We have been graced, again, by the presence of one John Hood.
John Hood is President and Chairman of the John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also a syndicated columnist, television commentator, and a radio host. He has authored three books and written articles for national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Nation's Business, and Reader's Digest, while also appearing on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and other channels. Photo from the John Locke Foundation website.
Following a previous response by this man, I sent an email to several of the people that post here to discuss BlueNC's purpose. So, now I think it is time for all of us to answer the question, what is your purpose?
For me, the purpose is to lead the debate against our bitter enemies. Yes, bitter enemies. For what we face is nothing less than a battle for the soul of America, the beauty of America, the Spirit of America. My father is a life-long Republican and was a reliable straight-ticket voter. Until this current batch of immoral and inept Republicans took control of the party. For the first time since Eisenhower, he voted Democratic. Not all Republicans are immoral, it is just their leadership. The positions they tenet are unconscionable, the results - catastrophic. Yet, they push on, relentless in the pursuit of their ultimate goal. Aristocracy.
Rest assured that those who have hijacked the Republican party have nothing less in mind than the demise of the Greater Good and the return of the system of our long-departed immigrant forefathers. That which they strove to leave behind in the Old World, these heretics would bring forth on this continent. Because underlying ever word they utter is their quest for power.
What is most sad about this situation is the that they are good at it. They have spent the money, and continue to spend the money, to understand how voters think and to play off of their worst fears. They don't care about the positions they take, only that it will get them elected. How else to explain a Republican President, House, and Senate that has not passed one meaningful piece of moral legislation? No ban on gay marriage. No ban on abortions. No moral legislation.
What have they done? They've repealed taxes on the ultra-wealthy and given the working man the lowest pay since WWII. They have eased restrictions on corporations, so they can dump more toxins into our waters. They go to war over oil, while the butcher of 9/11 walks free. But, no moral legislation. Why?
Because they don't care about moral issues - they only use them as a ploy to gain voters. They are good, very good.
My purpose is not to fight their attacks anymore, but to be the aggressor. It is not to respond, but to be the one who leads.
What is your purpose?