William Owens, Jr.
November 18, 2009
With record-high unemployment, our country marching towards socialism, and mortgaging our future to China, it seems that there would be little for which us conservatives to be thankful. I’ll pass on this heaping thought because a part of me disagrees.
The truth is, we would have had to hold our noses for years enduring the stench of leftover Republicans from the promise of the 1994 era if it weren’t for the Obama presidency. Think of it this way:
• Had Obama not become President, America would continue in its passive attitude about government and decline to become involved.
• Had Obama not become President, the overwhelming success of the tea parties would not have existed.
• Had Obama not become President, the conscience effort to hold elected officials responsible and/or remove them from office would have been considered too extreme.
There is a silver lining in the Obama presidency. I thank God it has sounded the alarm causing the spirit of Americans to engage in the banquet of patriotism. As Americans, our time has come to show the same vigilance our founding fathers exhibited. Our time to exercise our constitutional rights. Our time to demand the preservation of liberty and freedom.
Any other President could have moved in the same direction incrementally and with a lot less hoopla, dooming America for sure. Yet Obama is a loud burglar who has sounded the alarm and, much to his dismay, awakened the sleeping giant who is filled with a new era of grassroots activism that America has not seen in decades.
We are truly blessed in this hour because we can retool the political process in order to swing back the pendulum to the interests of the people, and not to career politicians and their love of easy money. I’m not naive enough to believe this will happen overnight, however, it is within reason to be optimistic that Americans could regain a true appreciation for American ideals and raise the standard for politicians, which is much overdue.
If Obama where not president, I fear we would be celebrating another season of Republicanism discontent, rather than celebrating a Season of The People.
What Obama has done as awaken the patriotic passion for America which means sacrifice for the greater good of all that is for liberty and freedom.
As a modern historian epitomized it:
“In a Republic, however, each man must somehow be persuaded to submerge his personal wants into the greater good of the whole. This willingness of the individual to sacrifice his private interest for the good of the community – such patriotism or love of country – the eighteenth century termed public virtue (Gordon S. Wood, The Creation of the American public, 1776-1787, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill 1969 p. 68).
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Bring on more of The Tea Parties, more of Townhall meetings, more everyday people running for office. It’s a great time for Americans to take back it’s government and for that I am thankful.
William Owens is the Author of: Obama: Why Black America Should Have Doubts
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William Owens is first a husband of 24 years and father of 4 children together with Selena Owens. He is President and co-founder of the Multicultural Conservative Coalition a non-partisan conservative coalition comprised of people of various ethnicities and cultures who espouse conservative and patriotic ideologies, and translate those beliefs within society through a variety of platforms.
He is the author of seven books including, Divine Protocol-The Order of God’s Kingdom, Warriors Arise – Spiritual Life, Spiritual Warfare, Spiritual Maturity and the controversial work, “Bastards in the Pulpit” – His latest is “Obama Why Black America Should Have Doubts.
He is also founder of iTouch Publishers, celebrating 16 years of publishing relevance through books and newspapers to specialized markets since 1994. To date they have published 17+ titles and will be releasing their national newspaper entitled, Christian Life News, A Christian World View Publication.
He is a sought after speaker both within and also outside the Christian arena and is currently touring with The Tea Party Express for the second time throughout America.