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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Counting Our Blessings



In a recent email update on Congressman Pete Hoekstra’s run for the governorship he ended the email by saying - “Enjoy your Christmas/holiday time. Spend time with your family. For a fun family event go see Blind Sided.” I had recently blogged about the movie “The Blind Side” and thought Pete had made a mistake; so being the journalist that I am lol I started digging. Sure enough there is a movie “Blind Sided” separate from “The Blind Side” and it seems like a truly inspirational movie.

What I like about both movies is that it elevates the individual as being capable of fixing their own circumstances, with the help of others to be sure. Those others need not be “our” government; but can be normal unpaid individuals rising to the demands of their own individual hearts.

Think about it.

What power does an individual have if not over his or her own life? What power does the government take away when it inserts itself within our lives? What is the definition of Individual Freedom? I think we always need to promote the power of the individual not the government. Whenever possible promote teaching people to fish, not giving them fish.

Or as Colonel West on his great youtube video says, the duty of government it to promote the general welfare, not provide welfare. Just to keep it going on the West thing here is a link to his appearance on the Sean Hannity show.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JxMA62Ln_U
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The main body of Congressman Hoekstra’s email highlighted a poll saying Pete leads the Republican Contenders for governor and also is 14 points ahead of Democrat John Cherry. I did some digging and here is a link to the Rasmussen Poll, where those #s came from.

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http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_governor_elections/michigan/election_2010_michigan_governor
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Vanity is one of the Seven Deadly Sins and in this case it is working in our favor. I mean why o why would the Democrats run anyone for Governor even remotely tied to Granholm and the policies that have gotten us to where we are? Why would they run her Lieutenant Governor? This is indeed a good time to count our blessings. I know some Dems who are looking for any reason however slim to even go to the polls, let alone vote for a Democrat who helped us get into this mess.

Michigan and especially Detroit have become the embarrassing poster child for failed liberal policies. (see the pps at the bottom) voters aren’t finding any hope in Cherry. The Independents are finding the choice easier and easier. We are offerning a clear one. Another blessing is that I look forward to the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort this coming Election.

Back to the movie Blind Sided I ordered a copy (less than $20 including shipping) and also put a call into Pete’s office floating the idea of having the star come and speak and or show the film. Maybe it’s something that could work. We'll see, I called the number at the bottom of the Blind Sided site and talked with a nice lady there who seemed to be willing to help make something happen. I explained I don’t have the wherewithal to make it happen; but I’d put the idea out there to those who might. I'll also bring it up within the "Five Counties" Whichever movie Pete intended to highlight, you can't go wrong with either one. To anyone reading feel free to do the same.

The more promotion of our basic Republican ideals the better.

Indeed the biggest blessing to count and fight for is our Freedom.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

Ps. Here is a video I took at a town hall in Holland. Pete talks about Freedom.


Pps. Here is a teaser for a PJTV video coming out Monday. This shows the view of Detroit from an outside vantage point. Be sure to tune into PJTV and "Louder with Crowder" Monday.
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102897053534&s=52019&e=001WMeMDptdDADJpogQyWOMPfQE4amcp3NOkZQilyGnANvdrHfGsEATKM2sbgPQxunKfNjlj4FjY8egKZeBBZtXImySxOIA3W5J9n8qttyTcfrWKyKSIEQOiA==
A final ppps. If you want to listen to Pete about the direction he wants to take Michigan as Governor, this is a link to a video of his Meet Pete in Holland speech.
http://hoekstra.house.gov/Multimedia/Default.aspx?MediaID=1914

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