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to the Editor
Thank you Obama, Kneece, and the Edgefield County School Board/District
posted August 19, 2009
Every morning I wake up and thank God for the life that he has given
me. I thank Him for my wife, my children, my country, and for the
freedoms we as Americans all enjoy. With great trepidation, I
also thank Obama, (County Council Chairman Monroe) Kneece, and the
Edgefield County School Board/Edgefield County School District
(ECSB/ECSD). For they have unwittingly revitalized America and
all that she stands for - freedom. They have awakened the sleeping
giant, and they have given us all the spirit we always have, yet, are
slow to display.
Having known what was occurring in Europe, it took something of great
magnitude to rally us as a nation to get involved in WWII - Pearl
Harbor. After decades of being slapped in the face by world
terrorist organizations, it took something of great magnitude to rally
us as a nation - September 11th. And after decades of corruption
and being boon swoggled, deceived, lied to, misrepresented, and on our
way to socializing our country, it took something of great magnitude to
rally us as a nation-Healthcare reform.
Ironically, isn’t it interesting how a microcosm like Edgefield County
can draw great parallels to what we are currently observing at the
national level? At the national level we have an administration that
has ramrod huge amounts of debt down the throats of its citizen and
believe they can do so without being held accountable. In Edgefield
County and in the ECSB/ECSD we have those elected officials that
continually heap large debts upon its citizens, and they too believe
they should not be held accountable.
Look at the recent debt levied upon the citizens of this country at the
national level ala the “stimulus package”. Look at the recent debt
levied upon the citizens of Edgefield County, ala the Callahan
property, the illegal school dump, etc. But instead of Washington
politicians and the ECSB/ECSB curbing their expenses, they kick the can
further down the street in hopes of garnering stimulus funds to answer
their budget woes. And with the lack of foresight, they know that
several years down the road when the stimulus money runs out they have
in fact, not changed their reckless behavior. So we must ask where will
they get the money from then?
At the national level, they are trying to ram a program down the
throats of all Americans of which almost 70% do not want. And because
Americans are voicing their concerns, their opinions, and speaking
out-sometimes in angry tones-they are accused of being racists, of
being Nazis, of being Brown Shirts, of being the fringe lunatic right,
of being un-American. All such allegations leveled just because every
day Americans stand up and voice their concerns and debate issues that
strike at the heart of every citizen in this country.
And at the Edgefield County level we have citizens address concerns and
issues in public forums, but because they (ESCD/ECSB), like the current
administration in Washington, did not like being questioned or being
challenged, they too resorted to using the same type of tactics-calling
citizens racists, troublemakers, a disgruntled few, playing the race
Their belief is, how dare any citizen, whether at the county level or
the national level, question their authority, their wisdom, their
feckless leadership. How dare we stand up to them. And now we are
accused of being disrespectful? They have forgotten all too well that
respect goes both ways. To gain respect, you must earn respect, and to
earn respect, you must respect the will of the people.
Our current president was packaged, marketed, and sold to the American
people as being the one that would bring “ change”. He was the
messiah, the great orator, supposedly capable of bringing people
together, unifying all to accomplish a common goal. Our school board
and school district are also self-proclaimed as to comprising of such
prophets and wise man.
But as we can see at both levels, they are not uniting in the same
manner we were led to believe, implying they would unify the masses,
making amends between the races. When in fact, at both levels, their
ways, their policies, and their politics, their thirst for power at the
peoples expense have become divisive and destructive.
And now that the people are speaking out against such policies, such
antics, such arrogance, those in power do not like it at all and level
baseless allegations, engage in character assassination, demand respect
by virtue of their position, and yes, they even stoop as low as they
can to play the ubiquitous race card to achieve their means.
Baseless allegations, intimidation, threats of racism-all from the same
playbook and used at every level.
Yes, I want to thank Obama, Kneece, and the ECSB/ECSD from the very
bottom of my heart, because they have truly unified the people.
They have truly brought us all together regardless of race, color, or
creed. We are all standing shoulder to shoulder against our
government- at the local level and at the national level- having our
voices heard and making sure they understand that we have had
No more arrogance, no more politics as usual, no more burdening our
children and future generations of this nation with their gluttonous,
selfish, wasteful ways. Thank you Obama, Kneece, ECSB/ECSD, you really
are uniting us all.
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