselves, yet protect us from someone whose intent is to kill us.

Twenty years ago we would have found it ridiculous that any of these liberties would be in jeopardy. But they are. I have pledged to allegiance to you and to this country to fight for liberty and justice for all. I intend to keep that pledge. I want to ask you all to stand beside me as I speak and fight for these liberties. They are the foundation that this country was built upon, and while several are seeking to destroy that they will find that before they reach that foundation they will find me. Standing firmly without fear.

We the people, those of you with me here today are not un-American angry mobs. We are just the opposite. We are American as it gets. So I have one question for you all today. Will you accept the challenge of standing beside me and protecting Liberty and Justice for all?

(expecting cheers…LOL)

That’s what I thought. God Bless America, and God bless you.

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Buckeyes and Ted Kennedy

August 31, 2009

There are two things in which I consider myself well versed in. Purses and THE Ohio State Buckeyes. I know that some of you may be thinking that politics should be on that list but I am not expert on politics. You may be thinking, “thats all good and well Jen, but what can handbags or football have anything to do with Teddy Kennedy’s passing?” Well, I will explain.

Sometimes in order to make my feelings known it is much easier to relate it to something I know better than anything. For this example I will be using the Buckeyes. Back in the day, we had a coach at Ohio State. His name was *bows head in reverence* Woody Hayes. He is now considered one of the greatest coaches we have ever had. His overall record at OSU was 205-61-10 which is a little over a 76%. Absolutely amazing. He was a Buckeye through and through, and whenever anyone says that what they really mean is that they love the Buckeyes and HATE anything related to Michigan. The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is not only the OLDEST rivalry in college ball it is also the most INTENSE. Woody Hayes embodies that to a T. In fact he rarely spoke of Michigan by name just as “that state up north” or “the team up north”. Michigan’s coach at the time of Woody’s reign was another famous coach Bo Schembechler. As much as Woody hated Michigan, Bo hated Ohio. They embraced the war with no-holds barred and often took things way too personal. It was NOT just another game on the schedule for them it was THE ONLY GAME that mattered all year. If either one of them had lost every game but the rivalry game…then the season was considered a victory. Woody died in 1987 at the age of 74, but will remain always as the greatest and most memorable coach in the Buckeyes history.

Fast forward to modern day. Our current coach is Jim Tressel is fast becoming one that equals Woody in record and ability to beat Michigan which in Ohio is really the only thing that matters. His main rival’s coach was Lloyd Carr and until last year they had met 7 times and only once had Carr beat Tressel in 2004.

In 2006, the Game of the Year became the Game of the CENTURY. Very few times in college football history have any teams ranked #1 and #2 in the polls met in regular season play. In 2006 this happened twice. First Ohio State vs. Texas…and then in November it just happened to be #1 Ohio State vs. #2 Michigan. Never before had our teams been ranked as such and the forecast was bleak for the Wolverines. Michigan knew that Tressel was prepared and they needed something to rally them. Something to motivate them. Something to try and forget what the experts were saying and beat the Buckeyes. And they got what they asked for.

On the eve of the biggest matchup of the year, mere hours before the game on the Friday before, the infamous Bo Schembechler died of a massive heart attack. Suddenly, the Wolverines were renewed! They were PUMPED! They had a mission and a goal. To win this game, the game that every Ohioan and Michigander waits for all year, for their beloved former coach. They were determined. They had the whole world watching as they entered that stadium with conviction to make Bo proud as he watched above from the clouds. To be completely honest, I was scared. I figured this rallying cry would work and that Michigan has just that oomph they needed to win. My father even said…”Just like Schembechler to die on the eve of the greatest matchup in our rivalry’s history. That’s just like a Michigander. What a dirty trick.” (If this statement seems insensitive or callous to you…you have never lived in Michigan or Ohio)

Well, when all was said and done, Michigan did not make Bo proud and lost to the Buckeyes that year 42-39. They tried hard, but let’s face it…it was still the same old Michigan team. Football games are not won by mere touchy-feely inspiration, but by actually playing football. You still have to score the points, you still have to break through the opposition, and you still have to face the fact that if you don’t stack up to the other side, you are going to lose no matter who wished for you to win on their deathbed.

By now you may understand the point. The healthcare bill is hanging on by a thread. Even the Democrats are starting to look out for #1 and what they need to do to get re-elected. They understand no bill that is currently proposed will be welcomed with open arms by the voters and that maybe now is not the time for reform as they have stated time and time again that it is. They needed something to rally behind. They needed inspiration. They needed a feel good dying wish mushy touchy feely reason for the citizens of America to stand behind. They needed a icon to stand behind. And they got it with the death of Ted Kennedy. Now they can say, do it for Teddy. Make his last wish come true. Don’t make his death be in vain. Don’t let the last thing Ted ever supported die a death like he did.

Well, like the Michigan Wolverine team of 2006, they can call their rallying cry, they can use his death as propoganda for the passing of this bill, and they can look up to the skies and say “This one’s for you TK”. But also like the 2006 Wolverines, its going to actually take a plan that is going to work to withstand us, the people who see past all the smoke and mirrors and see the truth. A bill that at its core, is just not capable of making a touchdown and winning the game of reform. Sorry Liberals, no matter what you name the bill, no matter how many different versions you put forth, and how many pages of incomprehensible nonsense you add, when push comes to shove….its not going to withstand our defensive line. But, I do give you credit for trying.

Ted Kennedy as a Michigan Wolverine