Friday, January 21, 2005
30 Feet Of Separation
Well, the inauguration is over and soon the liberal leftists will recover from from their bitter partisan induced stupor and join the state of reality.
Sure. And to politically correct a line from Wayne's World, "pigs will shortly fly outta my rectal cavity."
The 55th Presidential Inaugural was full of Pomp and Circumstance, Marching Bands, and other great American traditions. There were many murmuring that such celebratory actions were "inappropriate" during this time of war and strife. We should be more humble, they said, and use the resources for more pressing needs in the United States and in the world.
I'm glad W and Company told these panty-waisted whiners to go pound sand. We are the oldest democracy in the world and we reserve the right to celebrate the renewal of our system of government in the way to which we have become accustomed. We have had these inaugural events in wartime, peacetime, rain, snow, and bone chilling cold since George Washington took the oath so long ago. We're not going to cancel it just so some people can live in denial regarding election results.
W's Speech is getting mixed review from the pundit world. Even Peggy Noonan wavers a bit regarding the repeated reference to deity. I'm sure Bonjo wasn't far from the mark when he stated that Michael Newdow probably had to be shocked by the AED several times. I can see where some people might think it was over the top, but as one who believes God does actually care what this country does at home and abroad, I think such a speech was long over due.
His speech was meant to stretch the possibilities of America and lend hope to those struggling against tyranny in the world. Freedom is the right of all mankind. It should be shared with those who have yet to experience it and America should use her influence to see that it is so. It is common sense, a trait lost on much of the left these days.
You may be wondering how I chose the title of this post. Well, yesterday, there were many people seated on the inaugural stand on the east portico of the Capitol. Governors, Senators, family members, dignitaries both foreign and domestic were seated flanking the Presidential podium.
There was one Senator that was seated roughly 30 feet from the podium. His name is John F. "Lurch" Kerry, still the Junior Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I, myself, have never been so grateful for a distance of 30 feet.
Here endeth the lesson.