I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Please remember the reason for this season, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amid all of your final Christmas preparations and last minute shopping, remember those less fortunate than each of us. If you have not given a blood donation to your local blood bank in a while, consider donating today.
Say a prayer for our soldiers serving us, each of whom would rather be home sharing our blessings. In 1776, General George Washington moved forward with his plan to capture Trenton and the Hessian’s provisions during a terrible storm. This surprise action, in a time of crisis, helped to secure our freedom. I give thanks not only for good health, but also for the freedom secured by these great Americans. This freedom, which you and I treasure, must be defended from tyranny, yes, even during the holidays. We have had victories and a few defeats, but we must remain vigilant.
Congress and the current Obama executive agencies have placed several lumps of coal in our Christmas “collective” stockings. The elves at the EPA have moved forward with their efforts to control carbon emissions, regulate both the coal fired Four Corners Power Plant and coal fired San Juan Generating Station in San Juan County, FCC plans to regulate the Internet, Department of Interior Wild Lands proposals, not to mention the irresponsible growth in federal spending. We have no federal budget, the Federal Reserve is now the largest holder of US Treasuries, and the federal debt ceiling will be breached within a few months. We need a few adults in government at both the state and Federal levels who can make unpopular, but necessary corrections.
My holiday wish for everyone is to take time to love and laugh, then please redouble your personal efforts to improve your community, our state, and our nation. Milton Friedman said it well when he stated that we cannot govern by force, we must govern through persuasion of our ideas and solutions. Stay involved and God Bless each of you, your friends, and family.