SIXTY FOUR – and so tired

This article was posted in December 2009 and after many request it has been re posted. The problem is I’m now 65 and even more tired of the outrageous things that go on in our country. After you read the post if you agree do not be silent! Step up and voice your opinion!

I will be 64 years old real soon and have been writing this blog for a year. Most of the people who read my blog know that I’m a conservative person and my writings are conservative. What you may not know about me is that I have lived on Delmarva all my life and I am now semi retired and I have worked, hard, since I was 16 years old. I have done every kind of work in my live from working in the farm fields as a teen ager, to being a police officer for years, to owning and operating my own electric company for many years. Despite some major health issues during my last years on the job, I was still putting in 50 to 60 -hours a week, and did not stopped working because I was sick or did not feel good. My father taught me to work hard. I worked hard and made a good living, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and it was not handed down to me, on a silver platter, by the government, or anybody else. I have worked very hard and put in long hours to get where I am and what I have. I have no great amount of wealth, But the point I want to make is I have worked for what I have. I taught my three sons to work hard for what they have and what they want. No one has give me or them any free rides. We have worked for it. But the fact is this, given the way the economy is today, there’s is now no full retirement in sight for me, it is back to work to make ends meet and I’m tired. Very tired, tired of giving a large amount of my hard earned money to the “Great Society” of “no show” workers so they can live free of charge, buy more drugs, and laugh as they do it. I’m sure a lot of you who read this feels the same way. There will be no full retirement for the most of us that have worked hard all of our life.
I’m so tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth around” to people who don’t have my work ethics or standard and principles. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it. The people who will not work in a pie shop eating pies, but want to be a part of a great society. This is who we are spreading our wealth {hard earned money} around to. Sometimes as I sit and think about it, it just makes me sick. I work and other people {the ones who could work like I do} hold their hands out with a serious case of the give me s.

I’m so tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.” If they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help them because that is the duty of every American. I would truly give my last dollar to someone that needed it. I would want them to do the same for me. We should be a caring people, But to those people that bought mansions at three and four times the price that my little acre cost me, on one-third, or less, of my salary, then, I say this, let the left-wing Congress-liberals who promoted and passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created this problem help them with their own money, not mine or any other hard working American. We have give and give until there is just no more to give. When are we going to say the free ride is over? If we as Americans do not speak up soon and let our voices be heard in unity it will be over for everybody, because we will not be able to keep up.

I’m so tired of being told how bad  America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros, and  Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities  our great country has offered and give to them. In thirty years, if they get their way, the  United States will have the economy and financial system of Zimbabwe {which is zero} , the freedom of the press that China has {which is none}, the crime, bloodshed and violent behavior of Mexico {that is already spilling over into our country}, the tolerance for Christian people that are in Iran {which is none}, and the freedom of speech of  Venezuela {which is also none} . Won’t multi-culturalism be wonderful and magnificent? What a wonderful country that we will live in! You may laugh at what I’m saying but just look around you. Are you living in the same America that you lived in fifty or even twenty years ago?

I’m so tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when that is a plain lie, when every day you or I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense that in all trueness and reality does not mean a hill of beans; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they are infidels and are not “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls because they consider women second class and sub-servant to them; of Muslims stoning young women who are rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’ a law tells them to do it, while some Americans turn the other way. Can you call this a religion of peace. I hardly think so. This country did not use to be that way. Of course this is the way it was before we as a nation started to compromise our standards and our new form of “political correctness”

I believe “a man should be judged by the content of his character and his heart, not by the color of his skin.” I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of Barrack Obama, when all that matters is affirmative action jobs, lower standards for college admission and lower graduation standards for minorities (which is harming them the most), government contract set-asides for minorities only, tolerance and acceptance for the ghetto culture, and the society of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone else. I’m tired that if you speak out on these issues or do not agree with the president you are labeled a racist, a want to be terrorist, or anti government. I’m just sick of it. I am a American!

I’m so tired of being labeled by the president and his liberal followers as a person that clings to my Bible and guns when both have been part of my life since I can remember and a part of this country’s heritage since it was founded. Like a lot of Americans I will always embrace them both. I’m not a bad person because I have a Bible in my house {and use it daily} and keep guns in my house for self defense, hunting, and to defend this country if necessary. I’m tired of being looked down on by our government and the liberal press when I say that: “It is the person and not the gun that causes problems and deaths. There is coming a day when everybody is going to want a Bible and gun in their house. Many a person has said that this nation was built on God, Guns, and Guts. I’m afraid to say that with the majority of this nation this is not so anymore. They have got rid of God, they are trying get rid of our guns, and guts have gone out the back door. These three things have been replaced by a God-less government, the gradual disarming of our country, and the spineless politicians that will not stand up for what is right and then people wonder what is happening to our great nation.
I think it’s very good and shows the world how far our country has come that we have a black president and that a black child is most likely doing her homework at the desk where  Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation. How far we have come in creating equal rights for all races. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, Michael Steele, or Thomas Sowell, or someone who believes more in freedom and rights for the individual and less being the arrogant all-knowing government who wants to control all parts of our life. Someone who is not a narcissist like our current president. Someone that does not want to turn this country into a socialist {communist} country. I do not care if our president is black or white, a man or women, as long as they do not dismantle our nation piece by piece as Barrack Obama is doing.

I’m so tired of a news media that tried to make people think that the former president Bush’s fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene and to much, but that they think Obama’s, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush’s military records trying to discredit him, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Sarah Palin with two years as being governor, for being too inexperienced for Vic President, but lay it on thick and heavy that Obama with three years as senator, and one who voted present most of the time, as being the best president this country has ever had. Why is the media so one sided? Why can’t they report the news and let us decide? Do you wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions to the local newspapers or why they are switching to Fox News? Let me give you a clue, I didn’t vote for Bush in 2000, but the news media and Senator Kerry drove me to vote for him in 2004. I saw the light!

I’m so tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money {our hard earned money} to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools, right here in America, to preach hate in our country, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue, or religious school in  Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance. Where is the give and take on their part? I’m tired of my country being “political correct” I want this nation to stand tall.

I’m so tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do to themselves and others. Let me ask you this question: Did a colossal germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, throw them to the ground and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I sure those drug addicts chose to take the drugs. And I’m tired of harassment from people, who think they are so cool’ treating me like and calling me a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I’m so tired of illegal aliens being called “undocumented workers,” especially the ones who aren’t working, but are living on welfare or crime. What’s next? Calling drug dealers, “Undocumented Pharmacists”? And, no, I’m not against Hispanics. I have friends that are Hispanic. They work hard, pay their taxes, come to this country legally and are good neighbors. I’m okay with citizenship for any Hispanic person who can speak English, doesn’t have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, one who is not in a gang, or one who serves honorably for three years in our military…those are the kind of citizens we need. The ones who come hear the right way. There is a right way and wrong way of doing things.

I’m so tired of liberals and journalists, who have never worn or who will would never wear the uniform of this country themselves, or let their , as they think, entitlement-handicapped kids, who they think are privileged, near a recruiting station, to trash our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than they are. People who die for their freedom so they can do as they choose. Do bad things happen in war? Yes they do. Do our soldiers sometimes do wrong? Yes they do. Does this compare with the carnage, violence, and killing that were and still are the guiding principle and course of action of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? It is not even close. So here’s the deal. I will let myself be subjected to all the humiliation, embarrassment, shame and abuse that was laid on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity and imprisonment by the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we’ll compare notes. As far as I have read and researched the British and American soldiers are the only troops in history, to my knowledge and study, that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from them in fear of their lives.

I’m so tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and integrity while the other party has a corner on dishonesty. Read the papers; Bums are bipartisan and they will always be useless and worthless. They come from both sides of the isle. And I’m tired of people telling me we need bi-partisanship. Look at the crooks who live in  Illinois , where the politicians in Illinois has worked to loot and take from the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet as well and other tax cheats in the past.

I’m so tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers, and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when all of us know they really think their only mistake was getting caught and how not to get caught again. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement or privilege, rich or poor. We {the hardworking tax payers} pay for our mistakes and so should they. What are they entitled to that which we as hard working Americans are not entitled to?

Speaking for the truly poor, we need to help them because it is the American way. No one in this country should go hungry or have no place to live, no one should be denied a doctor or health care, no one should be looked down on in this country because of race or financial position, but I’m tired of seeing people pull out food stamps to pay for their two carts of food and then pull out a wad of money that would choke a horse to pay for their beer and cigarettes. I’m so tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars being called poor, living off of our tax dollars. The majority of Americans didn’t have all that in 1970, but we didn’t think or considered ourselves poor. The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing for them to be re-elected. It is whatever it takes, right or wrong, to get re-elected. That is how they look at it. It is not what is best for the country, but it is what is best for them and their re-election.

I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems that they themselves has caused. We all know {the majority of us} that it is time to stand up and get these people the heck out of our government and elect people who are honest and truly care about this country and its citizens.

Yes, I’m really tired. But I’m also glad to be 64. Because, I’m not going to have to see the country these people are making or not much of it anyway. I’m just sorry for my grand kids and your grandkids who will receive the benefits of these people who control our government. Freedom as we have known it, our grandkids will never see if this country is not turned around soon.


Author: Bill Patchett

There is nothing better than studying the Bible, the history it contains, the stories of love and compassion, and the prophecies that are fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled. All my life I have found great comfort in reading the passages contained there. If people would only read and study the Bible for a half hour a day they would see the beauty of this Book. They would see that the answer to all life's problems are found between those sacred pages. And they would also see why The Bible is and always will be the Greatest Book in the world. It contains the very word of God. As an American I believe the Christian principles and values found in God's Word are a big part of what makes our Country great. Bill Patchett

3 thoughts on “SIXTY FOUR – and so tired”

  1. A person after my own heart. Reminds me of how my DAD was, I think I have turned into him in many way.s thank God. I am with you on all points. I AM AN AMERICAN WHO IS PROUD OF OUR MILITARY. I wish I could say the same for our government.

  2. Amen! I agree!
    “They have got rid of God, they are trying get rid of our guns, and guts have gone out the back door.” So true!

  3. Well stated, that got me tired after reading all the truth you have expressed. A lot has happened lately and it is very biblical. We have seen many demands and changes placed on our lives, that I don’t even recognize America anymore…Very sad indeed..

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