I dare say that I’m not the only person on the right side of the political debate that has engulfed our nation who feels as though things are truly beginning to turn for the good.
Barack Obama has indirectly implicated himself in the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal by throwing the cloak of “Executive Privilege” protection over his friend, Attorney General Eric Holder.
The crown jewel of the socialist agenda, Obamacare is, at least to some extent, approaching the rocks at close to breakneck speed.
One of my fellow conservative writers who appeared at the convention in Charlotte, NC, back in April, Shane Wright, sent out this rather inspiring message to our group on June 21st:
I’m at the Airport in Atlanta and just had my shoes shined by a 70-something African American. He’s been shining shoes since he was a teenager. Well, we started talking politics, and it turns out Bryan (shoe-shine guy) used to be a card-carrying Black Panther; he talked about how brainwashed he was and how despicable he thought conservatives and corporations were.
Then two years ago he said he had an awakening. Bryan says he’s never seen the nation struggle like this before, and for the first time in his life he realized that government was the problem and not the solution. For the first time in his life, he won’t be voting for a Democrat.
The message of liberty is ringing loudly. No one is unreachable. This was great motivation to keep fighting the good fight. I’ll blog about it shortly.
Indeed, while I don’t think any of us want to get too heady about the incredible and, quite honestly, historical progress we’ve made over the course of the past 3 ½ years, it’s becoming more difficult not to start feeling good. Obviously, though, we’ve still got quite a bit of work ahead of us.
Bearing all this in mind, my family and I have been on vacation in South Carolina this past week, where we had the opportunity to spend some time with Jeff Schreiber and his tribe. During one excursion into Savannah, Georgia, my family and I had the spontaneous opportunity to witness this on the streets:
Clearly, this is unbelievable talent, but just looking at the crowd that gathered around these young men as they sang was something to see. The ovation was more than impressive. Their names are Maurice Williams, Jhirmaine Williams, and Jermaine Roberson, and their group goes by the name M2J – The Savannah Riverstreet Singers. I, for one, hope that we all get to see them breaking into song before kickoff at a future Super Bowl.
These guys are what America is all about – taking one’s God-given talents and working for an opportunity to make something of yourself. As is, I suppose, the guy on the motorcycle near the end of the anthem. Sometimes freedom ain’t perfect, but I don’t think any of us would have it otherwise.
I wish these guys nothing but the best, as I do all of us in our fight to take back what belongs to the American people.
Oh, and Michelle? Yes … all this just for a flag.